Republic of Gamers (ROG) has announced the launch of the ROG Ally, a new Windows 11 gaming handheld. Powered by a cutting-edge AMD Ryzen Z1 series processor, the Ally can breeze through AAA games and indie titles with ease. A bright and high refresh rate touchscreen display ensures that gamers see their content clearly even when gaming outdoors. The Ally is easy to carry and handle all day, thanks to its lightweight 608 g design and ergonomic handholds.
Featuring an all-new purpose-built APU – AMD Ryzen Z1 series processor with RDNA 3 graphics, the ROG Ally is primed to deliver never-before-seen levels of handheld gaming performance. Gamers who enjoy lighter indie titles, or more graphically intensive AAA games, can do it all with the Ally. Making all this possible is also ROG’s Zero Gravity thermal system, which uses a dual-fan system with ultra-thin heatsink fins and high-friction heat pipes to ensure the Ally stays cool in any orientation.
Flagship gaming performance demands a panel to match, and the Ally does not disappoint. Equipped with a 120 Hz full HD (1080p) panel with FreeSync Premium support, gamers will enjoy supreme motion clarity in fast-paced games, with no tearing or stuttering in the event of an FPS drop. The display also has a max brightness of 500 nits, enabling gamers to easily keep track of the action in more challenging environments like the great outdoors. This touchscreen display also acts to seamlessly allow navigation of the Windows desktop when gamers need to change settings or install their next game.
The ROG Ally runs Windows 11, meaning gamers can access all of their publisher libraries and game streaming services on a single device. No matter where the latest and greatest titles are available, the Ally can power gamers to victory. Navigating the Windows desktop is a seamless experience, either through Ally’s joysticks and buttons or through Windows’ robust touchscreen support.
Additionally, a Special Edition of Armoury Crate makes its debut with the ROG Ally, customised with quick performance mode toggles, a game launcher, in-game monitoring software, Aura Sync support, and more. ROG is also offering a bundled 90-day trial of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, giving users instant access to hundreds of great games from Xbox Game Studios, indie studios, and blockbusters the moment they boot their Ally.
For a handheld, weight and ergonomics are everything. ROG engineers painstakingly developed and iterated the shape and weight of the ROG Ally until they were satisfied that they created the perfect machine to carry and play with all day. Weighing in at just 608 grams, the Ally will never weigh heavily in a gamer’s backpack or hands, allowing for plenty of uninterrupted and comfortable gameplay.
The Ally’s ergonomics continue with its handgrips, with unique triangle texturing on the rear giving gamers a solid hold on the machine from any angle. ROG styling lines adorn the palm side of the grip while also helping to reduce any accidental slipping. The official ROG Ally launch event will be held on May 11th, 2023.