ASUS ROG Ally with Ryzen Z1 and 256GB storage expected to retail at $599

Published: Apr 29th 2023, 06:50 GMT   Comments

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Cheaper ASUS ROG Ally might cost $599

ASUS upcoming handheld product has starting price of $599, claims The Verge

As we mentioned in our previous story, ASUS is working on two models of ROG Ally. One with Z1 Extreme APU and 512GB storage and the other with Z1 non-Extreme and 256GB drive. The storage option for the less advanced models was not public before, but it appears that leakers have now confirmed our information.

Earlier reports were based on BestBuy leak, and since we are looking at the same sources again, chances are the same retail store might be in blame for this leak as well. Regardless of who leaked the price, it appears that the 6-core variant is to cost $100 less than 8-core model. Should the rumors be true, the ‘affordable’ ROG Ally would only cost $599.

Apart from the obvious CPU and storage differences, the Ally with Z1 chip would only have a third of the Extreme’s variant GPU power. Only four RDNA3 Compute Units are enabled on the Z1 non-Extreme compared to 12 on the flagship console.

What none of the reports have mentioned before, but we have already found this information is that both consoles are to be offered with three months of Microsoft Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership. Gamers will be able to jump into many games right away, or alternatively install any of their desired game launchers and play many of the free games.

At $599, the Ally would actually $70 pricier than Steam Deck with the same memory and storage option, and $50 cheaper than the most powerful variant of the Deck.

Handheld Gaming Consoles
VideoCardzASUS ROG Ally (Extreme)ASUS ROG AllyValve Steam Deck
ArchitectureAMD Zen4 & RDNA3AMD Zen2 & RDNA2
APUAMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
8C/16T up to 5.1 GHz
AMD Ryzen Z1
6C/12T up to 5.0 GHz
AMD Van Gogh
4C/8T up to 3.5 GHz
SoC GPUAMD RDNA3 12CU @ 2.8 GHzAMD RDNA3 4CU @ 2.7 GHzAMD RDNA2 8CU @ 1.6 GHz
External GPUROG XG Mobile (up to RTX 4090)Not officially
Memory16GB LPDDR516GB LPDDR5-5500
Storage512GB PCIe Gen4x4256GB PCIe Gen4x464GB eMMC (PCIe Gen2x1)
256GB/512GB NVMe (PCIe Gen3x4)
Display7″ 1920×1080, 120Hz (VRR), 500 nits, 7ms7″ 1280×800, 60Hz
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5
Battery40 Whr, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion40 Whr
Weight608 g669 g
Dimensions28.0 x 11.3 x 3.9 cm29.8 x 11.7 x 4.9 cm
OSWindows 11Steam OS/Win 11
Release Price$699 (Z1E+16G+512GB)$599 (Z1+16G+256GB)$399 (16G+64GB)
$529 (16G+256GB)
$649 (16G+512GB)
Release DateMay 11th (Announcement)February 2022

Source: SnoopyTech via The Verge

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