ROG Ally Vs ONEXPLAYER 2 – Which One to Buy?

In the world of handheld gaming devices, innovation, and competition continue to drive the market forward. Recently, we witnessed the release of the highly anticipated 1X player 2, boasting impressive components and a captivating design layout. Just when we thought the competition couldn’t get any fiercer, another new contender steps onto the stage. 

That contender is none other than Asus, revealing their forceful gaming handheld, the ROG Ally. Could this be the next most powerful handheld device? Today, we delve into a comprehensive comparison between the ROG Ally and the 1X player 2 to find out.

ROG Ally Vs ONEXPLAYER 2:

ASUS ROG Ally 7" 120Hz Gaming Handheld
‎ONEXPLAYER 2
ASUS ROG Ally 7" 120Hz Gaming Handheld - AMD Z1 Extreme Processor - 512GB - White - PRE ORDER!
1 ONE-NETBOOK ONEXPLAYER 2-8.4'' Portable PC 2560 * 1600 IPS 5 in 1 Windows11 Laptop Pocket Game Work Tablet (White, AMD R7-6800U 32GB/2TB)
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Processor
AMD Ryzen™ Z1 Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
CPU
Zen4” architecture with 4nm process, 6-core /12-threads, 22MB total cache, up to 4.90 GHz boost
ZEN3+" Architecture, 8cores 16 threads, 4.7Ghz Turbo Max
GPU
AMD Radeon™ Graphics (AMD RDNA™ 3, 4 CUs, up to 2.5GHz, up to 2.8 Teraflops) TDP: 9-30W
AMD Radeon 680M Graphics card RDNA2 Graphics card Architecture, 12 graphic core, 2200MGHz graphic frequency
Display
7-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9 IPS-level glossy display sRGB: 100%
8.4inch IPS screen, 2560*1600
Memory
16GB LPDDR5 on board (6400MT/s dual channel)
16GB/32GB LPDDR5 6400MHz
Storage
512GB PCIe® 4.0 NVMe™ M.2 SSD (2230)
M.2.2280 port (NVMe protocal), PCIe3.0*4
I/O Ports
1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack1x ROG XG Mobile Interface and USB Type-C combo port (with USB 3.2 Gen2, support DisplayPort™ 1.4) 1x card reader (microSD) (UHS-II)
USB-C 4.0/ USB-C 3.2 / USB-A 3.0 3.5mm audio*1/TF slot *1
Control and Input
Gamepad controls: A B X Y buttons D-pad L & R Hall Effect analog triggers L & R bumpers View button Menu button Command Center button Armoury Crate button 2 x assignable grip buttons Thumbsticks: 2 x full-size analog sticks Haptics: HD haptics Gyro: 6-Axis IMU
Linear Analog row range8.1mm, 150g power Trigger Buttons Micron Trigger key range0.2mm-1.0mm, 90g power buttons
Network and Communication
Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) (Triple band) 2*2 + Bluetooth 5.2 (*BT version may change with OS version different.)
WiFi/Bluetooth WiFi6E/BT5.2
Battery
40WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion
17100mAh, 65.5Wh/3.85V 100W GAN PD charger
AURA SYNC
Weight
608g (1.34 lbs)
709g/Handheld by 139g
Dimensions (W x D x H)
28.0 x 11.1 x 2.12 ~ 3.24 cm (11.02″ x 4.37″ x 0.83″ ~ 1.27″)
127mm*310mm*23mm (gaming console) 208mm*127mm*23mm (host)
Operating System
Windows 11 Home
Windows11
Date First Available
May 12, 2023
March 2023
ASUS ROG Ally 7" 120Hz Gaming Handheld
ASUS ROG Ally 7" 120Hz Gaming Handheld - AMD Z1 Extreme Processor - 512GB - White - PRE ORDER!
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Processor
AMD Ryzen™ Z1 Processor
CPU
Zen4” architecture with 4nm process, 6-core /12-threads, 22MB total cache, up to 4.90 GHz boost
GPU
AMD Radeon™ Graphics (AMD RDNA™ 3, 4 CUs, up to 2.5GHz, up to 2.8 Teraflops) TDP: 9-30W
Display
7-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9 IPS-level glossy display sRGB: 100%
Memory
16GB LPDDR5 on board (6400MT/s dual channel)
Storage
512GB PCIe® 4.0 NVMe™ M.2 SSD (2230)
I/O Ports
1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack1x ROG XG Mobile Interface and USB Type-C combo port (with USB 3.2 Gen2, support DisplayPort™ 1.4) 1x card reader (microSD) (UHS-II)
Control and Input
Gamepad controls: A B X Y buttons D-pad L & R Hall Effect analog triggers L & R bumpers View button Menu button Command Center button Armoury Crate button 2 x assignable grip buttons Thumbsticks: 2 x full-size analog sticks Haptics: HD haptics Gyro: 6-Axis IMU
Network and Communication
Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) (Triple band) 2*2 + Bluetooth 5.2 (*BT version may change with OS version different.)
Battery
40WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion
AURA SYNC
Weight
608g (1.34 lbs)
Dimensions (W x D x H)
28.0 x 11.1 x 2.12 ~ 3.24 cm (11.02″ x 4.37″ x 0.83″ ~ 1.27″)
Operating System
Windows 11 Home
Date First Available
May 12, 2023
‎ONEXPLAYER 2
1 ONE-NETBOOK ONEXPLAYER 2-8.4'' Portable PC 2560 * 1600 IPS 5 in 1 Windows11 Laptop Pocket Game Work Tablet (White, AMD R7-6800U 32GB/2TB)
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Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
CPU
ZEN3+" Architecture, 8cores 16 threads, 4.7Ghz Turbo Max
GPU
AMD Radeon 680M Graphics card RDNA2 Graphics card Architecture, 12 graphic core, 2200MGHz graphic frequency
Display
8.4inch IPS screen, 2560*1600
Memory
16GB/32GB LPDDR5 6400MHz
Storage
M.2.2280 port (NVMe protocal), PCIe3.0*4
I/O Ports
USB-C 4.0/ USB-C 3.2 / USB-A 3.0 3.5mm audio*1/TF slot *1
Control and Input
Linear Analog row range8.1mm, 150g power Trigger Buttons Micron Trigger key range0.2mm-1.0mm, 90g power buttons
Network and Communication
WiFi/Bluetooth WiFi6E/BT5.2
Battery
17100mAh, 65.5Wh/3.85V 100W GAN PD charger
AURA SYNC
Weight
709g/Handheld by 139g
Dimensions (W x D x H)
127mm*310mm*23mm (gaming console) 208mm*127mm*23mm (host)
Operating System
Windows11
Date First Available
March 2023
ROG Ally Vs ONEXPLAYER 2
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Design: Merging Aesthetics and Functionality

