January 30, 2024

AYANEO FLIP Indiegogo Campaign is Live – Price and More Revealed

The Indiegogo campaign for the AYANEO FLIP is officially launched, and the handheld is very competitively priced while offering some great features!

Ever since the announcement of the dual-screen variation, AYANEO has caught my attention with their upcoming device, the FLIP. This clamshell-designed handheld features two versions: one that has a keyboard and another that has a second screen, resembling a Nintendo DS. Now, the Indiegogo campaign for the device has officially launched, and we now have complete spec details, pricing, and more! Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming handheld:

The APU – 7840U and 8840U

Like previous handhelds, the AYANEO FLIP will be utilizing an AMD 7840U APU, which features a Zen 4 CPU with 8 cores and 16 threads, with the 780M GPU that has 12 cores of RDNA3 architecture. There will also be a version that includes an 8840U APU, the newest model from AMD. There aren’t many physical changes here, with similar cores and GPU performance, but there has been some improvements to the AI capabilities with this model. The 8840U version will be shipping about 2-3 months after the 7840U version ships.

It will be capable of up to 28W TDP.

The Screen

The AYANEO FLIP will feature a 7-inch screen with a base resolution of 1920×1080 and a 120hz refresh rate. One interesting tidbit is that it will have specific indents so you can easily set the screen to different, optimal angles of 120, 150, and 180 degrees. It has 400nits brightness and covers 120%sRGB color gamut value and 100% sRGB coverage.

Then, we have the variation with the second screen. The 3.5-inch secondary screen has a 3.2-inch length with a 960×640 resolution and a 3:2 screen ratio. It is a native Windows extended display, so you can use it as a second screen. AYANEO will have a special performance overlay that will take up the smaller screen called FPS Thunder Mini. This will allow you to change device settings, like TDP and FPS limits, without needing to bring up the quick access menu. There is also a dual-screen button, which can toggle the second display if any issues arise.

The Battery

The AYANEO FLIP will feature a 45Wh battery with it, which is bigger than both the Steam Deck LCD and ROG Ally. It is smaller than almost every other Windows handheld though, but it should still be enough to enjoy gaming for a couple of hours.

Optical Finger Mouse

For both the versions of the AYANEO FLIP, there will be an optical finger mouse button that is added towards the top of the device. This will allow you to simulate and move around the mouse using a little button, which can be quite helpful when there are no trackpads or don’t want to use the touchscreen.

Layout and Ports

The layout of the AYANEO FLIP seems to have been carefully thought out so you can use the device easily and access whatever is in the middle with ease. For the keyboard, you should be able to access the entirety of it while holding the sides of the device, and for the dual screen, you can interact with it easily. The joysticks and triggers are hall effect, and we have all the normal buttons a gamepad should have.

As for ports, we have a solid amount that will make this device one that really shines above its competitors:

  • 1x USB-C 4.0
  • 1x USB-C 3.2 Data Only
  • 1x MicroSD Card Slot with 300MB/s Speed
  • 1x 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • 1x OcuLink Port

I am especially excited to see the OcuLink port being added, and the upgraded MicroSD card slot is very nice. Using an external GPU has been something I am regularly testing, and having OcuLink is going to make that significantly easier.

The Price

Finally, we get to the price, and this is what I am most excited for. Going off the early bird pricing for Indiegogo, the FLIP is going to be extremely competitive:

Keyboard Version:

  • 7840U APU
    • 16gb RAM + 512gb SSD – $699
    • 32gb RAM + 2tb SSD – $959
    • 64gb RAM + 2tb SSD – $1,199
  • 8840U APU
    • 16gb RAM + 512gb SSD – $739
    • 32gb RAM + 2tb SSD – $999
    • 64gb RAM + 2tb SSD – $1,239

Dual Screen Version:

  • 7840U APU
    • 16gb RAM + 512gb SSD – $739
    • 32gb RAM + 2tb SSD – $999
    • 64gb RAM + 2tb SSD – $1,239
  • 8840U APU
    • 16gb RAM + 512gb SSD – $779
    • 32gb RAM + 2tb SSD – $1,039
    • 64gb RAM + 2tb SSD – $1,279

Shipments of the 7840U version will begin in March, while the 8840U version should begin in April.

And that’s what we got! The AYANEO FLIP looks like it will be a very competitive and well-priced handheld that really shines in the market. In the beginning, AYANEO devices have been a bit more expensive, so seeing this new trend of cheaper, more competitive devices is quite exciting. I am particularly interested in the dual screen version myself, but seeing as how great the keyboard was on the SLIDE, I am optimistic about the KB version too!

You can purchase the device right now on Indiegogo for its above early bird price.

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Noah Kupetsky

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