AYANEO launches a mini PC with APU and an adjustable display

AYANEO Reto Mini PC AM01S Price Nepal
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AYANEO recently held an event where they revealed a bunch of retro products updated with modern-day hardware. The event showcased handheld consoles including a Game Boy-like offering, a graphics dock, a power bank, and a mini PC. In this article, we will highlight the latter product i.e. AYANEO Retro Mini PC AM01S and also discuss its price in Nepal.

AYANEO Retro Mini PC AM01S Overview

Design

This mini PC from AYANEO is the successor to the Retro Mini PC AM01 and gets an “S” added to its name. The device remotely resembles the Macintosh Plus — just like its predecessor — and looks like it is straight out of the 80s. It has got a bit of redesign, but, still gives the same retro vibe.

The AYANEO Retro Mini PC AM01S comes with a flip-up screen which is the first in the series. The company has not revealed the exact specifications of this panel as of yet. However, they do mention that it will display performance data while also allowing for performance mode adjustments. Given that, this display is likely a touchscreen. Other than that, this mini PC comes with a wide choice of port options. This includes two USB4s, two 2.5G ethernet, six USB Type-A, two HDMIs, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Performance

In terms of performance, the AYANEO Retro Mini PC AM01S relies on the Ryzen 8000HS series APU. To be more specific, this thing packs either a Ryzen 7 8845HS or a Ryzen 9 8945HS processor. Both these silicon are built on Zen 4 architecture, rely on AMD Radeon 780M for graphics, and come with AMD Ryzen AI. While there are a lot of similarities between the two processors, they are set apart by a slight difference in their clock speeds.

AYANEO Reto Mini PC AM01S Processors

Additionally, the Chinese manufacturer has pushed the TDP of these chips by 20W and as a result, achieves a 65W TDP. In the meantime, AYANEO has also equipped the Retro Mini PC AM01S with a dual-fan cooling system to keep the thermals steady. Besides that, there is no information on the additional hardware of the device. Regardless, it will likely be available in various configurations as well as a barebone option similar to its previous iteration.

AYANEO Retro Mini PC AM01S Specifications

  • Design: Compact retro design with flip-up screen
  • Display: Multi-angle adjustable, touchscreen*
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 8845HS or Ryzen 9 8945HS (overclocked to 65W)
  • Ports: 2x USB4 (Type-C), 6x USB Type-A, 2x HMDI, 2x 2.5G Ethernet, 1x 3.5mm combo headphone jack, 1x DC-in
  • Colour: White

AYANEO Retro Mini PC AM01S Price in Nepal and Availability

The product was announced on 18 May 2024 through the company’s official portal. However, the company has neither revealed the launch date nor its pricing so far. The previous model went for anywhere between USD 199 to USD 499. Therefore, considering the upgrades, the AYANEO Retro Mini PC AM01S might go for upwards of USD 299, which translates to its price in Nepal being around NPR 47,599.

[The price I mentioned for this product is merely my speculation, hence, the official price will most definitely be different. And the chances of this mini PC making its way to Nepal is quite unlikely too.]
AYANEO Reto Mini PC Price in the USA (Expected) Price in Nepal (Expected)
AM01S USD 299 – NPR 47,599 –
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