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Review Asus TUF Gaming FX505DY: Tech

Asus TUF Gaming FX505DY is a gaming laptop fully compatible with AMD hardware. Recently introduced at CES 2019, the Asus TUF Gaming FX505DY is powered by AMD’s new Ryzen 5 3550H quad-core mobile processor.

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Asus TUF Gaming FX505DY is a gaming laptop fully compatible with AMD hardware. Recently introduced at CES 2019, the Asus TUF Gaming FX505DY is powered by AMD’s new Ryzen 5 3550H quad-core mobile processor. It also features an AMD Radeon RX 560X graphics card with a 15.6-inch AMD FreeSync display. If you are not a fan of the mobile offers of Nvidia and Intel, which dominate the gaming market for laptops, then Asus TUF Gaming FX505DY promises to be a tempting alternative. Can a combination of Asus’s well-deserved reputation with brilliant gaming laptops and AMD’s latest mobile technology cast doubt on the hegemony of Intel and Nvidia?

Price and Availability

The Asus TUF Gaming FX505DY costs £ 749.99 (about $ 900, AU $ 1300) for the base model, and for that price you get a 15.6-inch Full HD display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, an AMD Radeon RX560X graphics card and AMD Ryzen 5. 3550H processor. We will contact Asus to receive confirmed prices in the USA and Australia. You can also configure your Asus TUF Gaming FX505DY with up to 32 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of SSHD or 512 GB of storage with a PCIe SSD drive. Of course, these additional features will come with different price categories. The price is very reasonable for a gaming laptop, unlike budget and medium-sized computers like the Acer Nitro 5 and previous Asus TUF laptops like the Asus TUF FX504GD. Since many gaming laptops cost more than $ 1,000 / $ 1,000. US $ / 1,800 Australian dollars, it’s good to see that Asus offers something for those of us who do not have such a budget. 

As with other AMD-based laptops, its price is very competitive compared to gaming laptops with Intel processors and Nvidia graphics. If it can work as well as its Intel / Nvidia counterparts, then the Asus TUF Gaming FX505DY really offers a very good price-performance ratio. If you need a larger screen, that is, the Asus TUF FX705DY, which has almost the same specifications, except that its 1080p screen is 17.3 inches and the refresh rate is half at 60 Hz. Other differences are the larger and heavier size of the FX705DY (as you would expect), and the larger laptop has a 64 W / h battery compared to the 48 W / h FX505DY. However, given Since the battery is needed to power the large screen, we assume that the battery life between the two models will be approximately the same. For the price of the FX705DY, it’s only a little more expensive – £ 799.99 (about $ 1,000, Australian 1,400). Again, prices in the US and Australia must be confirmed. Both the Asus TUF Gaming FX505DY and FX705DY will go on sale worldwide in the first quarter of 2019.

design

If you need a thin and light gaming laptop in the spirit of the Asus ROG Zephyrus laptop line, then you should look for something else. At this price and nicknamed “TUF,” you shouldn’t expect a lightweight gaming device. However, it is not as large and bulky as gaming laptops several years ago, with dimensions of 39.9 x 27.9 x 2.6 cm (15.7 x 11 x 1.02 inches) and a weight of 2.2 kg (4, 85 pounds). This is a rugged laptop that you can comfortably carry with you, while not being too heavy.

Hyperstrike keyboard

According to Asus, the TUF Gaming FX505DY keyboard is “inspired by the desktop,” which means you should expect the same quality and comfort you would expect from a desktop PC keyboard. We are not completely convinced of this, but the keyboard is not bad for a laptop at this price. The keys are of a decent size, which allows fast printers to type the correct letters when they hit, and Asus promises that the keyboard is good for 20 million keystrokes. The keys also have a 1.8 mm key travel. This is rather shallow, so the keyboard is not perceived as a desktop computer keyboard or responds to it. WASD keys are also highlighted to help FPS players – although if you are a keen player, you are unlikely to need help finding these important keys.

Despite all our years in a laptop review game, when we get a gaming laptop with AMD hardware that is much cheaper than its competitors Intel and Nvidia, we always hope to see a performance that at least comes closer to expensive competitors laptops.

Unfortunately, the Asus TUF Gaming FX505DY is not the right laptop. It has a distinctly budget job that runs counter to its price. This is not a smooth and enjoyable experience, as Windows 10 often feels a bit late in opening programs and switching settings.

Battery life

We were shocked by this bad result, so we launched it again, which gave similar results. We contacted Asus and turned on the second car, and this time it showed the best results in four hours and 28 minutes. Thanks to the PCMark 8 battery life test, which simulates common tasks, such as browsing the web, video calling, and word processing, the laptop turned off just 2 hours and 49 minutes before shutting down – the results were the same on both Asus TUF Gaming FX505DY laptops that we tried. Even by the standard of gaming laptops, this is short. Asus TUF Gaming FX505DY with a smaller body should do with a smaller battery. Remember, this is for relatively non-intensive tasks. You can forget about games for any decent amount of time on the battery. Even by the standard of gaming laptops, this is short. 

 Asus TUF Gaming FX505DY with a smaller body should do with a smaller battery. Remember, this is for relatively non-intensive tasks. You can forget about games for any decent amount of time on the battery. Even by the standard of gaming laptops, this is short. Asus TUF Gaming FX505DY with a smaller body should do with a smaller battery. Remember, this is for relatively non-intensive tasks. You can forget about games for any decent amount of time on the battery.

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