The Asus ROG Ally price and release date have been announced. Best of all, it is reasonably priced for the technical specs it’s offering. To add to that, you won’t have to wait much longer. Check out all the details below.
The Asus ROG Ally Price Confirmed, Releasing This June
The Asus ROG Ally will retail for $699.99 and will be available worldwide on June 13, 2023. Pre-orders will start today May 11th. In addition, the Asus ROG Ally will come with 3 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate right out of the box. The beefy handheld will also be available in retailers, including Best Buy.
Asus ROG Ally Features
Powered by AMD and Windows 11, the ROG Ally offers Full HD (1080p) gaming where ever you go. Asus claims it will be able to play the latest AAA games with a smooth and fast frame rate.
Because the handheld operating system uses Windows 11, it means that it is playing the native PC version of games. To add, it can play any title from any PC platform. That’s right, that means you can play your games from Steam, PC Game Pass App, GOG Galaxy, Epic Games Store, and more.
The ROG Asus Ally can even be docked and played on a TV with friends. Further, the handheld can also be paired with a ROG XG Mobile external GPU if you wish to play with a keyboard and mouse.
ROG is also partnering up with a variety of publishers and developers to ensure that the handheld receives the best gaming experience. This includes Xbox Games Studio, Capcom, HoYoverse, LEvel Infinite, 505 Games, Team 17, Nacon, Techland, Squanch Games, and Fatshark.
ROG Ally Powered by Z1 and RDNA 3
The Asus ROG Ally is powered by AMD’s all-new Ryzen Z1 processors. These processors are built on the Zen 4 architecture and the handheld also sports AMD RDNA 3 graphics architecture. The launch of ASUS ROG Ally will sport the Z1 Extreme processor that comes with 8 cores, 16 threads, and up to 8.6 teraflops of graphics processing capabilities.
Another AMD Z1 variant will release sometime in Q3 2023 with 6 cores and 12 threads. Both ROG Ally models will support AMD Fidelity FX Super Resolution and AMD Radeon Super Resolution upscaling tech. This will help ensure high-end games will look and perform brilliantly.
The Ally will sport a 120HZ 1080p 7-inch IPS panel that also comes with AMD FreeSync Premium technology. The display will hit a peak brightness of 500 nits.
The panel will also have Gorilla Glass Victus and DXC technologies to protect it. The screen’s response time is 7ms and supports Dolby Vision HDR.
Storage, Memory, and Battery Life
The ROG Ally will come with 16GB LPDDR5 RAM. Additionally, it will come with 512 GB PCIe 4.0 NVMe and a UHS-II microSD card if you want to increase storage capacity.
The spec sheet notes that the handheld will sport a 40Whrs battery. Unfortunately, no additional details are provided on battery life. But expect a battery life similar to the Valve Steamdeck.
Be sure to check out our extensive hands-on preview of the Asus ROG Ally. Don’t forget to also check out our technical Q&A session during the ASUS press event in April.
The Asus ROG Ally will have an MSRP of $699.99 and will be available worldwide on June 13.
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