Asus wasn’t joking: the ROG Ally gaming handheld is real, and I’m pumped

The Asus ROG Ally gaming handheld, pictured from the back and the front.

Nicely, it’s confirmed: Asus really wasn’t joking when it mentioned it was making a handheld gaming PC on April Fools Day. The Asus ROG Ally is an AMD-powered handheld that appears set to tackle Valve’s Steam Deck – with some critically spectacular specs.

Asus claims that the AMD APU powering the ROG Ally is the quickest chip but, and packs help for connecting to Asus’ personal XG Mobile (opens in new tab) exterior GPU – letting you hook up an RTX 4090 for probably unbelievable efficiency.