Asus is launching its second-generation handheld gaming PC – the ROG Ally X on June 2. The Windows running handheld is expected to offer some key improvements over its predecessor and a South Korean retailer already listed the device for pre-orders confirming its design, key specs and local pricing.

Asus ROG Ally X
Asus ROG Ally X

ROG Ally X will retain the same basic design of the ROG Ally but it now comes in black. The specs posters confirm it will feature a 7-inch touchscreen with FHD resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, and 500 nits peak brightness. It remains to be seen if the panel will be LCD like before or if Asus is jumping to OLED this time. Either way, it will support AMD FreeSync and Dolby Atmos.

Powering the internals is AMD’s Ryzen Z1 Extreme – the same 4nm processor with 8 cores and 16 threads like on the ROG Ally paired with RDNA3 graphics, 24GB RAM and 1TB PCIe 4.0 SSD which will now be of the more common M.2 2280 format instead of the M.2 2230 variety found on the first-gen Ally.

ROG Ally X key specs (machine translated from Korean) ROG Ally X key specs (machine translated from Korean) ROG Ally X key specs (machine translated from Korean)
ROG Ally X key specs (machine translated from Korean)

Asus will offer its Armoury Crate SE interface on top of Windows but the more important bit is the new battery. ROG Ally X will feature an 80Wh battery which should deliver much-improved endurance compared to the first gen ROG Ally’s 40Wh cell. It is advertised to last up to 3 hours of “heavy gaming” which would be a major upgrade.

Other specs include a fingerprint scanner and USB4 port capable of Thunderbolt 4 speeds at up to 40Gbps. ROG Ally will be slightly heavier at 670 grams compared to the ROG Ally’s 608 grams.

ROG Ally X is listed at KRW 1,592,310 in South Korea which converts to $1,157. Deliveries are expected from mid-June. Previous rumors suggest the device will launch at $799 in the US.


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