Want to enjoy the next-level gaming experience with your Asus Ally Rog Gaming Console?
The Asus ROG Ally itself is a powerful portable gaming PC that’s packed into a compact chassis. But by connecting it to an external display and peripherals, you can transform it into a versatile desktop gaming setup.
This guide will walk through the steps on how to connect your ROG Ally to an external monitor and peripherals using the ROG Gaming Charger Dock.
Items Needed to Connect ROG Ally to an External Monitor
To set up your ROG Ally with an external display, you will need:
- Asus ROG Ally portable gaming PC
- ROG Gaming Charger Dock
- Monitor or TV
- HDMI cable
Step-by-Step Guide on How to Connect the ROG Gaming Charger Dock
Here are the 5 steps you need to follow to connect your ROG Ally Handheld gaming PC to a monitor:
Step 1: Connect your Asus ROG Ally to the dock
One of the simplest and perhaps the easiest ways is to connect your ROG Ally to the charger dock. Your hand console would have a charger dock that has three ports USB Type C, USB Type A, and an HDMI port.
Now, you need to plug your USB type C cable into the USB-C port on the gaming charger dock. Then connect the other end of the type C cable to your ROG Ally. You will now have to connect the dock to a power source or socket.
Step 2: Connect your Asus ROG Ally to the External Monitor
Use an Ultra High-Speed HDMI cable to connect the dock’s HDMI port to your external monitor or TV. Once done, connect the HDMI cable to the gaming charger deck and then connect the other end of the HDMI cable to the TV or monitor port.
The type A port can be used with the right peripherals if you have one.
Step 3: Configure Display Settings
Once you are done with all the collections, turn on your PC monitor or TV. You will notice that your TV monitor has gone black just after the connection is detected.
Don’t worry after a few seconds your Ally display will be on your monitor. You will normally notice that your extended display is only on the TV. So, change your display settings depending on how you want to enjoy your gaming experience.
You can adjust your display by holding the M1 or M2 button that’s located behind the gaming console. It’s up to you whether you just want to duplicate your entire gaming console or you just want to extend the display only to the monitor.
Step 4: Configure your TV Display Settings
Asus ROG Ally works best at 1080p resolution. So, change your monitor’s resolution to 1920×1080 if it isn’t. This gives a smooth plug-and-play gaming experience.
In Windows Display settings, scroll to Advanced Display. Select your TV and set the refresh rate to 60Hz for smooth gameplay. You can also try adjusting other display settings like orientation and multiple displays if connecting more than one monitor.
Taking the time to optimize display configurations will allow you to get the most out of your gaming experience.
Step 5: Connect Wired Peripherals
Now, that you are done with your display settings adjust your game controllers or any other wired controllers with your Asus ROG Ally.
If you have the wireless controller, simply connect it from the Windows Settings by going to the Bluetooth & Devices feature. You will then need to disable the built-in gamepad.
To do this, go to the Command Center of your console and then turn off the Embedded Controller option. Remember, this gaming device can support a maximum of four controllers.
Step 6: Use the Ally as a Desktop PC
With your external display, mouse, keyboard, and other peripherals connected, your ROG Ally transforms into a versatile desktop gaming PC with powerful performance!
Whether you are on the go or want to enjoy it on a big screen the ROG Ally combined with the ROG Gaming Charger Dock provides both. With the steps in this guide, you can unleash the full potential of your Ally gaming PC.
The Asus ROG Ally packs powerful performance into a compact, portable form factor. With the ability to connect to an external display and peripherals, it can transform into a versatile desktop setup as well.
If you’re considering the ROG Ally, you may also want to look at competitors like the OneXPlayer 2. Check out our detailed comparison of the ROG Ally vs OneXPlayer 2 to see how they stack up in areas like design, specs, controls, and more.