The general opinion that surrounds the console is quite positive, since we are talking about one of the most powerful machines on the market, however, there is also a negative general opinion, and that is that the battery does not reach the levels of autonomy that were expected. . What exactly has happened? It can be fixed?
matter of priority
Taking into account that the Steam Deck y la ROG Ally They mount a similar battery, it was strange that in the same tests the ASUS console reached 4 hours of autonomy while the Steam Deck lasted up to 7 hours. This is something that obviously disappointed many users, and which quickly caught the attention of the manufacturer’s offices. Why these numbers?
Apparently, as ASUS marketing director Galip Fu has been able to comment in a Reddit thread, the brand’s engineers focused their efforts on getting andl higher performance when the console works at 50W and 30Wand this is something that really shows, since the console is unbeatable in those configurations.
The problem is that ASUS didn’t think gamers cared as much about optimization at lower wattage settings, so they didn’t pay attention to those scenarios (something Valve did). Fu himself claimed that Steam Deck works great at 9W and 7W, and that is something that Ally should improve. And that is just what they are doing.
The changes are coming
As youtuber Dave2D has been able to comment, after testing some recent updates to the console, it seems that performance in some games has improved by 20% when the ROG Ally runs at 9W and 15W. Of course, as the manager himself has clarified, “we do not want to promise much”, so do not expect great miracles.
Is it a bad buy?
At this point we are not going to discover that the console is clearly more powerful. Its technical specifications speak for themselves, but it is true that the brand should have taken into account that we are talking about a portable console, and portable consoles must offer fun away from a plug.
It’s great that the machine is a marvel while it’s plugged into the electrical network, working at its maximum capacity, but when it works as a regular laptop, the handicap of autonomy must be present, and ASUS has forgotten. We will be attentive to the future updates that appear and we will see to what extent the portable performance of this spectacular console improves.
Fuente: The Verge