Asus ROG Ally available from 13 June in Australia

May 21, 2023

While many ANZ players are patiently waiting for a safe and official way to order a Steam Deck in our countries, Asus has swooped in with their own handheld PC product, the ROG Ally, which they have announced will be available from 13 June, with pre-orders open now both at JB Hi-Fi and Asus’ e-shop.

The system is along the same lines of what you might be aware of from the Steam Deck – a visually Nintendo Switch-esque console which houses a mini-PC, capable of playing Windows 11-supported games such as from Steam, or Game Pass. The model available on the shelf in Australia and New Zealand is the Z1 Extreme/512 GB storage option, which will go on sale for AUD$1,299 and NZD$1,499 on 13th June.

Among the features the ROG Ally boasts is a 120hz Full HD 1080p screen, along with a Zen 4 processor, 16GB of RAM and a UHS-II microSD card slot for storage expansion. It also supports peripherals including a Charger Dock for connecting to a TV, and an XG mobile external GPU, which can house up to a laptop NVidia RTX 4090 for added graphics processing.

Pre-orders are available here:

In Australia

In New Zealand

The full list of specs is below:

Operating System Windows 11 Home
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme Processor
CPU: “Zen 4″ architecture with 4 nm process,
8-core / 16-threads, 24 MB total cache, up to
5.10 GHz boost
GPU: AMD Radeon Graphics ( AMD RDNA™
3, 12 CUs, up to 2.7 GHz, up to 8.6 Teraflops)
Power: 9-30W
7″ FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9, IPS-level glossy display
500 nits peak brightness
Gorilla® Glass Victus
Gorilla® Glass DXC
Touchscreen (10-point multi-touch)
Refresh Rate:120 Hz
Response Time:7 ms
Support Dolby Vision HDR
AMD FreeSync Premium
Memory 16 GB LPDDR5 on board (6400 MT/s dual channel)
Storage 512 GB PCIe® 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD (2230)
I/O Ports
1 x 3.5 mm Combo Audio Jack
1 x ROG XG Mobile Interface and USB Type-C® combo port (with USB 3.2 Gen 2, supports
DisplayPort 1.4)
1 x UHS-II microSD card reader (supports SD, SDXC and SDHC)
Control and Input
Gamepad controls:
A B X Y buttons
L & R Hall Effect analog triggers
L & R bumpers
View button
Menu button
Command Center button
Armoury Crate button
2 x assignable grip buttons
Thumbsticks: 2 x full-size analog sticks with capacitive touch
Haptics: HD haptics
Gyro: 6-Axis IMU
AI noise-cancelling technology
Dolby Atmos
Hi-Res certification
Built-in array microphone
2-speaker system with Smart Amplifier Technology
Network and
Triple band WiFi 6E (802.11ax) 2 x 2
Bluetooth 5.23
Battery 40 Wh
Power Supply
65 W USB Type-C® PD 3.0 power supply
Adapter: 65 W AC Adapter, Output: 20 V DC, 3.25 A, 65 W, Input: 100~240 V AC 50 / 60 Hz
Weight ~608 g
Dimensions 28.0 x 11.1 x 2.12 ~ 3.24 cm
Xbox Game Pass 3 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate included
Security Built-in Fingerprint Sensor
Microsoft Pluton security processor