ASUS is developing its handheld gaming PC known as “ROG Ally“, And this will be the next high competitor of the Steam Deck.
I know some of you think that this is the April Fool’s joke because the company released a trailer of it on 1st April. But it’s for real, it’s not a joke and you can register to pre-order it from Best Buy.
ROG Ally Specifications And Performance
The ROG Ally has a seven-inch 16:9 display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 500 nits of brightness, and a 120HZ refresh rate, compared to the Steam Deck specs, which are listed as a seven-inch 16:10 display at 1280 x 800 resolution, 400 nits of brightness, and a 60Hz refresh rate. The chip inside uses the AMD’s Zen 4 architecture with the powerful RDNA 3 graphics tech seen in recent GPUs.
And this new ROG Ally is giving the same 7-inch display as Steam Deck gives, But with a higher resolution of 1080p instead of 800p with 120Hz. Another good point about ROG Ally is the fan noise is 20dB on load – it’s 17 decibels lower than the Steam Deck which runs at 37dB. ASUS Ally comes with 500 nits of brightness which is the highest as compared to other handhelds in the market.
ROG Ally I/O Ports
- Headphone Jack
- MicroSD Slot UHS-II
- Volume Buttons
- Fingerprint Sensor With SSO [Single Sign-On]
Now look at the SSD Slot: it’s an M.2 2230 SSD
And also come with a weird-looking USB-C Connect it’s not a thunderbolt port, it’s an ASUS XG MOBILE port And this allows you to connect an External GPU with it. Pretty cool, Right?
Pre-Registered ROG Ally On Best Buy
Go to the ROG Ally Gaming Handheld – Best Buy, right now it’s not released pre-orders but it starts within a few months so keep your eye on this website, or rather you daily visit our website for getting news in the gaming industry
In conclusion, It’s an upcoming competitor for Steam Deck. It provides 10x faster performance than Steam Deck, Yes as per the specification it’s more expensive than Steam Deck but I think it is worth it to buy if you are a passionate gamer or loved to play games. Additionally, don’t forget to share your opinion by leaving a comment! Your input is valuable and helps to create an engaging conversation.