Asus TUF FX504GE-US52
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Reviews for the Asus TUF FX504GE-US52
Source: Think Digit Archive.org version
The ASUS TUF Gaming FX504 is a great gaming laptop given that you’ve got the additional 2 CPU cores for no added money. That with the NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti and the 120 Hz panel make for a much better combination. As for gaming experience, it isn’t completely out of this world as one would expect because of the improved CPU. The display panel is average but we’re not complaining because you get a 120 Hz panel at the end of the day and that’s better than the usual combination. Even with the design, there have been a few welcome changes with the clean surface on the right-hand side and the improved cooler. However, we don’t believe that the overall design is any “tougher” than what’s usually found in this price range. At the end of the day, the FX504 offers way better value for money and that alone should be convincing enough for most gamers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 74%
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Solid workmanship; nice display; good speakers; attractive design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/31/2018
Model: The Asus TUF FX504GE-US52 is part of Asus’ TUF line of gaming laptops that are priced to appeal to gamers on a very tight budget, while still bearing the aesthetic of the high-end ROG line of gaming laptops. However, it comes with a few sacrifices, including lack of a USB Type-C port and short battery life. Instead of a plain design, the new iteration gets a few red flourishes on the outer cover, the same extends to the palm rest as well. Also, the corners are now fairly sharper than its predecessors from last year, giving the system an aggressive, gamer look . That’s just about the only difference that’s separating it from Asus’ other line of gaming laptops. The underside has a few similar markings along with roughly one half the area occupied by intake vents. The laptop is easily serviceable once the 11 screws are removed. There are four rubberized feet to give the ASUS TUF FX504 some traction as well. Speaking of the lid, the hinges are fairly standard and rigid. And the unit opens up by 140 degrees at its widest. Most laptops in the range tend to open by about 120-135 degrees, so they have a slight improvement here. The system’s 15.6-inch Full HD display features In-Plane Switching (IPS) which is better compared to Twisted-Nematic (TN). An In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel is preferable over Twisted Nematic (TN) technology, as it offers wider viewing angles and delivers better quality colors.
The keyboard comes with red backlighting and follows the full layout. The arrow keys jut out from the layout making them easy to locate. As for the switches, Asus says they are rated for 20 million key presses and actuate with 62 grams of force. The actuation point for the keys is said to be a bit higher than the average switches found on most laptops in the rage. As for the touchpad, it’s fairly huge and has both buttons integrated within the same body. The surface texture is smoother and different as compared to the rest of the palm area and the matte finish works better with tracking. The ASUS TUF FX504 uses a 128 GB NVMe SSD from Kingston which is just about enough to house the boot drive and perhaps a couple of other software. As for the hard drive, we see Asus is using the Seagate FireCuda 1TB SSHD. The laptop is outfitted with a quad-core Intel Core i5-8300H processor and a single 8 GB DIMM installed. There’s room for another RAM module, too. This laptop gets a standard selection of I/O ports, including three USB ports (two USB 3.0, one USB 2.0), an HDMI port, an Ethernet jack, and mic-in, headphone-out, and line-out jacks, as well as an SD card reader. The system also features Bluetooth 4.1 and dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi for wireless connectivity, as well as an HD Web camera.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile: 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.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i5-8300H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates four processor cores clocked at 2.3 - 4 GHz (3.9 GHz with 4 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.
Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.
Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.
Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.
74%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
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