I Should Have Bought A Steam Deck

One Year with the ASUS ROG Ally

Alex Rowe
8 min readMay 21, 2024

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An ASUS ROG Ally running Diablo IV, sitting on top of a closed laptop on a sofa.
Photo taken by the author.

In early 2022, Valve launched the Steam Deck. They carved out a whole new market segment for mobile PC gaming, bringing the best aspects of consoles like the Nintendo Switch to their large software platform. Although small handheld PCs had technically existed before, no one had quite nailed the combination of power, features, convenience, and price that…

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Alex Rowe

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