Gaming Console

Asus ROG Ally in depth review

An ally worth saving up for

₹ 69,990

This is genuinely the most lust-worthy product on our test bench this year. The Asus ROG Ally is, in equal measure, a fantastic handheld gaming PC and an aspirational device. Like the early days of VR gaming, the PC handheld is trying to shimmy another category in the gaming segment. The Dell Alienware Concept UFO sparked the idea and the Steam Deck executed it. There’s a sense of hesitation from every brand to gauge the interest of such a category. The tech and research on it cannot be tossed into industrial use if consumers turn the other way (case and point: VR headsets). So as risky as it is, Asus ROG has managed to finally make a gaming handheld and launch it officially in India with a warranty and all.


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Stuff Says

Putting quality PC games in your hands, the Ally is a great handheld gaming PC
Good stuff
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  1. Performance is top notch

  1. Can run all PC games

  1. Thermals are superb

  1. Plenty of customisations

  1. Hibernation is done very well

  1. Display is fast and gorgeous

  1. Lightweight and ergonomic

  1. Speakers have popping sounds at times

  1. Could’ve had faster charging

  1. SD card slot is open to the elements

CPU: AMD Z1 Extreme 4nm processor Zen 4 with 8 cores & 16 threads 24M cache
GPU: Integrated AMD Radeon RDNA3 Graphics 4GB VRAM capacity
Display: Full HD (1920 x 1080), 120 Hz, 7 ms, 500 nits IPS-panel with 100% sRGB, FreeSync Premium, Gorilla Glass Victus and Gorilla Glass DXC, 10-point Touchscreen Gyro support
Memory: 16GB (LPDDR5 6400Mhz) dual channel LPDDR5 8GBx2 on board
Storage: 512GB M.2 2230 NVMe Gen4x4 SSD, UHS-II SD card slot
I/O: 1x ROG XG Mobile interface (8PCI express lanes) and USB Type-C combo port (with USB 3.2 Gen2x2, 20Gbps, DP 1.4 support) 1x 3.5mm Audio jack, 1x Micro SD slot (UHS-II, Micro SD 4.0)
Audio: 2 x 1W speakers with smart amp technology Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res Audio, AI Noise Cancellation
Wi-Fi / Bluetooth: WiFi 6E (802.11ax) / Bluetooth v5.2
Battery: 40Wh
Adapter: 65W PD adapter, supports pass through charging Output: 20V DC, 3.25A, 65W
Weight: 608g