Watch out Steam Deck, there's $200 off the Asus ROG Ally

ASUS ROG Ally deal
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We've been seeing some pretty great deals crop up in the Amazon Spring Sale, but this impressive Best Buy deal with $200 off the Asus ROG Ally is one that gamers really won't want to miss. For just $399.99 (down from $599.99), this deal is a winner if you ask us, given that the ROG Ally is a serious Steam Deck rival. 

This ROG Ally from ASUS is undoubtedly one of the best handheld consoles for gamers, and this epic deal brings the price down to more budget-friendly territory at under $400. In our ASUS ROG Ally review, we found that this console is more of a gaming companion for on-the-go sessions, kind of like the PlayStation Portal, rather than a dedicated PC in itself. 


ASUS ROG Ally handheld gaming console
Was: $599.99

Overview: The ASUS ROG Ally is more than just a pretty handheld PC. It's packed with power for reliable gaming on the go – or docked to a TV/monitor (just like a Switch!). The difference is that instead of playing Mario Kart, the world is your oyster with the ASUS ROG Ally, as it runs on Windows 11 and can connect to pretty much every PC games platform (including Steam, Epic Games Store, EA Play, and Xbox Game Pass).

Key features: Display: 7-inch Full HD (1080p) LED IPS touchscreen| Refresh Rate: 120 Hz|Processor: AMD Ryzen Z1| Graphics: AMD Radeon RDNA 3 |Storage: 512GB SSD| RAM: 16GB | OS: Windows |Sound: Dolby Atmos | Microphone: Yes, integrated | Battery: | Ports: USB-C, 3.5mm headphone jack|Weight: 680g.

Release date: June 13, 2023

Price history: This handheld gaming PC is a direct rival to the Valve Steam Deck, and is more affordable than the latest Lenovo Legion Go handheld ($699) too. The deal above makes the ASUS ROG Ally a perfect budget gaming PC, and is the cheapest we've seen this console since launch.

Price check: ASUS: $399.99 | Amazon: $549.99

Review consensus: We put this handheld PC through its paces during our review, and found that the battery life wasn't really up to scratch, and that Windows 11 can be a bit fiddly on a 7-inch touchscreen, despite clever customisations to the OS. Aside from that, we liked that it was light and portable, with impressive benchmarking scores.

GamesRadar+: ⭑⭑⭑ | Tom's Guide: ⭑⭑⭑⭑ |

Beth Nicholls
Ecommerce Writer

Beth is Creative Bloq’s Ecommerce Writer. An avid music photographer and previous staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has a keen eye for content and knows just how to create it. Her background working as a tester for CeX has provided extensive knowledge surrounding the latest tech and gaming trends, and she studied Music Journalism too, so you'll probably find her at a gig. Basically, she's a total nerd with a Snorlax tattoo and a Master's degree in Photography, forever wishing she was Peter Parker.