The ROG Ally: A Next-Gen handheld gaming machine

The ROG Ally: A Next-Gen handheld gaming machine

Republic of Gamers (ROG) announces the launch of the ROG Ally, a new Windows 11 gaming handheld. The ROG Ally runs on an AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor and can breeze through AAA games and indie titles in 1080p with ease. It will be available for sale worldwide on June 13th, 2023 for $699.99, with pre-orders starting May 11th.

The next-gen handheld ROG Ally offers Full HD gaming on the go. It promises to run modern AAA titles faster and smoother than any other handheld on the market. Since it runs Windows 11, it can play any game from any platform and includes 3 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate right out of the box.

The Ally is powered by an all-new Ryzen Z1 Series processor from AMD. Built on the “Zen” 4 architecture combined with AMD RDNA 3 architecture-based graphics, the Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor rivals the prowess of game consoles with 8 cores, 16 threads, and up to 8.6 teraflops of graphics processing power.

Making this possible is ROG’s Zero Gravity thermal system, which uses a dual-fan system with ultra-thin heatsink fins and high-friction heat pipes to ensure the Ally stays cool in any orientation. The Ally also comes equipped with 16GB of high-speed LPDDR5 6400MHz memory, 512 GB of PCIe Gen 4 storage, and a UHS-II microSD card slot to further expand its storage capacity.

Flagship gaming performance demands a panel to match, and the Ally does not disappoint. Equipped with a 120Hz Full HD (1080p) panel with AMD FreeSync™ Premium technology, gamers will enjoy supreme motion clarity in fast-paced games, with no tearing or stuttering.

The ROG Ally takes handheld gaming to new heights. With a Full HD screen and hardware capable of 60 FPS in many of the latest titles, the ROG Ally provides an on-the-go experience that will satisfy gamers of all stripes. Compared to the 720p resolution of competing devices, the ROG Ally offers superior image and motion clarity thanks to its Full HD panel and AMD FreeSync™ Premium technology.

The Ryzen Z1 Extreme equipped model with 512GB of storage will be available for pre-order starting on May 11th and available for sale for $699.99 at Best Buy on June 13th. The ROG Ally model with the Ryzen Z1 chip will be available later this year.

ROG Ally windows 11 gaming handheld device connected to a monitor, dock and ame controller

ROG Ally specifications

Operating SystemWindows 11 Home
ProcessorAMDRyzen™ Z1 Extreme ProcessorCPU: Zen 4 architecture, 8-core /16-threads, 24MB total cache ,up
to 5.10Ghz boostGPU: 12 RDNA3CUs, up to 2.7GHz, 8.6TFlops, default 4GB RAM
capacityAPU Power: 9-30W
Display7-inch, FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9, IPS-level, glossy display, 500 nits peak brightness,sRGB:100%, Gorilla® Glass Victus™, Gorilla® Glass DXC, Touch Screen (10-point multi-touch), Refresh Rate:120Hz, Response Time:7ms, Support Dolby Vision HDR, AMD FreeSync™ Premium
Memory16GB LPDDR5 on board (6400MT/s dual channel)
Storage512GB PCIe® 4.0 NVMe™ M.2 SSD (2230)
I/O Ports1 x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack
1 x ROG XG Mobile Interface and USB Type-C combo port (with
USB 3.2 Gen2, supports DisplayPort™ 1.4)
1 x UHS-II microSD card reader (supports SD, SDXC and SDHC)
Control and InputGamepad controls:A B X Y buttonsD-padL & R Hall Effect analog triggersL & R bumpersView buttonMenu buttonCommand Center buttonArmoury Crate button2 x assignable grip buttonsThumbsticks: 2 x full-size analog sticks with capacitive touchHaptics: HD hapticsGyro: 6-Axis IMU
AudioAI noise-canceling technology
Dolby Atmos
Hi-Res certification
Built-in array microphone
2-speaker system with Smart Amplifier Technology
Network and CommunicationTriple band Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) 2 x 2Bluetooth 5.2
Power Supply65W USB Type-C PD 3.0 power supplyAdapter: 65W AC Adapter, Output: 20V DC, 3.25A, 65W, Input:
100~240V AC 50/60Hz universal
Weight~608g (1.34 lbs)
Dimensions (W x D x H)28.0 x 11.1 x 2.12 ~ 3.24 cm (11.02″ x 4.37″ x 0.83″ ~ 1.27″)
Xbox Game Pass3 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate included
SecurityBuilt-in Fingerprint SensorMicrosoft Pluton security processor

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ASUS Vivobook 13 Slate OLED, specs, price, availability date

ASUS Vivobook 13 Slate OLED, specs, price, availability date

Vivobook 13 Slate OLED ASUS laptop

ASUS introduces the latest addition to the Vivobook family with the announcement of the ASUS Vivobook 13 Slate OLED (T3300). It is a 2-in-1 device with a 13.3″ OLED touch display and powered by an Intel quad-core CPU. The device has a similar form factor and design to the Microsoft Surface Pro device. But unlike the Surface Pro it has a detachable keyboard, cover stand and pen that comes bundled with the price. The least device configuration of 4GB RAM and 128GB storage starts at $599 in the US. ASUS is targeting people who use two devices for work and play, saying one can do the job. The devices will be available worldwide starting this month and you can buy them from ASUS stores.

Watch the announcement below.

ASUS Vivobook 13 Slate OLED (T3300) full device specifications

ASUS Vivobook 13 Slate OLED
Dimensions309.9 x 190 x 8.2 mm (12.20″ x 7.48″ x 0.32″ ~ 0.32″)
309.9 x 190 x 8.2 mm (12.20″ x 7.48″ x 0.32″ ~ 0.31″)
309.9 x 190 x 7.9 mm (12.20″ x 7.48″ x 0.31″ ~ 0.31″)
Weight0.80 kg (1.76 lbs)
0.78 kg (1.72 lbs)
OSWindows 11 S/ Home/ Pro
CPUIntel® Pentium® Silver N6000 Processor 1.1 GHz (4M Cache, up to 3.3 GHz, 4 cores)
GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics
Display13.3-inch, FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9 aspect ratio, 400nits, 550nits peak brightness, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, PANTONE Validated, Glossy display, Touch screen, With stylus support, Screen-to-body ratio: 93%
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6(802.11ax) + Bluetooth 5.2 (Dual band) 2*2
Memory4GB LPDDR4X, 8GB LPDDR4X on board, Memory Max Up to:8GB
Storage128G eMMC
256GB M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 3.0 SSD
Camera Front: 5MP camera
Rear: 13MP camera
Power supply TYPE-C, 65W AC Adapter, Output: 20V DC, 3.25A, 65W, Input: 100-240V AC 50/60GHz universal
Battery 50WHrs, 3S1P, 3-cell Li-ion
Port2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C with display / Power Delivery support
1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack
Micro SD card reader

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