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Daily News Stuff 12 May 2023

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  • It's nice to see that some things never change.  MongoDB's memory management is still complete shit, for example.


  • A month ago we were still wondering if it was an April Fool's prank, and now it's (almost) here: The Asus ROG Ally.  (Tom's Hardware)

    This is a handheld gaming PC, like the Steam Deck or a bigger and more expensive Nintendo Switch.  It has a Ryzen Z1 or Z1 Extreme (a variant of the laptop 7840U chip), 16GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, and a seven inch 1080p screen.

    The new CPU is about twice as fast as the one in the Steam Deck, but because the display resolution is also roughly doubled - two million pixels vs. one million on the Steam Deck - game performance on default settings is typically a little slower.

    Oh, and it runs Windows, where the Steam Deck runs Linux with neat emulation that works with almost all Windows games.

    Impressive piece of technology, but the battery life isn't there yet.

    Price is $599 compared to $549 for a comparable Steam Deck, which is pretty good for the more powerful hardware.


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1 half vast!, --insert gif of rim shot monkey here.--

Posted by: at Friday, May 12 2023 11:19 PM (YBLgY)

2 Battery life's never been anything to write home about on any Nintendo console, but people buy 'em anyway.
I saw a guy using one of the original GPD devices several years ago in a movie theater, during the pre-preview section when they were just rolling trivia and ads, and it was pretty neat.

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, May 13 2023 12:43 AM (BMUHC)

3 "And no external graphics module."
At least Samsung gives you DeX, which is honestly pretty nice.

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, May 13 2023 12:44 AM (BMUHC)

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