ASUS ROG Ally gaming console announcement bannerLooking for an uncompromising gaming experience on the go? The ASUS ROG Ally, features a plethora of incredible specs that aim to make one of the most powerful and versatile gaming consoles on the market. The most exciting part of the ASUS ROG Ally, is you have access to any game that runs on Windows 11, including the vast amount of PC games currently available. This includes Steam, Epic Game Store, Xbox Game Pass, cloud gaming services, Android apps, and more.

The sheer variety of games at your fingertips, along with the ROG Ally’s powerful hardware is mind-blowing, and it has me excited about the potential of the hardware. Let’s take an in-depth look at some of the specs and features that make ASUS ROG Ally stand out as a premiere portable experience.

ASUS ROG Ally gaming consoleThe ROG Ally features a plethora of portable graphical power

The ROG Ally is powered by an AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme Processor with a total of 8-cores. Along with this the AMD Radeon Navi3 Graphics featuring RDNA 3 architecture, with 12 CUs, up to 2.7GHz, 8.6 TFlops. This level of power in the palm of your hands makes the Ally able to put cutting-edge triple-A experiences in your hands on the go or playing at home. On top of that, the console packs 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and a blazing-fast 512GB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD. The Ally offers plenty of storage capacity for your games and guarantees speedy loading times, so you won’t have to wait around and can jump into the action.

ROG Ally vivid screenA vivid screen to capture all your epic gaming moments

The ASUS ROG Ally packs an impressive 7-inch 1080p FHD display that boasts a 120Hz refresh rate. With IPS-level tech, the display offers vivid colours and sharp details to life. The ROG Ally’s display also has a high contrast ratio of 1200:1, which means you’ll see deeper blacks and brighter whites in your games. Combining this with the FreeSync Premium technology, you can enjoy smoother visuals without any annoying stutter. With a 120Hz refresh rate, games appear incredibly smooth, making every action feel ultra-responsive. To top it off, the touchscreen display features 10-point multi-touch technology, which provides an intuitive way to play games and navigate the ROG Ally’s interface. You won’t have to compromise on image quality, even on a handheld device.

Big screen ROG AllyThe ROG Ally can also power a big-screen experience

Imagine playing your favourite games anytime, anywhere with the option to expand to a bigger screen, the Ally has got you covered. You can easily connect it to a TV and link multiple controllers for an immersive gaming session. You can turn it into a gaming PC by plugging in your accessories to the ROG XG Mobile eGPU and dock, which offers the best of both worlds.

Great sound on the go

When it comes to audio, the Ally also offers an immersive sound experience. The dual speakers of the Ally are loud and clear, so you won’t have to worry about missing out on anything. It features a built-in array microphone, a 2-speaker system with Smart Amplifier Technology, and AI noise-cancelling software. The addition of Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res certification takes your gaming audio to a whole new level, immersing you in a world of rich and detailed soundscapes where ever you game.

Storage options and ports to expand your ROG Ally experience

The Ally comes with 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and a 512GB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD. This offers blazing-fast storage space for games and ensures lightning-fast loading times. No more waiting around when you’re itching to jump into the action. The ROG Ally also boasts a wide range of input and output ports to cater to your needs. It features a ROG XG Mobile Interface and USB Type-C combo port with USB 3.2 Gen2 support and DisplayPort 1.4. Additionally, it comes with a UHS-II microSD card reader, great for expanding storage or transferring files.

The ROG Ally tactile control interface

The Ally offers a comprehensive set of buttons and controls designed to give you precision on the go. You have assignable grips, A, B, X, and Y buttons, an Armory Crate button and a Command Center button. Along with this is a D-pad, Left + Right “Hall Effect” analog triggers and bumpers with a menu and a view button. The two full-size analog sticks with capacitive touch provide precise control, and the HD haptics and 6-Axis IMU gyro add an extra layer of immersion to your gameplay. The inclusion of AURA SYNC ensures that your console looks as good as it performs giving your the capability to program the RGB LED lighting on the device.

A comfortable gaming experience

The ASUS ROG Ally is designed with your comfort in mind, even with the most intense play sessions. The new hardware features “ROG Intelligent Cooling technology” packing custom dual fans, dust filters, and heat pipes, helping the console to stay cool even during intense gaming. This also offers optimal thermal performance while keeping fan noise to a minimum. You can put in plenty of gaming time without worrying about overheating, discomfort, or excessive noise thanks to the ROG Ally’s cooling system.

