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Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power gaming handheld in test - Zen4 Power for your pocket

Gaming dwarf. The Ayaneo Air 1S is so small that it probably fits in most pockets. Nevertheless, the Asian manufacturer manages to pack more than enough computing power for the latest titles from our Steam library into the small case with a 5.5-inch OLED display.
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power Gaming Handheld

Ayaneo is not a new player in the world of portable gaming consoles. The company has already been offering small handheld computers with Windows and AMD processors that have plenty of computing power since 2019. The new Air 1S relies on the AMD Ryzen 7 7840U. This can run at high speeds thanks to the integrated Radeon RX 780M with a TDP of only 25 watts, which can also render current titles smoothly. After we were a bit disappointed in the last review of a gaming handheld, the Ayaneo Air 1S is fully convincing. Besides the strong hardware, the model also has more than usable software. This makes the difference because the handheld is easy to control at any time with Aya Space.
Thumbsticks and triggers with Hall sensors ensure precise inputs in every situation. Stick drift is not to be feared with the Ayaneo Air 1S.

The two most important competitors of the Air 1S here are probably the Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme and the OneXPlayer 2. Also, the GPD Win 4 is an interesting handheld, which is definitely based on the Sony PSP. Among all comparison devices, only the Ayaneo Air 1S comes with a responsive OLED screen.

Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U 8 x 3.3 - 5.1 GHz, 28 W PL2 / Short Burst, 25 W PL1 / Sustained, Phoenix (Zen 4)
Graphics adapter
Memory
32 GB 
, DDR5
Display
5.50 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 401 PPI, 10-Point Touchscreen, Ayaneo-OLED, OLED, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB, 2048 GB 
, 1800 GB free
Soundcard
AMD Zen - Audio Processor - HD Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm Headset-Anschluss, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: Hall Sensor Triggers and Thumbsticks, Gyroskop
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 21 x 224 x 90 ( = 0.83 x 8.82 x 3.54 in)
Battery
37.5 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
443.8 g ( = 15.65 oz / 0.98 pounds), Power Supply: 160 g ( = 5.64 oz / 0.35 pounds)
Price
975 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
88.2 %
10/2023
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
R7 7840U, Radeon 780M
443.8 g21 mm5.50"1920x1080
87.5 %
05/2023
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
611 g21.22 mm7.00"1920x1080
80.3 %
03/2023
GPD Win 4
R7 6800U, Radeon 680M
607 g28 mm6.00"1920x1080
84 %
07/2023
One XPlayer 2
R7 6800U, Radeon 680M
864 g23 mm8.40"2560x1600
03/2023
Steam Deck
,
669 g49 mm7.00"1280x800
80.1 %
09/2023
Aokzoe A1
R7 6800U, Radeon 680M
735 g21 mm8.00"1920x1200

Case - A lot of plastic but extremely stable

The Ayaneo Air S1 is available in two different cases and four different colors. Aurora White, Polar Black, Retro Power, and Ultra thin & light limited edition are the names of the different models. Our review sample is the Retro Power version. In light beige with dark magenta X, Y, A, and B buttons and lots of black and gray, the device's color resembles a classic Game Boy or rather a yellowed Super Nintendo. Ayaneo doesn't match the typical magenta of the Game Boy keys, but the overall color scheme is harmonious and evokes memories of the 90s.

The device itself is hardly bigger than a Sony PSP. The Air 1S weighs just 453 grams. The Thin & Light configuration weighs almost 50 grams less. Thus, the Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power feels incredibly compact. We couldn’t force the handheld to bend or creak, so we gave up. You can definitely trust the device with some rage quits during gaming. Only the OLED display with a glass cover is a potential weak point. The biggest shortcoming in the handheld's build is the clearly visible injection-molded edge at the air vent.

The case itself is about 21 mm thick and even a bit thicker in the area of the two controller grips. Thus, the handheld fits well in the hand, but still remains under 3 cm in thickness and is thus significantly flatter than a Game Boy or even the Steam Deck. All in all, we have a small hand flatterer in our fingers, which is also pleasant to hold over a longer period of time with its matte surfaces. Thus, nothing stands in the way of longer gaming sessions.

The gaming handheld also has the typical RGB light. There is an RGB light ring around each of the two thumbsticks. This is relatively freely configurable, but can also provide information about the charging status or other status messages.

Ayaneo Air 1S compared to other handhelds
Ayaneo Air 1S compared to other handhelds

With its 5.5-inch display, the Ayaneo Air 1S is one of the smallest gaming handhelds on the market. In our database, we find at least two competitors with similar dimensions: GDP Win 3 and GDP Win 4. Steamdeck, Asus Rog Ally Z1, and even the Nintendo Switch are much bigger and also weigh a few grams more.

Size comparison

298 mm / 11.7 inch 117 mm / 4.61 inch 49 mm / 1.929 inch 669 g1.475 lbs310 mm / 12.2 inch 127 mm / 5 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 864 g1.905 lbs280.44 mm / 11 inch 111.2 mm / 4.38 inch 21.22 mm / 0.835 inch 611 g1.347 lbs227 mm / 8.94 inch 160 mm / 6.3 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 1 kg2.3 lbs220 mm / 8.66 inch 92 mm / 3.62 inch 28 mm / 1.102 inch 607 g1.338 lbs224 mm / 8.82 inch 90 mm / 3.54 inch 21 mm / 0.827 inch 443.8 g0.978 lbs198 mm / 7.8 inch 92 mm / 3.62 inch 27 mm / 1.063 inch 553 g1.219 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Equipment - Two times USB 4

Ayaneo has not placed many ports in the small case. However, there is one USB 4 port below and one above the screen. Both are fully equipped, so they are also suitable for charging or connecting external hardware and monitors. 4K60Hz monitors can be operated on both. There is also a microSD card reader at the bottom of the handheld. There is no need for a webcam or a built-in microphones. A headset can be connected via a 3.5 mm jack.

