ASUS ROG Ally Black Friday deal: Act now, the ‘Xbox handheld’ is on sale – Windows Central

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The ASUS ROG Ally just launched back in June of this year, in our review we praised it for its power and great screen. It has been the topic of many discussions this year and until the recent Lenovo Legion Go came out it was the undisputed champion of gaming handhelds. For Phil Spencer, though, the ROG Ally really is an “Xbox on the Go,” as he said in an interview with Eurogamer

For $599.99 or $619.99 if you’re not a member, this is a really awesome deal for a new ASUS ROG Ally. There are even steeper savings if you want to look into the open-box deals, though. Of course, your mileage may vary, but right now open-box deals on the ASUS ROG Ally are starting at $495.99.

Why should I buy an ASUS ROG Ally?

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ROG Ally specs

Price: $599/$619.99
Chipset: AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme Processor
Storage: 512GB SSD
OS: Windows 11 Home
Display: 7-inch 1080p LCD touchscreen 120Hz
Ports: 1x USB-C port, 1x PCIe port, 1x headphone jack
Dimensions: 11.0 x 4.4 x 0.5 inches
Weight: 1.3 lbs
Battery Life: 8 hours (Asus estimates)

The ASUS ROG Ally really is the Xbox handheld we are all looking for. It ships with Windows 11 out of the box and integrates perfectly with Game Pass. Thanks to Xbox’s industry-leading cloud saves, your game progress will just be there as you switch between your PC, Xbox, and ROG Ally. One of the most significant features on the ROG Ally that doesn’t get talked about enough is the Variable Refresh Rate display that allows the game to play games smoothly even if they aren’t staying locked at 60 fps. 

Interested in picking one up? We look back at the device after 5 months of use and some things to consider when picking one up. The ASUS ROG Ally is the most powerful gaming handheld on the market, as the Lenovo Legion Go uses the same chipset. It plays games like Diablo 4, Resident 4 Remake, Gears of War 5, Starfield, and even Red Dead Redemption 2 at excellent resolution and frame rates. 

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Regarding membership discounts, we have a complete breakdown of what each level of Best Buy’s My membership gets you, including longer return times and price matching.

Don’t wait long on this deal. It is hard to see the ASUS ROG Ally getting a more significant discount than this, and Best Buy is one of the few retailers selling it. If you have been waiting to pick one up, now is the time. 

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