The ROG Armoury has you sorted for battle

Managing your games and content has been streamlined with the ROG Ally’s onboard customized software. The special edition of “Armoury Crate” looks to provide a seamless user experience, allowing you to launch and customize your games all from one place. Fine-tune your settings, remap controls, and personalize the Ally to suit your gaming style.

It’s also a secure and convenient experience with the built-in fingerprint sensor and Microsoft Pluton security processor, your data and personal information are kept secure, providing you with peace of mind.

in_the_boxGaming experience comes bundled with the ROG Ally

To make your gaming experience even more exciting, the ROG Ally comes bundled with a 90-day subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. That means you’ll have access to a vast library of games right out of the box, giving you plenty of options from the get-go.

The ASUS ROG Ally packs plenty of power and promise

The ASUS ROG Ally gaming console is truly a game-changer in the world of portable gaming. Packed with incredible features and impressive specifications to give you the ultimate gaming experience. From the powerful AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme Processor to the vivid 7-inch 1080p FHD display with a 120Hz refresh rate, this console offers plenty to get excited about. Whether you’re looking for a portable console or high-performance gaming, the ROG Ally has got you covered.

Matthew Rondina
Matthew has been involved in all things tech related since the start of the digital era. He shares his passion for technology in his day job as a teacher and via multiple media platforms. As a long-time veteran of the video game and tech industry, he's covered interactive entertainment and esports on the web, in video series, podcasts, and on international television. You can follow Matthew's tech-venture filled lifestyle on twitter, instagram @dapper_tux.


  1. Man oh Man….this device is little power house and a beast. This device will blow mind away. I wanted something reasonable, terms of price, specs, portability. If you love the Nintendo Switch, this device kills it!! The Switch was amazing for its time. If you want play Triple A 3rd party pc games on steam, epic store, xbox game pass, even emulations, this is the device for you, also on the go. Asus as brand, is my favourite Brand for motherboards, video cards, Laptops anything pc related, especially there Quality and their parts. I never doubted Asus as a company or corporation that always delivers on their services and their customer care. The drawback of the ROG ally is Windows 11, and I really really hate it, but it is a good trade off for security, and the more I’m using it, the more I’m getting used to windows 11, so you need to keep that in mind when purchasing this product. Now back to switch, Triple A games are very very blurry on the Nintendo switch, whereas you play it on the ROG has no issues, and it’s beautiful and clear and sharp, and the 1080p actually is very helpful in most games. I played the version of Wolfenstein 2 on the Nintendo switch and have the PC version just to try it out, and it looks so much better, feels better, and it runs better. So in the end it is a great purchase and it’s worth the price the value and the specs of this system. If you love portable gaming this device is definitely for you, and keep in mind, when you purchase this product the bios update is long from asus and windows and once everything is installed, it runs amazing, I really really love this device and I give it 10 out of 10. Now I did try the steam deck and I don’t like the OS especially when you’re trying to run emulators and Windows is just better. One more thing when you’re doing updates from asus or windows please be patient and wait until everything is done and the system will run flawlessly. The battery life on this device is OK if you’re running triple a games, about hour. I would recommend trying out the device for at least 30 days from Best buy return policy, and make sure you don’t damage the product and if you like, it keep it!!

  2. What do we need if we want to connect this to a bigger screen, and can we buy it at Best Buy? Can it charge while it’s connected to the screen?

    • Hi, yes you can play Android games on the ROG Ally if you use an emulator to allow you to use that platform.

    • Hi, yes as Best Buy Canada is currently the exclusive retail partner for the ROG Ally, the console is available for purchase in stores.

    • Hi, the Ally is able to run games from Steam so you will be able to play Lost Ark on it.

  3. Awesome it’s looking like this will be a real hot item! I Have pre-ordered it and look forward to receiving the Ally!!

      • I’ve had mine for about a month and it still feels futuristic, I have upgraded storage to a 2TB SSD and that already only has 250GBs remaining haha! I always play in bed laying down just cause I can lol. Visuals 1080p 60FPS in New AAAs!!! Only times I’ve played sitting down is at a desk with the Ally docked to KB/Mouse/Monitor like its my PC. The Ally is a power house and the speakers are great even just for listening to Spotify

Comments are closed.