Bottom: microSD card reader (under cover); 3.5 mm headset port; USB C 4.0 (DisplayPort, Power Delivery)
Bottom: microSD card reader (under cover); 3.5 mm headset port; USB C 4.0 (DisplayPort, Power Delivery)
Top: Fingerprint sensor in the power button; volume rocker; USB C 4.0 (DisplayPort, Power Delivery)
Top: Fingerprint sensor in the power button; volume rocker; USB C 4.0 (DisplayPort, Power Delivery)

SD card reader

AS SSD: SD card
AS SSD: SD card

Our AV PRO microSD achieves about 80 MB/s in the test with the gaming handheld. The transfer rates are equally fast in both directions. Thus, the SD slot only seems suitable for expanding the memory for games to a limited extent. However, older titles should run smoothly and load quickly from an SD card.

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
GPD Win Max 2
Intel Core i7-1260P (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
193.9 MB/s +145%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
132.4 MB/s +67%
One XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
132 MB/s +67%
Average of class UMPC
  (last 2 years)
79.3 MB/s 0%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
79.26 MB/s
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
63.3 MB/s -20%
Steam Deck
  (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
42 MB/s -47%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
265.8 MB/s +214%
One XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
247.7 MB/s +193%
GPD Win Max 2
Intel Core i7-1260P (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
238.6 MB/s +182%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
92.8 MB/s +10%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
84.62 MB/s
Average of class UMPC
  (last 2 years)
84.6 MB/s 0%

Communication

WiFi 6E is on board with the Intel AX 210. The small handheld falls a bit short of the standard's capabilities in the 5 GHz WLAN, but it can fully convince in the 6 GHz network with our Asus ROG AXE11000, at least in terms of reception. Both network connections are stable and should be more than sufficient for smooth online gaming.

The low transfer rates could also be due to an incorrectly installed antenna cable in our test device. We will show this in more detail in the maintenance section.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1648 (1587min - 1746max) MBit/s +90%
One XPlayer 2
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1584 (802min - 1625max) MBit/s +83%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1439 (1375min - 1517max) MBit/s +66%
Beelink SER7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1324 (665min - 1408max) MBit/s +53%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
  (565 - 1584, n=10)
1159 MBit/s +34%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
867 (134min - 975max) MBit/s
Average of class UMPC
  (last 2 years)
867 MBit/s 0%
GPD Win 4
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
669 (485min - 777max) MBit/s -23%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1735 (1708min - 1755max) MBit/s +83%
One XPlayer 2
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1597 (1517min - 1621max) MBit/s +69%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1294 (1201min - 1342max) MBit/s +37%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
  (750 - 1679, n=10)
1274 MBit/s +35%
Beelink SER7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1193 (588min - 1333max) MBit/s +26%
GPD Win 4
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
990 (909min - 1056max) MBit/s +5%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
947 (931min - 961max) MBit/s
Average of class UMPC
  (last 2 years)
947 MBit/s 0%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1457 (1038min - 1597max) MBit/s +49%
GPD Win Max 2
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1339 (1169min - 1567max) MBit/s +37%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
  (712 - 1594, n=10)
1241 MBit/s +27%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
975 (796min - 1248max) MBit/s
Average of class UMPC
  (last 2 years)
975 MBit/s 0%
GPD Win 4
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
712 (410min - 795max) MBit/s -27%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1672 (839min - 1693max) MBit/s
Average of class UMPC
  (last 2 years)
1672 MBit/s 0%
GPD Win Max 2
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1460 (1393min - 1503max) MBit/s -13%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
  (885 - 1827, n=11)
1423 MBit/s -15%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1402 (766min - 1534max) MBit/s -16%
GPD Win 4
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
951 (921min - 975max) MBit/s -43%
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Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø975 (796-1248)
GPD Win 4 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø712 (410-795)
GPD Win Max 2 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1339 (1169-1567)
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1457 (1038-1597)
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1643 (839-1693)
GPD Win 4 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø951 (921-975)
GPD Win Max 2 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1460 (1393-1503)
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1376 (766-1534)
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø852 (134-975)
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1648 (1587-1746)
GPD Win 4 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø669 (485-777)
One XPlayer 2 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1558 (802-1625)
Beelink SER7 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1302 (665-1408)
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1439 (1375-1517)
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø946 (931-961)
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1735 (1708-1755)
GPD Win 4 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø990 (909-1056)
One XPlayer 2 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1596 (1517-1621)
Beelink SER7 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1173 (588-1333)
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1294 (1201-1342)

Security

Ayaneo has integrated a fingerprint sensor in the power button of the Air 1S. Besides that, the security features of the current AMD processor are also available. The Ryzen 7 7840U offers a TPM 2.0, for example.

Accessories

The Ayaneo 1S comes with a very small 65-watt power supply and a few travel adapters so that it can be used worldwide. The manufacturer also includes two USB-A 3.0 to USB-C adapters.

Ayaneo offers a wide range of accessories in its own store. Starting with carrying cases, powerbanks, and thumb stick caps via docking stations and controllers, you will find a large selection to match the device.

One problem with the included adapters is that they stick together. After a short time, the two halves of the case of our EU adapter separated from each other. A repair with superglue was successful, but there is a considerable risk if this happens when the power supply is plugged in.

