The ASUS ROG Ally has been confirmed for a South African launch in Q3 2023 but at the moment, the biggest question everyone has is “What is the price?”. ASUS has yet to announce any pricing for the handheld but claims it will be under $1000. It is faster than the Steam Deck so there’s no way it can be cheaper right? Well, according to the first price leak, the ROG Ally will cost $699,99.
A report claims that the high-end ASUS ROG Ally will cost $700 for the AMD Z1 Extreme model with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. That price puts it at $50 more than the Steam Deck. Considering the vast tech improvements on the ROG Ally, this is quite a landmark for ASUS.
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Of course, the Steam Deck does start at $399 for a 64GB eMMC model. So the ASUS ROG Ally price is substantially higher. However, the apples-to-apples comparison puts the same mode of the Steam Deck alongside the $700 and that is quite impressive. You can get a 512GB Steam Deck for R649.
ASUS does have another ROG Ally it is releasing with a vanilla AMD Z1 (non-Extreme) chip. The handheld will go on sale alongside the $700. That price hasn’t leaked yet so we are not sure what it is going to cost. It is reported that it will act as the “cheaper” model so perhaps it will face off against the $399 Steam Deck.
We still don’t know what the South African price point is for the ASUS ROG Ally. However, given the current $700 leak, I would bank on it costing around R19,999. ASUS will share the official release date and pricing closer to its launch. It is expected to arrive between July and September 2023. You can read all about the ROG Ally and its full specs in our announcement coverage here.
ASUS ROG Ally (AMD Z1 Extreme) = $699.99 https://t.co/GDkz6wZNWI
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