Asus ROG Ally X is Official, Pre-Orders are Now Live

The Asus ROG Ally X has officially been revealed, and pre-orders are now live! Here’s more information about the handheld console, including specifications, pricing, and availability. 

The handheld gaming community has been growing steadily in recent times, with manufacturers releasing new devices and refreshes more frequently. The latest refresh comes for arguably the most used handheld console in the industry right now: the Asus ROG Ally. The Asus ROG Ally X is the successor to the handheld console, and it brings a few exciting upgrades. However, it isn’t a complete overhaul that many might be expecting. 

ROG Ally X vs ROG Ally

There are some notable enhancements for the ROG Ally X, including a lot more RAM, coming in at 24GB LPDDR5 – 7500 MT/s, compared to last gen’s 16GB LPDDR5 – 6400 MT/s. This upgrade will help with performance through the increased RAM and faster speeds. The next big change is its storage, which has doubled from last-gen’s 512GB to 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe PCIe Gen 4 SSD this time around. This means you can fit even more games on your device when traveling (how convenient!)

Moreover, the one change that fans will be the most excited about is the battery, as Asus has listened to the community and doubled the capacity from 40Wh to 80Wh, which is exciting, to say the least. Lastly, there are minor tweaks to the body, such as enhancements for the handles, the chassis, and the joysticks. Also, the ROG XG Mobile port has been discarded for USB 4 ports on the new device. However, the APU is the same one from the last gen, which is AMD Ryzen 1 Extreme. Check out the full specifications of the ROG Ally X below. 

ROG Ally X Specifications 

SpecificationsROG Ally X
CPUAMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme Processor (“Zen4” architecture with 4nm process, 8-core /16-threads, 24MB total cache, up to 5.10 GHz boost)
GPUAMD Radeon Graphics (AMD RDNA 3, 12 CUs, up to 2.7 GHz, up to 8.6 Teraflops)
TDP: 9-30W
Display7-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9, IPS-level, glossy display, sRGB:100%, Adobe:75.35%, Gorilla Glass Victus, Touch Screen (10-point multi-touch), Refresh Rate:120Hz, Response Time:7ms, Brightness:500nits, FreeSync Premium
Memory12GBx2 LPDDR5 on board, Support dual channel memory
Storage1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD (2280)
Ports1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack
1x Type C USB 4 support DisplayPort™ / power delivery
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C support DisplayPort™ / power delivery
1x UHS-II microSD card reader (supports SD, SDXC and SDHC)
Control and InputA B X Y buttons, D-pad, L & R Hall Effect analog triggers, L & R bumpers, View button, Menu button, Command Center button, Armoury Crate button, 2 x assignable grip buttons, Thumbsticks: 2 x full-size analog sticks, Haptics: HD haptics, Gyro:6-Axis IMU.
AudioA B X Y buttons, D-pad, L & R Hall Effect analog triggers, L & R bumpers, View button, Menu button, Command Center button, Armoury Crate button, 2 x assignable grip buttons, Thumbsticks: 2 x full-size analogue sticks, Haptics: HD haptics, Gyro:6-Axis IMU.
Network and CommunicationWi-Fi 6E(802.11ax) (Triple band) 2×2 + Bluetooth 5.2 (*Bluetooth version may change with OS version different.)
Battery80WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion
Power SupplyTYPE-C, 65W AC Adapter, Output: 20V DC, 3.25A, 65W, Input: 100~240V AC 50/60Hz universal
Weight and Dimensions (W x D x H)678 g (1.49 lbs)
28.0 x 11.1 x 2.47 ~ 3.69 cm (11.02″ x 4.37″ x 0.97″ ~ 1.45″)
Security Built-in Fingerprint Sensor
Microsoft Pluton security processor

Pricing and Availability

The ROG Ally X has been priced at $799, a $100 increase over the launch price of the previous model. An understandable spike thanks to the substantial upgrades that have arrived for the mid-gen refresh. In terms of availability, interested readers can pre-order the Asus ROG Ally X either from the Asus website or BestBuy.com.

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