Gadgetren – After the competition for handheld laptops, ASUS launched two of its products namely ASUS ROG Ally Z1 and Z1 Extreme in Indonesia.
Both of these products have an attractive design with the characteristic shape of a gaming device dominated by white. The ASUS ROG Ally Z1 and Z1 Extreme measure 28mm x 11.1mm x 2.12mm and weigh 608g which will still feel comfortable when used for gaming.
According to ASUS, the ROG Ally has an ergonomic design with a handle equipped with a special texture so that it does not slip easily from the user’s hand. The triangular design on the back of the handle acts as a seat for comfort from various angles of use.
All of these laptops feature a 7-inch IPS display with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 16:9 aspect ratio, 7ms response time, Dolby Vision, glossy display, 100% sRGB, 500 nits maximum brightness level, and AMD FreeSync Premium. .
There is Gorilla Glass DXC and Gorilla Glass Victus that can reduce the appearance of scratches on the screen. Both of these devices are equipped with 16GB LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB PCIe NVMe Gen4 SSD.
For even higher gaming capabilities, ROG Ally can be connected to an XG Mobile external graphics card from ASUS ROG with a choice of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 and 3070 graphics cards or using AMD Radeon 6800XT.
ASUS ROG Ally Z1 vs Z1 Extreme
You could say that the two have a lot in common but the ASUS ROG Ally Z1 uses the AMD Ryzen Z1 APU and the ROG Ally Z1 Extreme uses the AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme APU which will offer a difference in performance even though they are both architectures Zen4.
AMD Ryzen Z1 comes with a 6-core / 12-thread CPU, 22 MB total cache, up to 4.9 GHz and AMD Radeon Graphics GPU from AMD RDNA 3 which has 4 CUs up to 2.5 GHz.
While the AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme comes with an 8-core / 16-thread CPU, 24 MB total cache, up to 5.1 GHz plus an AMD Radeon Graphics GPU from AMD RDNA 3 that has 12 CUs up to 2.7 GHz.
As a result, the ASUS ROG Ally Z1 Extreme will be able to deliver graphics computing performance of up to 8.6 teraflops, which is much higher than the ROG Ally Z1 which only reaches 2.8 teraflops.
Interestingly, the two APUs are supported by Radeon Super Resolution (RSR) and FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) which are claimed to be able to deliver better performance and frame rates in games.
The ASUS ROG Ally Z1 Extreme itself costs IDR 11,299,000 and the ROG All Z1 costs IDR 10,099,000. Both run Windows 11 Home and come with a 2-year international warranty.
ASUS ROG Ally Z1 Extreme pre-orders start on June 27, 2023 with a free bonus Xbox Game Pass for PC for 3 months with every order.
So, it can be said that the two differ only in terms of performance thanks to the APU used. Meanwhile, for other features of the two versions, we can say that there is no difference.