ASUS ROG Ally X hands-on preview

Despite there being multiple competitors in the space, ASUS ROG became the foremost Windows 11 gaming handheld manufacturer over the course of the last year. This has largely been due to the efforts of the ASUS ROG team, which has repeatedly worked to improve the ROG Ally by bringing helpful new features to it via significant updates. A year later, we now have the new ROG Ally X. Rather than being a next-gen ROG Ally, it serves as an improved model with double the battery and SSD capacity but still employs the same processor and display as the original device.  

I spent a few hours playing with the ROG Ally X and noting its changes from the original ROG Ally for this hands-on preview. Here’s what I think of the ROG Ally X so far. 

This hands-on preview was made possible thanks to a preview unit provided by ASUS ROG. The company did not see the contents of this preview before publishing. I’ll be updating this preview to a review with a score once ASUS gives the go-ahead for me to share more thorough benchmark testing results.

ROG Ally X: Price and specs

The M1 and M2 buttons on the back are smaller than on the original handheld.  (Image credit: Rebecca Spear / Windows Central)

During the initial ROG Ally X teaser announcement, ASUS ROG explained that the new gaming handheld model has the same AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor and the same 7-inch FHD, 120Hz display as the original device. Many people were upset with this news. However, there really isn’t a better gaming handheld processor on the market right now, and the display is still very good for what it is. If anything, sticking with these specs helps keep ROG Ally X’s price down to a more affordable cost. That said, there are a few changes from the original device to help warrant the higher cost of the handheld.

Source link

Previous articleExpert Says Shiba Inu Could Reach $0.003 if Bitcoin Hits $150K
Next articleBillionaire Tech CEO Michael Dell Signals Bitcoin Interest Via Michael Saylor Retweet