Cheaper Asus ROG Ally With AMD Ryzen Z1 Coming to Malaysia Soon for RM2,799
September 21, 2023 Andrew Cheng

The Asus ROG Ally was launched in Malaysia a few months ago, but only the higher-end model with an AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme chip was offered then. Well, Asus Malaysia just confirmed that the more affordable Ryzen Z1 configuration will be launched here soon.

For the Malaysian market, the base ROG Ally with a standard Ryzen Z1 chip will go for RM2,799; that is RM500 less than the more powerful Z1 Extreme variant. However, unlike the latter, the Z1 ROG Ally will only be offered exclusively through a local telco in a bundle. It remains to be seen exactly which telco will carry the handheld gaming PC.

Beyond the different chip, the Z1 ROG Ally has the same hardware as the Z1 Extreme model. It still comes with a 7-inch 1920 x 1080 display clocked at 120Hz, which is quite a bit better than its main competition, the Steam Deck. Valve’s product has a lower resolution 60Hz panel, though it has a taller 16:10 aspect ratio.

Aside from that, the ROG Ally can also be connected to the (proprietary) ROG XG Mobile external GPU enclosure for higher fidelity gaming. Other specifications of the Ally include 16GB of LPDDR5 dual-channel RAM, a 512GB PCIe Gen4 SSD, a microSD card slot for further storage expansion, as well as a lightweight chassis that tips the scales at 608g.

No specific timeline has been revealed by Asus Malaysia on the exact availability of the more affordable Asus ROG Ally with a Ryzen Z1 chip. Rest assured, we’ll be sure to keep a close eye for the telco that will be offering the handheld gaming PC exclusively.

Want to learn more about the ROG Ally? Then check out our full review here.