Steam Deck Competitor Guarantees Higher Visuals, Home windows 11

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Let’s be clear, {hardware} producers have been making an attempt to make handheld gaming PCs endlessly. The Steam Deck isn’t the primary, and received’t be the final, it was simply the primary to be actually profitable. A results of that success is that rivals now have a benchmark to goal for, although, and one of many first corporations to take a swing at Valve’s new crown is ASUS.

Launching beneath the corporate’s Republic of Avid gamers (ROG) label, that is the ROG Ally. Whereas the hand held’s reveal video runs for 3 complete minutes, there’s not a single point out of specs, simply the announcement that it’ll run on a customized AMD chip, and that it’ll be suitable with ASUS’ current exterior GPU/energy provide unit (the ROG XG Cellular eGPU) utilized by its laptops.

ROG ALLY – ROG’s First Gaming Handheld Console

A bunch of influencers received their palms on the gadget early, and whereas their movies are additionally devoid of essentially the most helpful onerous numbers, they do point out particulars like the very fact the Ally may have a powerful 1920×1080/120hz show (in comparison with the Steam Deck’s 1280×800/60hz), and that it’s smaller and lighter than Valve’s handheld as effectively.

I’m the Second Particular person to Contact This – ROG Ally Preview

The Ally will run Home windows 11, and has a reasonably conventional management setup, with two analogue sticks, a d-pad, 4 major face buttons and a few triggers. It definitely appears good within the movies, however then, that is pre-release advertising and marketing, and the way good it appears now shall be utterly irrelevant if the Ally’s value, battery life, efficiency and storage aren’t as much as scratch. Like I stated, this isn’t the primary and received’t be the final time a PC {hardware} producer has tried to make a handheld gaming PC; ASUS must get the combination simply proper to have the ability to compete with Valve (and already, even with out numbers, this feels prefer it’s going to be method too costly!).

ASUS Thinks They Can Beat the Steam Deck

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