ASUS’s Cheaper Ryzen Z1 Non-Extreme Powered ROG Ally Is Now Available At $599

/ 10 months ago

The ASUS ROG Ally launched earlier this year with the Ryzen Z1 Extreme 8C-16T processor offering the most powerful handheld gaming experience to date. Alongside this ASUS had shared a Non-Extreme variant of the Z1 chip which today has finally been released.

ASUS ROG Ally Ryzen Z1 Non-Extreme

The Non-Extreme variant of the Ryzen Z1 handheld gaming chip is a cut-down variant which features 6 cores and 12 threads. This chip has been placed into the ASUS ROG Ally allowing for a $100 price reduction down to $599 making it a more palatable option for those on a tighter budget or not needing the full performance of the Z1 Extreme. Aside from the chip, this cheaper variant does not cut down on any other parts including storage of which it retains the same 512GB despite information suggesting a 256GB or 1TB model coming in the future.

ROG Ally Specs & Features

  • Game on the Go with Powerful Performance –  
    Powered by Windows 11 Home, an AMD Ryzen™ Z1 APU with RDNA3 graphics, 16GB LPDDR5 RAM, 512 GB PCIe® 4.0 SSD, and technologies such as VRR, FSR, and RSR. The Ally allows you to take your favorite games on the go.
  • Access to PC, Console, and Mobile Games –  
    Game on any platform including Steam, Xbox Game Pass, Android apps, Epic, GOG, cloud gaming services, and more. No matter where you buy your games, if it can play on Windows, you can play them on the Ally.
  • 90-Day Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Included –   
    Play Forza Horizon, Minecraft Legends and hundreds of other PC games on the ROG Ally with 3 months of Game Pass included. With games added all the time, there is always something new to play. *Terms apply.  
  • Stunningly Beautiful Visuals –  
    Enjoy high-quality visuals on the go with the Ally. Thanks to its 7-inch Full HD touchscreen display with a smooth 120Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync™ Premium technology, games appear crisp and clear.  
  • Game Your Way
    Game from anywhere in handheld mode, with a comfortable and ergonomic design that puts every button within easy reach. Weighing in at just 608 grams, the ROG Ally feels comfortable even during extended gaming sessions. Hook it up to your TV and connect multiple controllers to play with friends.  Transform ROG Ally into a full gaming PC set up by connecting to an ROG Mobile device and dock which supports an array of peripherals including a monitor, keyboard, mouse and more.  
  • Always Ready to Go with Fast Charge Technology –  
    With the ability to charge from 0% to 50% in just 30 minutes through the included 65W USB-C power adapter, you can always trust the ROG Ally to be by your side and ready for battle.
  • ROG Intelligent Cooling –  
    ROG’s all-new Zero Gravity thermal system and dual fan design keep the Ally cool and quiet at any orientation, letting you game your way. Dual fans with fluid dynamic bearing design, dust filters, and Anti-Gravity heatpipes work in harmony to sustain peak performance.
  • UHS-II MicroSD card slot – 
    Add high-speed storage to your machine, so you can keep more games installed and ready to play with a dedicated UHS-II microSD card slot.  
  • Immerse Yourself with Dolby Atmos and Smart AMP –  
    Virtual surround sound powered by Dolby Atmos technology drops you in the center of all the action. Dual front-firing Smart Amp speakers pump up the volume without distortion to immerse you directly in your games.
  • Seamless User Experience with Armoury Crate SE –    
    ROG Armoury Crate SE provides quick access to all your games and essential settings in one place. Customize keymaps and tweak Aura Sync lighting all from one app.
  • Modern Security- 
    The ROG Ally keeps your data secure.  Outfitted with Windows Defender for antivirus protection and Windows Hello featuring a fingerprint reader integrated into the power button.  Parents can limit app downloads, screen time and track their kids’ location with comprehensive family controls.

Price and Availability

This cheaper variant of the ROG ALLY is available from ASUS’s official website for many countries worldwide as well as Best Buy in the US and Canada.

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