Accessories included with the Ayaneo Air 1S
Accessories included with the Ayaneo Air 1S
The defective adapter was easily reglued
The defective adapter was easily reglued

Software

One of the most important points for smooth gaming on the handheld is good software in addition to powerful hardware. In the OneXPlayer 2 review, we recently found out that the included control center called Gamer Zone left a lot to be desired, as it liked to send games into the background and only offered a few setting options.

Ayaneo offers an almost perfect user experience here with AyaSpace. The app can be launched at any time via its own button as an overlay and offers a variety of options to control the performance of the small handheld. This includes numerous comfort settings, a performance overlay with an FPS counter, controller settings, and much more. A long press on the Aya button opens the app in full-screen mode. Games can be managed and started, many other settings can be made here. Games downloaded from Steam, GOG, Epic, and Ubisoft are automatically added to the library. We only had to manually help with games from Amazon Prime Gaming.

AyaSpace as an overlay (Ouick Tool 2.0)

AYAspace Overlay (Ouick Tool 2.0)
AYAspace Overlay (Ouick Tool 2.0)
AYAspace Overlay (Ouick Tool 2.0)
AYAspace Overlay (Ouick Tool 2.0)
AYAspace Overlay (Ouick Tool 2.0)
AYAspace Overlay (Ouick Tool 2.0)

AyaSpace in full-screen mode

Thus, the AyaSpace proves to be a flexible companion that is highly customizable and offers good controllability in addition. Unfortunately, the customization options do not extend to the language. Without English or Chinese knowledge, you won't get anywhere in the application. Other languages are not available (yet).

Maintenance

The first two screws that hold the device together can easily be found on either side of the USB-C port on the bottom. Another one is hidden under the cover of the microSD card slot. A few screws also secure the two halves of the case on the upper side. To access them, you have to carefully remove the upper bar between the shoulder buttons. There is also a screw hidden underneath each of the trigger keys. After unscrewing, only a plastic opening tool helps to lever out the many clips. Overall, the case is very difficult to open.

Maintenance - screws under bar
Maintenance - screws under bar
Maintenance - screws under shoulder buttons
Maintenance - screws under shoulder buttons
Maintenance - housing halves
Maintenance - housing halves

When separating the two halves of the case, you should also pay attention to the ribbon cable to the fingerprint sensor in the power button. This is long enough to forgive many mistakes here, but there is still a certain risk of hurting the sensitive cable. Inside the handheld, we see extremely compact equipment that still leaves a lot of room for repairs.

When you get right down to it, a few points of criticism are also apparent. For example, the gray antenna cable to the WiFi module is not neatly placed in its loop right from the start and is also not routed sensibly on the antenna and speaker module, although corresponding cutouts are actually provided here. The result here is a slightly squeezed cable. Another point of criticism on our part is the small warranty sticker. But this is hardly to be taken seriously since it could easily be removed in one piece. Thus, you could screw around with the device to your heart's content and then reapply the sticker.

However, we find more positive than negative points inside the Ayaneo Air 1S. We are surprised that the manufacturer relies on standard components for the Wi-Fi module and M.2-2280 SSD despite the compact build. Only the generously sized working memory of 32 GB is soldered. Apart from that, there are many other modular components that we have already discovered individually in Ayaneo's online store.

During assembly, we noticed that the trigger buttons could be plugged in on the left as well as on the right. However, if you are not sure where which button belongs, you will also find a label on the mounting points.

In the end, the Ayaneo Air 1S shows that laptop manufacturers too often make excuses about the desired compactness of laptops when it comes to modularity. Ayaneo shows how to build an easy-to-repair device with many replaceable parts, even though it fits in a pocket.

Input devices - Strong controller but weak vibration

With Hall sensors in the triggers and the two thumbsticks, you never have to worry about stick drift. Besides the typical buttons that you would find on an X-Box controller, the Ayaneo Air 1S also offers some freely assignable buttons. Between the two big shoulder buttons, there are two more buttons that can be assigned with functions or macros. The key next to the Ayaneo key can also be freely assigned. Additional macros can be saved via input gestures.

The Air 1S feels good in the hand when gaming. The two thumbsticks offer excellent precision. Adjustable deadzones and a pleasant feel ensure high accuracy.

On the other hand, we find the four A, B, X, and Y keys a bit small. With a diameter of only 7 mm, they are significantly smaller than on typical controllers or the Gameboy and PSP. This is the first time it becomes clear how small the handheld actually is. But the four buttons offer a clear pressure point, and so we also notice that small buttons don't lead to noticeably more incorrect inputs, even in hectic gaming scenes. The two shoulder buttons also have a clear pressure point. There is also little to criticize about these.

Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power compared to retro handhelds
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power compared to retro handhelds
AyaSpace key (large) and macro key (small)
AyaSpace key (large) and macro key (small)

The two triggers offer a very linear input. However, some gamers might be bothered by the very low resistance of the buttons.

Besides the various buttons, triggers, and thumbsticks, a touchscreen is also available for input. This also works well and reliably in desktop mode. But the touchscreen heats a lot during gaming. You should stick to the input options with the controller elements here.

If you can't do without a mouse at all, there is an option to switch the controller to a virtual mouse via Ayaneo Space. The left stick is used to move the mouse pointer, and the right one to scroll. X triggers a right click, A a left click. The shoulder keys serve as forward and backward keys.

Only the built-in vibration motors prove to be a bit weak. You can feel a certain amount of rumble, but the vibration is by far not as clear as in the XBOX or Playstation controller. However, you also have to consider the weight of the small handheld here. A Dualsense of the PS5 weighs 281 grams, while the Ayaneo Air 1S is not even 200 grams heavier. Thus, the weight share of the haptic motors should be significantly lower here.

