Asus TUF FX505GM-BQ189T
Reviews for the Asus TUF FX505GM-BQ189T
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Positive: High portability; decent hardware; nice performance; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/13/2019
Model: Most of us have heard of the many cleverly named series of products hailing from the Asus brand and yet this particular gaming laptop model has a name that comes off as rather competent and fresh to the ears. The ever expanding brand presented us the Asus TUF FX505GM-BQ189T gaming laptop model, which is jam-packed with power and competency to the point that it is bound to amaze long-time avid gamers from past generation as well as the present. With an applaudable modern design and unrivaled rigidity, the Asus TUF FX505GM-BQ189T leaves its mark within the gaming industry as a much reputed console of choice for modern gaming titles.
First and foremost, the impactful performance of the Asus TUF FX505GM-BQ189T is attributed to the incorporation of two powerhouse core components – the Intel Core i5-8300H processor unit and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics processor unit. The Intel Core i5-8300H processor unit has recorded a base performance speed of 2.3 GHz. Suffice to say, any processor unit that can achieve a base frequency exceeding 2 GHz is to be regarded as fast. Not only that, the activation of Turbo Mode through Intel’s very own Turbo Boost Technology can uncap the base speed up of the Intel Core i5-8300H unit to a maximum 4 GHz. This enables the Asus TUF FX505GM-BQ189T laptop model to perform almost flawlessly thanks to the power capacity that can be generated by the Intel Core i5-8300H processor unit. To top that off, the combination of this core component alongside the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics processor unit makes no room for lethargy nor sluggishness in regards to performance. This is due to the fact that the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU is one of the latest hardware components that makes practical use of the NVIDIA Pascal architecture that can ensure delivery of brilliant gaming performance which does not exclude the seamless experience on Virtual Reality (VR) gaming.
Apart from amazing core components lying dormant within the Asus TUF FX505GM-BQ189T laptop model, the device itself also boasts an eye-catching physical aesthetic design that is bound to wow even the most hardcore of gamers. The structure of the Asus TUF FX505GM-BQ189T is designed based on a rugged but polished military concept whereby it comes off as extremely rigid for a mere gaming laptop. This is true due to the fact that the materials that are used for the construction of the Asus TUF FX505GM-BQ189T model is assembled from aluminum Gunmetal Grey or Black sand-blasted finish that features a Radiating-X design.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
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With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
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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.
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