Asus TUF 15-inch Gaming Laptop model: FX505DD-BH51-CB

Ranked #5 among Laptops priced $875 - $1025.

Asus TUF 15-inch Gaming Laptop

Quick Description

This laptop's top priorities are performance and durability, and the resulting computer is capable of handling pretty demanding video games and creative tasks. It's small enough to be carried around regularly but isn't the best travel companion because of its bulk and its short battery endurance.

As long as you're ready to carry this weight and don't mind hopping from power outlet to power outlet on active days, the extra horsepower this laptop brings could make it all worth it.

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.

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 $920.

Currently Exclusive to Best Buy for $900

Based on 47 days of observation, the Asus TUF 15-inch Gaming Laptop usually costs ~$900 in Canada. If you were waiting for this laptop to drop in price, this could be the day you were waiting for.

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

Pricing

History

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

Here are a few Canadian retailers who currently sell this product:

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

Specs

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

Laptops

Bang for the Buck3.5/5
Versatility for the Price3.5/5
Price2/5
Durability1.5/5
Power3.5/5
General-purpose power3/5
Graphical power3.5/5
Memory4/5
Storage4/5
Portability1/5
Autonomy0/5
Ease of MaintenanceN/A

Portable Laptops

Bang for the Buck3/5
Versatility for the Price4/5
Price1.5/5
Durability0.5/5
Power3/5
General-purpose power2.5/5
Graphical power3.5/5
Memory3.5/5
Storage3.5/5
Portability1/5
Autonomy0/5
Ease of MaintenanceN/A

All Smart Devices

Bang for the Buck2.5/5
Versatility for the Price4/5
Price2/5
Durability1.5/5
Power2.5/5
General-purpose power2.5/5
Graphical power3/5
Memory3.5/5
Storage3/5
Portability2.5/5
Autonomy0/5
Ease of MaintenanceN/A

The Meaty details

The Specs

Operating System: Windows
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
Memory: 8.00 GB
Storage: 512.00 GB
Screen Size: 15.6"
Screen Resolution: 1920×1080(141.21ppi)
Dimensions: 36.07 × 26.16 × 2.54 cm
Weight: 2.218 kg

The features

  • Backlit
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • HDMI
  • USB 2
  • USB Type-A
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • Built-In Keyboard
  • Built-in Number Pad
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 5
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • Heavy-Duty Switches
  • USB 3.2

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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