Asus today officially announced the ROG Ally – the answer to Valve’s Steam Deck. ROG has a strong pedigree when it comes to gaming components and accessories and they have used this experience while designing the ROG Ally. The ergonomically designed ROG Ally weighs just 608g and features powerful hardware to give other gaming handhelds a run for their money.
Powered by the AMD power-efficient Z1 or the Z1 Extreme processor, the ROG Ally runs Windows 11 OS that enables games from multiple gaming services like Steam, and Xbox Game Pass and will be handled by a Special Edition of Armoury Crate. Complementing the processor are 16GB DDR5 RAM and 256GB or 512GB of Gen 4 SSD.
For on-the-go gaming, ROG Ally promises up to 2 hours of heavy gaming and comes with a 7-inch 120Hz FHD panel with FreeSync Premium support with a maximum brightness of 500 nits and Gorilla Glass Victus with DXC coating.
For more mainstream gaming, ROG Ally can be connected to Asus’ XG Station external GPU unit to play in up to 4K resolution.
The ROG Ally is now up for pre-order on Best Buy for $599 and $699 for the Z1+256GB and Z1 Extreme+512GB SKU respectively with the release date pegged at June 13.