Asus TUF FX505GE-BQ115T
Reviews for the Asus TUF FX505GE-BQ115T
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Positive: Good price; nice gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/08/2018
Model: Gaming laptops are now all over the place. We even have 13.3-inch gaming laptops as well. Whether they are necessary or not, it is just about being versatile and giving as many options as possible to customers.
Having said that, in the early years of gaming laptops, we did not see anything cheap. Hardware was expensive, there were not enough manufacturers and most of the people didn't believe that gaming can happen on notebooks.
But nowadays and actually a few years ago this changed. We saw almost all manufacturers coming up with new gaming models almost maybe not everyday but every month. Now we are going through another shift in my opinion. Budget gaming. The very first versions of modern gaming laptops were almost all expensive devices. With the advances in hardware technology, people don't want to spend much on expensive devices that will go obsolete in a very short time.
The TUF series is Asus’ new budget line, in short I can say that. TUF stands for “The Ultimate Force”. It is a bold statement and unfortunately I can't say that it holds up to it; mainly because of the GPU. The GTX 1050 Ti was a good card when it was first launched. Right now, I think it belongs to the multimedia section more than gaming and even for budget laptops the GTX 1060 should be the first go to option.
Of course each SKU comes with a different configuration. Intel’s 8th generation processors will be fine for a few years. As I said before the GTX 1050 Ti will not. On the other hand, you don't get many modern connection options either. 1x USB 2.0 and 2xUSB 3.0. At least a display port could be provided as well. But, I get it, it is a budget laptop, so the main focus is cutting costs as much as possible.
I guess saying that the TUF series competes with Asus Nitro 5 series in terms of workmanship. Both cases are made out of plastic, so don't expect much of a stability there. One thing to criticize is the battery. With just 48 Wh capacity, you can’t play much on battery power. Definitely needs to stay close to an outlet.
Would I suggest this device? Not as is. If you opt in for a GTX 1060, then it is suggestible. Otherwise forget about high resolutions in modern games. But if you say you really have a tight budget and want a gaming laptop, then don’t forget to check out the competition as well. You can consider the Acer Nitro 5, the HP 15 and even older gaming rigs with better GPUs. All high end processors are fine, just the GPU makes the biggest difference here.
Hands-on article by Ümit Yılmaz Güneş
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.
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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.
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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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