ASUS portable gaming PC 'ROG Ally' photo review where you can play PC games anytime, anywhere with Windows 11 & AMD Ryzen Z1

From the PC manufacturer ASUS, the portable gaming PC ' ROG Ally ' will appear on June 14, 2023. The OS is Windows 11 Home 64bit, and the chipset is equipped with

AMD Ryzen Z1 series, AMD's gaming SoC for portable PCs, and ROG Ally can play games on multiple platforms such as Steam and Xbox Game Pass. Since I had the opportunity to touch it first, I checked its appearance first.

ROG Ally|ASUS Store

The specifications of ROG Ally are as follows. Two types of AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme-equipped models and AMD Ryzen Z1-equipped models have been announced, and the AMD Ryzen Z1-equipped models will appear after the summer of 2023. This time we will review the model with AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme.
ROG Ally(2023) RC71L
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme model AMD Ryzen Z1 equipped model
processor AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme AMD Ryzen Z1

CPU: 4nm process, Zen4 architecture
8 cores, 16 threads, 24MB total cache
Boost frequency up to 5.10GHz

GPU: AMD Radeon Graphics
RDNA 3 architecture, 12 computer units maximum frequency 2.7GHz, maximum 8.6TFLOPS

Thermal Design Power: 9-30W

CPU: 4nm process, Zen4 architecture
6 cores, 12 threads, total cache 22MB
Boost frequency up to 4.90GHz

GPU: AMD Radeon Graphics
RDNA 3 architecture, 4 computer units Maximum frequency 2.5GHz, maximum 2.8TFLOPS

Thermal Design Power: 9-30W

display 7-inch wide TET color LCD, FHD (1920 x 1080)
10-point multi-touch screen Refresh rate: 120Hz
Response speed: 7ms
Brightness: 500nits
sRGB: 100%
Supports AMD FreeSync Premium
Gorilla Glass DXC
Gorilla Glass Victus
Installed OS Windows 11 Home 64bit
memory 16GB LPDDR5 6400MT/s dual channel (onboard)
storage 512GB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD (2230)
I/O 3.5mm audio jack x 1
USB Type-C terminal (USB 3.2 Gen 2, DisplayPort 1.4 compatible, ROG XG Mobile interface) x 1
microSD card reader x 1
input device ABXY button D-pad
L&R trigger
L&R Button View Button Menu Button Command Center Button
Armory Crate Button Grip Button (2)
Analog sticks (2)
Equipped with 6-axis gyro sensing and haptic HD vibration function
audio AI noise canceling technology
Built-in 2 built-in speakers with built-in high-resolution certified microphone that supports Dolby Atmos
wireless Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax)
Bluetooth 5.2
battery 40Wh, 4 lithium-ion battery cells in series, with protection circuit
feeding 65W AC adapter (USB Type-C)
size Width 28.0mm x Depth 11.1mm x Height 2.12-3.24mm
weight 608g
price 109,800 yen including tax 89,800 yen including tax
release date Wednesday, June 14, 2023 Scheduled after summer 2023

This is ROG Ally's cosmetic box.

When you open the box, ROG Ally appears.

The controller layout is an analog stick, cross button, view button, and command center button on the left. ABXY button and analog stick, menu button, Armory Crate button on the right. In addition, there are speaker grilles on the left and right.

The actual weight is 612g.

The Steam Deck , the same portable gaming PC, was actually measured at 664g, so ROG Ally can be said to be slightly lighter than that.

The top part looks like this. There are L & R triggers and L & R buttons on the left and right.

Volume button and indicator, power button on the right side. The power button has a built-in fingerprint sensor. Ventilation holes for exhaust heat.

There is also a ventilation hole for exhaust heat on the left side of the top surface, under which there is a 3.5mm audio terminal, a microSD card slot,

a ROG XG Mobile interface and a USB Type-C terminal. The ROG XG Mobile interface is a terminal that connects to ASUS's external GPU module ' ROG XG Mobile '. By connecting ROG Ally and ROG XG Mobile, higher performance gaming using GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU will be possible.

The bottom part looks like this. You can see that the left and right controller parts are raised to become grips.

The left side. The grip part is carved with fine grooves to prevent slipping. In addition, the logo sticker of ROG, ASUS's gaming equipment brand, is affixed.

Same for the right side.

The back looks like this. The left and right grips have one assignable button each. To the left of the glowing diagonal line is a slit vent, and to the right is a vent shaped like the ROG logo. There are six screw holes on the back, all of which are Phillips screws.

Contents other than the main unit are instructions, warranty cards and AC adapters.

Also inside the box lid was a thin plastic white ROG logo.

This logo was a stand, and it was possible to stand ROG Ally as follows.

I compared the comfort of the portable gaming PC 'ROG Ally' with the 7-inch liquid crystal and the controller combined with the Nintendo Switch - GIGAZINE

ROG Ally can order a model with Ryzen Z1 Extreme for 109,800 yen including tax. At the time of article creation, is also accepting reservations. ASUS ROG ALLY Eilai RC71L Gaming PC Portable 7 inch Ryzen Z1 Extreme Memory 16GB SSD512GB Refresh Rate 120Hz Card Reader Windows 11 Mass 608g White RC71L-Z1E512: Computers & Peripherals

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