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Asus TUF Gaming FX505GT 15-inch Laptop (FX505GT-BB51-CB)

Asus TUF Gaming FX505GT 15-inch Laptop (FX505GT-BB51-CB)

This sturdy gaming laptop is all about affordability and, for the price, opens a lot of options for both gaming and creative pursuits. Several compromises were made to reach such a (relatively) low price point, however, so I expect perceivable slowdowns when loading games, rendering video, working on large documents and, in some cases, while multitasking. Still, if you cannot spend more, this machine could well be the best performer for the price.

The upgrade process is, sadly, undocumented, making it hard to tell for sure what can and cannot be done to boost performances. The hints I have do suggest that memory and storage could be sped up, fixing several of the bottlenecks holding this laptop back from where I`m standing.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this Laptop which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

Slow storage. Once started, this Laptop should perform ok, however, expect it to take some time to start up, launch programs and open large documents. This could potentially be fixed by replacing the hard drive with a faster component but I couldn't confirm that it is indeed an option in this case.$60+

No Optical Drive. If you still use CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Ray disks on a regular basis, you will need an external drive to read them with this Laptop.$30+

Who it's For

  • Serious Gamer
  • Video Editor
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared to other Laptops

Bang for the Buck77th percentile
Versatility92th percentile
Power (General Purpose)79th percentile
Power (Graphical)88th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)68th percentile
Storage Space86th percentile
Portability27th percentile
Battery Autonomy41th percentile
Longevity32th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck61th percentile
Versatility94th percentile
Power (General Purpose)64th percentile
Power (Graphical)76th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)62th percentile
Storage Space72th percentile
Portability55th percentile
Battery Autonomy38th percentile
Longevity23th percentile

Specs

Screen

15.6", 1920×1080 (FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), 141.21 PPI, Multiple Monitor Support

Operating System

Windows

CPU

Intel Core i5-9300H, 4 cores clocked from 2.4 to 4.1 GHz

GPU

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650, 4 GB

Memory

8 GB

Storage

1 TB total, 54000 RPM hard drive (slow)

Battery

48Wh

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w36.04 × d26.2 × h2.68

Dimensions (in): w14.19 × d66.55 × h6.81

Weight (kg): 2.2

Weight (lbs.): 4.85

Features

  • Backlit
  • RGB Lighting
  • External Power Brick
  • Heavy-Duty Switches
  • Fixed storage: 54000 RPM hard drive (slow)
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • HDMI
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • USB 2
  • USB 3.1
  • USB Type-A
  • TPM & other Encryption Hardware
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • Built-in Number Pad
  • Built-In Keyboard
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 5
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Wi-Fi ac

Maintenance and Upgrades

I do not have much insight to offer regarding this product.

Additional Ressources

Software Compatibility

Here's how you can expect this laptop to fare with popular software based on developpers specified system requirements. For reference, a 1-star rating means minimal requirements are met and a 3-stars rating means recommended specs are met. Ratings beyond the 3-stars point could be advisable for uncommon scenarios like modding, working with very large and complex documents, etc.

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