Asus ROG Ally Preorders Are Live Now

Preorders for the Asus ROG Ally are live now. The brand-new PC gaming handheld launches on June 13 for $700. A second, less powerful model will release later this year for $600, though preorders for that specific SKU are not live at this time. If you’re interested in the ROG Ally, we’d recommend ordering as soon as possible, as preorders could sell out–especially since the device is exclusive to Best Buy at this time.

The Asus ROG Ally is the manufacturer’s answer to the Steam Deck. Though the Windows handheld is slightly pricier than the most expensive Steam Deck ($649), its specifications, as you’ll see below, are more impressive than Valve’s handhelds. It remains to be seen how the two handhelds will compare from a direct performance perspective.

You can check out the full specifications for the $700 ROG Ally below. The $600 version that releases in Q3 2023 will come with the AMD Ryzen Z1 processor, rather than the Z1 Extreme outlined below.

Asus ROG Ally Specifications

Operating System Windows 11 Home
CPU AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme Processor: Zen 4 architecture, 8-core/16-thread (up to 5.1 GHz boost)
GPU RDNA 3: 12 CUs up to 2.7 GHz (8.6 TFlops, 4GB VRAM)
APU Power Draw 9 to 30 Watts
Display 7-inch IPS panel (Glossy finish, 500 nits peak brightness, 7ms response time, touch screen)
Resolution 1920×1080 @ 120 Hz refresh rate (AMD FreeSync Premium)
Memory 16 GB dual-channel LPDDR5 RAM (6400 MT/s)
Storage 512 GB NVMe m.2 SSD
Ports 3.5mm audio jack, USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 combo port with DisplayPort 1.4 support, UHS-II microSD card reader
Battery 40 WHrs
Power Supply 65W USB-C PD 3.0 power supply
Weight 608 grams / 1.34 lbs

Don’t want to wait for the ROG Ally? Then consider picking up a Steam Deck, which is readily available to purchase directly from Valve. On the Windows handheld front, the Ally is joining a constantly growing market, including the very impressive and high-performing Ayaneo series of portable gaming PCs.

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