# ASUS ROG Ally: A Game-Changer
The ASUS ROG Ally has been making waves in the gaming world, and for good reason. According to Roland Quandt, a reliable gadget leaker, the Ally’s top-tier model with an AMD Z1 Extreme chip, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD will cost just $699.99. In comparison, the 512GB Steam Deck, one of Ally’s competitors, is only $51 cheaper.
The data we’ve seen confirms that the product number associated with the $699.99 price tag identifies it as the Z1 Extreme model with 512GB of storage. A long list of marketing claims we have obtained also supports this information. Although the price could be a placeholder, we won’t know for sure until May 11th.
If the Z1 Extreme model starts at $699.99, a vanilla AMD Z1 model will be available as well. ASUS confirmed to us that both models will go on sale soon. At $399, the Steam Deck with 64GB eMMC storage pales in comparison.
# Specifications of ASUS ROG Ally
The Ally is 11.02 inches wide, 4.37 inches tall, 0.83 inches deep, and weighs 608 grams (1.34 pounds), according to the data we’ve seen. The feature list promises an IPS screen shielded by Gorilla Glass DXC, with a M.2 2230 SSD upgradeable with a screw. Furthermore, the Ally comes with a 65W USB-C power brick that charges the device from 0% to 50% in just 30 minutes.
In comparison, the Steam Deck charges slowly, as Valve intentionally designed it to preserve the battery’s longevity.
ASUS did not immediately respond to our request for comment.
*Sources: The Verge, Twitter*