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Asus Is Making A Steam Deck Competitor, Preorders Live Soon

No, it wasn't an April Fool's joke.


Asus announced it is making a Steam Deck handheld competitor called ROG Ally. Preorders will be available for it soon.

The handheld will run a custom chip from AMD inside and YouTuber Dave2D suggests that it utilizes a Zen 4 + RDNA 3 APU. The price and availability haven't been revealed, though. Best Buy has a listing up for it, but no preorder option just yet. ROG Ally looks somewhat similar to the Steam Deck but has some differences, most notably the color. While the Steam Deck is dark grey, ROG Ally is white.

The device can also be plugged into the ROG XG Mobile eGPU which can stream games to the TV while charging it simultaneously. ROG Ally is compatible with multiple platforms, including Windows 11 and Xbox Game Pass.

Since the success of Valve's Steam Deck, many companies have tried to capitalize on it by releasing their handhelds. Examples include Ayaneo Air and Logitech's G Cloud.

In GameSpot's Steam Deck review, we said, "What the Steam Deck excels at is being a mobile hub for your Steam games, giving you enough to work with to get the best out of a selection of games you can't go without while away from your desktop. In that regard, there simply is nothing better on the market right now."

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