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.


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

No. Branch Address
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.