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AYN LOKI: Prices and configurations revealed as AYN Technologies puts reservations on hold

AYN Technologies will sell the LOKI at five price points. (Image source: AYN Technologies)
AYN Technologies will sell the LOKI at five price points. (Image source: AYN Technologies)
AYN Technologies has provided more details about LOKI, billed as 'the most affordable Windows handheld ever created'. While that claim may be valid for the LOKI Mini, the LOKI Max will rival the prices of other Windows handhelds. AYN Technologies will equip all but the LOKI Mini with AMD Ryzen 6000 series APUs.

AYN Technologies has outlined for the LOKI, which it will sell in standard, Mini and Max variants. As the screenshot below shows, AYN Technologies will sell the LOKI in several standard configurations, all with the Ryzen 5 6600U. Additionally, the company will offer the LOKI Max with the Ryzen 7 6800U, which has the advantage of a powerful GPU over the Ryzen 5 6600U.

Specifically, the Ryzen 7 6800U relies on the Radeon 680M, compared to the Radeon 660M in the Ryzen 5 6600U. In short, the Radeon 680M has double the Compute Units (CUs) that the Radeon 660M has, while the Ryzen 7 6800U also has two more Zen 3+ CPU cores than the Ryzen 5 6600U. Still, both iGPUs should represent a substantial improvement on their Radeon RX Vega predecessors.

(Image source: AYN Technologies)
(Image source: AYN Technologies)

The situation is less clear with the LOKI Mini, though. Initially, AYN Technologies claimed that the Mini model would launch with the Intel Pentium 8500, an Alder Lake U-series processor with 5 cores, 6 threads and a 9 W TDP. Subsequently, AYN Technologies has announced that the LOKI Mini will be available with an AMD Mendocino APU. Presumably, the company will eventually sell both options, although AMD Mendocino APUs are not expected to arrive until Q4 2022. For reference, AMD Mendocino APUs combine 4 Zen 2 CPU cores with an RDNA 2-based iGPU that has 2 CUs.

For some reason, AYN Technologies has suspended LOKI reservations, which should have opened yesterday. It remains to be seen when the company will open reservations again, but the LOKI series should cost between US$299 and US$799 when it does.

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(Image source: AYN Technologies)
(Image source: AYN Technologies)

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Alex Alderson, 2022-05-31 (Update: 2022-05-31)