For a limited time, you can get the Asus TUF Gaming FX505 for $599 from the Microsoft Store. Usually, this gaming PC costs $799, so that's $200 off its regular price. It's the best markdown we've ever seen for this model laptop. So if you don't want to wait until Black Friday, it's one of the best laptop deals you can get right now.
Asus TUF FX505 Gaming Laptop: was $799 now $599 Microsoft
If you don't want to spend a fortune on a new gaming laptop, the Asus FX505 is a solid choice. This model packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 2.1-GHz AMD Ryzen 5-3350H quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. For graphics, it houses an Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU with 4GB of dedicated memory. At $200 off, it's one of the best Black Friday deals you can get right now.
The Asus TUF FX505 is one of the best cheap gaming laptops for the money. You get a premium design, comfortable keyboard, and 120Hz display — all for an affordable price.
The laptop in this deal packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 2.1-GHz AMD Ryzen 5-3350H quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. For graphics, it houses an Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU with 4GB of dedicated memory. Although we didn't test this particular model, in our Asus TUF FX504 review, we praised its good gaming performance and solid audio.
Design-wise, the Asus TUF FX505 looks nearly identical to the FX504. Just about the only difference is that it has a reflective Asus logo on the lid. Also, the build quality of the FX505 is solid and despite its RGB keyboard, it doesn't scream gaming laptop. When you're not gaming, the notebook's Ryzen 5 CPU and 8GB of RAM is all the hardware you need for managing day-to-day tasks.
Weighing 4.9 pounds and measuring 14.2 x 10.3 x 1.1 inches, the TUF FX505 is lighter and smaller than the FX504 (5.1 pounds and 15.1 x 10.3 x 1 inches). By comparison, it's a tad heavier and thicker than the Asus ROG Zephyrus G (4.5 pounds and 14.2 x 9.9 x 0.8 inches).
So if you're in the market for a gaming PC on a budget, at just under $600, the Asus TUF FX505 is a solid choice.
Black Friday falls on November 27 and we expect to see a plethora of deals on the industry's best laptops. Be sure to bookmark our Black Friday laptop deals page for the best Black Friday deals on laptops.
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Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.