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Big Screen, Small Price: Grab this 17-inch AMD Ryzen, GTX 1650 Laptop for $650

Asus TUF FX705DT deal cover
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If you’re after a budget gaming laptop deal as this Cyber Monday deals era comes to an end, you’ll be hard-pressed to find anything better than the 17.3-inch Asus FX705DT, which is selling for just $649.99 at Best Buy, down from $999.99. The 5.84-pound laptop packs a capable component pairing of an AMD Ryzen 7 3750H CPU, Nvidia GTX 1650 graphics, 8GB of RAM and a surprisingly roomy (for this price) 512GB PCIe SSD.

The laptop is 1.1 inches thick, so it’s not too bulky. The bezels around the 1080p screen are reasonably slim, and Asus even throws in an RGB keyboard so you can game in the dark -- the way it’s meant to be done. 

ASUS FX705DT 17.3" Laptop: was $999, now $649 @ Best Buy
With a 17-inch FHD screen, Ryzen 7 CPU, GTX 1650 graphics, 8GB of RAM, 512GB SSD and an RGB-backlit keyboard, the FX705DT it TUF to beat at $650. View Deal

You’re definitely going to want to be plugged in while gaming. But for productivity or media playback, Asus rates the GX705DT’s battery life at 5 hours. There’s plenty of connectivity, including three USB-A ports, HDMI and Ethernet. Just note that it’s all on the left edge (likely to save money on extra circuitry). The right side of this laptop simply sports a lock slot.

Matt Safford
Matt began piling up computer experience as a child with his Mattel Aquarius. He built his first PC in the late 1990s and ventured into mild PC modding in the early 2000s. He’s spent the last decade covering emerging technology for Smithsonian, Popular Science, and Consumer Reports, while testing components and PCs for Computer Shopper and Digital Trends. When not writing about tech, he’s often walking—through the streets of New York, over the sheep-dotted hills of Scotland, or just at his treadmill desk at home in front of the 50-inch 4K HDR TV that serves as his PC monitor.