Computex 2024: ROG Ally X gets bigger battery, improved ergonomics and better cooling

For gaming on-the-go

Asus launched it latest gaming handheld, the ROG Ally X, at Computex 2024. The device runs on the latest Windows 11 operating system and is fueled by the trusted AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor, making it a worthy successor to the ROG Ally.

Although the CPU performance remains unchanged from its predecessor, Asus says the ROG Ally X features “an updated design for enhanced ergonomics, cooling, and connectivity”. The device tips the scales at 678 grams, a 70-gram increase from its predecessor.

The handheld comes with up to 24GB of RAM and 1TB SSD storage. And features a 7-inch full-HD display with 120Hz refresh rate and 7ms response time. The supports a peak brightness of 500 nits, 100% sRGB coverage, and is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. Additionally, it also features AMD's FreeSync Premium technology, which minimises screen tearing for a more immersive gaming experience.

The ROG Ally X has a 2-speaker system, which features Dolby Atmos support and Smart Amplifier Technology. Additionally, it has AI noise cancellation and Smart Amp Tech. The handheld also comes equipped with an in-built array microphone and Hi-Res certification, which is activated when a headphone is connected.

In terms of power, the Ally X packs a larger 80Wh 4-cell Li-ion battery, providing a significant upgrade from the standard model, as per Asus. It supports rapid 65W charging via USB Type-C and offers a range of connectivity options, including a Thunderbolt 4 port with DisplayPort support, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a UHS-II microSD card reader. Rounding out its connectivity features are Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 support.

Asus says the device also incorporates an advanced thermal design with fans that have been downsized by 23% while incorporating a 50% increase in the number of blades. This engineering leads to a 10% boost in airflow, ensuring better heat dissipation. Additionally, the inclusion of a third vent contributes to a temperature reduction of up to six degrees Celsius.