Display - Responsive OLED

Subpixel structure
Subpixel structure

An OLED display with Full HD resolution provides a strong picture in the Ayaneo Air 1S. A pixel density of about 400 ppi is achieved on the 5.5-inch screen. Thus, individual pixels can hardly be noticed. For a gaming device, the 60 Hz refresh rate might seem quite low at first glance. However, the OLED panel has a very fast response time, and with 60 FPS the hardware is utilized to almost full capacity in most games at Full HD resolution and medium quality settings. The low frame rate only becomes noticeable in a few situations when you specifically look for it. For example, you can sometimes see artifacts when climbing stairs in some games or scrolling through websites. In the end, we can state that 60 Hz is completely sufficient when you consider the hardware's performance. Current games mostly run at 30 to 60 FPS on medium quality settings in Full HD here.

Compared with the other gaming handhelds, the Air 1S probably has the best screen. The ROG Ally Z1 Extreme comes with a brighter 120 Hz IPS screen, but its response times are partly twice as high as in our test device.

As is typical for OLEDs, we see deep blacks and bright colors. At most, the overall picture is marred by the flickering that accompanies the technology. In OLED screens, the screen is updated line by line, whereby the most current line is turned off. However, with the high resolution on a small surface and updating in several lines simultaneously, this effect is not noticeable for our combination of brightness sensor and oscilloscope at full brightness.

358
cd/m²
325
cd/m²
326
cd/m²
363
cd/m²
331
cd/m²
326
cd/m²
361
cd/m²
335
cd/m²
325
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Ayaneo-OLED tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 363 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 338.9 cd/m² Minimum: 22.6 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 335 cd/m²
Contrast: 4729:1 (Black: 0.07 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.76 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5.1, calibrated: 5.04
ΔE Greyscale 8.79 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
99.71% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
100% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.85% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.155
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Ayaneo-OLED, OLED, 1920x1080, 5.50
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
TL070FVSX01-0, IPS, 1920x1080, 7.00
GPD Win 4
G1618-04, IPS, 1920x1080, 6.00
One XPlayer 2
FLQ8423, IPS, 2560x1600, 8.40
Steam Deck
1280x800, 7.00
Aokzoe A1
BOE0207, IPS, 1920x1200, 8.00
Display
-25%
-27%
-19%
-20%
Display P3 Coverage
99.85
65.6
-34%
63.1
-37%
75.4
-24%
72.3
-28%
sRGB Coverage
100
92.1
-8%
92
-8%
97
-3%
92.6
-7%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
99.71
67.9
-32%
64.6
-35%
71.1
-29%
73.4
-26%
Response Times
-80%
-414%
-546%
-141%
1058%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
4.4 ?(2.6, 1.8)
10.5 ?(5, 5.5)
-139%
26.8 ?(12.5, 14.3)
-509%
36.8 ?(16.9, 19.9)
-736%
30.1 ?(13.6, 16.5)
-584%
28.9 ?(13.8, 15.1)
-557%
Response Time Black / White *
5 ?(2.5, 2.5)
6 ?(2.7, 3.3)
-20%
20.9 ?(11.4, 9.5)
-318%
22.8 ?(10.4, 12.4)
-356%
14.5 ?(4.8, 9.7)
-190%
21.1 ?(11.1, 10)
-322%
PWM Frequency
240 ?(300)
1080 ?(70, 374)
350%
9970.7
4054%
Screen
-44%
-60%
-41%
-66%
-80%
Brightness middle
331
513
55%
413.1
25%
369
11%
517
56%
328.4
-1%
Brightness
339
474
40%
407
20%
363
7%
524
55%
323
-5%
Brightness Distribution
90
84
-7%
81
-10%
89
-1%
97
8%
92
2%
Black Level *
0.07
0.38
-443%
0.39
-457%
0.28
-300%
0.47
-571%
0.39
-457%
Contrast
4729
1350
-71%
1059
-78%
1318
-72%
1100
-77%
842
-82%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
4.76
3.7
22%
6.97
-46%
7.1
-49%
5.7
-20%
10.17
-114%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
9.2
8.3
10%
14.11
-53%
10.9
-18%
10.5
-14%
18.14
-97%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
5.04
1.24
75%
2.6
48%
1.07
79%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
8.79
5.1
42%
9.9
-13%
8.3
6%
5.7
35%
12.7
-44%
Gamma
2.155 102%
2.14 103%
2.04 108%
2.01 109%
2.18 101%
2.7 81%
CCT
7571 86%
7732 84%
9571 68%
8838 74%
7733 84%
12502 52%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-50% / -45%
-167% / -103%
-202% / -108%
-104% / -87%
319% / 160%

* ... smaller is better

The Ayaneo Air 1S is certainly not a device for graphic designers or video editors. It is designed for gaming, so we are all the more pleased that the built-in OLED panel is nevertheless able to reproduce AdobeRGB and DiplayP3 almost completely. However, the 100% reproduction of sRGB and the screen's short response times are crucial for gaming.

Ayaneo vs. AdobeRGB
Ayaneo vs. AdobeRGB
Ayaneo vs. DisplayP3
Ayaneo vs. DisplayP3

Whether the screen in the gaming handheld has to have a high color accuracy is questionable. An average ΔΕ2000 of 4.72 in ColorChecker without further calibration is more than acceptable for a gaming device. Our ICC profile (download in the info box) does not improve the actual color reproduction, but it can provide a significant improvement in the grayscale.

Especially games that rely more on gloomy scenes with reduced dynamic range should benefit from our ICC profile.

