May 3, 2024
Which ROG Ally should You Buy?

ROG Ally Z1 Extreme VS. ROG Ally Z1

Ally Companion compares two gaming handhelds from ASUS ROG Ally series: the Z1 Extreme and the Z1.

Brady Greenbush
Brady Greenbush

Looking to buy either the Z1 Extreme or the Z1 ROG Ally?

Before we say which one is the one you should buy, lets go over the differences between the two and then lets go over what is the same as well as their price points.

Z1 Extreme - $699

  • Equipped with AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor on Zen4 architecture (8-cores, 16 threads).
  • AMD RDNA3 Architecture-based Graphics with 4GB VRAM and 12 compute units.

Z1 - $599

  • Equipped with AMD Ryzen Z1 processor on Zen4 architecture (6-cores, 12 threads).
  • AMD RDNA3 Architecture-based Graphics with 4GB VRAM and 4 compute units.


  • Both feature modern security options, including Windows Hello and biometric fingerprint reader.
  • Both offer 512GB NVMe PCIe 4 M.2 SSD with the ability to upgrade.
  • Both have 16GB LPDDR5 6400 RAM.
  • Both have ROG intelligent cooling technology and an advanced user experience with Armoury Crate SE.
  • Both run on Windows 11.
  • Both offer Dolby Atmos and smart AMP for an immersive audio experience.
  • Both allow for handheld mode, TV connection, and can be transformed into a gaming PC via ROG XG Mobile eGPU and dock.
  • Both come with a 7-inch 1080p 120Hz touchscreen featuring AMD FreeSync technology.
  • Both include Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for 3 months.
  • Both come in the same form factor.

The Z1 Extreme will offer better graphics for games as well as a more powerful processor than the Z1.

At a $100 difference, we recommend that you save that extra $100 and go for the ROG Ally Z1 Extreme.

Here is the Z1 Extreme @ BestBuy and the Z1 @ BestBuy.

Take a look at our other guides tailored for the ROG Ally here.

In addition, Ally Companion covers the latest news, game settings, accessories, and much more.


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