AYANEO NEXT LITE, a new console/handheld PC with SteamOS?


Just yesterday I was talking about it with a friend: what a "melon" Valve opened with the Steam Deck. They marked themselves what I would call "an Apple", that is, taking an idea that was already out there, improving it and launching a product that might interest us. It didn't take long for some of the most important manufacturers to launch their proposals (Rog Ally, Legion Go, MSI Claw A1M…), and it seems that the pace is going to continue increasing, since a few hours ago another option was presented, the AYANEO NEXT LITE.

It is not the first console or handheld PC from this brand, not even from its NEXT range, but it is the first one you will use Linux operating system. In his Presentation page They mention SteamOS, but it is not known how they will do it. Will they use Valve's SteamOS or some adaptation?

AYANEO NEXT LITE has the same hardware as its Windows sisters

There is a lot to know about this console/handheld PC. The company talks about a hardware that is the same as the Windows versions, and it seems that the price will be somewhat lower, but the details will be given later. What it has confirmed is that the screen will have a 800-inch 7p resolution and a 47Wh battery.

Subscriptions will open at 9:30PM EST, and they ensure that there will be unexpected and exciting surprises. Among them, they are likely to clarify whether they use SteamOS or something like HoloISO, one of the projects that brings the Steam Deck operating system to other computers, including desktop computers. The experience is similar to Valve's SteamOS, but it is not exactly the same. It can't be, since SteamOS is designed to run as best as possible on the Steam Deck, while HoloISO or Chimera OS They have to make small modifications to support the hardware on which they are going to be installed.

Although I would be surprised, it may be that Valve has started with something that it was rumored to want to do, and that is to open its operating system for use on other devices. They would lose the money they get from the sales of the Steam Deck, but, as with the most popular consoles, the real profits come from the sale of games.

Many doubts, and only a couple of confirmed data: another option to have a handheld computer will soon be available, and this one will use Linux, at the very least, based on SteamOS.

UPDATED- Confirmed to use HoloISO and these specifications:

Screen 7″ 800p IPS
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
Conference proceedings 16GB of RAM
128GB or 512GB
SSD M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0 SSD
Support up to 8TB
Refrigeration Own dual cooling system
Colours Pastel blue
Bright white
Jet Black
Controller Master controller
Joystick Large Hall sensor joystick
triggers Hall Triggers
Vibration motor X-Axis Linear Motor
Gyroscope 6 axes
Interface 2 USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C
1 USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C (data only)
3.5mm jack input
Battery 47Wh
Size 267 x112 x 22mm
Weight : 720 gr.
Connectivity 6 WiFiBluetooth 5.2
Operating System Customized HoloISO by AYANEO
Price To be announced

As expected, although the opposite would not have been too surprising because it is in Valve's plans, it uses a SteamOS based operating system, not the same as the Steam Deck. SteamOS is an Arch-based distribution whose development focuses on maximizing compatibility with the Steam Deck. Then there are other distros that are based on it, and it doesn't make much sense for them to maintain components such as the controllers for the controls, screen, etc. of the Deck. For that reason, and since Valve is not in this, it is not bad news that they have chosen HoloISO either. As they tell us, it is configured to maximize compatibility with the AYANEO NEXT LITE.

Pricing has yet to be announced, but while it is expected to be cheaper than the Windows versions, it won't be very cheap.

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