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ASUS VX60GT: A sub-US$1,000 15.6-inch multimedia laptop with a Core i7-9750H, GTX 1650 and optional 120 Hz IPS panel

The VX60GT will start shipping in China from August 14. (Image source: ASUS)
The VX60GT will start shipping in China from August 14. (Image source: ASUS)
The VX60GT comes with a choice of Intel Core 9th generation processors, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU, up to 8 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD. While this may sound run of the mill for a 15.6-inch multimedia laptop, its optional 120 Hz 1080p IPS may turn heads. The VX60GT goes on sale in China from August 14 for 6,799 CNY (~US$964).

ASUS is bringing another 15.6-inch laptop to market, with the company seemingly pitching it as a multimedia device with specifications to rival the Dell XPS 15 7590. Named the VX60GT, the device measures 359 x 248 x 21.9 mm and weighs 1.9 kg, making it a touch more compact than the ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE, yet 3 mm thicker.

The VX60GT has a decent selection of ports too, with ASUS including 4x USB, 1x HDMI, RJ-45, and a full-sized SD card reader. Two of its Type-A ports only operate on the slower USB 2.0 standard, but the third Type-A and sole Type-C are both USB 3.1 Gen 1. Sadly, the device only has one SO-DIMM slot, with 4 GB or 8 GB of DDR4-2400 RAM being soldered to the motherboard. Worse still, the device has only a 42 Wh battery, with a 2.5-inch drive bay taking up the space where a larger battery could have gone. All models come with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU though, which has 4 GB of GDDR5 VRAM, while ASUS offers the device with the following options:

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Device ASUS VX60GT
CPU Intel Core i5-9300H
Intel Core i7-9750H
RAM 4 GB DDR4-2400 soldered
8 GB DDR4-2400 soldered
Display 120 Hz matte (45% NTSC)
60 Hz matte (45% NTSC)
60 Hz matte (72% NTSC)
Storage 256 GB PCIe
512 GB PCIe

Currently, it remains unclear whether ASUS plans to sell the VX60GT outside China. However, the Taiwanese company has published the device manual in a host of languages on its support website, which would be unusual if it were only planning to sell the VX60GT in China. The top of the range model can currently be ordered directly from ASUS or on JD.com for 6,799 CNY (~US$964) 6,999 CNY (~US$992) respectively, with both companies shipping the VX60GT from August 14.

Thanks to Roger Mu for the tip!

(Image source: ASUS)
(Image source: ASUS)
(Image source: ASUS)
(Image source: ASUS)

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Alex Alderson, 2019-08- 6 (Update: 2019-08- 6)
Alex Alderson
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.