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Asus officially confirms new ROG Ally X handheld console

by on10 May 2024

Coming with more RAM, a larger M.2 slot, and a larger battery

Asus has finally revealed a bit more details about the upcoming ROG Ally handheld console update that was rumored earlier, revealing it will be a bit more than just a minor update but rather a redesigned console with the same APU and the same screen, but more RAM, larger M.2 slot, and a larger battery.

Speaking to The Verge, Asus' SVP, Shawn Yen, confirmed previous rumors that the upcoming ROG Ally X, as it is supposedly called, will still use the AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme APU as well as the same 7-inch 48-120Hz VRR screen. It will also fix the previous issue with the SD Card slot, which will be moved away from the heatsink. Asus revealed a few teasers, which suggested a black color design.

On the other hand, Yen confirmed to The Verge that the ROG Ally X will have a significantly larger battery, and while he left all the specifics for the launch, he did hint that we would be looking at over 3 hours of gameplay in the worst-case scenario. Apparently, the longer battery life was the single biggest request, and the company did not realize that people would prioritize it over weight, so obviously, expect the ROG Ally X to be much heavier.

In addition to the bigger battery, the Asus ROG Ally X will also feature a larger M.2 2280 SSD slot, which is a pretty important upgrade, as it will give users a much wider choice in SSDs since the M.2 2230 SSDs are quite rare. Both the bigger battery and larger M.2 slot suggest that the ROG Ally X could be larger as well.

Asus also teased that we could see more than 16GB of RAM as well, possibly with a 32GB option.

Asus will be holding a special announcement on June 2nd, just for ROG Ally, where we'll see if there are any other updates. One thing is sure, it will definitely come with a higher launch price compared to the original ROG Ally.


Last modified on 10 May 2024
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