Everything you need to know about the ASUS ROG Ally: technical specifications, price, editions and release date
While it is true that the Steam Deck is the current queen of the portable computer-console market, there is a rival that is coming. The ASUS ROG Ally promises to be a vitaminized and super compatible version of the same concept, and little by little it is leaving us information pills. Today we are going to see everything that is known about this ambitious project.
Announced just 22 days ago, the ASUS ROG Ally aims to be vastly more powerful than Valve’s popular machine, though it follows in its footsteps. Collaborating with AMD, this machine also has a custom chipalthough its big difference is in the operating system: it will not opt for Linux, but uses as a base windows.
With these key data on the table, it’s time to talk about some key considerations before getting into specifics:
- You will have Windows 11 natively, so all games will be supported with the machine.
- Presumes to have the double performance than the Steam Deck.
- Goes on sale during 2023although it still does not have a definitive date.
- Allows use of GPUs via an ASUS proprietary connector.
- will be officially presented on May 11.
ASUS ROG Ally Technical Specifications
What most attracts the attention of ASUS’s commitment to the laptop market, without a doubt, the technical wonder of its machine. We know that it will have AMD’s new bet for mobile devices: the RyzenTM Z1 (8 cores and 16 threads at 3.30 GHz), which uses RDNATM 3 integrated graphics. This is state-of-the-art technology from the red team, which will give you the ability to power the most demanding games. The rest of the package comes prepared for it.
Leaving behind the low resolutions of the Valve laptop, ASUS has opted for a 1920×1080 screen with a 120 Hz refresh rate. Of course, it is to be assumed that the use of the full potential of the console will be able to cut its battery life a bit. Of the latter, by the way, we still do not have data.
In more general terms, we also know that it will have 16GB LPDDR5 RAM, a weight of 608 grams and an ergonomic design. Their software, in addition to running Windows 11, also includes a armory crate special edition Made especially for ROG Ally, it lets you manage the machine’s performance, includes a title launcher, in-game tools, and Aura Sync compatibility.
ASUS ROG Ally price, editions and date
As you can see, the specifications of Steam’s great rival Deck make it clear that ASUS goes all out, but we must talk about the elephant in the room: its price. It is evident to think that the more power, the more expensive. Despite the fact that this aspect of the machine will be revealed on May 11, we know that it will cost less than $1,000, although that leaves a lot of room for speculation, in addition to not being indicative of the European cost.
Regarding its date and editions, this is something that we do not have data on, but it will surely be confirmed by the Taiwanese company itself on the live broadcast of May 11. There is talk that there will be two different editions, and ASUS has said that it will be available later this year, but still we have no information about.