Asus refreshes the ROG Ally and ups the price

Asus ROG Ally X Price Nepal
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Last year, Asus launched its first-ever handheld gaming device — the ROG Ally. The company has now launched another handheld under the same name. However, it’s not the successor to the original one, more of a refresh. Let’s discuss the new Asus ROG Ally X in further detail including its price in Nepal.

Asus ROG Ally X Overview

Design and Display

The updated edition of the Asus ROG Ally comes with slight changes in design. Its edges have been curved out in comparison to the original one. Similarly, the joystick and controls have been repositioned while the D-pad gets a redesign. Meanwhile, the fingerprint sensor now sits inside a cavity. The colour option has also shifted from a single white option to a single black one. Not only has the exterior of the Asus ROG Ally X been updated, but the internal design has also gone through remodelling.

Asus ROG Ally X Design

Firstly, the internal cooling system has been updated with slimmer fans which increases the airflow by 10 percent. Now, the air moves towards the display as well. Other than that, the company also relocated the microSD card slot away from the exhausts. In the meantime, the display on this thing remains unchanged with the 7-inch IPS panel with Gorilla Glass Victus protecting. On top of the glass, it has a DXC coating that reduces reflection and increases the hardness of the glass. Besides, the display stretches FHD in resolution and offers a brightness and refresh rate of 500 nits and 120Hz respectively.

Performance

The primary driver on this thing is the AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme chip. It was available as one of the options in the original handheld. However, this was the more powerful of the two, so the Asus ROG Ally X coming with only this one shouldn’t be much of an issue. The processor comes with Zen4 architecture, eight cores, 16 threads, and a 5.10 GHz peak frequency. Additionally, it packs the 12-core Radeon 780M GPU with RDNA 3 architecture.

Asus ROG Ally X Performance

Moving on, Asus updates the other aspects of the ROG Ally X’s performance. Starting with the memory, it’s now 24GB LPDDR5-7500 RAM coming from 16GB LPDDR5-6500 on the previous iteration. Likewise, the storage department also gets an upgrade doubling in capacity from 512GB. Furthermore, the SSD type has also been updated to M.2 2280 from the rather rare M.2 2242 on the OG Ally. The battery on the latest edition of the handheld has also doubled to 80Wh while the charging speed remains unchanged.

Asus ROG Ally X Specifications

  • Design: Standard console-like
  • Dimensions: 280.00 mm x 111.00 mm x 24.70–36.90 mm
  • Weight: 678 grams
  • Display: 7-inch, 16:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD, Glossy finish, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, 10-point multi-touch, 120Hz refresh rate, 7ms response time, 500 nits brightness, 100% sRGB and 75.35% Adobe colour gamut
  • Resolution: 1,920 x 1,080 pixels
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon Graphics
  • RAM: 24GB, dual-channel LPDDR5-7500
  • Storage: 1TB NVMe PCIe 4.0 M.2 2280 SSD
  • Operating System: Windows 11 Home
  • Ports: 1x Thunderbolt 4 (supports DisplayPort and PD), 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (supports DisplayPort and PD), 1x UHS-II microSD card reader, 1x 3.5mm combo audio jack
  • Connectivity: Tri-band WiFi 6E (802.11ax) 2×2 + Bluetooth v5.2
  • Battery: 80Wh 4S1P Li-ion cell with 65W charging

Asus ROG Ally X Price in Nepal and Availability

The company announced the latest handheld on 02 June 2024 and is available for pre-order on its official website. It goes at the price tag of USD 799.99 and comes bundled with 3 months of Xbox Game Pass. If and when it arrives here, we expect the Asus ROG Ally X price in Nepal to be NPR 129,999.

Asus Handheld Price in the USA (Official) Price in Nepal (Expected)
ROG Ally X USD 799.99 NPR 129,999
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