We’ve seen this trend happen more often (and adopted a bit faster) in smartphones but for the gaming laptop market it usually takes a while before the tech that was once reserved for gaming laptops would trickle down to a more mass consumer market.
Luckily for us ASUS decided to speed things up and offer what is (currently) the most affordable Nvidia GTX 1050-fitted “gaming” laptop. While not part of the ROG (Republic of Gamers) portfolio, the ASUS Gaming X570ZD-DM209T has enough bells and whistles for ASUS to add the term gaming on the main product name.
Powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 R5-2500U quad-core processor, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, 4GB of RAM, and a 15.6” FHD display, the ASUS Gaming X570ZD is a great starting point for casual gamers looking to get their gaming journeys started.
Here’s a full look at what’s under the hood.
ASUS GAMING X570ZD
Processor: AMD Ryzen R5-2500U Processor, 2.0 GHz (2M Cache, up to 3.6GHz)
Graphic Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 with 4GB GDDR5
Display: 15.6″ FHD (1920×1080) 16:9 widescreen
Memory: DDR4 2666MHz, up to 16GB
Storage: 1TB HDD, slot for M.2 SATA SSD
I.O.: 2 x USB 2.0 Type-A/ 1 x USB 3.0 Type-A/ 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C™/ 1 x Audio combo jack/ 1 x HDMI/ 1 x RJ45/ 1 x DC jack
Connectivity: 802.11ac gigabit-class Wi-Fi/ Bluetooth® 4.0
As for the price? This fully upgradeable laptop would set you back for only Php 37,995! While, yes, the video card is pretty much an entry-level for Nvidia’s 10-series, the ASUS Gaming X570ZD allows you to upgrade the RAM to up to 16GB and supplement the hard-drive with an M.2 SATA SSD! Doing so would probably bump total damage to somewhere along the 40-50 thousand pesos line — still cheaper (and now much stronger) than most entry-level gaming laptop in the market.
If you’re dying to get your hands on this, the ASUS Gaming X570ZD-DM209T will be available starting today, January 19, 2019 on the following ASUS Concept Stores:
ASUS Concept Stores in Metro Manila
|1||Festival Supermall||3/F Festival Supermall, Alabang, Muntinlupa City|
|2||SM Megamall||4/F Bldg. B Level, Cyberzone, Mandaluyong City|
|3||SM City North EDSA||4/F Cyberzone Annex 1 Bldg., Quezon City|
|4||SM City Fairview||3/F Cyberzone, Quirino Highway, Quezon City|
|5||SM Mall of Asia||2/F Cyberzone, Seaside Blvd., Pasay City|
|6||SM Marikina||G/F Cyberzone, Marcos Highway, Marikina City|
|7||Ayala Malls Feliz||4/F Marikina-Infanta Highway, Pasig City|
|8||Robinsons Place||3/F Pedro Gil St. Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila|
|9||SM City Sta. Mesa||3/F Gregorio Araneta Ave., Cor. Aurora Blvd., San Juan City|
The ASUS Gaming X570ZD is also available in all Asianic, Silicon Valley, PC Express, and Gigahertz stores nationwide, as well as in the ASUS e-commerce concept store in Shopee.
For more information on the ASUS GAMING X570ZD, follow ASUS Philippines on their official social media page.