ASUS TUF FX505 - 15.6 Inch IPS Full HD Gaming Laptop - Intel i5-9300H, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB NMVe PCI-e SSD, Windows 10), Stealth Black
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As with other AMD-based laptops, it’s priced very competitively compared to gaming laptops with Intel CPUs and Nvidia graphics. If it can perform as well as its Intel/Nvidia counterparts, then the Asus TUF Gaming FX505DY offers very good value for money indeed.
Far Cry 5, Middle Earth, Strange Brigade, Red Dead Redemption, Tomb Raider games – recorded with the included Benchmark utilities; The standard Asus test environment for battery life is as follows: Windows operating system, display module with 150 nits of brightness, lighting off, and other application settings. The implementation is fairly efficient, yet not as efficient with low-power use and movies as the Intel/Nvidia options out there, so don’t expect more than 2-4 hours of use with this laptop.There are very few and subtle differences in terms of build and design between the 2018 and 2019 FX505 lineups, so I’ll direct you to my previous article for my in-depth thoughts on these aspects.
The keys also have a 1.8mm key travel. This is rather shallow, so the keyboard doesn’t feel as responsive – or satisfying – to type on as a desktop keyboard. The WASD keys are also highlighted to help FPS players – though if you’re a keen player it’s unlikely you’ll really need any help finding those essential keys. There’s only a 48 Wh battery inside the 15-inch TUF Gaming FX505, which is a bit small even for an entry-level gaming notebook by today’s standards, where most other options offer a 52-58 Wh battery.Of course you can run games with the Nvidia GPU. Try to Force Modern Warfare onto the Nvidia chip from Nvidia panel, should work. As with other devices in Asus’s TUF brand, the Asus TUF Gaming FX505DY has been put through a number of durability tests, including the military-grade MIL-STD-810G certification, to ensure that it is tough and robust.