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.
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.