PCGAMER: AOKZOE A1 is the next Steam Deck competitor powered by AMD 6800U

PCGAMER: AOKZOE A1 is the next Steam Deck competitor powered by AMD 6800U

The Steam Deck has been one of the most popular new products to talk about in PC gaming for 2022, but not the easiest one to get your hands on. Stock shortages have left many out of the zeitgeist for the new portable PC gaming sensation. While Valve is set to ramp up production(opens in new tab) to help deal with this, there's also plenty of Steam Deck competitors(opens in new tab) vying for your portable purchase.

One that's about to enter the market is the AOKZOE AI(opens in new tab) which packs an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U into the popular Switch-like form factor. This is working with the integrated Radeon 680M graphics and some of that sweet next generation LPDDR5 RAM. It's an interesting package and makes for a strong AMD powered mobile contender to the market. Looks like the Aya AMD machine(opens in new tab) from last year might be in for some competition.

Another boost to this kind of machine is the AOKZOE AI can run Windows 11 or Steam OS. This gives users the choice between which platform they want to game on, or potentially do other tasks. Given tonnes of games are now working on Steam Deck, Windows isn't necessarily the obvious choice anymore.

Some things just run better on one platform vs the other so having the option on something portable makes a lot of sense. Depending on how it functions it could be a useful device for on the go projects, but we'd need to see some more specs and the device in action first.

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