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Yes, you’ll soon be able to buy the Asus Rog Ally, and it’s not that far away. Asus is entering the handheld market with a direct competitor to the Stream Deck, and given Asus’ track record it will arrive with some fanfare. In this article, we’ll provide you with the key information you need, as well as pre-order and buy link info. So when the Rog Ally is available to pick up you can get your hands on it speedily.
Asus ROG Ally specifications
The ROG Ally is sure to provide a huge shakeup when it arrives this summer, offering stiff competition to Valve’s Steam Deck, but being different enough to offer a clear alternative for gamers. For one, the Ally will run Windows 11 rather than being based on Linux; in fact Asus states the Ally will come bundled with three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for free.
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Featuring AMD Ryzen Z1 APUs, users will get Zen 4 CPU architecture and RDNA 3 graphics in the Ally – with the Asus specs page suggesting two variants: the six-core Z1 and the eight-core Z1 extreme processor. Both will be highly capable processors, supported by LPDDR5 6400 RAM. Additionally, the Ally will utilize PCIe 4.0 SSD support for up to 250GB M.2 storage – with additional expansion available via MicroSD.
Meanwhile, the display is a 7-inch Full HD, 1920 x 1080 touch panel, offering a 120Hz refresh rate ‘wide color gamut’ of sRGB 100% and support for AMD FreeSync Premium. Keen on more detail? Anyone looking to buy the Rog Ally will also benefit from an impressive 500 nits brightness and Corning’s Victus grade Gorilla Glass, with DXC coating.
Needless to say, the Rog Ally feels like it will be a beast for handheld games, opening up the door to even more PC games being played on the go. It’ll offer a strong alternative to other console gaming too, being that the Ally can connect to an external GPU, including Asus’ own ROG XG Mobile. Essentially, it’s a handheld gaming PC, with lots of connectivity options: mouse, keyboard, controller, HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.4 for external monitor use, WiFi 6E, and more.
Where to buy Asus ROG Ally – LIVE pre-order
If you’re looking to buy a ROG Ally right now, you can pre-order. Although the device won’t launch until June 13th, you can pre-order the Z1 Extreme version of the Ally from Best Buy for $699 USD. The cheaper Z1 version will cost $599 USD but isn’t currently available for pre-order.
Where to buy & pre-order ASUS ROG Ally – US
Anyone looking to buy the ROG ally should keep an eye on key retailers. and although Amazon and Newegg have yet to reveal pages for the product, we expect them to in the run-up to release. So if you’re keen to buy from either specifically, keep an eye on these links.
Where to buy & pre-order ASUS ROG Ally – Canada
No sign of the Ally at Amazon or Newegg in Canada, but as in the US you can pre-order the Z1 version from Best Buy.
Where to buy ASUS ROG Ally – UK
For anyone in the UK looking to buy the ROG Ally, Amazon, and Currys will likely be the best retailers to keep an eye on. Amazon UK has not provided a listing, like Amazon US and CA. However, Currys does have a product page live.
ASUS Rog Ally Release Date
After much speculation, it’s been revealed that the ASUS ROG Ally will be released on June 13th. We don’t yet have a time for the launch, but the date was confirmed by Asus in a May 11th announcement.
Asus Rog Ally battery life
Asus has stated that the ROG Ally battery life will be around two hours ‘heavy gaming’, and approximately 6.8 hours of streaming (“Netflix and YouTube”).