What do you want to know
- AYANEO is a technology company that produces gaming handhelds.
- Starting today, the new AYANEO Slide, a device with a full keyboard, is available for purchase.
- There are several different configurations of the AYANEO Slide to choose from and it is available in black or white.
AYANEO has been on a roll this year releasing new gaming handhelds or announcing ones coming in the near future. Today, the company revealed that its AYANEO Slide – a gaming handheld with a built-in keyboard and slide-out screen – is now available for purchase.
The device comes in black or white and features the titular sliding screen that covers the keyboard when it’s in its default position or slides up to make the entire keyboard accessible. It’s also worth noting that the AYANEO Slide runs Windows 11, so it’s not too surprising to see the full keyboard feature a Windows button and arrow keys. These buttons will certainly make entering data into certain game menus or browsing the web easier.
As with previous AYANEO devices, interested consumers can purchase the AYANEO Slide from Indiegogo. Currently, gaming systems receive discounts as part of early purchase. The cheapest option with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage starts at $704 (a 22% discount from the full $905).
AYANEO slide configurations and Early Bird prices
- 6 GB RAM, 512 GB storage –
- 32 GB RAM, 512 GB storage –
- 32 GB RAM, 2 TB storage –
- 64 GB RAM, 4 TB storage –
Currently, the estimated shipping date for AYANEO Slide is sometime in December 2023.
Windows Central’s perspective
There have been quite a few announcements and news regarding AYANEO this year. We’ve already seen leaks for an AYANEO Flip and an AYANEO Flip DS, which look somewhat similar to the AYANEO Slide but have a clamshell design rather than a slider design. Then there was the AYANEO KUN, which was the first Windows gaming handheld to feature touchpads like the Steam Deck. In addition to this, we also learned this year that the new Snapdragon G-series mobile processors will power AYANEO’s first Android gaming handheld when it is released in the future.
It’s been a very busy time for the company, which probably shows that it’s doing well. However, the rapid production rate of new devices makes me wonder how well the company will support its devices in the long term. With each new release, old devices can become outdated and obsolete. On the other hand, this also means that there is always something new to meet the latest technology and gaming needs. So if you are interested in portable gaming, AYANEO has great Windows devices for your different gaming needs.
Having a full keyboard on a Windows gaming handheld looks attractive and will make browsing the web, entering text in games, or using the device as a versatile writing device much easier. In this way, it truly makes it one of the most versatile handhelds on the market.