Asus' 15-Inch AMD Ryzen 5 Gaming Laptop Drops to $849

Asus TUF FX505DT Deal Cover
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The AMD version of Asus’ budget TUF 15.6-inch gaming laptop is currently $150 off on Newegg, making it just $849.

Sporting an AMD Ryzen 5 R5-3550H processor and an Nvidia Geforce GTX 1650 GPU, this PC normally sells for $999. There’s also a 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H version, though it’s only on sale for $50 off.

Both laptops come with the same graphics card, as well as a 512GB SSD and 8GB of DDR4 RAM. Both also feature a 15.6-inch 1080p IPS display, although the Intel version's screen has a 120 Hz refresh rate, while the Ryzen's is a standard 60 Hz. 

Asus TUF 15.6-inch gaming laptop: was $999, now $849 @ Newegg

Asus TUF 15.6-inch gaming laptop: was $999, now $849 @ Newegg
The TUF line is Asus’ budget gaming solution meant to offer entry-level gaming specs at an entry-level price point. It’s not the prettiest or most feature-filled option on the market but can run modern games at reasonable settings.

Both the AMD and Intel versions of the Asus TUF feature the most recent generation for their respective processor, AMD and Intel are due for generational refreshes this year, but if you need a steady machine now, this is a good way to get started without breaking the bank. This won't be the best gaming laptop, but it's a good amount of power for the price.

Michelle Ehrhardt

Michelle Ehrhardt is an editor at Tom's Hardware. She's been following tech since her family got a Gateway running Windows 95, and is now on her third custom-built system. Her work has been published in publications like Paste, The Atlantic, and Kill Screen, just to name a few. She also holds a master's degree in game design from NYU.

  • Rdslw
    ^ that's very solid laptop. It have kind of nerd feeling, but build quality, components overall are good.
    I was very close to buying one, but settled for G3, because it its gaming with more toned out look (I also use this for work, so I cannot go full RGB on my machine)
  • Nguyenminhfuyen1097vds
    nice :love:
  • AndyWiryaPeaceful
    None of its drivers in nor works. If you ever needed drivers, Asus wants you to visit one of its service centers and make you pay $3.99. If they caught you having added RAM on your own, that's $6.99 or your warranty VOID!!!

    How is this never mentioned in Cons???