Asus ROG Ally Preorders Are Live Now

The new Windows-based handheld gaming device costs $700 and releases June 13.


Preorders for the Asus ROG Ally are live now, following the official announcement presentation on May 11. The brand-new PC gaming handheld launches on June 13 for $700, putting it squarely in competition with Steam Deck. A second, less powerful model will release later this year for $600, but this version isn't available to preorder yet. If you're interested in the ROG Ally, we'd recommend ordering as soon as possible, as preorders could sell out--especially since the device is exclusive to Best Buy at this time and it's not clear when more will be available. In addition to the handheld, there are several official accessories, including a pro controller, carrying case, and charger dock.

The Asus ROG Ally is the manufacturer's answer to the Steam Deck. Though the Windows handheld is slightly pricier than the most expensive Steam Deck ($649), its specifications, as you'll see below, are more impressive than Valve's handhelds. It remains to be seen how the two handhelds will compare from a direct performance perspective.

You can check out the full specifications for the $700 ROG Ally below. The $600 version that releases in Q3 2023 will come with the AMD Ryzen Z1 processor, rather than the Z1 Extreme outlined below.

Asus ROG Ally Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 11 Home
CPUAMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme Processor: Zen 4 architecture, 8-core/16-thread (up to 5.1 GHz boost)
GPURDNA 3: 12 CUs up to 2.7 GHz (8.6 TFlops, 4GB VRAM)
APU Power Draw9 to 30 Watts
Display7-inch IPS panel (Glossy finish, 500 nits peak brightness, 7ms response time, touch screen)
Resolution1920x1080 @ 120 Hz refresh rate (AMD FreeSync Premium)
Memory16 GB dual-channel LPDDR5 RAM (6400 MT/s)
Storage512 GB NVMe m.2 SSD
Ports3.5mm audio jack, USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 combo port with DisplayPort 1.4 support, UHS-II microSD card reader
Battery40 WHrs
Power Supply65W USB-C PD 3.0 power supply
Weight608 grams / 1.34 lbs

Don’t want to wait for the ROG Ally? Then consider picking up a Steam Deck, which is readily available to purchase directly from Valve. On the Windows handheld front, the Ally is joining a constantly growing market, including the very impressive and high-performing Ayaneo series of portable gaming PCs.

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