Asus launches AMD-powered laptops VivoBook X505 and F570 in India

Asus chooses AMD Ryzen CPUs for its new mainstream and Thin and Light gaming laptop. Both models sell exclusively on Paytm Mall.

By Vignesh Giridharan | Published 19 Dec 2018 18:19 IST
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  • Asus chooses AMD Ryzen CPUs for its new mainstream and Thin and Light gaming laptop. Both models sell exclusively on Paytm Mall.

Asus launches AMD-powered laptops VivoBook X505 and F570 in India
Asus launches AMD-powered laptops VivoBook X505 and F570 in India

If you’re a little tired of opening your laptop up and finding Intel inside, Asus has good news for you. It launched two AMD Ryzen-powered laptops in India today. The first is the VivoBook 15 X505, a 15.6-inch mainstream laptop starting at Rs 30,990. The second is the F570, a Thin and Light gaming laptop starting at Rs 52,990. Both models go on sale from today exclusively on Paytm Mall. A partner of Asus, the online retailer offers various offers in the form of vouchers.

Let’s take a closer look at the two new models:

Asus VivoBook 15 X505

The X505 is a mainstream laptop offered in two configurations: an AMD Ryzen 3 CPU with an integrated AMD Radeon Vega 3 GPU, and an AMD Ryzen 5 CPU with an integrated AMD Radeon Vega 8 GPU. RAM on-board is 8GB but can be upgraded to 16GB. Storage is taken care of by a 1TB hard drive spinning at 5,400 rpm. The screen is a 15.6-inch Full HD unit. In its aim to be thinner and lighter like many new laptops out there, it weighs 1.6 kilogrammes. Around the sides, there are three USB-A ports, one USB-C port, LAN and HDMI ports. Click here to read our review of it.

Asus F570

Asus is calling the F570 a Thin and Light gaming laptop. It’s powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 CPU with an integrated AMD Radeon Vega 8 GPU. Additionally, it’s got an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 dedicated graphics card with 4GB of GDDR5 RAM. The RAM on-board is 8GB but can be upgraded to 16GB. Storage is taken care of by a 1TB hard drive spinning at 5,400 rpm. The F570 has a 15.6-inch Full HD display and weighs 1.9 kilogrammes. The chiclet-style keyboard is backlit but there are no RGB colour options. Around the sides, there are three USB-A ports, one USB-C port, LAN and HDMI ports. There’s also a full-size card reader slot. 

According to a Paytm representative, the company has partnered with Asus to convert numerous Asus offline stores into online stores. As part of the partnership, the new AMD-powered VivoBook X505 and F570 will sell exclusively on Paytm Mall. Both models are currently on sale in India.

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