ASUS ROG Ally with AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme 8C/16T Processor, 16 GB of LPDDR5 Memory, and 512 GB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD to Cost $699.99

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ASUS is planning to sell the higher-ended version of the ROG Ally, its new Windows 11 gaming handheld, for $699.99, according to various leaks that have appeared online, including what appears to be an early but genuine listing taken off of Best Buy’s official website. This higher-ended version of the ROG Ally features the Ryzen Z1 Extreme, a new 8C/16T processor with 12 RDNA 3 compute units (CUs) that AMD designed for handheld PC gaming consoles, alongside a 7-inch FHD 120 Hz display, 16 GB of LPDDR5 memory, and a 512 GB NVMe M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD. Valve’s top Steam Deck model, in comparison, is $15 cheaper than the ROG Ally but only features a Zen 2 4C/8T CPU, GPU with 8 RDNA 2 CUs, and a 512 GB PCIe Gen 3 NVMe SSD.

From The Verge:

That’s according to data shown to The Verge by reliable gadget leaker Roland Quandt, a leaked screenshot from BestBuy provided by Wickedkhumz, and an earlier leak by SnoopyTech. The data we’ve seen leaves little room for confusion — even the product number associated with the $699.99 gadget identifies it as the Z1 Extreme model with 512GB of storage, and we’ve got a long list of marketing claims in our possession that also look legitimate. I’m pretty sure it’s the real deal. Though it’s always possible the price is a placeholder; we won’t know for sure until May 11th.

If the Z1 Extreme starts at $699.99, what would a Ally with a vanilla AMD Z1 cost? (Asus confirmed to The Verge this morning that both will go on sale.) Well if Asus really wants to push, the Steam Deck starts at $399 with 64GB of eMMC…

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