ROG ALLY - ROG’s First Gaming Handheld Console

A bunch of influencers got their hands on the device early, and while their videos are also devoid of the most useful hard numbers, they do mention details like the fact the Ally will have an impressive 1920x1080/120hz display (compared to the Steam Deck’s 1280x800/60hz), and that it’s smaller and lighter than Valve’s handheld as well.

I’m the Second Person to Touch This - ROG Ally Preview

The Ally will run Windows 11, and has a fairly traditional control setup, with two analogue sticks, a d-pad, four primary face buttons and some triggers. It certainly looks nice in the videos, but then, this is pre-release marketing, and how nice it looks now will be completely irrelevant if the Ally’s price, battery life, performance and storage aren’t up to scratch. Like I said, this isn’t the first and won’t be the last time a PC hardware manufacturer has tried to make a handheld gaming PC; ASUS will have to get the mix just right to be able to compete with Valve (and already, even without numbers, this feels like it’s going to be way too expensive!).

ASUS Thinks They Can Beat the Steam Deck