What's New on the ROG Ally X Handheld Gaming Device?

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What's New on the ROG Ally X Handheld Gaming Device?

When ASUS Republic of Gamers unveiled the ROG Ally X on June 2nd, the next iteration of its popular handheld Windows gaming PC promised major upgrades over the previous model. Now that full details have been released, let's take a look at what's new and improved with the Ally X:

More Powerful Internals

While the Ally X retains the powerful AMD Ryzen™ Z1 Extreme processor from the original, it doubles down on RAM and storage. Memory sees a huge boost from 12GB to 24GB of blazing-fast LPDDR5X-7500, providing ample headroom for the GPU. Storage gets a capacity upgrade to 1TB thanks to a speedy M.2 NVMe SSD, with an M.2 2280 slot that allows for easy future expansions.

Longer Battery Life

One of the biggest improvements is battery life. The Ally X packs a hefty 80Wh battery, double the capacity of its predecessor. This massive upgrade allows for much longer unplugged gaming sessions away from a power outlet. Impressively, ROG managed to incorporate this larger battery while keeping the Ally X's weight at just 678g through optimized weight distribution.

Improved Cooling

To handle the thermal demands of the powerful hardware, cooling performance has been dramatically enhanced. The new thermal solution employs redesigned compact high-airflow fans, a third exhaust vent, and reengineered airflow tunnels. Together, these improvements enable a 24% increase in air volume compared to the original Ally, allowing the internals and 7-inch display to run up to 6°C cooler under load.

Refined Ergonomics

The Ally X sports a refreshed ergonomic design with deeper hand grips, repositioned macro keys, and slanted triggers to reduce hand fatigue during marathon gaming sessions. The joysticks have been upgraded to new modules with an impressive 5 million cycle lifespan, while a new enhanced 8-way D-Pad offers greater precision for fighting games and retro titles. Connectivity also sees an upgrade with dual USB-C ports, one of which supports Thunderbolt for docks and eGPUs.

While the brilliant 7-inch 1080p 120Hz display with 100% sRGB, 500 nits brightness, and FreeSync Premium tech remains unchanged, the updated Armoury Crate SE 1.5 software brings a revamped customizable game library interface and integrated driver/BIOS update functionality.

With these substantial upgrades to performance, battery life, cooling, and ergonomics, the 2024 ROG Ally X looks to build upon the solid foundation of the original and elevate the handheld Windows gaming experience to new heights.



Operating System Windows 11 Home
Processor CPU:AMD Ryzen™ Z1 Extreme Processor ("Zen4" architecture with 4nm process, 8-core /16-threads, 24MB total cache, up to 5.10 Ghz boost)
GPU:AMD Radeon™ Graphics (AMD RDNA™ 3, 12 CUs, up to 2.7 GHz, up to 8.6 Teraflops)
TDP: 9-30W
Display 7-inch
FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9
glossy display
Gorilla® Glass Victus™
Touch Screen (10-point multi-touch)
Refresh Rate:120Hz
Response Time:7ms
FreeSync Premium
Memory 12GB*2 LPDDR5 on board
Support dual channel memory
Storage 1TB PCIe® 4.0 NVMe™ M.2 SSD (2280)
I/O Ports 1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack
1x Thunderbolt™ 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)
Audio Dolby Atmos
Hi-Res certification (for headphone)
Smart Amp Technology
AI noise-canceling technology
Built-in array microphone
2-speaker system with Smart Amplifier Technology
Network and Communication Wi-Fi 6E(802.11ax) (Triple band) 2*2 + Bluetooth® 5.2 (*Bluetooth® version may change with OS version different.)
80WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion
Power Supply TYPE-C, 65W AC Adapter, Output: 20V DC, 3.25A, 65W, Input: 100~240V AC 50/60Hz universal
Weight 678 g (1.49 lbs)
(W x D x H)
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
Note All specifications are subject to change without notice. Please check with your supplier for exact offers. Products may not be available in all markets.


About ROG

Republic of Gamers (ROG) is an ASUS sub-brand dedicated to creating the world’s best gaming hardware and software. Formed in 2006, ROG offers a complete line of innovative products known for performance and quality, including motherboards, graphics cards, system components, laptops, desktops, monitors, smartphones, audio equipment, routers, peripherals and accessories. ROG participates in and sponsors major international gaming events. ROG gear has been used to set hundreds of overclocking records and it continues to be the preferred choice of gamers and enthusiasts around the world. To become one of those who dare, learn more about ROG at: https://rog.asus.com/


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