Asus quietly puts up the FX503 on their website
The Asus FX series of notebooks feature gamer-class components that guarantee a good gaming experience near to the US$1000 mark. We reviewed the FX502 notebook early this year and were impressed by the prowess it packs for the price (with a few caveats, of course). Apparently, Asus has quietly listed the next iteration, the FX503, on its website. Like its predecessors, the FX503 does not carry the Republic of Gamers (ROG) tag but has formidable processing prowess by sporting 7th generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs and a choice of either the NVDIA 1050 or 1060.
The FX503 sports the following specs —
- Choice of Intel Core i7-7700HQ or Intel Core i5-7300HQ CPU
- Up to 32 GB DDR4 RAM
- 15.6-inch LED backlit FHD display @ 60 Hz with 45% NTSC color gamut with option of wide-angle viewing
- NVDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with 2 GB/4 GB GDDR5 RAM or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 3 GB/6 GB GDDR5 RAM.
- 128 GB/256 GB /512 GB SATA3 M.2 SSD
- SD card reader
- 1x Combo audio jack; 3x USB 3.0 Type A; 1x RJ45 LAN, 1x HDMI 2.0
- 4-cell 64 Wh battery
Customers now have the option of loading the main memory up to 32 GB and can configure the GTX 1050 or GTX 1060 GPU with double the amount of VRAM. The FX503 seems to give the option of both TN and IPS panels and we suggest that buyers give the TN panel a miss as it has really bad viewing angles and contrast considering the price at which this would likely retail. The wide-angle display option, although sporting just a 45% NTSC color gamut, should be a better choice.
Although this is not a ROG notebook, the FX503 seems to take some design cues from the ROG family. The notebook features an overall slimmer profile and reduced weight compared to the FX502. Pricing, availability, and other details are not yet available at this time.