Asus TUF Gaming FX505 Review – Super-Powerful Gaming Laptop with 32GB of RAM
Since the last couple of years, Asus has been offering super-powerful and most affordable gaming laptops worldwide as a part of their TUF Gaming series and interestingly, Asus TUF Gaming FX505 in Australia is no exception. Coming up in a few different onboard configurations – Core H Processors, 32GB of RAM, a 15.6-inches 144 Hz IPS screen, up to GTX 1060 Graphics and an RGB backlit keyboard. Well, on paper specifications aside for a short while, Asus has emphasized more on a compact design with small bezels around the screen, eye-catching design and highly competitive price.
We have tried to cover almost everything in our Asus TUF Gaming FX505 review in Australia including specifications, availability, price and much more. So, let’s keep going.
Price and Availability
The official Asus TUF Gaming FX505 release date in Australia was somewhere in October and now available on all major shores countrywide. Asus’ official website for your convenience, provides a Complete List of Australian Stores currently selling one. So, what’s the wait?
As far as Asus TUF Gaming FX505 Price in Australia is concerned, spend only AU$15570 and you get your hands on one. However, Asus TUF Gaming FX705 goes for a whopping AU$2425. Mind-boggling? Alarm! That’s not a final price as a little hike and descend is expected. This section will be updated as soon as we hear more.
Asus TUF Gaming FX505 Specs
We have here listed down almost every Asus TUD Gaming FX505 specifications in Australia. Just have a look below.
- Display Size: 15.6-inches 1920 x 1080 Pixels 144 Hz Non-Touch Matte
- Processor: Intel Coffee Lake Core i7-8750H CPU
- Memory: 16GB DDR4 (2x DIMMs)
- Video: Intel HD 630 + Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti 4GB
- Storage: 128GB SSD (M.2 PCle) + 1TB 5400 RPM HDD (2.5”)
- Battery: 48 WH 120 W Charger
- Ports: 1 x USB-A 2.0 x USB-A 3.1, HDMI, LAN, Mic/Headphone, Kensington Lock
- Operating System: Windows 10
- Size: 361 x 262 x 27 mm
- Weight: 4.72 lbs. (2.15KG) + 1.1 lbs. (0.5KG) for a Charger
- Extras: AURA 4-ZONE RGB Backlit Keyboard, Webcam, DTS Headphone Output
Brief Description of Asus TUF Gaming FX505
Measuring a 15.6-inches Anti-Glare IPS based Technology LED-backlit Full HD screen which a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 Pixels. It’s coming up with 144Hz of refresh rate and 72% of NTSC Color Gamut. The brain behind FX505 is Intel Core i7-8750H – clocked at 2.2GHz – a base model, however, is backed by Core i5-8300H Processor that Clocked at 2.3GHz. Partnered with 16GB of RAM DDR4 and up to 1TB of SATA HDD and 128GB SDD of SATA.
The machine has an option to have up to Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Graphics card with 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM. Provides a MIL-STD-810G Military grade build on both new Windows 10-based TUF notebooks. You’ll see an RGB backlit keyboard which has a WASD keycap design. The keyboard of FX505 is used an Overstroke Technology which is touted enable super-fast registering of keystrokes. Moreover, Asus claims that keys can withstand more than 20M presses.
The FX505 is equipped with 2T2R MU-MIMO 802.11 ac Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth 5.0 with an interface and a combo audio jack, USB Type-A 2.0, 3.1 HDMI port. It’s also boasting 2W stereo speakers with array microphone and DTS Headphone: X with 7.1 channel virtual surround sound experience.
Be noted, there’s Asus’ HyperCool Thermal Technology alongside Anti-Dust Cooling System (ADC),Fan OverBoost Technology and cooling fan for both GPU and CPU.
On the other hand, Asus’ most appealing machine “Asus TUF Desktop FX10CP” comes with an Intel Core i7 8700 Processor, up to 32GB of RAM DDR4 and up to Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Graphics Card. Other specifications include 1TB 7200RPM HDD and 128GB M.2 SSD. Aside from specs, it’s sporting a thermal design and includes 802.11 ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi and 2x2 antennas.
Asus TUF Gaming FX505 Battery
Talking about its battery, you would be glad to hear that Nvidia Optimus is still present with FX505 as it actually makes a plethora of difference. As compared to ROG Strix SCAR II which is having no Nvidia Optimus, a battery life of that laptop hardly lasts longer 2.5 hours with mixed activities like browsing the Internet or watching videos.
In that case, you would be pleased to hear that Asus TUF Gaming FX505 lasts longer around 5 hours and while playing games, it lasts approx. 90 minutes and that’s what it could offer.
- Gorgeous Build Quality
- Exceptionally Controlled Fan Noise
- Superb Cooling for GPU
- NanoEdge Display
- Excellent Gaming Performance
- Weak CPU Cooling
- Normal Quality of IPS Panel
- Colors aren’t Really Accurate
Without a doubt, Asus TUF Gaming FX505 is one of the perfect mid-range gaming laptops backed by more compact design which looks nicer and an RGB keyboard, faster wireless and slightly improved cooling features are making it stand out from a crowd. For those who are looking to buy this laptop, better reapply the thermal paste in order to increase its thermal performance. Aside from everything, it’s a great choice for a budget.
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