ASUS ROG Ally Gaming Handheld Console Now Official!

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After teasing the ASUS ROG Ally on April Fools’ Day and officially teasing the gaming handheld console, it is now official and confirmed to arrive in the Philippines.

ASUS ROG Ally

ASUS ROG Ally - launch - display

The ASUS ROG Ally is built around a 7-inch FHD+ IPS LCD touchscreen panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. The panel is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, has a peak brightness of 500nits, and supports 100% of sRGB.

Under the hood, you have an option of either an AMD Z1 APU with Zen4 6C/12T or an AMD Z1 Extreme APU with Zen4 8C/16T. These are coupled with 16GB LPDDR5 6400MHz RAM and up to 512GB of upgradeable M.2 SSD. The chipset is cooled by dual fans with 30dB acoustic at 30W.

ASUS ROG Ally - launch - back

The handheld features four shoulder buttons and two back buttons. It also has reactive lighting on the directional sticks on the left and right and along the strip on the back.

ASUS ROG Ally - launch - shoulder buttons

The ROG Ally features 5.1.2-channel surround sound with support for Dolby Atmos and Two-way AI Noise Cancelation.

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Unique to the handheld is its support for the ASUS XG Mobile via an XG Mobile Connector. Additionally, you can connect two Xbox controllers and an external monitor when you want to play with friends.

Full Specifications

FeatureASUS ROG Ally
ProcessorAMD Z1(6C/12T) / Z1 Extreme(8C/16T) Zen4 APU 9-30W TDP
CoolingDual Fans – 30dBa noise at 30W TDP
Display7″ 1920x1080p 16:9 120Hz IPS Touch
I/OXG Mobile Connector
USB-C with Display Port support
UHS-2 MicroSD Slot(SD, SDXC & SDHC)
3.5mm audio port
SecurityFingerprint recognition (Windows Hello)
Size and Weight269 x 113 x 39mm608g (10% lighter)
SoundDual speakers with Dolby Atmos and Smart AMP
OS/UIWindows 11 with Armoury Crate SE
StorageUp to 512GB Upgradable M.2 SSD – 2230 form factor
Charging65W Type-C PD Charging (0-50% in 30mins)

Pricing and Availability

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The ASUS ROG Ally comes in two variants – Z1 and Z1 Extreme. The former comes with 256GB storage and is priced at USD 599 (around PHP 33,400), while the latter is equipped with 512GB storage and retails for USD 699 (around PHP 39,000).

It is confirmed to arrive in the Philippines but its details have yet to be announced.

If you’re interested to learn how our experience went with the gaming handheld in the first 24 hours, you can watch the video below:

To learn more about the ROG Ally, visit the official website.

*Prices in PHP are direct conversions using the exchange rate at the time the content was published. These are not indicative of actual local pricing and don’t include additional costs like taxes, etc.

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Ram found his love and appreciation for writing in 2015 having started in the gaming and esports sphere for GG Network. He would then transition to focus more on the world of tech which has also began his journey into learning more about this world. That said though, he still has the mentality of "as long as it works" for his personal gadgets.

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