Powered by cutting-edge AMD Zen 4 and RDNA 3 architectures, the ROG Ally outperforms the Steam Deck's custom APU, delivering twice the performance.
Asus recently revealed its latest handheld PC, the ROG Ally, designed to rival Valve's popular Steam Deck. The device features a 7-inch Full HD screen with a 120 Hz refresh rate and 500 cd/m² brightness, surpassing the Steam Deck in display quality. Although the ROG Ally is equipped with more potent hardware, it comes with a heftier price tag, estimated at around €1,000, compared to the €419 Steam Deck. With the power of AMD's fastest Ryzen APU, this Windows-based laptop promises to provide the "performance of a PC Gamer" to users, regardless of their location. Featuring a high-quality Full HD display that offers excellent performance even in direct sunlight, the ROG Ally provides an immersive and visually stunning gaming experience. The laptop also comes with a powerful and quiet cooling system, ensuring that it stays cool even during the most intense gaming sessions.
Access to different types of settings is made possible through proprietary ASUS software, allowing users to customize their gaming experience to their preferences. The laptop also supports the ROG XG Mobile eGPU system, which further enhances its graphics capabilities and enables it to connect to other displays.
Additionally, the ROG Ally supports external GPU compatibility, such as the Asus ROG Geforce RTX 4090 XG Mobile series. This allows the handheld PC to reach performance levels comparable to a desktop Geforce RTX 3080 Ti, providing avid gamers with the opportunity to enjoy high-performance gaming on-the-go.
Asus plans to share more information about the ROG Ally's upcoming pre-sale through a newsletter. Tech YouTuber Dave2D has already released an official hands-on review of the device, and further details can be found on Asus' official website.