ASUS ROG Ally Black Friday deal: Act now, the 'Xbox handheld' is on sale

In our June ASUS ROG Ally review, we praised this PC-based handheld gaming device for its overall system power, unmatched in this genre, and glorious variable-refresh-rate (VRR) display. It has been the topic of many discussions this year, and until the recent Lenovo Legion Go came out, it was is the undisputed champion of gaming handhelds (trust us, we've tried both). 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 fantastic deal for a new ASUS ROG Ally. There are even steeper savings if you want to look into the open-box deals. Of course, your mileage may vary, but open-box deals on the ASUS ROG Ally are starting at $495.99 and can be accessed via the main listing linked below.

ASUS ROG Ally AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme Processor | was $699.99now $599.99 for members or $619.99 for everybody else at Best Buy

ASUS ROG Ally AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme Processor | was $699.99 now $599.99 for members or $619.99 for everybody else at Best Buy

One of the most powerful gaming handhelds that just released a few months ago sees its first real discount this Black Friday, and it's a pretty good one. The ASUS ROG Ally was praised by reviewers and Xbox executives alike.

✅Perfect for: You want ALL your PC games on a single handheld device (that's also the most powerful), whether those games are from Xbox, Steam, Epic, GOG, or more.

❌Avoid it if: You primarily play 99% of your games from Steam, or prefer the Valve ecosystem. 

💰Price check: $737 at Amazon

🔍Our review: Asus ROG Ally review: So close to being the perfect gaming handheld

🤔Why Best Buy: Best Buy membership gives you longer return windows, bigger discounts

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.

Why should I buy an ASUS ROG Ally?

ASUS ROG Ally app

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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 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 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 smoothly even if it isn't locked at 60 fps. 

Are you 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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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. 

ASUS ROG Ally AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme Processor | was $699.99now $599.99 for members or $619.99 for everybody else at Best Buy

ASUS ROG Ally AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme Processor | was $699.99 now $599.99 for members or $619.99 for everybody else at Best Buy

Unveiled just a few months ago, the ASUS ROG Ally, a gaming handheld behemoth, is finally getting its debut discount this Black Friday - and it's one not to miss. Garnering rave reviews from critics and Xbox and PC fans, it's time to experience its prowess firsthand. 

Colton Stradling

Colton is a seasoned cybersecurity professional that wants to share his love of technology with the Windows Central audience. When he isn’t assisting in defending companies from the newest zero-days or sharing his thoughts through his articles, he loves to spend time with his family and play video games on PC and Xbox. Colton focuses on buying guides, PCs, and devices and is always happy to have a conversation about emerging tech and gaming news.