Jan 18, 2024 3 min read

The AYANEO AM02 is a mini PC that looks like a modern NES, now available on Indiegogo

The NES-inspired AYANEO AM02 mini-PC is now up for preorder on Indiegogo, starting at $439.

AYANEO AM02 NES-style mini PC

The NES-inspired AYANEO AM02 mini-PC is now up for preorder on Indiegogo, starting at $439.

A new week, a new product by AYANEO. The NES-inspired AM02 mini-PC teased earlier this year is now available on Indiegogo, with shipments planned for the end of February.

As the bigger brother of the AM01, which I reviewed here last week, the AM02 is more powerful, thanks to its AMD 7480HS chip, has – for whatever reason – a 4" touchscreen at the top, and looks like a modern revamp of Nintendo's NES.

Because of the higher specs, it's also a tad more expensive than the AM01 (which starts at $299). For the 16 GB memory and 512 GB SSD version, you need to pay $529, with prices going up to $629 for double the memory and storage space. However, these are early bird prices.

Here is the full price list:

AM02 Price Chart

As for the full specs:

  • AYANEO AMD 7480 HS at max 45W
  • 16 or 32 DDR5 SO-DIMM Memory (can be user-expanded up to 64GB)
  • 512 GB or 1 TB internal SSD
    • M2 2280 Interface
    • Can be expanded with up to 8 TB of internal storage
  • 1x USB 4 Type-C
  • 2x USB 3.2 Type-A
  • 2x USB 2.0 Type-A
  • 1x HDMI 2.0
  • 1x DP 1.4
  • 3.5mm combo-jack
  • 1x 2.5G Ethernet Port
  • 1x Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • 1x USB Type-C Power Port
  • Wifi 6E
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • Windows 11 Home pre-installed (except for the Barebones version)

It is differently sized than the AM01. Where the AM01 is 132 x 132 x 60.5mm, this AM02 is 146 x 134 x 48mm.

I liked the AM01 in my review, reserving it a permanent spot next to my TV. I had this to say in the review:

Combining its streaming capabilities with its excellent emulation performance, paired with its extendability, port selection, and price, makes the AM01 a device I can wholeheartedly recommend for those looking for a mini-PC.

It also helps that the AM01 has a great design and doesn’t look like your typical mini PC. I find the Macintosh-inspired design alluring, especially considering I am a longtime Apple user.
Review: AYANEO AM01 Retro Mini PC
The AYANEO AM01 is a new mini PC by a company usually known for handheld devices. In this review, I argue why it is a success.

The AM02 is the same device on paper but has more performance and a different chassis — which I think looks pretty great, along with that weird touchscreen. So, in theory, this sounds like a winning combo. But at a retail price of $659, it remains to be seen if this is true.

So naturally, I'm looking to review the thing.

You can get it now on Indiegogo:

AYANEO AM02:7840HS Retro Mini PC With a 4″ Screen
Rediscover Retro Mini PC丨4-inch Touchscreen丨AMD Ryzen™ 7 7840HS丨Rich Interface Options丨AYASpace | Check out ‘AYANEO AM02:7840HS Retro Mini PC With a 4″ Screen’ on Indiegogo.

If I can count, this is the fourth product in AYANEO's REMAKE line-up. So, all that's now missing is the external battery pack and that very intriguing Game Boy-inspired handheld.

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