ASUS TUF FX504GD 15.6" FHD Gaming Laptop Core i5 – Review
ASUS has made an affordable line of gaming laptops, in contrast to its usually high-end gaming laptops that offer decent battery life and graphics for gaming. ASUS TUF fx504gd is a 15.6-inch core i5 laptop from the FX series. It definitely feels lighter on the pocket and offers an impressive speed for your gaming needs.
So, if you are looking for a budget gaming core i5 laptop, then this can be the one for you depending on how you wish to use it. Representing a few updates to its predecessor, is this ASUS gaming laptop any good than the ones preceding it? Read our ASUS TUF fx504gd review to find out:
Processor: Intel Core i5-8300H Quad-Core Processor
Processor Speed: 2.3 GHz, 4.0 GHz Turbo
Display: 15.6 inch Full HD Display, 1920 x 1080 Resolution
RAM: 8 GB
Storage: 16 GB SSD, 1 TB HDD
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 4 GB GDDR5 Dedicated Graphics
Operating System: Windows 10, Home
Hardware Connectivity: HDMI, USB 2.0, USB 3.0
PROCESSING AND PERFORMANCE
ASUS TUF fx504gd comes equipped with a fast performing Intel Core i5-8300H Quad Core Processor that offers enough processing speed for you to enjoy your gaming battles without experiencing any slowdown. You get a base frequency of 2.3 GHz which is more than enough to enjoy light gaming and to deal with your everyday tasks as well. But if you feel like the magic is missing, then you can easily upgrade the base clock speed to a Max Turbo Speed of 4.0 GHz using the Turbo Boost Technology.
Moreover, in order to deliver the best of the best, ASUS has included Hyper-Threading for 8 simultaneous threads in this core i5 laptop. The inclusion of Hyper-Threading alone, and then for 8 simultaneous threads on top of that, places the Core i5 processor right next to last year’s Core i7-7700HQ processor when it comes to horsepower.
So, when you feel your productivity rising, and your gaming performance is improving while using this core i5 laptop, just know that all of it is due to the intuitive processor stored inside this gaming laptop’s sleek body.
Offering a high-resolution of 1920 x 1080 via a large 15.6-inch Full HD screen, this budget ASUS laptop takes smooth gaming visuals and responsiveness to the next level. The screen is sharp enough for you to display even the smallest of the details. Other than that, this laptop makes movies and videos appear more sharp and vivid with its capability to display 120 frames per second and its 3ms response time. These features enable the 120 Hz wide-view display screen to bring you right to the heart of battlefield action.
This laptop also has the power to let you react to what is happening on the screen almost instantly, thus impressing us even more. So, when you are playing the latest fast-paced gaming titles, this laptop will give you the upper hand, and make it easy for you to beat everyone else and claim the throne.
Apart from ensuring clarity and sharpness, ASUS also makes sure to give equal, if not more, attention to contrast and colour consistency with its 130% sRGB wide colour gamut, which stands equivalent to 94% NTSC. To keep your concentration maximum, this laptop also eliminates reflections and glares with its matte finish.
LONGEVITY AND DURABILITY
This affordable gaming laptop surprised us with its durability and longevity during our ASUS TUF fx504gd review. It comes with certain features and perks that work only to maximize the lifespan of the laptop and increase the user’s productivity by doing so.
You get a patented Anti-Dust Cooling (ADC) system that makes sure that you only experience a stable performance and maximum longevity. The 7.1-channel surround sound and beautiful 120 Hz panel, on the other hand, work to completely engage your senses when you are busy slaying your enemies on the battlefield.
Besides, ASUS TUF fx504gd’s keypress lifespan of 20 million breaks the industry standard of 10 million key presses just so you can enjoy long typing sessions and extended gaming without getting tired. And you get all these perks at a ground-breaking affordable price.
IMMERSIVE SURROUND SOUND
Every professional gamer knows how important it is to have an immersive sound when it comes to gaming. The better the sound quality is, the better the communication and, consequently, the better the teamwork.
Our ASUS TUF gaming laptop, under review, comes ready for gaming with its DTS Headphone: X™ that is responsible for the 7.1-channel surround sound experience. With the 7.1-channel surround sound experience your laptop and its speakers deliver a theatre quality audio.
Also, with the help of the Game profile, the audio engine processes the sound more meticulously than ever. This, in turn, enables you to be more cognizant of what is happening around you so none of your enemies can take advantage of you by giving you a jump scare.
And if such an amazing sound system was not enough; the built-in equalizer fills in all the gaps left by the audio system by offering, the user, detailed audio adjustment features. Therefore, if you want to create your own sound environment, ASUS TUF core i5 laptop has got your back.
Just like engaging audio and immersive display are crucial for having a good gaming experience, you cannot play a good game if you do not have a strong Wi-Fi connection. Well, lucky for you, ASUS has got that box ticked as well with its latest Intel 802.11ac Wave 2, which is one of the fastest-paced Wi-Fi standards available.
With the Intel 802.11ac Wave 2, you can easily enjoy transfer speeds of 1.7Gbps which is 12 times faster than the baseline 802.11b/g/n rate. You also get to enjoy 30% wider coverage than the 1x1 configuration, thanks to its 2x2 wireless configuration.
OUR FINAL THOUGHTS
ASUS TUF fx504gd is a revolutionary budget gaming laptop boasting the most durable electronic components and a brawny build. Part of ASUS’s The Ultimate Force (TUF) motherboard range, this core i5 laptop truly impressed us and it will not disappoint you with its performance and cleverness.
Bottom line is that if you are looking for a mid-range gaming laptop by ASUS that offers good performance, bewitching display, entrancing audio, and unmatched durability without forcing you to make a deal with the devil, then this laptop is the one for you.