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The ASUS ROG Ally X is now available to pre-order in Australia

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ASUS ROG ALLY X
ASUS ROG Ally X
The Meta Quest 3 is an affordable mixed-reality headset when compared to the Apple Vision Pro, while offering many of the same features in a standalone package with no PC required.
Storage/RAM
1TB/24GB
Display
7-inch 120Hz Full HD display
Processor
AMD Z1 Extreme
Starts at
$1599

Pricing only accurate at the time of publish. 

Brodie Fogg
Jun 03, 2024
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The ASUS ROG Ally X is now available to pre-order in Australia. It costs $1,599 and is available via the ASUS website and JB HI-FI ahead of the 22 July launch. 

The ASUS ROG Ally was one of the first serious Steam Deck alternatives to be released in Australia. As a first attempt for ASUS, the ROG Ally was a powerful handheld PC hamstrung by battery constraints and Windows 11 quirks. The ASUS ROG Ally X promises to double battery performance, SSD storage and RAM, updating the thermals and improving the controls and ergonomics of the chunky handheld. Here's what you need to know. 

ASUS ROG ALLy X lifestyle

How much does ASUS ROG Ally X cost in Australia?


The ASUS ROG Ally X will cost $1,599 to pre-order in Australia. That's $300 more than the RRP of the original ASUS ROG Ally (though you can get it much cheaper these days.) The Steam Deck OLED isn't officially available in Australia but you can get the 1TB OLED model from Amazon for around $1,250. 

Pre-orders are available now ahead of the ASUS ROG Ally X's 22 July release date. 

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Where can I pre-order the ASUS ROG Ally X in Australia?

ASUS ROG Ally X pre-orders are available exclusively through the ASUS online store or JB HI-FI. 

It's entirely possible more retailers will supply the ROG Ally X once it is officially released. At the time of writing, the original ASUS ROG Ally is available through Scorptec, Officeworks, Dick Smith, Centre Com, JB HI-FI, EB Games and even Bunnings. 

ASUS ROG Ally X vs. ASUS ROG Ally

The ASUS ROG Ally X isn't a revolutionary upgrade but the performance upgrades could make it a worthy successor.

The ASUS ROG Ally X isn't a monumental upgrade when compared to the ROG Ally. In console terms, it's probably best to think of the ROG Ally X as the PlayStation 4 Pro to the ROG Ally's standard PlayStation 4. With that said, an extra $300 could be worth it for the improvements that are there. 

The ASUS ROG Ally X doubles the internal storage from 512GB to 1TB, doubles the RAM from 12GB to 24GB and doubles the potential battery performance from a 40-watt-hour-rated battery to an 80-watt-hour-rated battery. 

In addition to that, Windows has since made some improvements to the experience with a new 'compact mode' for handhelds like the ROG Ally X. So on paper, most of our complaints have been addressed. We'll just have to see how much of a difference it makes in the real world. Here's a quick side-by-side of the ROG Ally X and ROG Ally:

Specs
ROG Ally X
ROG Ally
Display7-inch Full HD (1920x1080)7-inch Full HD (1920x1080)
Refresh rateUp to 120HzUp t0 120Hz
ProcessorAMD Z1 ExtremeAMD Z1 Extreme
Storage1TB SSD512GB SSD
RAM24GB16GB
Ports2x USB-C
3.5mm headphone jack
microSD slot
USB-C
3.5mm headphone jack
microSD slot
Battery80-watt-hour40-watt-hour
Price$1,599$1,299
Brodie Fogg
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Brodie Fogg
Brodie Fogg is the Australian editorial lead at Reviews.org. He has covered consumer tech, telecommunications, video games, streaming and entertainment for over five years at websites like WhistleOut and Finder and can be found sharing streaming recommendations at 7NEWS every month.