Asus Launches ROG Ally, Its First Windows 11 Gaming Handheld Packed with AMD Ryzen Z1 Processor and RDNA 3 Graphics

The Asus ROG Ally is an exciting new addition to the world of handheld gaming devices. It comes packed with impressive technical specifications, making it a highly capable machine for gaming enthusiasts.

The Asus ROG Ally. (Source: Asus)

Powering the ROG Ally is an AMD Ryzen Z1 series processor, featuring RDNA 3 graphics. This all-new purpose-built APU delivers never-before-seen levels of handheld gaming performance, making it an ideal device for both AAA games and indie titles. The device is also equipped with ROG’s Zero Gravity thermal system, which uses a dual-fan system with ultrathin heatsink fins and high-friction heat pipes to keep the device cool, even in challenging gaming environments.

The ROG Ally comes with a 120Hz FHD (1080p) display with FreeSync Premium support. The display has a maximum brightness of 500 nits, enabling gamers to easily keep track of the action even when gaming outdoors. The touchscreen is highly responsive, allowing seamless navigation of the Windows desktop when gamers need to change settings or install their next game.

In terms of design, the ROG Ally is both lightweight and ergonomic. Weighing in at just 608 grams, the device is easy to carry and handle all day. The device comes with ergonomic handholds, including unique triangle texturing on the rear, giving gamers a solid hold on the device from any angle. The ROG styling lines on the palm side of the grip also help to reduce any accidental slipping.

The ROG Ally runs on Windows 11, enabling gamers to access all their publisher libraries and game streaming services on a single device. It also comes with a Special Edition of Armoury Crate, customized with quick performance mode toggles, a game launcher, in-game monitoring software, Aura Sync support, and more.

Overall, the Asus ROG Ally is an impressive handheld gaming device, designed to deliver top-notch performance and a great gaming experience. The device is set to launch on May 11, 2023, and will come bundled with a 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.