ASUS confirms ROG Ally X with “excellent battery”, extra RAM

ASUS has formally confirmed the subsequent ROG Ally handheld, and it’s known as the ROG Ally X. In a video livestream occasion on the official ROG YouTube channel on Might 9, ASUS’s Whitson Gordon and Jake Kulinski gave a short rundown of the revamped handheld.

Gordon was clear that this isn’t the ROG Ally 2, therefore why “2” was neglected of the title. And the principle motive for that’s as a result of the ROG Ally X is extra of an “in-between” model of the Ally that’s a bit of greater than a few modifications from the unique mannequin, however not an entire redesign like what you’d see on an Ally 2. It’s someplace within the center Gordon mentioned. A rumor was noticed from January of this yr that mentioned ASUS was planning a second Ally for launch in 2024. And this appears to be that handheld, slightly than an precise second-gen mannequin.

There weren’t numerous particulars given out concerning the Ally X however ASUS does affirm {that a} full announcement is on the best way. “The subsequent ROG Ally is coming,” the corporate says, and it plans to carry the complete announcement on June 2. So just some extra weeks. That being mentioned, ASUS does share among the modifications which are being launched. And all of them are primarily modifications ASUS made based mostly on suggestions from the passionate ROG Ally group.

The ROG Ally X handheld can have a “excellent battery”

One of many most important complaints concerning the unique ROG Ally is the battery life, as a result of it lasts for noticeably much less time than the Steam Deck. ASUS took that info to coronary heart and have improved the battery fairly a bit with the ROG Ally X. How large the battery is or what the brand new battery life is was not talked about. What ASUS does say is that the battery life is “excellent.” Implying that there’s a important enchancment in comparison with the unique.

The Ally X additionally has extra RAM. Plus, there’s a brand new replace coming to the Armoury Crate that makes issues look cleaner and only a bit extra organized. This consists of the addition of a brand new tab so as to add sure video games to a favorites record. After including these video games to your favorites, this tab can present these video games. Making it simpler to search out every little thing you’re presently enjoying. That is going to be helpful for anybody who has a big sport library. Since you’ll be capable of weed out something you aren’t enjoying in the intervening time.

One other small however welcome change is a capability to separate your Steam video games from the remainder of your library. In a brand new ‘Platforms’ tab you’ll have video games listed by the platform that they belong to. So your Xbox video games might be separate out of your Steam video games and so forth.

The brand new record view provides additional sport library customization

ASUS, sadly, didn’t have a lot to share by way of the record view, apart from that it’s out there. There’s additionally going to be a brand new homescreen customization possibility that permits you to modify the dimensions of the tiles to your video games, and re-order them, and there’s even a backdrop of the sport that’s presently highlighted. It’s also possible to have the tiles positioned on the prime, within the heart, or on the backside of the display screen. Shifting into extra new choices, on the sport library display screen, you’re going to have the ability to press the X key and get choices to now uninstall a sport.

ASUS was very clear that Armoury Crate doesn’t really uninstall the sport. The uninstall possibility merely acts as a strategy to leap proper to the Home windows uninstall display screen. So it’s a lot faster.

One thing that ought to make the complete group blissful is the upcoming means to add profiles for button mappings and such. As this may let gamers commerce them round. If you wish to watch the complete video about any of the modifications ASUS shared this week, you will discover that under. And the complete announcement is just some weeks out.

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