Asus TUF FX505, TUF FX705 Gaming Laptops Announced: Specs & Prices

Asus has unveiled trio of new devices that includes the TUF FX505 and the TUF FX705 gaming laptops, alongside the TUF FX10CP desktop targeted at PC gamers. The new TUF series laptops comes as successors to the TUF 504 which brings some notable in terms of hardware.

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The new TUF series laptops flaunt an aggressively-designed chassis, a highly durable build, a 144Hz display, and RGB backlit keyboard to appeal to PC gamers. Asus claims that the new laptops have a solid build which has passed a series of military-grade MIL-STD-810G tests to make sure that their performance remains unaffected during harsh conditions.

Asus TUF FX505

Asus TUF FX505

The Asus TUF FX505 sports a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS anti-glare display with a 60Hz refresh rate and 6.5mm Nano Edge bezels which is capable of reproducing 100% of sRGB color gamut, however, Asus will also offer a variant with a 144Hz panel. The device has an RGB-backlit keyboard which is backed by the TUF Aura Core panel to control backlighting across different zones of the keyboard.

Under the hood, the TUF FX505 can be configured with up to an 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H processor, paired with a maximum 32GB of RAM and up to 1TB of SATA HDD or 512GB PCIe SSD storage. In the graphics department, one can choose from an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, 1050Ti or a GTX 1060 GPU with up to 6GB of graphics memory.

Asus TUF FX505 Specifications

Dimensions 360.4 x 262.0 x 25.8 ~26.8 cm (WxDxH)
Processor 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8300H / i7-8750H
Memory Up to 32GB
Storage 1TB 7200RPM SATA HDD + Up t0 512GB SSD
Display 15.6″ Full HD IPS 60Hz/144Hz
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050/1050 Ti/1060
I/O 1 x Type-A USB2.0, 2 x Type-A USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1), 1 x RJ45 LAN jack for LAN insert, 1 x HDMI, HDMI support 2.0, 1 x COMBO audio jack
Networking Integrated 802.11ac, Bluetooth® 5.0
Battery 4 -Cell, 48 Wh Polymer Battery
Operating System Windows 10 Home/Pro

Asus TUF 705

Asus TUF 705

The TUF FX705 gaming laptop features the same design as the TUF FX505 with the similar radiating-X pattern on the rear and has an identical durability rating. The device packs a larger 17.3-inch Full HD IPS display that will be available in a choice of 60Hz and 144Hz panels.

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The TUF FX705 can be configured with up to an 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H processor paired with up to 32GB of RAM and 1TB FireCuda SSHD storage which is claimed to be 2x faster than conventional HDDs. Buyers can also opt for SSD storage ranging from 128GB to 512GB 3rd Gen PCIe SSD storage. Graphics options include NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, 1050Ti or a GTX 1060 GPU with a maximum 6GB of GDDR5 graphics memory.

Asus TUF FX705 Specifications 

Dimensions 399.8 x 279.4 x 26.6 ~27.6 cm (WxDxH)
Processor 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8300H / i7-8750H
Memory Up to 32GB
Storage 1TB 7200RPM SSHD + Up t0 512GB SSD
Display 17.3-inch Full HD IPS 60Hz/144Hz
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050/1050 Ti/1060
I/O 1 x Type-A USB2.0, 2 x Type-A USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1), 1 x RJ45 LAN jack for LAN insert, 1 x HDMI, HDMI support 2.0, 1 x COMBO audio jack
Networking Integrated 802.11ac, Bluetooth® 5.0
Battery 4 -Cell, 64 Wh Polymer Battery
Operating System Windows 10 Home/Pro

Asus TUF FX10CP Desktop

TUF FX10CP Desktop

The TUF FX10CP desktop can be configured with an 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8400 or a Core i7-8700 processor coupled with up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM, 1TB of HDD/512GB of SSD storage and up to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 GPU. The TUF FX10CP desktop carries a price tag of $1,300 and will be available through authorized retail stores across the country.

The TUF FX505 is available in Gold Steel, Red Matter and Red Fusion color options and starts at $1,130. The TUF FX705 comes in Gold Steel and Red Matter color options and starts at $1,765. As for availability, both the devices will be available from authorized retail outlets and e-commerce platforms.

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