ASUS ROG Ally X Specs Guide - Chipset, Battery Life, and More

Artist rendition of the black ASUS ROG Ally X in front of an ASUS press image
Credit: StealthOptional / ASUS

Artist rendition of the black ASUS ROG Ally X in front of an ASUS press image
Credit: StealthOptional / ASUS
June 3, 2024: ASUS has confirmed the ROG Ally X specs.

The ASUS ROG Ally X is giving the Steam Deck a run for its money, offering great performance in a small package. ASUS has shared some details on the upcoming handheld, providing some much-needed information on the mid-gen portable PC.

ASUS' upcoming device has some big competition to match. With the likes of the Steam Deck OLED taking the top spot on the best gaming handheld list, and the potential Nintendo Switch 2 specs taking some players away from the portable PC market. However, if you're interested in what ASUS' latest handheld offers, here's what you need to know.

ASUS ROG Ally X Specs

The ASUS ROG Ally X specs are:

  • APU: AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
  • GPU: AMD Radeon (RDNA 3, 12 CUs, 2.7 GHz)
  • Screen: 7-inch 1920x1080" 48–120Hz VRR IPS panel
  • Battery: 80WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion
  • Storage: 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 2280 SSD slot
  • RAM: 24GB RAM
  • Dimensions: 28.0 x 11.1 x 2.47 ~ 3.69 cm
  • Ports: 3.5mm audio jack, Thunderbolt 4 supporting DisplayPort, USB-C supporting DisplayPort

The ROG Ally X is a significant upgrade over its predecessor. For example, it features more RAM, bigger storage, better battery life, and a much better design overall to make it a more comfortable gaming experience.

If you're looking to preorder the ROG Ally X, it is available exclusively through Best Buy in the US and Curry's in the UK for $799.99 / £799.

The most notable feature is the fact that this is solely a mid-gen refresh. While we believed the ASUS ROG Ally 2 would be released this year, it turns out to be a simple upgrade. It contains the same chipset and screen found in the ASUS ROG Ally, and the design will likely be the exact same but in black.

Considering our biggest issue with the first handheld in our ASUS ROG Ally review was the Windows 11, as well as some disappointing design features, the ROG Ally X won't actually solve these problems. However, ASUS has moved the SD Card slot away from the heatsink, which is a good move overall.

That being said, the MSI Claw has been a disappointing Windows 11 handheld, so those looking to get into the portable PC market with Microsoft's operating system may want to jump to the ASUS ROG Ally X, but it might be a tough sell for those already using the ROG Ally.

That's everything there is to know about the ASUS ROG Ally X's specs right now. With a much better design, this mid-gen refresh should tide us over until ASUS' proper next-gen attempt.

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