On Thursday, May 11, Asus revealed all the specs and prices for its new handheld ‘gaming’ PC ROG Ally equipped with AMD Ryzen Z1 processor and running Windows 11.
This device It will go on sale next June 13, 2023but it can be pre-ordered for $699 starting this Thursday.
Asus handheld computer It is equipped with a 7-inch “Full HD” (1080p) panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. It has AMD FreeSync Premium, an image refresh rate technology that prevents visual anomalies such as “tearing” and guarantees a better “player” experience.
It’s also worth mentioning that this screen is an excellent touchscreen for navigating the Windows interface naturally, with a maximum brightness of 500 nits.
Le Rog Ally, which will go on sale in June, is built on the Zen 4 architecture and equipped with the Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor with RDNA 3-based graphics. Numerically, the brain of this portable console is 8 cores. and 16 threads.
“The Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor rivals the power of game consoles with 8 cores, 16 threads and up to 8.6 teraflops of graphics processing power,” Asus said in a statement.
A version with the Ryzen Z1 processor is expected to come out in the third quarter of 2023 with 6 cores and 12 processing threads. In any case, both versions support AMD FidelityFXTM and AMD Radeon Super Resolution scaling technologies.
Commenting on these processors, Renato Fragale, senior director of product management for AMD’s consumer and gaming client business, said: “Our team has spent more than a decade developing the technologies needed to enable the Ryzen Z1 series processors. ROG is a platform that redefines mobile gaming. We designed it.”
Asus has implemented the “ROG Zero Gravity” system. consists of anti-gravity heat pipes and two low-friction fans with ultra-thin heat sink fins (0.1 mm.).
Air enters from the rear and exits above the console, where the triggers go.
ROG Ally is equipped with 16GB of high-speed 6400MHz LPDDR5 memory.
It includes 512GB of PCIe Gen 4 storage and a UHS-II microSD card slot to further expand your storage capacity.
This handheld features Wi-Fi 6E, an ultra-fast connection designed to provide a reliable connection for online gaming or cloud gaming services, even in congested networks. It also has Bluetooth 5.2.
The Rog Ally has a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port and a DisplayPort 1.4. Also includes UHS-II microSD card slot and ROG XG Mobile interfaceUsed to connect external GPUs from models such as the RTX 4090 and RX 6850M XT. It also has a 3.5mm input. for headphones.
As for buttons, this console has two ‘sticks’, a crosshead, four buttons (X, Y, B and A), menu buttons, command center and weapon box.
Similarly, there are four more triggers at the top and two at the rear.
Finally, it is worth mentioning that it includes a fingerprint sensor for security.
According to the information provided by Asus on its website, this console has a content playback range of two hours for heavy games and approximately 7 hours for platforms such as Netflix and YouTube.
The charger is 65 W with USB type C connection.
As stated earlier, There are two versions of the Rog Ally: one with the Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor and one with the Ryzen Z1 processor. The first one has 512GB of storage and the second one has 256GB of storage.
The confirmed price of the version with Z1 Extreme is $699, and the second version is $599.