Deal | Asus TUF FX505DY laptop with Ryzen 5 3550H and Radeon RX 560X is only $600 right now
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If you're gaming on a tight budget, then AMD CPUs and GPUs will almost always offer higher performance-per-dollar than your typical Intel and Nvidia equivalents. Unfortunately, AMD fans have had it tougher in the laptop world where AMD SKUs pale in comparison to the sea of Intel and Nvidia options. Now that AMD has launched its H-series of mobile CPUs, the landscape has been slowly changing particularly in the budget gaming category.
The All-AMD Asus TUF FX505DY is now on sale for $600 down from the already low $700 original price. The system is notable for carrying the uncommon quad-core Ryzen 5 3550H CPU and Radeon RX 560X GPU that are roughly equivalent to the Intel Core i5-8300H and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050, respectively. As detailed in our review of the system here, even the display and upgradeability are each very good considering the low price.
The main drawback of the FX505DY is its aging Radeon GPU that will be two generations behind when AMD unveils its Navi architecture later this Summer. AMD has been sitting on the sidelines in regard to offering decent alternatives to most Turing and even Pascal GPUs from Nvidia. For $600, however, it might still be worth a look for users who just want a basic 1080p gaming machine.
Users willing to spend about two times the price of the FX505DY can opt for the sleeker Zephyrus GA502 which sports a faster AMD CPU paired with a more modern Nvidia Max-Q GPU.