When it comes to pricing before a product launch, it’s often difficult to get it right. But sometimes, either the source is trustworthy or the information is confirmed by several sources.
For leaks about the ASUS ROG Ally, you can’t get a better source than BestBuy, which is the official partner for the console’s launch. According to reports, the top-tier version of the console is priced at $699.99, and it features the AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme APU. People had been guessing that ASUS would price their console higher but then offer a more affordable option with the non-Extreme AMD Ryzen Z1 chip to compete with the Steam Deck. However, it seems like that might not be the case after all.
The upcoming ASUS console is expected to have 16GB LPDDR5 memory (although the clock speed hasn’t been confirmed) and 512GB of storage. It’s set to launch at a price of $699.99, which is only $50 more expensive than the Steam Deck, a similar console with the same memory and storage specs that’s available for $649. However, the Steam Deck also has a cheaper option with eMMC storage that sells for as little as $399, but ASUS isn’t planning to use this type of storage. We’ve heard that the ROG Ally might also be available with 256GB of storage, which, combined with the AMD Ryzen Z1 chip, could lower the price by $100-150.
ASUS is planning to officially announce availability, pre-order details, and pricing information on May 11th during a dedicated event.
Via The Verge