Guess again. The more expensive Asus ROG Ally apparently only costs $699.99. That’s for the model with an AMD Z1 Extreme chip, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD – meaning Asus’ 512GB handheld costs just $51 more than a Steam deck of 512 GB.
This is evident from data that has been shown The edge due to reliable gadget leakage Roland QuandtAnd an earlier leak by SnoopyTech. The data we’ve seen leaves little room for confusion – even the product number associated with the $699.99 gadget identifies it as the Z1 Extreme model with 512GB of storage, and we’ve got a long list of marketing claims in our possessions that also look legitimate. I’m pretty sure it’s the real deal. While it’s always possible, the price is a placeholder; we won’t know for sure until May 11.
If the Z1 Extreme starts at $699.99, what would an Ally with a vanilla AMD Z1 cost? (Asus confirmed this The edge this morning both will go on sale.) Well, if Asus really wants to push, the Steam Deck starts at $399 with 64GB eMMC…
The ROG Ally is 11.02 inches wide, 4.37 inches long, 0.83 inches deep and weighs 608 grams (1.34 pounds) if the data we’ve seen is correct. A feature list also mentions that you can upgrade the M.2 2230 SSD with a single screw, has an IPS display protected by Gorilla Glass DXC, and charges the Ally from 0 to 50 percent in just 30 minutes using a included 65W USB-C power brick.
The Steam Deck is slow to load by comparison, although Valve told us that this is something the handheld does on purpose not to conserve battery life.
Asus did not immediately respond to a request for comment.