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    ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Its First Windows 11 Gaming Handheld – The ROG Ally

    ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) has just announced its new powerful Windows 11 gaming handheld device. Named the ROG Ally, it is powered by an AMD Ryzen Z1 series processor which allows it to breeze through Triple-A and indie games with ease.

    Incredible AMD-powered performance

    The ROG Ally features an all-new purpose-built APU, an AMD Ryzen Z1 series processor with RDNA 3 graphics. Making all this possible is also ROG’s Zero Gravity thermal system which uses a dual-fan system with ultrathin heatsink fins and high friction heat pipes to ensure the Ally stays cool in any orientation.

    The Ally does not disappoint in delivering flagship gaming performance with its 120 Hz FHD (1080p) panel with FreeSync Premium support. This will allow gamers to enjoy fast-paced games with no tearing or stuttering in the event of any FPS drop. The display also has a brightness of 500 nits, which helps with gaming outdoors. Touchscreen is also available on the panel for seamless navigation of the Windows desktop when gamers need to change settings or install their next game.

    Full-fledged Windows 11 gaming

    The ROG Ally runs on Windows 11 meaning gamers can access all 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 the 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, customized 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.

    Ergonomic and lightweight design

    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 had created the perfect machine to carry and play 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.

    Learn more at the ROG Ally launch event

    The official ROG Ally launch event will be held on 11 May 2023. You can tune in to learn more about the full specifications and pricing. The keynote will start at 10.00 a.m. Eastern Time (14.00 GMT), followed by a panel discussion with Shawn Yen, Product Management Director of Gaming Business Unit from ASUS, Roanne Sones, CVP, Head of Xbox Hardware, and Frank Azor, Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions and Gaming Marketing from AMD to talk about the design story of the ROG Ally and its impact on the gaming landscape.

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