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Tech Advent Calendar D-20: ROG Ally, the Asus portable console for experienced gamers

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For this 20th day of our Tech Advent Calendar, we invite you to discover the ROG Ally, a portable console from Asus designed for gamers< /em> demanding. From the rangeRepublic of Gamers from Asus, this console combines performance, portability and design to deliver an unparalleled gaming experience for video game enthusiasts on the go.

Design designed for gaming

While its competitors all look like big black rectangles, the ROG Ally is distinguished by a neat and ergonomic design, designed for prolonged gaming sessions. Its shape and weight are optimized for maximum comfort, reducing hand fatigue during long gaming sessions.

Its aesthetic, typical of the ROG brand, is both futuristic and elegant, with touches of color and LED lighting that reinforce its identity as a high-end gaming product.

ROG Ally also features a high-quality Full HD LCD display, with vivid colors and deep blacks, essential for immersive gaming experience. The 120Hz refresh rate accompanied by AMD FreeSync technology ensures that every detail of the game is sharp and smooth, even with dynamic games like FPS.

One console high performance laptop

Behind this beautiful case, the ROG Ally displays impressive technical characteristics. Equipped with an AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor based on the Zen 4 architecture, engraved in 4 nm, with 8 cores and 16 threads, and a graphics computing power of up to 8, 6 teraflops it has an AMD Radeon graphics card based on the RDNA 3 architecture. Everything is associated with 512 GB of storage and 16 GB of RAM.

For connectivity, the console includes a USB-C port, a UHS-II microSD slot, and a 3.5mm combo mini-jack headphone jack. It is also compatible with the ASUS ROG XG Mobile external GPU via the USB-C port.

With Windows 11 integration, ROG Ally offers broad compatibility with various games and gaming platforms. It can run triple AAA games at 1080P with framerates of up to ;high frames, and is compatible with gaming services like Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

The console is quieter than competitors, like the Steam Deck, with fan noise of just 20 dB. It also received a firmware update that improved its performance by 20% in some games, allowing it to reach 60 FPS in Red Dead Redemption 2 at 720p.

Price and availability of the ROG Ally

The ROG Ally is offered in two versions: the most muscular is sold at a price of 650 euros. A 500 euro model is also available, but its technical characteristics are less impressive. It's up to you to see what the best balance is based on your needs.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116