On the 1st of April, Asus posted a teaser of its very first PC gaming handheld under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand– the ROG Ally. But everyone thought it was an April Fool’s Joke, later the brand confirmed that the ROG Ally company’s first gaming console is real.
Asus India has officially confirmed via its official Twitter handle that the ROG Ally is launching soon in the Indian markets. Asus India hasn’t revealed the exact launch timeframe yet for the ROG Ally.
Many people still can’t able to believe on this and yes the brand says that this PC gaming handheld is a rival to the Steam Deck. Even Asus claims that the ROG Ally will offer 2x more performance compared to the Steam Deck.
Asus hasn’t revealed the much details of the ROG Ally, the firm only flaunts some key features, a couple of pictures, and a teaser video of the gaming console.
Talking about specs, The ROG Ally handheld device runs on Windows 11 out of the box which means all the cloud-based gaming services will work (including Xbox and Steam cloud gaming) on the ROG Ally.
In terms of performance, Asus says that the ROG Ally PC gaming console is powered by a custom AMD’s Ryzen Z1 and Ryzen Z1 Extreme chips based on a 4nm architecture paired with a ROG X6 mobile eGPU. It has a 7-inch IPS LCD FHD resolution display with 120Hz refresh rate support.
The Ryzen Z1 (12/256GB) model starts at $600 while the Ryzen Z1 Extreme (16/512GB) is priced at $700 in the US. There is also a signup option available for pre-order notification via Asus Ally’s dedicated microsite.
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