Saturation calibrated
Saturation calibrated
Grayscale calibrated
Grayscale calibrated
ColoChecker calibrated
ColoChecker calibrated
Saturation (DisplayP3)
Saturation (DisplayP3)
Colorchecker (DisplayP3)
Colorchecker (DisplayP3)
Grayscale (DisplayP3)
Grayscale (DisplayP3)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
5 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2.5 ms rise
↘ 2.5 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 11 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
4.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2.6 ms rise
↘ 1.8 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 9 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (34.3 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 240 Hz
≤ 300 cd/m² brightness

The display backlight flickers at 240 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 300 cd/m² and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 240 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

Flickering occurs even at high brightness setting and may have an effect on the user during everyday use.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18719 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

100 % brightness
100 % brightness
90% brightness
90% brightness
80 % brightness
80 % brightness
70 % Brightness
70 % Brightness
60 % brightness
60 % brightness
50% brightness
50% brightness
40% brightness
40% brightness
30 % Brightness
30 % Brightness
20 % Brightness
20 % Brightness
10 % Brightness
10 % Brightness

With an average brightness of about 340 cd/m², the Ayaneo Air 1S is not exactly outstandingly bright. This is compounded by the glossy display surface. Nevertheless, outdoor use is not difficult, as our following pictures show. The OLED display is usually still easy to read even in bright sunlight. However, gaming with the handheld is much better in a shady spot.

Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power in outdoor use
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power in outdoor use
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power in outdoor use
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power in outdoor use

Normally, OLED displays tend to show slight rainbow effects at larger viewing angles. We can hardly notice any color changes here, even at steep viewing angles. Tilting around the horizontal axis might be more important for gaming here since you should usually hold the device with both hands.

Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power different viewing angles on the screen
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power different viewing angles on the screen

Performance - Convincing AMD Zen4 power

All Ayaneo Air 1S come with the AMD Ryzen 7 7840U. Depending on the configuration, different memory sizes are installed. Our device has a higher configuration with 32 GB of working memory and 2 TB of hard drive. Of the 32 GB working memory, up to 16 GB are used for the Radeon 780M. Thus, the graphics chip in the test device can show what it is capable of.

Test conditions

Several power plans are available via Ayaspace, which also switches the power plans in Windows. All power plans can be freely adjusted to the user's needs. A maximum TDP of 25 watts is available in mains operation. In battery mode, the PL2 (continuous power) is at a maximum of 20 watts. We decided to limit the preloaded "AAA Game" power plan to 20 watts for all following benchmarks to show the device's mobile performance.

Various power settings can be set via the AYASpace. The fan curves can also be set. In Smart TDP mode, the boost power of the Air 1S is limited. Thus, the processor draws less power, and the battery life improves. Experience shows that the reduced boost performance only has a very small impact on the expected FPS during gaming.

Power settings
Power settings
Fan curves
Fan curves

Processor

The AMD Ryzen 7 7840U is a high-end processor that can deliver a lot of performance with a low TDP. Among other things, this is ensured by the modern TSMC 4 nm FinFET process. Eight cores with 16 threads work here and are supported by a Radeon 780M. The APU in the Ayaneo is almost identical on paper to the AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme which is used in the Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme or the Lenovo Legion Go.

The processor achieves about 15% less than the Z1 Extreme in the ROG Ally in the multi-core performance benchmarks. However, the latter can also draw on 30 watts of continuous power and 43 watts of boost power. With 30 to 50% more consumption, the performance advantage of the ROG Ally in the benchmarks thus looks very small. In combination with a low TDP, the AMD processors are overall very strong in the comparison of multi-core performance. This is also shown by a short comparison with the Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 4. Despite a similar PL1, it is clearly behind the Ayaneo in terms of processor performance.

Cinebench R15 Multi loop

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Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power AMD Ryzen 7 7840U: Ø1855 (1830.91-1873.89)
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme; Turbo: Ø2271 (2104.49-2396.5)
GPD Win 4 AMD Ryzen 7 6800U: Ø1487 (1450.64-1776.28)
One XPlayer 2 AMD Ryzen 7 6800U: Ø1452 (1430.41-1463.22)
GPD Win Max 2 Intel Core i7-1260P: Ø1070 (1059.8-1080.5)
Beelink SER7 AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS: Ø2544 (2511.62-2564.76)
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU Intel Core i7-1355U: Ø1192 (1059.24-1408.15)
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.5: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Beelink SER7
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
88 pt
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
83.5 pt
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
 
73.8 pt
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
71 pt
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
64.7 pt
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Intel Core i7-1355U
62.3 pt
GPD Win Max 2
Intel Core i7-1260P
57.1 pt
Average of class UMPC
 
