ASUS Launches New Ryzen Powered Gaming Laptops In India
2019 seems to be a great year for gaming laptops, with premium brands like Alienware and ASUS stepping on the scene with their upgraded lineup of powerful machines. Where most of the gaming laptops were Intel-based, ASUS has launched its Ryzen powered range of entry-level gaming laptops in India, which are the FX705 and FX505. Both the laptops have impressive specifications and will go up against laptops from Lenovo and MSI.
The ASUS FX705 features a 17.3-inch FHD display, with a 60Hz refresh rate, AMD’s FreeSync and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 px. The laptop runs on the AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, coupled with the Radeon RX 560X GPU. In terms of storage, the FX505 has a 1 TB FireCuda SSHD and up to 512 GB of SSD. The gaming laptop supports up to 32 GB of Dual Channel SDRAM.
The ASUS FX505 is slightly toned down from the FX705. It features a smaller 15.6-inch FHD display, with a 60Hz refresh rate, AMD’s FreeSync (optional) and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 px. The laptop runs on the same AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, paired with the Radeon RX 560X GPU. The FX505 has a 1 TB FireCuda SSHD and up to 512 GB of SSD as per the user’s choice. It also supports up to 32 GB of dual-channel SDRAM.
Both the laptops have the option of choosing between an illuminated chiclet keyboard or a non-illuminated one. The FX305 and the SX505 have 2W speakers with array microphones to improve sound capturing while streaming. The laptops also have an HD 720p webcam for video calling and streaming. Noteworthy, the FX505 has a 3-cell 48 Wh battery, whereas the FX705 has a 4-cell 64 Wh battery. The gaming laptops meet military-grade MIL-STD-810G standards, which renders them tougher as compared to similarly priced laptops. Also, the FX705 weighs almost 0.4 kg more than the FX505, which weighs at 2.2 kilograms.
Pricing And Availability
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Both the ASUS FX505 and FX705 are available in two colour variants, Gold Steel and Red Matter. The FX505 is priced INR 59,990 onwards, whereas the specced-up FX705 is priced INR 68,990 onwards. They can be purchased via the buying links given below