ASUS has announced that their Windows 11 gaming handheld, the ROG Ally can be pre-ordered in South Africa from their eCommerce store, and Makro, today.
At the heart of the Ally lies the purpose-built AMD Ryzen Z1 series processor, coupled with the RDNA 3 graphics, it’s clear that ASUS intends for the Ally to cater to a wide range of gaming needs, from indie titles to visually demanding AAA games.
To this end, the company has inserted a 7-inch full HD (1080) display panel with 120Hz refresh and FreeSync Premium support into the device that weighs only 608 grams. While some may have dreamed of a higher resolution display, the impact on battery performance in such a portable device may not be worth it.
Ensuring that the device stays cool the Ally features the Zero Gravity thermal system which utilises a dual-fan setup, ultra-thin heatsink fins, and high-friction heat pipes.
Unlike other handheld consoles, the ROG Ally runs on Windows 11, which according to ASUS means that “gamers can access all of their publisher libraries and game streaming services on a single device”.
The Ally comes bundled with a Special Edition of Armoury Crate, offering a suite of features to enhance the gaming experience. You’ll be able to access quick performance mode toggles, a game launcher, in-game monitoring tools, support for Aura Sync and provide customisation options.
You can now pre-order the ROG Ally in South Africa for R15,999 for the Z1 Extreme variant. Orders will ship on 15 June, and the device will be available on-shelf at Makro stores nationwide from 15 June.
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