Asus’ new handheld console, the ROG Ally, has seen yet another price leak just two days after the first one. The first leak suggested that the high-end model of the console would cost $699.99 with a Z1 Extreme chip and 512GB storage. However, a new leak has suggested that the entry-level model with a vanilla Z1 processor and 256GB SSD will cost $599.99.
The leak was first spotted by SnoopyTech, and Roland Quandt corroborated the information. If this leak is true, both the high-end and entry-level models will be priced similarly to Valve’s Steam Deck console. Valve’s 256GB Steam Deck costs $530, and the 512GB version costs $650. Valve also sells a cheaper model with 64GB eMMC storage for $399, which enthusiasts often replace with an SSD.
It is speculated that Best Buy is the source of these leaks since the original ROG Ally leak came from them. The entry-level model is expected to be the most affordable option for the ROG Ally, but Asus may also follow Valve’s lead and release an eMMC model.
Performance Difference Between Z1 and Z1 Extreme
If you’re wondering what the performance difference will be between the Z1 and Z1 Extreme, check out our ROG Ally preview. AMD has chosen results that give an idea of the likely performance differences. Other manufacturers will also be releasing handheld consoles with the Ryzen 7840U chip, which AMD has warned is not power-tuned for handheld use.
In summary, the ROG Ally handheld console from Asus has had another price leak. The entry-level model is expected to be priced at $599.99, and it is speculated that Best Buy is the source of the leak. The high-end model will cost $699.99, as suggested by the first leak. The ROG Ally will be priced similarly to Valve’s Steam Deck console.