The ASUS ROG Ally emerges as a formidable competitor to the Steam Deck, offering a compelling gaming experience on the go, eliminating the need to lug around a bulky PC or console. Priced at £699, this all-in-one handheld has recently seen significant discounts, starting with a £100 reduction during the Black Friday event and further dropping to an enticing £549 at Currys.
Despite its lightweight design, tipping the scales at just over 600 grams, the ROG Ally packs a punch with 16GB LPDDR5 6400MHz memory and a 512GB PCIe Gen 4 SSD, ensuring ample storage and swift game performance. The device’s expandable storage slot allows users to upgrade with a new SSD or opt for one of the best SD cards, offering flexibility and scalability.
Navigating through your favorite games from diverse libraries such as Steam and Xbox is a breeze with the ROG Ally, thanks to the user-friendly Armoury Crate software accessible with a single button press. The inclusion of Xbox-style controls simplifies playing Xbox titles on the ROG Ally, and to sweeten the deal, users receive a complimentary 3-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
For stationary gaming, the ROG Ally seamlessly connects to a dock, TV, monitor, or the ROG XG Mobile external GPU, enabling users to enhance their gaming experience by incorporating a mouse and keyboard for a more powerful setup.
Versatility defines the ROG Ally, making it an ideal Christmas gift for gamers on the move or a thoughtful treat for yourself if holiday travels are on the horizon and you prefer not to part ways with your beloved games for an extended period.
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