ASUS revealed the ROG Ally X gaming handheld at Computex 2024, coming a few weeks after the firm first teased the device. True to the company’s word, this isn’t a full-fledged successor but more like a ROG Ally 1.5.

I got my hands on ASUS’ latest Windows handheld on the show floor at Computex and brought along my Steam Deck to compare the two. Here are my first impressions of the ROG Ally X and where I think it improves on the Ally formula, but also where I think Valve’s machine still has a clear advantage.