ASUS ROG Ally with Ryzen Z1 Extreme drops to $619 for Black Friday

Published: Nov 1st 2023, 18:47 GMT   Comments

ASUS ROG Ally price reduced by $80

Just one day after Lenovo launched the Legion GO, the ASUS ROG Ally is now cheaper through one of the official stores.

The AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme edition of the handheld gaming console ROG Ally had been on the market at a steady price of $699 for several months. There was no specific reason for a price reduction, especially leading up to the Holiday season.

However, with the introduction of the Lenovo Legion Go, attention has turned to ASUS. Their console, priced similarly at launch, offers slightly lower technical specifications and features (no 8.8 inch QHD+ screen, smaller battery, no removable game pads etc.) compared to the ‘Go.’ Well, it didn’t take long for the Ally to see a price adjustment, coinciding with the BestBuy Black Friday promotion.

Just a reminder, the console is exclusively available through select partners in the US, either via the official ASUS webstore or BestBuy. The latter has now decreased the price from $699 to $619, marking an $80 reduction, which translates to about an 11% discount. Interestingly, despite this price change, the Ryzen Z1 non-Extreme version remains at $599. The Extreme version, with its enhanced specifications (+2 Zen4 cores and 3x more RDNA3 CUs) is well worth the additional $20 investment.

ASUS ROG Ally price (November 1st, 2023), Source: BestBuy

Worth keeping in mind, that this price adjustment is currently only available for Black Friday and only through one retail partner. But this is exactly what we wanted to see in the handheld gaming space with more competition and hopefully even better devices.

It may also be worth noting that BestBuy has a price match guarantee, which means that if the item was bought between October 27 and December 30, BestBuy will match the price. This doesn’t apply to open box items, though.

Handheld Gaming Consoles
VideoCardzLenovo Legion GoAYANEO KunASUS ROG AllyValve Steam Deck
ArchitectureAMD Zen4 & RDNA3AMD Zen4 & RDNA3AMD Zen4 & RDNA3AMD Zen2 & RDNA2
APURyzen Z1 Extreme
8C/16T up to 5.1 GHz
Ryzen Z1
6C/12T up to 4.9 GHz
Ryzen 7 7840U
8C/16T up to 5.1 GHz
Ryzen Z1 Extreme
8C/16T up to 5.1 GHz
Ryzen Z1
6C/12T up to 4.9 GHz
AMD Van Gogh
4C/8T up to 3.5 GHz
12CU @ 2.7 GHz [Z1E]
4CU @ 2.5 GHz [Z1]
12CU @ 2.7 GHz
12CU @ 2.7 GHz [Z1E]
4CU @ 2.5 GHz [Z1]
8CU @ 1.6 GHz
SoC TDP9-30W15-54W9-30W4-15W
External GPUUSB4TBCROG XG Mobile (up to RTX 4090)Not officially
Memory Capacity16GB LPDDR5X-750016GB/32GB/64GB16GB LPDDR5-640016GB LPDDR5-5500
Storage Capacity1TB/512GB512GB/1TB/2TB/4TB512GB[1]/256GB[2]256GB/512GB SSD
Storage TypeM.2 NVMe 2242 SSD PCIe 4×4M.2 NVMe 2280 SSD PCIe 4×4M.2 NVMe 2230 SSD PCIe 4×4M.2 NVMe 2230 SSD PCIe 3×4
eMMC PCIe Gen2x1
Display8.8″ 2560×1600 IPS, 144Hz (VRR), 500 nits8.4″ 2560×1600, 500 nits7″ 1920×1080, 120Hz (VRR), 500 nits, 7ms7″ 1280×800, 60Hz
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6E, BT 5.2Wi-Fi 6E, BT 5.2Wi-Fi 6E, BT 5.2Wi-Fi 5, BT 5
Battery49.2 Wh, 900 mAh (controllers)75 Wh40 Wh, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion40 Wh
Weight854g / 1.87 lbs900g /2 lbs608g / 1.34 lbs669g / 1.47 lbs
Dimensions (LxWxH)29.9 x 13.1 x 4.1 cm
11.8 x 5.2 x 1.6 in
31.2 x 13.3 x 2.2 cm
12.3 x 5.24 x 0.87 in
28.0 x 11.3 x 3.9 cm
11.0 x 4.5 x 1.5 in
29.8 x 11.7 x 4.9 cm
11.7 x 4.6 x 1.9 in
Default OSWindows 11Windows 11Windows 11Steam OS/Win 11
Launch Price$699/€799(Z1E+16G+512GB)
$1,209 (16G+512GB)
$1,319 (32G+1TB)
$1,429 (32G+2TB)
$1,949 (64G+4T)
$599/€699  (Z1+16G+256GB)
$699/€799 (Z1E+16G+512GB)
$399/€419 (16G+64GB)
$529/€549 (16G+256GB)
$649/€679 (16G+512GB)
Release DateOctober 31, 2023October 2023June 2023 [Z1E]
September 2023 [Z1]
February 2022

Source: BestBuy

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