Asus revealed the pricing and specs of its new handheld gaming PC Asus ROG Ally. The Steam Deck rival device will be available on June 13 and priced at $699, slightly more expensive than Steam Deck.
ROG Ally will feature Windows 11 as its operating system and have a 7-inch 1080p screen, up to 512GB of NVMe storage, and enough power to play the latest AAA games. Sporting an AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme APU, the Ally weighs in at a lightweight 608 grams.
The Ally features a tried-and-true Xbox-style asymmetrical stick layout, giving gamers something familiar and within easy reach. The buttons sport a flat face design, providing a more comfortable feel with distinct tactile feedback. The D-pad features a dish shape, giving gamers flexibility to make multiple quick inputs without taking their thumbs off the joysticks for too long.
In addition to the standard left and right triggers and shoulder buttons, the Ally also sports two paddles on the back of the device. By default, these act as modifiers like the function key on a laptop, giving easy shortcuts for taking screenshots, capturing footage, and can also be remapped to act as other buttons on the controller.
|ASUS ROG ALLY||STEAM DECK|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme (Zen 4)||AMD Ryzen Zen 2|
|Graphics||RDNA 3||RDNA 2|
|Display||7-Inch 1920 x 1080, 120hz||7-Inch 1920 x 1080, 60hz|
|Storage||512GB, UHS-II MicroSD slot||64/256/512GB, UHS-II MicroSD slot|
|Ram||16GB LPDDR6||16GB LPDDR6|
According to The Verge’s review, ROG Ally can run Cyberpunk 2077 at 48 FPS, higher than Steam Deck’s 39 FPS. The review also compared Elden Ring on both devices. Steam Deck can run the game at 25 FPS at 720p compared to ROG Ally’s 33 FPS at 1080p (low) resolution.
Asus also confirmed that ROG Ally is set to release worldwide with the pricing of $699/€699.