ASUS ROG Ally X gaming handheld with 7″ FHD 120Hz display, Ryzen Z1 Extreme, 80Wh battery, up to 24GB RAM starts at $799

ASUS has launched the ROG Ally X handheld gaming console at Computex 2024, featuring several upgrades from the original ROG Ally.

The ROG Ally X retains the AMD Ryzen Z1 APU with 8 Zen 4 cores and 16 threads, 24 MB of L3 cache, and a clock speed of up to 5.1 GHz. It also has an integrated RDNA 3 iGPU with 12 compute units running at 2800 MHz. The console maintains the 7-inch FHD 120Hz display with 500 nits brightness and Dolby Vision.

Design updates include a larger 80Wh battery, double the capacity of the original 40Wh. The device supports 100W charging but comes with the same 65W adapter.

The internal zero gravity thermal solution now features new, smaller fans with 50% more blades, enhancing airflow by 10%. A new tunnel design and an additional third vent improve heat dissipation, reducing panel temperatures by up to 6°C.

The chassis has been redesigned in a new black color, with deeper handles and a more rounded shape for better comfort. Button and stick arrangements are now more ergonomic, with slanted triggers for easier pressing.

Smaller macro buttons on the back reduce accidental presses while remaining accessible. The joysticks are upgraded to a more durable module rated for a 5-million-cycle lifespan, with stiffer springs for a familiar response curve.

The D-Pad is improved for precise eight-direction input, suitable for fighting and retro games. The XG Mobile port has been replaced with two USB-C ports, one Thunderbolt compatible, allowing for third-party docks and external GPUs.

The ROG Ally X offers up to 24 GB of LPDDR5X memory at 7500 MT/s in dual-channel mode. It includes a full M.2 slot (2280 form factor) supporting up to 1 TB storage, doubling the original variant’s capacity.

The I/O setup features two Type-C ports, including one USB4 (Thunderbolt 4), enabling eGPU use or providing an extra USB port.

The device weighs 678 grams, just 70 grams more than the original, with a balanced weight distribution for comfort. It measures 280.2 x 114 x 36.9 mm.

Other features include Seamless Sync, dual front-facing speakers with Dolby Atmos support, an updated Armory Crate (SE 1.5) for game library customization, and connectivity options including WIFI 6E and BT 5.2.

Quick Specifications: ASUS ROG Ally X
  • Upgraded Ergonomic Design
  • 7-inch FHD 120Hz Display, 500 nits Brightness, Dolby Vision
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen Z1 APU; Integrated RDNA 3 iGPU
  • Memory: 24GB LPDDR5 Onboard (7,500MHz Dual-Channel)
  • Storage: Up to 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe PCIe SSD
  • I/O Ports: Audio combo jack, microSD card reader (UHS-II, 312MB/s), USB-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2), USB-C (USB4, Thunderbolt 4 compliant).
  • Audio: Dual front-facing speakers with Smart Amplifier Technology, Dolby Atmos, AI Noise-Canceling Technology, Hi-Res Audio Certification, built-in array microphone.
  • Battery: 80Whr; USB-C 65W Power Adapter
  • Thermal & Cooling: Zero Gravity Thermal Solution with New Fans
  • Additional Features: Seamless Sync, Armory Crate SE 1.5
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6E, BT 5.2
  • Operating System: Windows 11 Home
  • Dimension: 280.2 x 114 x 36.9 mm
  • Weight: 678g
  • Color: Black
Pricing and availability

The ASUS ROG Ally X is available for pre-order starting at USD 799 (Rs. 66,685 approx.), with retail availability in July 2024. Additionally, it comes with a three-month gaming pass.