54.5 pt
One XPlayer 2 -1!
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
48.1 pt
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Beelink SER7
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
16105 (15785.6min - 16105.2max) Points +36%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
14960 Points +26%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (11797 - 13981, n=5)
12405 Points +5%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
11829 Points
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
10546 (8992.1min - 10546max) Points -11%
One XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
9130 Points -23%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Intel Core i7-1355U
8390 (7972.06min - 8390.3max) Points -29%
Average of class UMPC
  (3634 - 11829, n=2, last 2 years)
7732 Points -35%
GPD Win Max 2
Intel Core i7-1260P
6941 (6788.58min - 6941.04max) Points -41%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Intel Core i7-1355U
1827 Points +6%
GPD Win Max 2
Intel Core i7-1260P
1796 Points +4%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
1779 Points +3%
Beelink SER7
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
1774 Points +3%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
1721 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (1581 - 1742, n=5)
1682 Points -2%
Average of class UMPC
  (1389 - 1721, n=2, last 2 years)
1555 Points -10%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
1534 Points -11%
One XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
878 Points -49%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Beelink SER7
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
6344 Points +34%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
5825 Points +23%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (4618 - 5425, n=5)
4872 Points +3%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
4722 Points
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
4107 Points -13%
One XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
3529 Points -25%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Intel Core i7-1355U
3221 Points -32%
Average of class UMPC
  (1402 - 4722, n=2, last 2 years)
3062 Points -35%
GPD Win Max 2
Intel Core i7-1260P
2653 Points -44%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Intel Core i7-1355U
698 Points +4%
Beelink SER7
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
698 Points +4%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
692 Points +3%
GPD Win Max 2
Intel Core i7-1260P
690 Points +3%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
669 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (611 - 677, n=5)
655 Points -2%
Average of class UMPC
  (537 - 669, n=2, last 2 years)
603 Points -10%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
602 Points -10%
One XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
341 Points -49%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Beelink SER7
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
2565 (2511.62min - 2564.76max) Points +37%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
2397 (2104.49min - 2396.5max) Points +28%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
1874 (1830.91min - 1873.89max) Points
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (1025 - 2205, n=7)
1811 Points -3%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
1776 (1450.64min - 1776.28max) Points -5%
One XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
1463 (1430.41min - 1463.22max) Points -22%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Intel Core i7-1355U
1408 (1059.24min - 1408.15max) Points -25%
GPD Win Max 2
Intel Core i7-1260P
1081 (1059.8min - 1080.5max) Points -42%
Average of class UMPC
  (574 - 1874, n=3, last 2 years)
1064 Points -43%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Beelink SER7
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
283 Points +7%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
280 Points +6%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
264 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (249 - 272, n=5)
261 Points -1%
GPD Win Max 2
Intel Core i7-1260P
256 Points -3%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Intel Core i7-1355U
256 Points -3%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
246 Points -7%
Average of class UMPC
  (207 - 264, n=3, last 2 years)
231 Points -12%
One XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
142.6 Points -46%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Average of class UMPC
  (262 - 821, n=2, last 2 years)
542 Seconds * -107%
GPD Win Max 2
Intel Core i7-1260P
450 Seconds * -72%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Intel Core i7-1355U
389 Seconds * -48%
One XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
347 Seconds * -32%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
304 Seconds * -16%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
262 Seconds *
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (230 - 270, n=5)
257 Seconds * +2%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
213 Seconds * +19%
Beelink SER7
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
196 Seconds * +25%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Beelink SER7
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
69882 MIPS +31%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
62657 MIPS +18%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (53198 - 61902, n=5)
55828 MIPS +5%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
53198 MIPS
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
49708 MIPS -7%
One XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
40058 MIPS -25%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Intel Core i7-1355U
35361 MIPS -34%
Average of class UMPC
  (17053 - 53198, n=2, last 2 years)
35126 MIPS -34%
GPD Win Max 2
Intel Core i7-1260P
29214 MIPS -45%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Beelink SER7
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
6734 MIPS +16%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
6316 MIPS +9%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (5782 - 6408, n=5)
6055 MIPS +5%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
5782 MIPS
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Intel Core i7-1355U
5551 MIPS -4%
GPD Win Max 2
Intel Core i7-1260P
5549 MIPS -4%
Average of class UMPC
  (5264 - 5782, n=2, last 2 years)
5523 MIPS -4%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
5472 MIPS -5%
One XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
3398 MIPS -41%
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
Beelink SER7
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
11423 Points +54%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
10917 Points +48%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (7399 - 10558, n=5)
9396 Points +27%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Intel Core i7-1355U
8034 Points +9%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
7737 Points +5%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
7399 Points
Average of class UMPC
  (last 2 years)
7399 Points 0%
One XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
6854 Points -7%
GPD Win Max 2
Intel Core i7-1260P
6499 Points -12%
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
Beelink SER7
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
1983 Points +20%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
1956 Points +18%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (1652 - 1933, n=5)
1799 Points +9%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Intel Core i7-1355U
1791 Points +8%
GPD Win Max 2
Intel Core i7-1260P
1734 Points +5%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
1652 Points
Average of class UMPC
  (last 2 years)
1652 Points 0%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
1549 Points -6%
One XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
926 Points -44%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Beelink SER7
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
20.4 fps +40%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
18.4 fps +26%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (14.4 - 17.4, n=5)
15.3 fps +5%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
14.6 fps
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
12.9 fps -12%
One XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
11.8 fps -19%
Average of class UMPC
  (4.81 - 14.6, n=2, last 2 years)
9.71 fps -33%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Intel Core i7-1355U
9.52 fps -35%
GPD Win Max 2
Intel Core i7-1260P
7.57 fps -48%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
One XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
84.9 s * -77%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
50.9 s * -6%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
48.1 s *
Average of class UMPC
  (47.6 - 48.1, n=2, last 2 years)
47.9 s * -0%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Intel Core i7-1355U
46.5 s * +3%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (43.4 - 48.1, n=5)
45.4 s * +6%
GPD Win Max 2
Intel Core i7-1260P
43.6 s * +9%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
43 s * +11%
Beelink SER7
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
39.7 s * +17%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Average of class UMPC
  (0.4651 - 0.609, n=2, last 2 years)
0.537 sec * -15%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
0.52 sec * -12%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Intel Core i7-1355U
0.483 sec * -4%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
0.4651 sec *
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (0.456 - 0.48, n=5)
0.4651 sec * -0%
GPD Win Max 2
Intel Core i7-1260P
0.4612 sec * +1%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
0.4447 sec * +4%
Beelink SER7
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
0.4446 sec * +4%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
11162
Cinebench R10 Shading 64Bit
15918 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
7342
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
36812
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
59874 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
13006 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
2.97 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
20.46 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
264 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.9 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
120.9 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1874 Points
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Performance Rating
Beelink SER7
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, Radeon 780M
99.5 pt
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
89.2 pt
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
 
