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An advance review of ASUS' ROG Ally portable gaming console! A must-have device that is light on operation and light on physical

ASUSのポータブルゲーム機「ROG Ally」を先行レビュー!動作も軽いし物理的にも軽い必携の1台

ROG Ally ", which was just announced for Japan on Monday, May 29, 2023, is the first portable gaming console to be released by ROG, the gaming brand of ASUS, known for its notebook PCs, graphics boards, gaming devices, and other products. ROG Eylai is the first portable gaming console to be released by ROG, the gaming brand of ASUS, known for its notebook PCs, graphics boards and gaming devices. ROG Ally is the first portable gaming console from ASUS, a gaming brand known for its notebook PCs, graphics boards, and gaming devices. Saiga NAK was able to borrow the ROG Ally and try it out before everyone else! We are very happy to report that the ROG Ally is the first portable gaming console to be released from the ROG!

6月14日から順次発売!ROG初のポータブルゲーム機「ROG Ally」は7型フルHDで120Hz対応

Unboxing the ROG Ally!

ROG Allyの外箱


Ally's outer box
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ROG Ally is in this hand! The white-based package, the rainbow-colored ROG logo. The time has finally come!

ROG Ally本体


Ally main unit
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Open the package! It is more compact than we imagined, and the 7-inch display extends to the very top and bottom.

  • Size: 280.0 mm (W) x 111.38 mm (D) x 21.22 to 32.43 mm (H)
  • Weight: approx. 608g
ROG Ally内容物


Ally Contents
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  • ROG Ally main unit
  • AC adapter
  • Instruction manual
  • Warranty card

Included in the package. The AC adapter is 65W compatible and has a USB Type-C connector. Please note that there is a note that says, " Do not supply power to the unit with any device other than the AC adapter and power cord provided with this product."

Steam in the palm of your hand
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Once powered on, Windows 11 setup begins and takes 10-15 minutes to complete. Launch the pre-installed Steam!

Right stick
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The stick area glows when ROG Ally is running. The buttons and sticks are placed quite high up, so even those with small hands can reach the bumpers (LB and RB) and triggers (LT and RT) without difficulty.

Rear buttons
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The back of ROG Ally looks like this. The right hand side has "M1" and the left hand side has "M2" macro buttons on the back to help control the game.

The ROG logo serves as a vent. The rainbow-colored diagonal lines are not lights but a surface finish.

Mysterious parts
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When I was touching various things, I found this thing hidden on the back side of the outer box. There is some kind of illustration...

Simple stand
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It can be used as a stand like this!


It can also be used as a stationary

game console

ROG Ally will be available in the summer of 2023 with the ROG Gaming Charger Dock, which will allow for large screen output using an HDMI cable. ROG XG Mobile " will also be available to boost gaming performance. Each device is sold separately, but if you are no longer satisfied with the gameplay at hand, this is definitely something to consider!

ASUSが「ROG Flowシリーズ」2製品および外付けグラフィックスデバイスの「ROG XG Mobile GC32」を発表!
Vertical Screen
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Vertical screen can be reproduced on a desktop PC by turning the monitor or using a monitor arm. With ROG Ally, you can use it like a large screen tablet by simply tilting the unit. Don't forget to set " Windows Mark (Start Button) → Settings → Display → Rotation Lock " to Off!

microSD card support
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The microSD card slot is located on the top of the unit. It supports up to UHS-II.

ROG Ally has 512GB of SSD storage, but only about 450GB is usable minus system and pre-installed apps. In recent years, game titles have tended to use more and more space, and some titles, especially open world games, require nearly 100GB of free space. Since the default 512GB SSD is a little too small, insert a microSD (XC) card to install a large number of games!

ROG Ally will be available starting June 14.

A must-have unit
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Many people usually play games on their desktop PCs, but playing games on the go is inevitably a hurdle. Recently, there are more and more services that allow you to play games via the cloud, but a stable communication environment is essential... and that's where portable game consoles come in! Steam and Epic Games support cloud saving, so it's easy to share game progress with multiple devices, which also helps make portable gaming consoles useful.

ROG Ally will be available in two models with different CPUs and graphics capabilities, with the higher-end model scheduled for release on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, and the lower-end model scheduled for release after summer 2023. For more information, please visit the ROG Ally product page!

Product Overview
Product Name ROG Ally
Model Number RC71L-Z1E512 RC71L-Z1512
CPU AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme Processor AMD Ryzen Z1 Processor
Main Memory LPDDR5-6400 16GB
Storage SSD 512GB (PCI Express 4.0 x4 connection)
Graphics AMD Radeon graphics (up to 8.6TFlops FP32) AMD Radeon graphics (up to 2.8TFlops FP32)
Display 7.0" widescreen TFT color LCD 1,920 x 1,080 pixels (120Hz) with touch panel, glare
Wireless LAN function IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax (Wi-Fi 6E)
Battery life Approx. 10.2 hours
OS Windows 11 Home 64 bit
Size (excluding protruding parts) 280.0 mm (W) x 111.38 mm (D) x 21.22 to 32.43 mm (H)
Weight Approx. 608g
Suggested retail price 109,800 yen (including tax) 89,800 yen (including tax)
Reservation start date June 2, 2023 (Friday) Scheduled for summer 2023 or later
Release date June 14, 2023 (Wednesday) Scheduled for summer 2023 or later


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