ASUS’ ROG Ally Gaming handheld is now available in the UK

ASUS' ROG Ally Gaming handheld is now available in the UK

The wait is over, the ROG Ally is now available to buy!

Today marks the official launch of ASUS’s ROG Ally Windows Gaming handheld, a product that is set to usher in a new product category for Microsoft’s Windows OS, and open up PC gaming to more portable play.

With a powerful AMD Ryzen Z1 series APU, which features a Zen 4 CPU and Radeon RDNA 3 graphics, ASUS’ ROG Ally is designed to play the latest games on the go with its 1080p 120Hz screen and full software compatibility thanks to the device’s use of Microsoft’s Windows 11 OS. 

At launch, ASUS’ ROG Ally gaming handheld will be available for £699 in the UK through ASUS’ ROG webstore and Currys. This model features an 8-Core AMD Ryzen 1 Extreme processor, 16GB LPDDR5-6400 memory, and a 512GB PCIe 4.0 SSD. Additionally, this handheld is compatible with ASUS’ ROG XG Mobile series of external graphics cards, allowing users to augment the power of this handheld with external GPUs like Nvidia’s RTX 4090 laptop GPU.

When compared with Valve’s Steam Deck PC gaming handheld, ASUS’ ROG Ally boasts a more powerful SOC, a quieter cooling system, and support for all Windows software. Like the Steam Deck the ROG Ally supports MicroSD card storage, and unlike the Steam Deck the ROG Ally supports AMD’s FreeSync Premium tech on the device’s 120Hz Full HD screen. Additionally, the ROG Ally’s screen is a touch panel and features a Corning Gorilla DXC screen coating that reduces reflections and increases the screen’s scratch resistance.

ASUS has now entered the world of handheld PC gaming, being the first company to utilise AMD’s purpose-built Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor to create a gaming handheld both RDNA 3 graphics and Zen 4 CPU cores. Gamers who pre-ordered ASUS’ ROG Ally will start receiving their units today, and those who order the product today will receive one as soon as they can be shipped.  

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