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

The ASUS ROG Ally X has finally been confirmed. Well, sort of. While the full announcement isn't arriving until June 2, 2024, 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

ASUS hasn't confirmed the full list of specs, but the company has made some comments on the upcoming device that gives us a good indication of what to expect. The currently confirmed specs for the ASUS ROG Ally X are:

  • APU: AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
  • Screen: 7-inch 1920x1080" 48–120Hz VRR
  • Battery: Improved battery from ROG Ally
  • Storage: M.2 2280 SSD slot, no confirmed storage size
  • RAM: More than 16GB RAM

Right now, the list of specs isn't exactly concrete. The Verge revealed the information about the ASUS ROG Ally X, and we'll have to wait for the official announcement on June 2 before getting the full list of confirmed specs.

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, it's likely that 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 we know about the ASUS ROG Ally X's specs ahead of the June 2 announcement, but we will update this article to reflect the confirmed specs soon.

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