Creating an affordable gaming laptop is all about knowing where to compromise, and Asus seems to have absolutely nailed it with the latest TUF FX505DV notebook. Coming in at just over a grand it’s by no means a ‘cheap’ gaming laptop, but compared to the $2,000 – $3,000 rigs that normally turn up sporting Nvidia RTX graphics, this machine comes as a welcome relief.
That’s because it has been designed first and foremost as a portable gaming rig, not a machine that can double as an office notebook during the day, or one that will allow you to also use it like some sort of rendering workstation workhorse. The combination of AMD APU and Nvidia GPU provides the gaming oomph while being a little more wallet-friendly than the latest 9th Gen Intel mobile processors are able to offer.
But you’re not missing out on some gaming luxuries either. You want RGB lighting? We’ve got RGB lighting. You want a super-slick screen? We’ve got one. You want an NVMe SSD? We’ve got the NAND for you too.