When it comes to design, Asus seems to have excelled in crafting a visually appealing device that seamlessly represents ROG branding. The ROG Ally comes in a beautiful white chassis, even in its early prototype stage. Fans have already fallen in love with its aesthetics. 

On the left side, you’ll find one analog stick, a d-pad, and two additional buttons. Similarly, the right side boasts the right analog stick, abxy buttons, and two functional buttons. To enhance user experience further, Asus has included two additional grip buttons on the back, providing added convenience during gameplay.

In contrast, the 1X player 2 sports a design structure reminiscent of the Nintendo Switch, featuring a detachable controller and display. While the controllers cannot function independently, they allow you to connect to an additional dock, transforming the device into a full-fledged Gamepad. Though it lacks additional grip buttons, the 1X player 2 compensates with a kickstand at the back, adding flexibility for users. 

Notably, it is equipped with Hall effect joysticks, providing a superior controlling experience. Additionally, the 1X player 2 is compatible with a magnetic keyboard, transforming the handheld into a mini laptop-like device.

ONEXPLAYER 2
1 ONE-NETBOOK ONEXPLAYER 2-8.4'' Portable PC 2560 * 1600 IPS 5 in 1 Windows11 Laptop Pocket Game Work Tablet (Black, AMD R7-6800U 32GB/2TB)
  • 【5-IN-1】: Witness the versatility. It's not just a gaming PC. You can simply turn it into any...
  • 【8.4'' 2.5K SCREEN】: Big screen is awesome. We know! Experience stunning detail and clarity on...
  • 【BEST CPU- AMD RYZEN 6800U】: Just like a car needs a powerful engine to perform at its best, a...
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Specs: Power Under the Hood

In terms of specifications, the full internal details of the ROG Ally have not been disclosed yet. However, Asus collaborated with AMD to develop a custom processor called Zenfor RDNA3 4-nanometer APU, making it the most powerful processor ever to be featured in a gaming handheld device. 

With this processor, it’s safe to assume that the performance of the ROG Ally will reach new heights. The device features a 7-inch 1080p resolution screen with an impressive 120Hz refresh rate, a rarity among handheld devices. The display also boasts 500 nits of peak brightness and a rapid 5-millisecond response time.

On the other hand, the 1X player 2 is powered by a Zen 3 Ryzen 7 6800U processor, with a maximum boosted frequency of up to 4.7 gigahertz. It includes a Radeon 680M GPU, up to 32 gigabytes of LPDDR5 RAM, and a maximum of 2 terabytes of SSD support. 

The device features an 8.4-inch screen with a resolution of 2560 by 1600 pixels and a peak brightness of 350 nits. While the ROG Ally boasts a powerful custom-made processor and the coveted 120Hz refresh rate, the 1X player 2 stands strong as one of the most potent handheld devices in the market, offering exceptional performance.

Price and Value: Making an Informed Choice

At the time of writing, Asus has not announced the price range for the ROG Ally. However, given the impressive specifications and available information, it wouldn’t be surprising if it exceeds the thousand-dollar mark. 

On the other hand, the starting price for the 1X player 2 is $899, which seems reasonable considering its robust features. While the ROG Ally undoubtedly outperforms the 1X player 2 in terms of performance, the final decision ultimately boils down to the balance between price and value. We’ll have to wait for the actual release day to gain a clearer understanding of the devices’ pricing strategies.

In conclusion, both the ROG Ally and the 1X Player 2 offers unique features and capabilities that cater to the demands of avid gamers. The ROG Ally impresses with its seamless design, custom-made processor, and high refresh rate, ensuring an exceptional gaming experience

Meanwhile, the 1X player 2 stands tall with its versatile usability, detachable controllers, and compatibility with magnetic keyboard. Ultimately, your choice between these two devices will depend on your preferences, budget, and specific gaming needs. Whichever handheld device you choose, both are bound to deliver an immersive gaming experience.

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