76.3 pt
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
71.6 pt
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
61.9 pt
One XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
54 pt
Average of class UMPC
 
50.9 pt
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
42.7 pt
GPD Win Max 2
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
36 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Beelink SER7
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, Radeon 780M
25685 KRay/s +37%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
24067 KRay/s +28%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (17924 - 22071, n=4)
19497 KRay/s +4%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
18736 KRay/s
Average of class UMPC
  (4760 - 18736, n=2, last 2 years)
11748 KRay/s -37%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
11279 KRay/s -40%
One XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
10902 KRay/s -42%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
7147 KRay/s -62%
GPD Win Max 2
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
4076 KRay/s -78%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Beelink SER7
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, Radeon 780M
109853 Points +40%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
102584 Points +31%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (78360 - 93684, n=4)
82848 Points +5%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
78607 Points
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
72386 Points -8%
One XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
67503 Points -14%
Average of class UMPC
  (20576 - 78607, n=2, last 2 years)
49592 Points -37%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
36381 Points -54%
GPD Win Max 2
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
20086 Points -74%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Beelink SER7
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, Radeon 780M
4783 MB/s +30%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
4420 MB/s +20%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (3519 - 4256, n=4)
3787 MB/s +3%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
3691 MB/s
Average of class UMPC
  (1457 - 3691, n=2, last 2 years)
2574 MB/s -30%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
2485 MB/s -33%
One XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
2296 MB/s -38%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1856 MB/s -50%
GPD Win Max 2
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1207 MB/s -67%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Beelink SER7
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, Radeon 780M
111969 Points +23%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
106595 Points +17%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (91289 - 107879, n=4)
98217 Points +8%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
91289 Points
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
86451 Points -5%
GPD Win Max 2
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
69720 Points -24%
Average of class UMPC
  (39180 - 91289, n=2, last 2 years)
65235 Points -29%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
63751 Points -30%
One XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
62082 Points -32%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Beelink SER7
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, Radeon 780M
14705 Points +20%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
14070 Points +15%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (12063 - 13499, n=4)
12568 Points +2%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
12286 Points
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
11141 Points -9%
Average of class UMPC
  (3524 - 12286, n=2, last 2 years)
7905 Points -36%
One XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
7753 Points -37%
GPD Win Max 2
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
5874 Points -52%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
4755 Points -61%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Beelink SER7
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, Radeon 780M
58699 Points +41%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
54962 Points +32%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (40720 - 50190, n=4)
43971 Points +5%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
41726 Points
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
39913 Points -4%
One XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
37417 Points -10%
Average of class UMPC
  (12994 - 41726, n=2, last 2 years)
27360 Points -34%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
17958 Points -57%
GPD Win Max 2
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
11157 Points -73%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Beelink SER7
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, Radeon 780M
161216 MB/s +145%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
102968 MB/s +56%
One XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
87114 MB/s +32%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (54432 - 147611, n=4)
80800 MB/s +23%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
76146 MB/s +16%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
65903 MB/s
Average of class UMPC
  (52338 - 65903, n=2, last 2 years)
59121 MB/s -10%
GPD Win Max 2
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
49619 MB/s -25%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
37224 MB/s -44%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
964 MB/s +19%
Beelink SER7
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, Radeon 780M
949 MB/s +18%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (801 - 915, n=4)
836 MB/s +4%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
807 MB/s
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
631 MB/s -22%
One XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
554 MB/s -31%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
544 MB/s -33%
Average of class UMPC
  (261 - 807, n=2, last 2 years)
534 MB/s -34%
GPD Win Max 2
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
499 MB/s -38%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Beelink SER7
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, Radeon 780M
13904 KRay/s +43%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
12875 KRay/s +32%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (9347 - 11834, n=4)
10241 KRay/s +5%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
9738 KRay/s
Average of class UMPC
  (2631 - 9738, n=2, last 2 years)
6185 KRay/s -36%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
5926 KRay/s -39%
One XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
5925 KRay/s -39%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
3818 KRay/s -61%
GPD Win Max 2
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2366 KRay/s -76%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
42370 MPixel/s +57%
Beelink SER7
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, Radeon 780M
41088 MPixel/s +53%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
37540 MPixel/s +40%
GPD Win Max 2
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
33940 MPixel/s +26%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (26903 - 33560, n=4)
31209 MPixel/s +16%
Average of class UMPC
  (26903 - 31863, n=2, last 2 years)
29383 MPixel/s +9%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
27090 MPixel/s +1%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
26903 MPixel/s
One XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
26427 MPixel/s -2%

System performance

In principle, the Ayaneo Air 1S is also quite good in the PCMark10 benchmarks, but the ROG Ally cannot fully realize its performance advantage once again. The Ayaneo is about 15% behind the much bigger handheld from Asus in the system performance benchmarks. Thus, the device proves to be powerful once again. Also, the performance of the Ryzen 7's integrated Radeon 780M is shown to be an advantage in the benchmarks with PCMark 10. Crossmark, on the other hand, tests the boost performance. The Ayaneo is very far behind in the comparison field, which also explains the poorer performance in this benchmark.

Ultimately, it also shows that the handheld could also serve as a PC replacement with a docking station in an appropriately equipped workplace. The performance is sufficient for office and Internet applications.

