Asus shares more insights on the upcoming ROG Ally handheld PC
We should find out pricing on launch day, May 11th.
Earlier this month, Asus made some jokes and dropped the first details about their
Around that time, content creators started getting handsy with the ROG Ally. They broke down a lot of the details that they could figure out from their hands-on previews. But, some holes were still left in the equation.
Now that it’s been a few weeks, the Asus ROG Ally decided to strike the iron again. AMD dropped some details about their newest, sexiest processor line.
The Ryzen Z1 and Ryzen Z1 Extreme Processors are designed for high performance in handheld PC consoles. Additionally, they namedropped the Asus ROG Ally as being “available first.
The Verge did a fantastic hands-on review of the ROG Ally this week. In the in-depth take, they were impressed with the machine itself. Instead of directly trying to compete with the Steam Deck, it feels like an entire PC in the palms of your hands.
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Most importantly, the pricing of the system is another tidbit of information that we don’t have yet. According to all official news, including the AMD Ryzen Z1 Series announcement, we will find out the pricing on launch day, May 11th.
It’s theorized that it could go two separate ways with the price: “Steam Deck Killer” or “PC Of The Future.” Going low on the pricing could try to sweep a portable gaming market in a single flash entirely.
This could work, especially if it’s close to the Steam Deck’s price. However, going high could set a precedent for the future of gaming, post-pandemic, allowing people to travel and game to their heart’s content.
Needless to say, the Steam Deck is meant to be a competitor to the Nintendo Switch. The ROG Ally may be something more here. We recommend signing up at Best Buy to find out the details as they drop if you’re in the US.
The ASUS ROG Ally, a powerful handheld gaming device, is now available at Best Buy. It boasts superior performance e and 1080p resolution, but reviewers have concerns about battery life. The device runs Windows 11, offering gaming flexibility.
- Superior performance compared to Steam Deck
- 1080p screen resolution
- Runs Windows 11 for gaming flexibility
- AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor packs a punch
- 7-inch, 120Hz touchscreen
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