ROG Ally portable console, a big gaming PC in your pocket?

The Republic of Gamers brand, owned by Asus, announces a new portable console that hides an overpowered pocket PC dedicated to video games, and running Windows 11, the ROG Ally.

The official launch event for ROG Ally will be held on May 11, but Republic of Gamers is already presenting this new portable “game console” in Nintendo Switch format and competing with the Steam Deck, running under Windows 11.

ROG Ally Handheld Console, Main Specs

Given its technical characteristics, the machine can be compared to a gaming PC, scale model: AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor with RDNA 3 graphics chip and Zero Gravity cooling system signed ROG, 1080p touch screen with refresh rate 120 Hz and 500 nits maximum brightness. The whole thing weighs "only" 608 grams on the scale.

ROG Ally portable console, several versions to come and Cloud Gaming in sight

Apparently several versions of the Rog Ally should be available since the data sheet announces “up to” 16 GB of LPDDR5 Ram memory, the same for storage with 512 GB expandable. Running on Windows 11, the device can access all Cloud Gaming libraries and streaming services. In fact, a 90-day trial version of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is offered with ROG Ally. More details soon.