Asus ROG Ally 2023: The Handheld Gaming Console Is Finally Available

Asus ROG Ally is a competitor to Steam Deck which is a new handheld gaming console from Steam. Asus ROG Ally was released on 14 June with AMD hardware. This console marks the debut of the AMD Ryzen Z1 APU series, making it the first-ever gaming system to incorporate this advanced processor.

The Era of Mobile gaming is upon us and all the big gaming giants are evolving at exponential rates. Since gaming on mobile phones limits a player’s abilities and does not provide the best experience companies like Steam, Sony, and ROG are introducing handheld gaming consoles. The Sony PS Vita and PSP are the OG of the Handheld gaming consoles but the times have changed now.

The recently launched Asus ROG Ally handheld gaming device is now up for sale, with a starting price of $699 at Best Buy for the ROG Ally Z1 Extreme Variant. The normal variant will be $100 lower than the Extreme one. The prices may be a little bit higher than the Steam Deck but the features and specifications justify them.

Features of the Asus ROG Ally

ASUS ROG Ally (image credit: Asus)

Asus ROG Ally is a full-blown handheld gaming PC that runs Windows 11. It comes with a cutting-edge cooling system the Anti-gravity heat pipes help keep the Ally cool no matter what games you run on it. Asus has also added a Special Edition of Armoury Crate just for the Ally for seamlessly launching all of your game. Players also get 3 Months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Included with the ROG Ally.

It will be available in two variants AMD Ryzen™ Z1 Extreme ( 8 cores and 16 threads ) and AMD Ryzen Z1 (6 cores ) both featuring 16 GB LPDDR4 memory and 512 GB Storage. Both variants come with a 1920 x 1080, 120 Hz  7-inch, 500nits display. Equipped with the latest Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6E helps give players the best experience with zero to no lags. All these features are packed in the light 608 Gms body of the ROG Ally.

Asus Claims that the Ally will have : Stunningly beautiful visuals: No tearing, no stuttering, and games are crisp and clear on the ROG Ally’s 7-inch 1080p, full HD touchscreen display with a smooth 120hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync premium.

Asus assures that players can enjoy uninterrupted gaming sessions thanks to ASUS ROG Ally’s robust 40 Whr 4-cell Li-ion battery. With this impressive power source, gamers can be confident that their gaming experiences will never be hindered by battery life constraints. Apart from this Ally also included Windows Hello, Windows Defender, and Parental Control.

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