Asus FX504GD 15" Gaming Laptop model: FX504GD-RS51

Ranked #2 among Laptops priced $875 - $1025.

Asus FX504GD 15" Gaming Laptop

I had a few things to say about this laptop

Watch the video below to hear why you should (or shouldn't) get it for yourself. I recorded this during the February 1st, 2019 live stream. The video below starts right when we started discussing the Asus FX504GD 15" Gaming Laptop.

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Quick Description

This gaming laptop is an affordable option if you're seeking a graphically capable PC for creativity purposes or if you're not interested in playing the most demanding games on the market.

Guillaume's pick!

This laptop stood out to me on 25 occasions while compiling the weekly Tech Worth Buying Newsletter. It was most recently selected 46 days ago, selling for $750.

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.

Frequently Discounted. This device gets discounted on a regular basis (37.18% of the time to be exact). It's so common in fact that I would advise against buying it at regular price.

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+

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $20 on accessories, for a total cost of $1020.

Currently Exclusive to The Source for $1000

Based on 546 days of observation, the Asus FX504GD 15" Gaming Laptop usually costs ~$900 in Canada. The lowest price on record for this laptop is $628.01. Rebates being very common, I would advise to wait before buying this laptop.

Scroll down to find charts comparing the Asus FX504GD 15" Gaming Laptop to similar devices, to see how well it runs your favorite apps and to find where it can be bought from.



Here's how this device has been priced up to now:

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Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on The Source or Amazon at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.


Here's how the Asus FX504GD 15" Gaming Laptop ranks compared to similar devices. The more stars there are, the better (except for the price row).


Bang for the Buck4/5
Versatility for the Price4/5
General-purpose power3.5/5
Graphical power3.5/5
Ease of Maintenance3/5

Portable Laptops

Bang for the Buck3.5/5
Versatility for the Price4.5/5
General-purpose power3.5/5
Graphical power3.5/5
Ease of Maintenance2.5/5

All Smart Devices

Bang for the Buck3/5
Versatility for the Price4.5/5
General-purpose power3/5
Graphical power3/5
Ease of Maintenance2/5

The Meaty details

The Specs

Operating System: Windows
Processor: Intel Core i5-8300H
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
Memory: 8.00 GB
Storage: 1 TB
Screen Size: 15.6"
Screen Resolution: 1920×1080(141.21ppi)
Dimensions: 38.40 × 26.20 × 2.50 cm
Weight: 2.200 kg

The features

  • Built-in Media Card Reader
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • HDMI
  • USB 3
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • Built-in Number Pad
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 4
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • USB Type-A
  • Built-In Keyboard
  • Backlit
  • Fixed storage: 72000+ RPM hard drive (fast)
  • USB 2
  • External Power Brick
  • RGB Lighting

Repair / Upgrade Options

Score Ease of Maintenance
Battery Replacement6/10A technician can help you with that
Memory Upgrade6/10A technician can help you with that
Data Storage6/10A technician can help you with that
Graphics Upgrade0/10Can't be repaired or updated

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What it's capable of

Here are the tasks this computer can handle and how easily it'll breeze through it. A 5-star rating means it should handle the task at a professional level, a 1-star rating means it can do it, but it likely won't be a pleasant experience.

Activities it will handle

  • Web & Communication

    The basics 5/5
    Design Websites 4/5
  • Audio & Visual medias

    The basics 4/5
    Music Production 3/5
    Drawing and Illustrations 5/5
    Photo Editing 3/5
    Video Editing 3/5
  • Texts & Numbers

    The basics 5/5
  • Video Games

    Casual and Mobile Games 2/5
    Enthusiast Games 1/5
    Triple-A Video Games 0/5
  • 3D and CAD

    The basics 1/5

Programs, Apps and Games it will handle

Activity ratings are good but sometimes, you want to be absolutely sure your next purchase will be able to run a specific piece of software.

A 1 star rating means the program'll be usable (according to the developer's own definition; some are more demanding than others); 3 stars mean recommended specs are met with this device; 5 stars will means you will have plenty of overhead to handle uncommon uses of that program like mods, plug-ins and more.

Web & Communication (5 / 5)

Texts & Numbers (10 / 10)

Drawing and Illustrations (11 / 12)

Audio & Visual medias (4 / 4)

3D and CAD (9 / 10)

Music Production (8 / 11)

Photo Editing (6 / 6)

Video Editing (10 / 13)

Enthusiast Games (56 / 67)

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Video Games (9 / 13)

Triple-A Video Games (38 / 72)

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