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A TUF Deal to Beat: Asus Ryzen 5, GTX 1650 Laptop With 120Hz IPS Screen Drops to $599

Asus TUF FX505DT Deal Cover
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High-refresh screens and budget gaming laptop deals don’t usually go together. But this Cyber Monday, you can get a 15-inch Asus TUF FX505DT with a Ryzen 5 3550H CPU, Nvidia GTX 1650 graphics, 8GB of RAM/256GB of PCIe SSD storage and a 120Hz IPS 1080p display for just $599, $100 of the normal price.

The TUF FX505DT weighs 4.85 pounds, and Asus advertises the keyboard as being MIL-STD 810G tested for durability. The chassis is plastic rather than metal. But given the price, that’s not surprising. 

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Asus TUF FX505DT 15.6” 120Hz Laptop: was $699, now $599 @ Amazon
Asus’ Ryzen 5-powered TUF 15 laptop includes Nvidia GTX 1650 graphics, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB PCIe SSD, and 1 120Hz IPS 1080p screen. You can’t ask for more for $599.

This budget-priced gamer also includes an RGB keyboard, 802.11AC Wi-Fi, and fairly slim bezels. In general, you won’t get quite as good CPU performance for productivity tasks as you would with a competing Intel processor, and battery life will likely be shorter. But in a gaming laptop that you’ll want to run plugged in most of the time, which you won’t likely be taxing with high-end productivity tasks on the regular, the Ryzen CPU in this laptop should more than suffice. 

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.