ASUS Details ROG Ally Features Ahead of Windows 11 Gaming Handheld’s Launch on May 11, 2023: “The Price Will Be Below $1,000”

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ASUS has announced that it will be unveiling the full specifications and pricing for the ROG Ally, its first Windows gaming handheld, on May 11, 2023. The keynote will start at 10.00 a.m. Eastern Time (14.00 GMT), followed by a panel discussion with Shawn Yen, Product Management Director of Gaming Business Unit from ASUS; Roanne Sones, CVP, Head of Xbox Hardware; and Frank Azor, Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions and Gaming Marketing from AMD, and while the event is still just over two weeks away, ASUS has gone ahead and teased the features and specifications of the ROG Ally in a press release that can confirm many of the device’s key features. Chief among those is a new Ryzen Z1 Series processor by AMD, a 120 Hz FHD (1080p) panel with FreeSync Premium support, up to 16 GB LPDDR5 dual channel RAM, and up to 512 GB of PCIe Gen 4 upgradeable storage. “I can tell you for sure that the price will be below $1,000. 200% it will be below $1,000,” said an ASUS rep.

ASUS ROG Ally Features

  • AMD Ryzen Z1 Series APU
  • Full Windows gaming support, including Steam and Game Pass
  • Lightweight (608 g), ergonomic design
  • Full HD display (120 Hz, 500 nits, 7 ms)
  • Up to 16 GB LPDDR5 memory
  • Up to 512 GB PCIe Gen 4 storage (upgradeable)
  • UHS II MicroSD slot for expansion
  • ROG intelligent cooling
  • Lightweight (608 g), ergonomic design
  • Front facing dual speakers with Dolby Atmos

From an ASUS press release:

The ROG Ally runs Windows 11, meaning gamers can access all their publisher libraries and game streaming services on a single device. No matter where the latest and greatest titles are available, the Ally can power gamers to victory. Navigating the Windows desktop is a seamless experience, either through the Ally’s joysticks and buttons or through Windows’ robust touchscreen support.

Additionally, a Special Edition of Armoury Crate makes its debut with the ROG Ally, customized with quick performance mode toggles, a game launcher, in-game monitoring software, Aura Sync support, and more. ROG is also offering a bundled 90-day trial of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, giving users instant access to hundreds of great games from Xbox Game Studios, indie studios, and blockbusters the moment they boot their Ally.

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