ASUS ROG Ally

The ASUS Rog Ally’s Australian Price And Release Date Have Been Revealed

So good!

ASUS has today revealed the Australian launch details for the ASUS Rog Ally, the upcoming Windows 11 handheld PC that can play almost anything.

ASUS ROG ALLY AUSTRALIAN PRICE AND RELEASE DATE

The ASUS Rog Ally with the high-end Z1 Extreme processor and 512GB SSD will launch in Australia for June 13th for $1,299 AUD. It’s available to pre-order exclusively at JB Hi-Fi now. 

This is a fantastic price when compared to the Ayaneo 2 that comes in at over $2,000 and only a small mark-up of a few hundred dollars on the US price of the ASUS Rog Ally (which doesn’t include tax and import costs).

ASUS ROG Ally

The lower-end base Z1 model will launch in Australia in the second-half of the year, but a price was not confirmed today. Accessories such as docks and controllers will also release in Australia at a later date, but to get visuals onto your TV or monitor, you can use any standard USB-C hub.

We went hands-on with the ASUS Rog Ally today and will have impressions soon, but so far, so good and I came away super impressed.

ASUS ROG ALLY SPECS

Just like AYANEO devices, the ASUS ROG Ally will run Windows 11 out of the box which means you’ll be able to run games from the likes of Steam, Epic, Xbox Game Pass, EA Play, Ubisoft Connect and more, with three months of Xbox Game Pass included in the box.

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As far as specs go, the display is a 7″ 1080p 120HZ touch display, so on specs alone, it’s better than anything we’ve seen in a handheld of this calibre. It also has a custom AMD Ryzen Z1 Zen 4 RDNA 3 GPU meaning it should offer a hefty performance boost on both the AYANEO 2 and Steam Deck which use RDNA 2 architecture. It’ll have a 512GB SSD for storage and quick booting of games. ASUS also called out the weight of the device at 608G which is a decent 50 grams lighter than both the Steam Deck and AYANEO 2.

ASUS ROG Ally

Other inputs include a finger print detection power button and mappable back triggers. As far as the OS goes, it’ll run Windows 11 but ASUS has created a special version of its software called Armoury Crate SE that will provide a launcher for your games, as well as the ability to easily customise your console.