Emulation catch-all

I really want to stay in the sub $300 range so it seems like Odin Lite, Loki Mini Pro Intel 8505 and the AYA Air Plus I3 model are my best choices. The Android OS on the Odin Lite will have the least overhead and the best battery life whereas the other 2 are more powerful and will allow me to run Windows games. However I could also just stream most of my games to the Odin Lite from my pc via Steam Link/Moonlight or through gamepass/Geforce now.

The battery life is something I hadn't thought of, great point. Windows seemed like an advantage to me for the occasional indy title or classic game that doesn't need a lot of power. On the other hand, I only have one Windows license and I want to keep that for the occasional thing on my Mac if possible. Unless the handheld ships with an OEM license?

Mr GT Chris wrote:

The battery life is something I hadn't thought of, great point. Windows seemed like an advantage to me for the occasional indy title or classic game that doesn't need a lot of power. On the other hand, I only have one Windows license and I want to keep that for the occasional thing on my Mac if possible. Unless the handheld ships with an OEM license?

I believe it comes with a windows license. For the Intel ones would require it and AMD could go without it for Steam OS.

Im really waiting the AYA Neo Air with the I3. As a emulation device and maybe playing JRPGs would be so cool. Dreaming.