Improving on the all-ready impressive ASUS TUF FX504 line, the ASUS TUF FX505GD-BQ112T comes with better design, a more comfortable keyboard, and a more vivid display, as well as improved all-around performance compared to its predecessors.
Even though it remains an entry-level gaming notebook, the ASUS TUF FX505GD-BQ112T doesn’t cut too many corners, giving it extremely good value for the money.
Processor: Intel Core i5-8300H
Memory: 8GB of DDR4 RAM
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 4GB
Storage: 256GB SSD
Display: 15.6-inch IPS-level display
– Certified via the MIL-STD-810G test for durability.
– IPS-level display with 6.5mm bezel gives it a lot of screen for a more complete package.
– ASUS HyperCool technology, with a patented trapezoid-cut lid and parallel fan placement for maximum cooling performance during intense gaming sessions.
– Desktop-style keyboard with red backlight and a 1.8mm key travel distance for extreme comfort while typing and gaming.
– The GTX 1050 4GB graphics card is the best entry-level esports graphics card on the market, capable of running games such as Fortnite, League of Legends Dota 2, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, among others, at reasonable settings with smooth performance.
– The 256GB SSD out of the box gives the laptop plenty of storage for esports titles, as well as personal files, and the operating system.
– Despite having an IPS panel, the display is not as clear and crisp compared to other IPS-level displays of gaming laptops in its price range.
– The fans can get extremely loud during intense gaming sessions or when the laptop is under heavy load.
– Average-performing speakers leave a lot to be desired.
– Small battery capacity (only 48 Wh) means that you won’t be gaming for too long without the chord.
When you’re looking at affordable gaming laptops, you don’t look at how many features each one has, you take a look at how many corners were cut by the manufacturers to get the laptop to its price point.
The ASUS TUF FX505GD-BQ112T doesn’t cut too many of such corners.
Equipped with a passable display, as well as a comfortable backlit keyboard, and MIL-grade durability, the ASUS TUF FX505GD-BQ112T should satisfy the average user and gamers who are only looking to jump into a game of Fortnite or Dota 2 with friends every now and then.