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ASUS updates ROG Ally X handheld gaming console with more speed, power and a bigger battery

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) has launched the latest model of its powerful ROG Ally handheld gaming consoles – the ROG Ally X – with faster speeds, longer battery life, improved thermals and even more precise controls.

ROG Ally X is available to pre-order ahead of its launch on July 22. It will be priced at $1,599.

The device was built with Windows 11 onboard and gives users the ability to play the latest games on the go.

It is powered by the AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor and has a new 1TB SSD (solid state drive) – up from the last model’s 512GB.

Memory has also been upgraded to 24GB LPDDR5X-7500 RAM and the AMD Ryzen Z1 can also share the video RAM with the device’s system RAM.

Having 24GB RAM means more memory can be allocated to both the system and the GPU to offer superior performance when running the next gen premium titles.

Users can even upgrade the storage thanks to a redesigned motherboard.

Design-wide the ROG Ally X has had an upgrade to make it even more ergonomic. The redesign also includes improved thermal cooling and connectivity.

It has deeper handles and a more rounded shape for added comfort without adding any thickness.

The buttons and stick are place at an even better angle and the triggers have been slanted to make them easier to reach.

The joysticks have also been replaced with a more durable module and the D-Pad has also been improved with more precise controls.

ASUS has listened to the customers and the XG Mobile port has been replaced with two USB-C ports – one of Thunderbolt compatible to work with third party docks and external GPUs.

To keep things cool the fans are 23 per cent smaller with 50 per cent thinner fan blades to promote better airflow.

There are two new tunnels in the housing to direct air up and out and a third exhaust vent on the upper edge.

This results in 24 per cent more air volume which keeps things 6-degree Celsius cooler than the last model so it can handle longer sessions.

Add in Armoury Crate SE 1.5 which now offers a customisable game library and unified system updated.

On the battery side is a larger 8oWh battery – twice the size of the previous model so users can play longer before needing to look for a power point.

“We’re excited to launch the new ROG Ally X in Australia and New Zealand after receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback from users on the ROG Ally last year,” says Bradley Howe, Head of Consumer, Systems Business Group ASUS Australia.

“We have continued to listen to our customers’ feedback, resulting in the new ROG Ally X, which offers great improvements to battery, thermal cooling and storage.

“We are delighted that this best-in-class handheld console will now be available for individuals looking for a powerful yet portable on-the-go gaming experience.”

ASUS ROG Ally X will be available for pre-order, today in Australia and New Zealand from the ASUS E-shop (AU), JB Hi-Fi (AU/NZ) and PB Tech (NZ).

It will be priced at $1,599 in Australia and $1,799 in New Zealand.



Operating System Windows 11 Home
Display 7” FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9, 500 nits brightness, 100% sRGB, Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus™ with Gorilla® Glass DXC coating, touchscreen, 120 Hz refresh rate, 7 ms response time, AMD FreeSync Premium
CPU AMD Ryzen™ Z1 Extreme Processor (“Zen4” architecture with 4 nm process, 8-core /16-threads, 24 MB 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)
Memory 24 GB LPDDR5X on board (7500 MHz dual channel)
Storage Up to 1 TB M.2 2280 NVMe™ PCIe® G4x4 Value SSD
I/O Ports 1 x Audio combo jack

1 x Micro SD Card reader (UHS-II, 312MB/s)

1 x USB-C® supports USB 3.2 Gen 2 (DisplayPort™ 1.4 with FreeSync support, Power Delivery 3.0 (Input: 20V/5A, Output 5V/1.5A))

1 x USB4® (Thunderbolt™ 4 compliance, DisplayPort™ 1.4 with FreeSync support, Power Delivery 3.0 (Input: 20V/5A, output:5V/3A)

Audio 2-speaker system with Smart Amplifier Technology

Dolby Atmos®

AI noise-cancelling technology

Hi-Res Audio certification

Built-in array microphone

Battery 80 Wh
Power Supply USB-C®, 65W AC Adapter, Output: 20V DC, 3.25 A, 65 W, Input: 100~240V AC 50 / 60 Hz universal
Dimension 28.0 x 11.1 x 2.47 cm
Weight 678 g

* Stephen Fenech travelled to Taiwan as a guest of ASUS