AYA NEO 2 and AYA NEO Slide: Steam Deck Killers?

New AYA NEO 2 and AYA NEO Slide

The company that made Aya Neo happen, has just debuted two new consoles titled Aya Neo 2 and Aya Neo Slide. Both of these handhelds are said to pack huge performance gains over their predecessor. By the looks of it, they are assumed to deliver double the performance of Valve’s Steam Deck.

AYA NEO 2 and AYA NEO Slide

Two new Aya Neo devices titled Aya Neo 2 and Aya Neo Slide have been teased recently and it looks like they might give Valve’s Steam Deck a tough time. Both of these devices are packing hardware upgrades that are likely to set a new standard for the handheld gaming community. We are going to discuss the upcoming Aya Neo 2 and Aya Neo Slide to give you a clear understanding of what to expect from them.


Display-wise, Aya Neo 2 will feature the same 7-inch screen with an 800p panel that its predecessors have. Aya Neo Slide, on the other hand, might end up getting a 6-Inch 1080p Panel that slides upward, revealing an RGB keyboard underneath. It is quite similar to what the GPD Win 3 has going on, but we are hoping that it won’t be a capacitive touch keyboard that is less responsive than an actual keyboard.



As per the company’s reveal, both the Aya Neo 2 and Aya Neo Slide will be powered by AMD’s Ryzen 7 6800U mobile APU. Keep in mind that this is an 8 Core CPU with as many as 12 Compute Units in the 680M iGPU. With Radeon 680M onboard, you can expect a similar level of graphical performance to a GTX 1050Ti. It can deliver 3.38 Terra Flops which is almost double compared to 1.6 Terra Flops of Steam Deck. So theoretically, we are indeed looking at double the performance of Valve’s Steam Deck on these handhelds.

Design and Operating System

Design-wise, we are expecting to see Dark and Light Gray color gradients with rounded edge corners. Truth be told, there is something quite aesthetic about polished corners that makes them appear smooth and attractive.

Other striking features that reportedly will come with these devices are a native Windows Operating System, the inclusion of LPDDR5 ram running at up to 6400MHz (LPDDR5 at 6400MHz ), PCIe 4.0 storage, and more.

AYA NEO Slide | image source: notebookcheck.net

Final Say

New AYA NEO 2 and AYA NEO Slide: Which one is the best?

In Short – “The AYA NEO 2 and AYA NEO Slide are handheld gaming devices that run on Windows 10 and have similar specifications to the Steam Deck. They have the advantage of being able to run a wider range of Windows games, but the Steam Deck has a larger screen, and longer battery life, and is built by a well-established company with a strong reputation in the gaming industry. Ultimately, the choice between these devices will depend on individual preferences and needs.

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Nafiul Haque

Nafiul Haque has grown up playing on all the major gaming platforms. And he got his start as a journalist covering all the latest gaming news, reviews, leaks, etc. As he grew as a person, he became deeply involved with gaming hardware and equipment. Now, he spends his days writing about everything from reviewing the latest gaming laptops to comparing the performance of the latest GPUs and consoles.