PCMark 10 / Score
Beelink SER7
Radeon 780M, R7 7840HS, Crucial P3 Plus CT1000P3PSSD8
7225 Points +23%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Radeon 780M, Z1 Extreme, Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
6907 Points +18%
GPD Win 4
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, BiWin CE480Y2D100-1TB
6394 Points +9%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB
5866 Points
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1355U, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
5747 Points -2%
Average of class UMPC
  (5153 - 5866, n=2, last 2 years)
5510 Points -6%
GPD Win Max 2
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, BiWin NQ200 1TB CNF82GS1D00-1TB
5431 Points -7%
One XPlayer 2
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U
5057 Points -14%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1355U, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
11531 Points +27%
Beelink SER7
Radeon 780M, R7 7840HS, Crucial P3 Plus CT1000P3PSSD8
10819 Points +19%
GPD Win Max 2
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, BiWin NQ200 1TB CNF82GS1D00-1TB
10743 Points +18%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Radeon 780M, Z1 Extreme, Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
10296 Points +14%
GPD Win 4
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, BiWin CE480Y2D100-1TB
10205 Points +13%
Average of class UMPC
  (9068 - 10606, n=2, last 2 years)
9837 Points +8%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB
9068 Points
One XPlayer 2
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U
8480 Points -6%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Beelink SER7
Radeon 780M, R7 7840HS, Crucial P3 Plus CT1000P3PSSD8
10452 Points +25%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Radeon 780M, Z1 Extreme, Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
10074 Points +20%
GPD Win 4
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, BiWin CE480Y2D100-1TB
9235 Points +10%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB
8386 Points
Average of class UMPC
  (7390 - 8386, n=2, last 2 years)
7888 Points -6%
GPD Win Max 2
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, BiWin NQ200 1TB CNF82GS1D00-1TB
7339 Points -12%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1355U, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
6997 Points -17%
One XPlayer 2
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U
6089 Points -27%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Beelink SER7
Radeon 780M, R7 7840HS, Crucial P3 Plus CT1000P3PSSD8
9052 Points +26%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Radeon 780M, Z1 Extreme, Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
8621 Points +20%
GPD Win 4
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, BiWin CE480Y2D100-1TB
7529 Points +5%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB
7204 Points
One XPlayer 2
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U
6799 Points -6%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1355U, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
6385 Points -11%
Average of class UMPC
  (4737 - 7204, n=2, last 2 years)
5971 Points -17%
GPD Win Max 2
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, BiWin NQ200 1TB CNF82GS1D00-1TB
5514 Points -23%
CrossMark / Overall
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Radeon 780M, Z1 Extreme, Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
1718 Points +37%
Beelink SER7
Radeon 780M, R7 7840HS, Crucial P3 Plus CT1000P3PSSD8
1700 Points +35%
GPD Win Max 2
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, BiWin NQ200 1TB CNF82GS1D00-1TB
1657 Points +32%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1355U, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1610 Points +28%
GPD Win 4
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, BiWin CE480Y2D100-1TB
1575 Points +25%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB
1256 Points
Average of class UMPC
  (last 2 years)
1256 Points 0%
One XPlayer 2
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U
1009 Points -20%
CrossMark / Productivity
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Radeon 780M, Z1 Extreme, Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
1662 Points +25%
GPD Win Max 2
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, BiWin NQ200 1TB CNF82GS1D00-1TB
1657 Points +25%
Beelink SER7
Radeon 780M, R7 7840HS, Crucial P3 Plus CT1000P3PSSD8
1621 Points +22%
GPD Win 4
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, BiWin CE480Y2D100-1TB
1596 Points +20%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1355U, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1587 Points +20%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB
1326 Points
Average of class UMPC
  (last 2 years)
1326 Points 0%
One XPlayer 2
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U
971 Points -27%
CrossMark / Creativity
Beelink SER7
Radeon 780M, R7 7840HS, Crucial P3 Plus CT1000P3PSSD8
1953 Points +56%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Radeon 780M, Z1 Extreme, Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
1878 Points +50%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1355U, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1708 Points +37%
GPD Win Max 2
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, BiWin NQ200 1TB CNF82GS1D00-1TB
1679 Points +34%
GPD Win 4
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, BiWin CE480Y2D100-1TB
1596 Points +28%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB
1251 Points
Average of class UMPC
  (last 2 years)
1251 Points 0%
One XPlayer 2
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U
1054 Points -16%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
GPD Win Max 2
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, BiWin NQ200 1TB CNF82GS1D00-1TB
1593 Points +47%
GPD Win 4
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, BiWin CE480Y2D100-1TB
1457 Points +35%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Radeon 780M, Z1 Extreme, Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
1451 Points +34%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1355U, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1405 Points +30%
Beelink SER7
Radeon 780M, R7 7840HS, Crucial P3 Plus CT1000P3PSSD8
1293 Points +20%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB
1082 Points
Average of class UMPC
  (last 2 years)
1082 Points 0%
One XPlayer 2
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U
994 Points -8%
WebXPRT 3 /
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Radeon 780M, Z1 Extreme, Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
432 Points +84%
Beelink SER7
Radeon 780M, R7 7840HS, Crucial P3 Plus CT1000P3PSSD8
332 Points +41%
GPD Win 4
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, BiWin CE480Y2D100-1TB
293 Points +25%
GPD Win Max 2
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, BiWin NQ200 1TB CNF82GS1D00-1TB
290 Points +23%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen4 IRU
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1355U, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
290 Points +23%
Average of class UMPC
  (235 - 259, n=2, last 2 years)
247 Points +5%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB
235 Points
One XPlayer 2
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U
181.3 Points -23%
WebXPRT 4 / Overall Score
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Radeon 780M, Z1 Extreme, Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
277 Points +41%
Beelink SER7
Radeon 780M, R7 7840HS, Crucial P3 Plus CT1000P3PSSD8