If you’re looking to get a new gaming laptop, and you also happen to be a fan of Assassin’s Creed, good news: every purchase of selected Asus gaming laptops will come with a copy of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Laptops that are a part of this promotion include the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14, the Zephyrus G15, and even the TUF Gaming A15 and A17 gaming laptops.
This promotion is offered by Asus in conjunction with AMD, which is why only Ryzen 4000 gaming laptops are qualified to get a free copy of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. But do note that only specific Ryzen processors are a part of this deal, including the Ryzen 7 4800H and Ryzen 9 4900H; their HS counterparts – like the chips powering the Zephyrus G14 – are eligible too.
With this in mind, the most affordable Asus gaming laptop you can purchase to redeem a free copy of Valhalla is the TUF Gaming A15; more specifically, the RM4,099 configuration. Naturally, this variant is powered by a Ryzen 7 4800H processor, which is paired with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 GPU. Besides that, it also comes with 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD; plenty of storage space for the money.
As for the TUF Gaming A15 itself, we believe it’s the best value for money Ryzen 4000 gaming laptop in the market now. The TUF Gaming series has always focused on delivering the best performance for the money, and the TUF Gaming A15 offers just that. After all, regardless of which configuration you go for, all variants of the gaming laptop in our market come with a 15.6-inch 1920 x 1080 IPS screen with a fast 144Hz refresh rate.
Besides that, it’s also worth highlighting just how powerful the Ryzen 4000 processors are. We reviewed the TUF Gaming A15 with the Ryzen 7 4800H chip, and it was blazing fast. In fact, compared to Intel’s much more power-hungry (and costly) Core i7-10875H processor, the Ryzen 7 chip offers superior multi-core performance while consuming less power.
The fact that AMD’s Ryzen 4000 processors are fabricated on a 7nm process give them much better power efficiency. To put this into context, in our review of the TUF Gaming A15, we managed to consistently get five hours of use on a single charge. If that doesn’t sound particularly impressive, note that Malaysian units of the A15 only come with a 48WHr battery.
In other markets, this gaming laptop can be configured with a much larger 90WHr cell, which would’ve improved the battery life even more.
Anyway, the promotion period to get Assassin’s Creed Valhalla with selected Asus laptops will commence from 7 July to 3 October 2020. Not sure if the TUF Gaming A15 is the right one for you? Then check out our comprehensive review of the gaming laptop. If you want something more premium, consider the Zephyrus G14.