We were amongst the first in the world to get some hands-on time with the new ASUS TUF Gaming FX505 gaming laptop, which is a durability-enhanced 15.6-inch gaming laptop. ASUS also introduced a larger 17.3-inch version – the ASUS TUF Gaming FX705.
Here is everything you need to know about the FX505 and FX705 gaming laptops – the official tech briefing, price and specifications, as well as our own hands-on preview!
The ASUS TUF Gaming FX505 Gaming Laptop
The ASUS TUF Gaming FX505 is a 15.6-inch gaming laptop that is powered by up to an Intel Core i7-8750H processor, and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics. It boasts a NanoEdge display with a 144 Hz refresh rate, Gigabit LAN and Gigabit WiFi connectivity, and DTS surround-sound audio.
The TUF Gaming FX505 is also built to last over the long haul, with independent heatsinks and fans cooling the CPU and GPU separately, long-life keyboard switches, and special dust tunnels that provide long-term cooling and computing performance.
FX505 vs. FX705
ASUS also introduced a larger version of the TUF Gaming FX505 – the TUF Gaming FX705. Here are the main differences between the two models summarised :
- The FX705 has a 17.3-inch display, while the FX505 has a 15.6-inch display.
- The FX705 is about 4 cm wider, and 1.7 cm deeper, than the FX505.
- The FX705 is about 500 grams heavier than the FX505.
- The FX705 has a larger 64 WHrs battery, compared to the FX505’s 48 WHrs battery.
ASUS TUF Gaming FX505 + FX705 Price + Availability
In this video, ASUS announces the official prices of FX505 and FX705 gaming laptops :
ASUS TUF Gaming FX705 Models + Prices
- FX705G-MEV169T – i7-8750H, GTX 1060, 8GB DDR4, 256GB + 1TB : RM 5,899 / ~US$ 1,475
- FX505G-MBQ202T – i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti, 8GB DDR4, 128GB + 1TB : RM 5,299 / ~US$ 1,325
- FX705G-EEW164T – i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti, 8GB DDR4, 128GB + 1TB : RM 4,999 / ~US$ 1,250
ASUS TUF Gaming FX505 Models + Prices
- FX505G-MES182T – i7-8750H, GTX 1060, 8GB DDR4, 128GB + 1TB : RM 5,599 / ~US$ 1,400
- FX505G-EES241T – i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti, 8GB DDR4, 128GB + 1TB : RM 5,099 / ~US$ 1,275
- FX505G-MBQ202T – i5-8300H, GTX 1050 Ti, 4GB DDR4, 128GB + 1TB : RM 4,399 / ~US$ 1,100
- FX505G-EBQ242T – i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti, 8GB DDR4, 128GB + 1TB : RM 4,699 / ~US$ 1,175
- FX505G-EBQ269T – i5-8300H, GTX 1050 Ti, 4GB DDR4, 1TB : RM 3,699 / ~US$ 925
ASUS TUF Gaming FX505 Up Close!
Back in August, we were one of the few to get early access to the ASUS TUF Gaming FX505 gaming laptop. Here was our hands-on look!
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