As a laptop maker, ASUS has a precise finger on the pulse of the gaming populace, displaying a commitment to offering high-power laptops that are also affordable. Coming this season is the all-new 17.3” ASUS TUF FX705 gaming laptop driven by an eighth-generation Intel Core i7-8750H processor (up to 3.9GHz), featuring an immersive, thin-bezel display (0.28”), and certified for military-grade (MIL-STD-810G) durability. It has an incredibly low weight of only 5.7lbs, a keyboard with overstroke technology for fantastic precision, and a refresh rate of 144Hz. This new offering promises to deliver a thrilling gaming experience with the quintessential reliability and affordability of ASUS.
Available in gunmetal grey and black, this computer looks powerful inside-out. The sand-blasted finish and the hexagonal design are particularly classy on this heavy-duty machine with a height of 10.4–10.9”. The sleek chassis and thin-bezel of this laptop might belie its intensity of performance—except, the performance is tremendous. The upgraded Intel Core i7 processor is speedy and efficient, letting you multitask with gaming, streaming, the works.
The laptop runs Windows 10 (with support for Cortana) and has 32GB RAM, up to 512GB of SSD memory, and a 1TB hard drive that can run up to 7200 rpm. While the SSD can deliver great speeds—as much as 140% faster game loads and 450% speedier app loads—even the HDD can provide satisfactory performance. The Intel Optane memory helps improve the overall system performance, giving you a responsive, quick-as-a-flash computing partner.
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Interestingly, the heat management system is also as quick and competent at keeping things moving—the anti-dust technology, dual-fan design, and trapezoid-cut lid facilitate uninterrupted hours of gaming. Things are highly customizable too, for you can “overboost” your fans or bring them to “silent,” depending on the need of the hour.
ASUS has always endeavored to offer a good-looking, captivating display, and that’s intact with this gaming computer. The TUF FX705 has a NanoEdge, In-Plane Switching display that supports up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics (with 3GB or 6GB dedicated memory). The GPU is top-notch and complies with the latest GameWorks and Ansel technologies for a cinematic experience.
You get a 100% sRGB color gamut, 72% NTSC, and a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080, all of which construct a bright, vivid and realistic display. The DTS surround-sound (7.1-channel) complements the display well, providing high-fidelity sound that’s theatre-like in quality and customized for different kinds of content. Additionally, the laptop also has an equalizer to let you fine-tune further. So, whether you’re looking to stream videos or tune in to your VR headset, chances are you’ll delve deep into an alternate world.
The keyboard on the FX705 is a sight to behold. Not only does the ergonomic, desktop-inspired keyboard have RGB-backlighting but it also tested to endure up to 20 million keystrokes—much higher than the current industry standard. The keys are placed at 1.8mm and designed to get activated with only a tiny push (62 gram-force). This overstroke technology makes for more comfortable gaming as well as day-to-day typing.
In terms of connectivity, this ASUS laptop comes built with two USB 3.1 ports, an RJ45 for LAN, an HDMI, and an HD webcam. It also supports Bluetooth 5.0 and 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
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The ASUS TUF FX705 is packed with many glories for gamers—a terrific processor, industry-leading graphics, an intuitive keyboard, and competent connectivity. Suffice to say that very soon, gamers can look forward to a highly responsive, dazzling gaming partner that wouldn’t cut a hole into their pockets.