Asus announced a few days back that the ROG Ally will launch on May 11, 2023. While an event confirming the price and other details will be held on the same day, the ROG Ally pricing may have leaked. According to a report on The Verge, the handheld gaming PC could start from just $600. And if this indeed is the case, the Steam Deck’s throne could be in grave danger.
ROG Ally’s Leaked $600 Pricing Seems Really Competitive
Earlier this week a report emerged claiming that the ROG Ally pricing would be less than $1000. The claim was quite believable as it came from someone who worked at ROG. However, this $600 starting price is as good as it can get.
The cheapest the Steam Deck can cost is $400, and while the $200 is considerably more, what it offers is totally worth it on paper. For $200 more, you are getting a lot of stronger internals with faster CPU and RAM. Moreover, the 120Hz screen alone will be a great addition for most people.
Additionally, the ROG Ally’s $600 pricing is for the 256GB variant, and considering the Steam Deck with the same storage costs just $70 less, this is going to be a great deal. But for now, everything is a leak, and as good as it sounds its better to wait for the official release on May 11. Till then, you can learn about the internals of the Ally here.
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