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Asus FX504GE-DM198T

Specifications

Asus FX504GE-DM198T
Asus FX504GE-DM198T (FX Series)
Memory
16384 MB 
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI
Storage
,  GB 
, 128 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Card Reader: undefined
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 25 x 384 x 262 ( = 0.98 x 15.12 x 10.31 in)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Additional features
Keyboard Light: yes
Weight
2.3 kg ( = 81.13 oz / 5.07 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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Reviews for the Asus FX504GE-DM198T

Asus TUF Gaming FX504G
Source: PC Mag English
The Asus TUF Gaming FX504G pairs a 1080p IPS display and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti power at an aggressive price. It's a solid budget gaming laptop, but suffers from short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/18/2018

Foreign Reviews

Asus FX504GE-DM198T. Portátil 15,6" con Intel Core i7-8750H y nVidia GTX 1050 Ti (1211 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/29/2018
Portátil para juegos 15,6": Asus FX504GE-DM198T
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; good hardware; nice connectivity; decent ergonomy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/30/2018

Comment

Model: The Asus FX504GE-DM198T is a gaming notebook that combines immersive gameplay with incredible durability thanks to its life expectancy of 20 million keystrokes, which doubles the current industry standard. It is the first laptop in the new TUF Gaming series (The Ultimate Force). This new range of Asus notebooks, which shares the essence of the previous TUF series, brings, as a result, a series of portable gaming laptops that prioritize stability and durability as the main pillar. Its aggressive exterior design combines, as usual in gaming laptops, a completely black finish, which on the cover and the work area has a brushed finish, with details in red. Although built completely in plastic, it's casing shows an adequate solidity that is evident in the rigidity of the work area, which barely yields when pressed with force, while the cover, which is much more flexible, visibly sinks when applying a little force. This laptop has a weight of just 2.3 kg (5.07 lb) and a slim profile of 2.49 cm (0.98 inch). Its powerful six-core Intel Core i7-8750H at 2.2 GHz microprocessor is based on the Coffee Lake architecture (eighth generation). It will allow users to perform all kinds of advanced functions. It has 16 GB of DDR4 memory, a 128 GB SSD with an NVME compatible M.2 interface, and a 1TB hard drive at 7,200 rpm. The RAM uses the latest standard in memory, synchronized at an incredible speed of 2,666 MHz. This results in superior multitasking performance. With 4 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti will allow users a very good gaming experience.

With a lifetime of 20 million keystrokes, the FX504 has one of the most durable keyboards, twice the current industry standard of 10 million keystrokes. The red backlit keys have key curves of 0.25 mm and offer 1.8 mm of travel for soft and tactile keys. Besides that, dual fans with anti-dust technology significantly extend the life of the FX504 and provide stable performance for graphics-intensive games, with HyperCool technology that combines the patented self-cleaning ADC system with the customizable Fan Overboost function. Regarding their networking capabilities, it is compatible with both Gigabit Ethernet and Wifi-AC as well as Bluetooth v4.2. Other features include 3 USB type-A ports (2 of which are USB 3.0), HDMI output, an independent numeric keypad, a multi-touch touchpad and an HD webcam. However, it is not a model that stands out for its autonomy. The battery life barely exceeds 3 hours and a half of light use on Wi-Fi navigation with its integrated battery. The FX504GE-DM198T is a perfect example of the current laptop trend. Gaming laptops are becoming more and more normal even for the lower-end market. A high demand in the gaming laptop category has caused the overall laptop sales to increase. This particular model will suite middle to high end users while giving some decent gaming experience.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook): Mainstream graphics card based on Nvidia's Pascal architecture and successor to the GeForce GTX 965M. Is manufactured in a 14nm process at Samsung and the technical specifications are very similar to the desktop version. With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  
8750H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.2 - 4.1 GHz (4 GHz with 4 cores, 3.9 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
2.3 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).


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Stefan Hinum, 2018-07- 6 (Update: 2018-07- 6)