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ASUS ROG Ally handheld gaming console to be launched on June 13


ASUS has confirmed that its ROG Ally portable gaming computer will go on sale starting on June 13 for $699,

Preorders will begin today, May 11 although the company does not mention when it plans to make the device available locally. 

The ROG Ally boasts some impressive specs including an AMD Ryzen™ Z1 Extreme Processor,  a 1080p, 16:9 display with a 30–120 Hz refresh rate, 7 ms response time, FreeSync capability, and a maximum brightness of 500 nits among other features.

“Our team has spent over a decade developing the technologies necessary to enable the Ryzen Z1 Series of processors. Working with visionary partners like ROG, we’ve designed a platform that redefines mobile gaming,” said Renato Fragale, senior director of product management for the Consumer and Gaming Client Business at AMD. “We’re excited for gamers to experience the first device powered by Ryzen Z1 Series processors with the launch of the ROG Ally.”

The ROG Ally runs Windows 11, meaning it can play any game from any platform, and includes 3 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate right out of the box. 

ASUS ROG Ally Specs 

Model ROG Ally
Operating System Windows 11 Home
Processor AMD Ryzen™ Z1 Extreme Processor

CPU: Zen 4 architecture, 8-core /16-threads, 24MB total cache ,up to 5.10 Ghz boost

GPU: 12 RDNA3 CUs, up to 2.7GHz, 8.6 TFlops, default 4GB RAM capacity

APU Power: 9-30W

Display 7-inch
FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9
IPS-level
glossy display
500 nits peak brightness
sRGB:100%
Gorilla® Glass Victus™
Gorilla® Glass DXC
Touch Screen (10-point multi-touch)
Refresh Rate:120Hz
Response Time:7ms
Support Dolby Vision HDR
AMD FreeSync™ Premium
Memory 16GB LPDDR5 on board (6400MT/s dual channel)
Storage 512GB PCIe® 4.0 NVMe™ M.2 SSD (2230)
I/O Ports 1 x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack
1 x ROG XG Mobile Interface and USB Type-C combo port (with USB 3.2 Gen2, supports DisplayPort™ 1.4)
1 x UHS-II microSD card reader (supports SD, SDXC and SDHC)
Control and Input Gamepad controls:

A B X Y buttons

D-pad

L & R Hall Effect analog triggers

L & R bumpers

View button

Menu button

Command Center button

Armoury Crate button

2 x assignable grip buttons

Thumbsticks: 2 x full-size analog sticks with capacitive touch

Haptics: HD haptics

Gyro: 6-Axis IMU

Audio AI noise-canceling technology
Dolby Atmos
Hi-Res certification
Built-in array microphone
2-speaker system with Smart Amplifier Technology
Network and Communication Triple band Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) 2 x 2

Bluetooth 5.21

Battery 40WHrs
Power Supply 65W USB Type-C PD 3.0 power supply 

Adapter: 65W AC Adapter, Output: 20V DC, 3.25A, 65W, Input: 100~240V AC 50/60Hz universal

AURA SYNC Yes
Weight ~608g (1.34 lbs)
Dimensions (W x D x H) 28.0 x 11.1 x 2.12 ~ 3.24 cm (11.02″ x 4.37″ x 0.83″ ~ 1.27″)
Xbox Game Pass 3 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate included2
Security Built-in Fingerprint Sensor

Microsoft Pluton security processor

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