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Asus updates FX503 to the TUF FX504 with Intel 8th Core CPUs

Asus updates FX503 to the TUF FX504 with Intel 8th Core CPUs (Source: Asus)
Asus updates FX503 to the TUF FX504 with Intel 8th Core CPUs (Source: Asus)
The inexpensive FX504 gaming notebook comes equipped with a Coffee Lake-H CPU and GTX 1050 GPU for a starting price of only $700 USD. The system is intended to complement the recently revealed mainstream Zephyrus GM501 and enthusiast ROG G703 that are also shipping with Intel 8th gen Core ix CPUs.

Outside of Asus' vaunted Republic of Gamers series is the more affordable gaming lineup catered to mainstream gamers on a budget. Part of this lineup is the Asus FX series that borrows sparingly from its pricier siblings with its cheaper plastic materials, slower specifications, and more limited features to reach that attractive price point.

The latest model in the FX series is the TUF FX504 to succeed last year's FX503. It's largely the same design as the FX503 save for some new red trims and accent marks on the outer lid that appear to be purely for aesthetic reasons. Internally, however, users are treated to new 8th gen Core i5-8300H and i7-8750H CPUs and 1.7 Gbps WLAN options for faster multi-threaded performance and WiFi speeds, respectively. The 120 Hz 1080p panel also makes a return but with a wider color gamut than before (94 percent NTSC vs. 72 percent NTSC).

Another noteworthy difference between the FX503 and FX504 is that the the latter is slightly thicker (25 mm vs. 24 mm) than the former despite being identical in length and width. We can only hope that the extra millimeter means improved cooling, better keyboard keys, or increased rigidity over the previous incarnation.

The base TUF FX504 SKU with the i5-8300H and GTX 1050 is now available for pre-order on Amazon with an expected ship date of late April or early May. The Asus U.S. site is not displaying the core specifications for the model correctly at the time of writing, but the Asus Malaysian product page is loading normally for those who want to check out the specs.

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Allen Ngo, 2018-04-11 (Update: 2018-04-11)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.