Ever since being teased on April Fool’s Day, the ROG Ally has officially been unveiled via a livestream yesterday.
The gaming handheld is powered by an AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor, allowing it to breeze through AAA games and indie titles in 1080p, whether gamers are playing alone or with friends.
The Ally will be available for sale worldwide on June 13, 2023 for $699, with pre-orders starting on May 11.
Full HD AAA Gaming
The ROG Ally offers Full HD (FHD) gaming on the go, and claims to run even modern AAA titles faster and smoother than any other handheld on the market. Since it runs Windows 11, it can PC titles from any platform, and includes three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate right out of the box. Gamers can play solo, connect to a TV to play with friends, or connect it to the ROG XG Mobile suite of external GPUs for better gaming performance.
The Ally is powered by an all-new Ryzen Z1 Series processor from AMD. Built on the “Zen 4” architecture combined with AMD RDNA 3 architecture-based graphics, it features 8 cores, 16 threads, and up to 8.6 teraflops of graphics processing power.
An AMD Ryzen Z1 variant will be available later in 2023 with 6 cores and 12 processing threads, and both models support AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution and AMD Radeon Super Resolution upscaling technologies.
The ROG Ally takes handheld is equipped with a 1080p screen and hardware capable of 60 FPS in many of the latest titles. Ir provides an on-the-go experience that will satisfy gamers of all stripes. Compared to the 720p resolution of competing devices, the Ally offers superior image and motion clarity thanks to its FHD touchscreen and AMD FreeSync Premium technology.
With the optional ROG Gaming Charger Dock, gamers can connect the Ally to a TV and charge at the same time, allowing for couch co-op and competition with extra controllers. The Ally can handle multiplayer games like NBA 2K23, Moving Out, and Street Fighter V with ease.
When paired with an XG Mobile external GPU sporting up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, the Ally becomes a gaming powerhouse for living room couch gaming or a high-end experience with mouse and keyboard. Gamers can play AAA games at 4K with ray tracing and DLSS 3, or take down the competition in high-framerate esports titles.
Pricing & Availability
While there is no information regarding Malaysian availability and pricing, we have the pricing for the US market. The Ryzen Z1 Extreme-equipped model with 512 GB of storage will be available for pre-order starting on May 11, 2023 and available for sale for US$699 at Best Buy on June 13.
The ROG Ally model with the Ryzen Z1 processor and a 512 GB SSD will be available later this year for US$599.
Gamers can also purchase the ROG XG Mobile with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU for US$1,999, or the XG Mobile with an AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT for US$799.
For more information, please visit the official product page here.