A few days ago, ASUS officially presented the ROG Ally portable console and revealed the first concrete information about its specifications. Soon after, AMD also published its materials on the Ryzen Z1 and Ryzen Z1 Extreme processors, which will be the heart of the Taiwanese device. Asus has not yet confirmed the price of the console – this information will be officially revealed on May 11, during the company’s global event. However, there is a good chance that we already knew this information before. The American chain BestBuy has published a product card with a price.
According to prematurely published information from the BestBuy store, the ASUS ROG Ally console in the AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme version will be priced at $ 699. This is lower than we expected.
ASUS ROG Ally – official presentation of the portable console with AMD Ryzen Z1 and Ryzen Z1 Extreme processors
The BestBuy chain of stores is the official partner of ASUS when introducing the ROG Ally console to the market, so it can be assumed that the price they quote will largely be in line with reality. The version with AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme (i.e. a system with 8 Zen 4 cores and a Radeon graphics system with 12 CU RDNA 3 blocks), 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM and a 512 GB PCIe 4.0 SSD will be priced at $ 699. That’s not much more than the current price of a Steam Deck with a 512GB drive ($649), but we’re talking about a more powerful model here.
AMD Ryzen Z1 and Ryzen Z1 Extreme – the manufacturer boasts of the performance of custom APU Zen 4 for ASUS ROG Ally
At this price, ASUS ROG Ally will be able to compete fiercely with Steam Deck for the favor of players. We are interested in the price of the lower model with the AMD Ryzen Z1 system and a 256 GB SSD, which should still offer decent performance, especially with active FSR or RSR. At the moment, everything indicates that the ASUS ROG Ally portable console will be the cheapest when it comes to the use of AMD Phoenix series APUs. This, in turn, gives a good chance that the device will become a real sales hit.