The ROG Ally is Asus’ answer to the Steam Deck, but they’ve done it very well.
Some of the highlight features of the Ally include access to pretty much any Windows based AAA game titles including Steam, Xbox Game Pass, BattleNet and Epic platforms. Being a gaming focussed device, the audio is setup too maximise your experience with Dolby Atmos and a 2-speaker amplified output.
The specs include:
- AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme Processor
- AMD Radeon Graphics
- 7-inch FHD 16:9 Gorilla Glass Victus Display running at 120Hz refresh
- 16GB LPDDR5 on board
- 512GB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD
- Full gamepad layout ready for any gaming action
- 40wh battery and a 65W USB-C charger included
There’s some useful connectivity too including a 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack, a MicroSD card reader and a ROG XG Mobile Interface and USB Type-C combo port (USB 3.2 Gen2, support DisplayPort 1.4). Bluetooth 5.2 means you can connect your favourite headset and Wi-Fi 6e maximises the flexibility of the device.
The ROG Ally weighs just 608 grams and measures 28.0 x 11.1 x 2.12 cm, so it can be used just about anywhere.
The optional dock then creates a home entertainment pathway that shares the gaming experience with others. As part of the purchase, you’ll receive an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for 3 months.
The ROG Ally can be pre-ordered from JB Hi-Fi or the ROG online store for AU$1,299.00 with release expected on 13th June.
I’m pretty excited to get my hands on one since my game time has become more limited recently, I’m hopeful this will give me a bit more flexibility for a quick game.