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    Great that ASUS is helping handheld PC gaming advance but from a consumer perspective, I cannot in good conscience recommend anyone buying ASUS products.

    Their customer service is legendary for being abysmal and for something like the Ally you need good support.

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      I cannot in good conscience recommend anyone buying ASUS products.

      Or Windows products, for that matter.

      Steam Deck is neither.

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        Yep. I’ve been so incredibly pleasantly surprised by my steamdeck. Gaming mode works so flawlessly, I haven’t had any problems getting any non steam games to run. Switching to desktop mode is so fast and even when there’s like 8Gb of os and app updates it’s done in minutes and the package manager is actually verbose and tells you exactly what it’s doing and how long it expects to take unlike windows updates. I can’t imagine dealing with windows on a handheld, especially once windows 10 goes EOL. I’m actually gearing up to switch my desktop over to Linux since I’ve been so pleased with gaming on the deck. People say windows “just works” but I’ve had way more issues with windows over the years than I have with my steamdeck so far.

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      Way too much bad press about Asus recently, can’t agree more. I’d still go for a steam deck first. They’re also helping Linux which I’m also in favor of 😂

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    This is the best summary I could come up with:


    ASUS have given their handheld an upgrade with the ROG Ally X now getting a full announcement, along with specifications and a price.

    Hopefully they actually fixed the SD Card issue this time…

    While they’re still bundling it with Windows 11, I doubt it will be long before the likes of ChimeraOS, Bazzite and others get updates to allow you to easily run Linux on it.

    The updated ROG Ally X now ships with a larger 1TB M.2 full 2280 for storage, faster 7500Mhz LPDDR5X RAM bumped up to 24GB, an 80 Wh battery, an additional USB-C port, overhauled internals for better cooling and a revised case design for better ergonomics (it’s much more round).

    They also re-positioned the thumbsticks and gave it new thumbsticks that should last longer, there’s a new macro button on the back, a redesigned d-pad and lots of small improvements elsewhere.

    It’s also worth noting, that ASUS have been catching some fire lately for their terrible user support experience, which the excellent Gamers Nexus went over across two videos titled ASUS Scammed Us and the follow-up ASUS Says We’re “Confused”.


    The original article contains 200 words, the summary contains 185 words. Saved 8%. I’m a bot and I’m open source!

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    I have a rog strix and I wouldn’t get another. the screen gets easily nicked, the battery quickly dies after a few months to the point now I MIGHT get 30 min out of it. the keyboard wears out quickly and god damn have I had problems with the hard ware. wifi/bluetooth randomly cutting out every few months where you have to open the laptop up and reposition/unplug and plug back in the wifi/bluetooth. had to reinstall the OS several times cause of hardware issues where the laptop just gets all fucky with the SSD.

    I’ve had it for maybe 2 years now and I expect I’ll get less than another year out of it before it completely craps out.

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    There are too many handhelds coming out too fast that are too expensive with no differentiation.

    I don’t know how long these companies are going to stay in the market.