ASUS announces new ROG Ally X, priced at 799 USD

The ASUS ROG Ally X just dropped, and it's quite the upgrade to its predecessor.

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In a recent media preview, ASUS announced yet another premium device for their stacked Q2 lineup of releases, the ROG Ally X. The handheld comes as a substantial upgrade to the initial ROG Ally, a portable console that set out to shake up the competition. Aside from a sleek, black colorway, the ROG Ally X comes with some quite literal game-changing updates.

ROG Ally X

It features  the familiar 7-inch touchscreen with FHD resolution, 120Hz refresh rate and a peak brightness of 500 nits. The updates include a reworked motherboard, better ergonomics courtesy of a slightly wider chassis, sturdier joysticks, a bigger 80 Wh battery, and a more easily upgradable 1TB PCIe Gen4 M.2 2280 SSD that, unlike its predecessor, can be swapped out with ease.

ROG Ally X

As for internals, the handheld will run on AMD’s Ryzen Z1 Extreme–the same 4nm processor with 8 cores and 16 threads, just like its predecessor. Games are expected to run smoothly on RDNA3 graphics, 24GB of dual channel LPDDR5X RAM, and the aforementioned 1TB SSD. Given how capable the initial ROG Ally was, it’s interesting to see just how much improvement these internals will be able to show.

This devices is clearly geared towards more hardcore gamers who also enjoy tinkering with their gear. While it can cater to the more “fire and forget” types, power users will definitely get a kick out of the X’s potential versatility. It comes with its own set of accessories, with more details to come out in the near future. As of now, we only have info on the device itself.

The ASUS ROG Ally X is priced at 799 USD and available for pre-order. Actual availability is set for July. For more information and updates, check out the official website and Facebook page.