Asus is throwing its hat into the mobile PC gaming ring with the ROG Ally, a new handheld system that the company says is being designed to overdeliver when it comes to hardware. While the initial reveal was light on details about the technology powering the ROG Ally, Asus has revealed more about the device that is being positioned as a Steam Deck rival.

At the heart of the ROG Ally is a six-core AMD Ryzen Z1 chip and RDNA 3 graphics chip, which makes use of AMD’s Super Resolution FidelityFX Super Resolution upscaling technologies. For the display, the ROG Ally has a seven-inch Full HD 120Hz screen that is capable of up to 500 Nits of brightness and has a 7ms response time. There’s 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM, Dolby Atmos support through the speakers, and the entire package has an overall weight of just 608g. As for storage, the ROG Ally will ship with a 512GB SSD, which can be further expanded with a microSD card.

Asus ROG Ally specs

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  • 7″ 1080p 120Hz 7ms touch display with FreeSync
  • Weight: 608g
  • AMD Ryzen Z1 Series CPU
  • RDNA 3 Graphics
  • 512GB PCI Express 4.0 SSD
  • 16GB RAM
  • MicroSD slot for storage expansion
  • Wi-Fi 6E
  • Windows 11 operating system
  • Haptic feedback
  • Fingerprint sensor for unlocking

While the Steam Deck uses its own SteamOS as a default operating system, the ROG Ally will allow users to access games from a wide variety of PC platforms as it runs on Windows 11. Since it runs Windows, you should be able to use all of your PC accessories, including controllers, headphones, mice, and keyboards.

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