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May 18, 2020

ASUS Flying Fortress 8 with 10th-Gen Intel Core Chip and NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti Debuts

ASUS' latest gaming laptop, which succeeds 2019's Flying Fortress 7, is a budget-oriented iteration that boasts the craziest specs.

ASUS has finally released the eagerly-anticipated refresh of the Flying Fortress 7. Aptly called the Flying Fortress 8, the Taiwanese laptop maker's newest offering is a proper gaming device, sealed with some of the most impressive specifications and attractive pricing.

In terms of design, the ASUS Flying Fortress 8 could be inspired by the company's TUF gaming series. It packs a massive 15.6-inch display, with a Full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, alongside a high 144Hz refresh rate.

The Flying Fortress' latest installment also uses a stealth fighter design, which features a narrow border on its three sides. Meanwhile, its keyboard sports the vibrant RGB backlight, while its keystroke is listed at 1.8mm. A reinforced chassis is also featured.

Additionally, the ASUS Flying Fortress 8 is equipped with a variety of dedicated graphics cards. These include NVIDIA GTX 1650, NVIDIA GTX 1650 Ti, and NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti.

Under the proverbial hood, the ASUS Flying Fortress 8 is fueled by the tenth generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors. There is also a Core i5-10300H variant, plus a Core i7-10750H edition.

The gaming laptop also equally boasts an 8GB DDR4 memory as its base version, all bundled with 512GB of Solid State Drive (SSD). Moreover, another 16GB RAM is available, and its memory and SSD are confirmed to be upgradeable.

When it comes to connectivity, the ASUS Flying Fortress 8 gaming laptop packs a network cable interface, with an HDMI 2.0b port, three USB-A ports, and a full-fledged USB-C port.

The announcement of the ASUS Flying Fortress 8 couldn't have come at a better time as ASUS is currently reveling on the new data that was released by Strategy Analytics.

Accordingly, the company is now the fifth major laptop brand globally. The firm shipped a significant 2.5 million laptops during the first quarter of 2020, right with a total market share of 6.6 percent. Presumably, a considerable chunk of this share comes from its shipped notebooks in its gaming laptop lineups.

The ASUS Flying Fortress 8 gaming laptop, which is confirmed to go on sale starting today, May 18, is priced at CNY 5,899 (around PHP 42,100). There is no word yet about the laptop's local availability and pricing.