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Asus ROG Ally Gaming Handheld Now Available

One of the most anticipated gaming handhelds this year, the Asus ROG Ally, is finally available. There are reports that people are selling their Steam Deck to buy the ROG Ally. The ROG Ally is undeniably better overall, but Steam Deck is still a capable Linux-based handheld. Meanwhile, running on Windows 11, the ROG Ally is powered by AMD’s latest Zen 1 (Extreme) CPU and has solid features not present on Steam Decks. The ROG Ally is now available, and you can learn more from the official news release below.

asus rog ally gaming handheld now available

ASUS Republic of Gamers Launches ROG Ally

Republic of Gamers (ROG) is proud to announce that the ROG Ally , an incredibly powerful Windows 11 gaming handheld, is now available for purchase in select Best Buy stores as well as online at BestBuy.com and the ASUS Store . Priced at just $699.99, the ROG Ally is powered by the cutting-edge AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor and can breeze through AAA games and indie titles at 1080p with ease.

Excellent performance and stunning visuals

Flagship gaming demands top-tier performance, and the ROG Ally does not disappoint. The Ally is powered by an all-new Ryzen Z1 Series processor from AMD. Built on the “Zen” 4 architecture and combined with AMD RDNA 3 architecture-based graphics, the Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor rivals the prowess of game consoles with 8 cores, 16 threads, and up to 8.6 teraflops of graphics processing power. The ROG Ally is also equipped with a 120Hz Full HD (1080p) touchscreen panel with AMD FreeSync™ Premium technology1, allowing gamers to enjoy supreme motion clarity in fast-paced games, with no tearing or stuttering. The display also has a max brightness of 500 nits for easy outdoor viewing.

Versatile performance at the right price

The ROG Ally takes handheld gaming to new heights. Gamers can play solo, connect to a TV to play with friends, or kick it into high gear with the ROG XG Mobile suite of external GPUs for a top-tier gaming experience. All of this versatility comes at an excellent price. The Ryzen Z1 Extreme equipped model is priced at $699.99 and is now available for purchase in select Best Buy stores as well as online at BestBuy.com and the ASUS Store. The Ryzen Z1 equipped model is priced at $599.99 and will be available later this year.

Gamers can also purchase the ROG XG Mobile with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU for $1,999.99, or the XG Mobile with an AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT for $799.99.

Asus ROG Ally game console

Play all your games

Made for gamers to play any game on any platform, the ROG Ally was designed with Windows 11 at its heart and offers full support for Steam, the EA App, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PC Game Pass, the Epic Games Store, GOG Galaxy 2.0, Android apps, and other game libraries. The Ally even comes bundled with a complimentary 3-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate code, giving gamers instant access to Microsoft’s game library the moment they unbox the machine.

ROG is proud to have collaborated with Microsoft, Xbox Game Studios, Capcom, HoYoverse, Level Infinite, 505 Games, Team 17, Nacon, Techland, Squanch Games, and Fatshark to provide users with the best gaming experience when using the ROG Ally.

Pricing and Availability

The ASUS ROG Ally is priced at $699.99 and is available in select stores at Best Buy as well as online at BestBuy.com and the ASUS Store.

The Asus ROG Ally is also available on Amazon.com here. (#ad)

Asus ROG Ally Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 11 Home
ProcessorAMD Ryzen™ Z1 Extreme Processor
CPU: Zen 4 architecture, 8-core /16-threads, 24MB total cache ,up to 5.10 Ghz boost
GPU: 12 RDNA3 CUs, up to 2.7GHz, 8.6 TFlops, default 4GB RAM capacity
APU Power: 9-30W
Display7-inch
FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9
IPS-level
glossy display
500 nits peak brightness
sRGB:100%
Gorilla® Glass Victus™
Gorilla® Glass DXC
Touch Screen (10-point multi-touch)
Refresh Rate:120Hz
Response Time:7ms
Support Dolby Vision HDR
AMD FreeSync™ Premium
Memory16GB LPDDR5 on board (6400MT/s dual channel)
Storage512GB PCIe® 4.0 NVMe™ M.2 SSD (2230)
I/O Ports1 x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack
1 x ROG XG Mobile Interface and USB Type-C combo port (with USB 3.2 Gen2, supports DisplayPort™ 1.4)
1 x UHS-II microSD card reader (supports SD, SDXC and SDHC)
Control and InputGamepad 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 with capacitive touch
Haptics: HD haptics

Gyro: 6-Axis IMU
AudioAI noise-canceling technology
Dolby Atmos
Hi-Res certification
Built-in array microphone
2-speaker system with Smart Amplifier Technology
Network and CommunicationTriple band Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) 2 x 2
Bluetooth 5.21
Battery40WHrs
Power Supply65W USB Type-C PD 3.0 power supply
Adapter: 65W AC Adapter, Output: 20V DC, 3.25A, 65W, Input: 100~240V AC 50/60Hz universal
AURA SYNCYes
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″)
Xbox Game Pass3 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate included2
SecurityBuilt-in Fingerprint Sensor
Microsoft Pluton security processor
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