You can now buy the Asus ROG Ally at Best Buy, but should you?

We’ve been following Asus’ new handheld since it was announced in early April. We’ve dove into the specs and considered how it could compete in a market that already has Steam Decks and Nintendo Switches. Well, you can now try it for yourself. The ROG Ally is available in both versions at Best Buy. We don’t need to go into too much detail at this point. But, some key factors left on the table is whether it holds its own against the Steam Deck. Performance-wise, this thing is a beast and is superior to anything Steam has. The screen resolution allows for up to 1080p resolution versus Steam Deck‘s 720p. But the battery was the big X factor here. No one knew how the ROG Ally would hold up under pressure. Unfortunately, as we discovered, that part is lacking. Every review we read had the same qualm: battery life. For example, Sean Hollister of The Verge writes: .stk-4bca665{box-shadow:0 0 0 2px rgba(120,120,120,0.1) !important}.stk-4bca665-container{background-color:#f3f3f3 !important}.stk-4bca665-container:before{background-color:#f3f3f3 !important} .stk-fff85bd{margin-left:-20px !important}.stk-fff85bd .stk–svg-wrapper .stk–inner-svg svg:last-child{opacity:0.7 !important}.stk-fff85bd .stk–svg-wrapper .stk–inner-svg svg:last-child,.stk-fff85bd .stk–svg-wrapper .stk–inner-svg svg:last-child :is(g,path,rect,polygon,ellipse){fill:var(–stk-global-color-56583,#911d9c) !important} .stk-75422ff{margin-left:-17px !important}.stk-75422ff .stk-block-text__text{font-size:16px !important;font-weight:300 !important;font-style:normal !important;font-family:”Golos Text”,Sans-serif !important}@media screen and (max-width:1023px){.stk-75422ff .stk-block-text__text{font-size:16px !important}}In its April Fools’ Day announcement, Asus tried to have it both ways: the most powerful AMD Ryzen processor ever in a handheld but also the battery life to “never stop gaming again.” In briefings, the company showed off impressively smooth gameplay alongside claims that battery life would be comparable to the Steam Deck. But after nearly two weeks of testing,…You can now buy the Asus ROG Ally at Best Buy, but should you?

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