The price of the Asus ROG Ally, which is expected to be a direct competitor to Valve’s Steam Deck, has leaked online. The leak suggests that the device will start at $949, making it significantly more expensive than the base model of the Steam Deck, which is priced at $399.
The Asus ROG Ally is a handheld gaming device that is powered by AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900HX processor and NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics card. It features a 7-inch 1080p display, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB NVMe SSD. It also includes a variety of ports, including HDMI, USB-C, and a microSD card slot.
The leaked price suggests that Asus is positioning the ROG Ally as a premium gaming device, with a price point that is significantly higher than that of the Steam Deck. It remains to be seen whether consumers will be willing to pay the premium price for the added performance and features that the ROG Ally offers.
The Steam Deck, which is scheduled to launch in December 2021, has already proven to be highly popular, with pre-orders selling out within hours of the device being announced. The device is powered by a custom AMD APU and features a 7-inch 1280×800 display, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of storage.
Asus has not yet officially announced the ROG Ally, so it remains to be seen whether the leaked price is accurate or not. If it is, it could make it difficult for the device to compete with the Steam Deck, which is priced much lower and has already generated significant buzz and demand.