ASUS Announces TUF Gaming Laptops

ASUS today announced TUF Gaming FX505 and FX705, durability-enhanced 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch gaming laptops that have been carefully engineered to deliver all the essentials needed for high-end gaming experiences at affordable prices.

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FX505 and FX705 feature up to Intel®Corei7-8750H processors and up to NVIDIA®GeForce®GTX 1060 graphics, with immersive 144Hz high-refresh rate NanoEdge displays, gigabit Ethernet and gigabit-class Wi-Fi, and DTS surround-sound audio. FX505 and FX705 are built to last over the long haul, with independent heatsinks and fans cooling the CPU and GPU separately, long-life keyboard switches, and clever patented dust tunnels that provide long-term cooling and computing performance.

 

Primed for performance

FX505 and FX705 are powered by up to an 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H CPU, a next-gen workhorse with six cores and 12 threads, not only capable of providing best-in-class gaming experiences, but also able to process multithreaded workloads much faster than the previous generation. Both models feature up to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU, supremely capable of high-framerate gaming at FHD resolution. Up to 32GB of DDR4 2666MHz RAM, a 512GB PCIe®SSD, and a 1TB FireCudasolid-state hybrid drive (SSHD) ensure snappy Windows performance and fast game-load times.

 

Loaded with gaming essentials

FX505 and FX705 both feature FHD IPS-level NanoEdge displays with refresh rates up to 144Hz, delivering ultra-smooth and clear gameplay that avoids blurring. The matte non-reflective displays cover the entire sRGB color gamut and produce vivid colors even at wide viewing angles. The NanoEdge design features significantly slimmer side bezels than traditional laptops, providing an immersive visual experience and a reduced overall laptop footprint.

The keyboards have an ample 1.8mm of key travel, and exclusive ASUS Overstroke technology raises the actuation point higher in the stroke to improve responsiveness, giving gamers an edge and making for a more comfortable typing experience at the same time. Inspired by desktop keyboards, the key caps are dished, the arrow keys are isolated, and defined gaps make the function keys easier to find. Backlighting comes in customizable RGB or a red glow that matches the chassis accents.

Audio also plays an important role in delivering high-quality, immersive gaming experiences. DTS Headphone:X®technology is integrated so that over headphones or speakers, preset profiles for games, movies, music, and sports can produce tailored audio experiences for every situation.

Ensuring a stable internet connection with low latency is at the top of any serious gamer’s list of must-haves. FX505 and FX705 both feature gigabit Ethernet ports for no-compromise gamers, as well as Intel’s latest 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi, capable of making connections at speeds of up to 1.73Gbps[i]to compatible routers. Both laptops have HDMI ports for connecting additional displays and two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports and one USB 2.0 port for peripherals.

 

TUF and built to last

As with all TUF Gaming products, FX505 and FX705 are built to withstand everyday abuse. They are put through rigorous quality and durability tests that exceed industry standards, and they have also passed the demanding military-grade MIL-STD-810G test for sudden jolts. The HyperStrike keyboards on both models use switches rated for 20 million key presses. The reinforced chassis and hexagonal design on the bottom add structural rigidity to make them even sturdier.

 

Superior and long-lasting cooling

Proper cooling is critical to getting the most out of a gaming laptop. For this reason, FX505 and FX705 feature HyperCool systems, with independent fans and heatsinks to cool the CPU and GPU separately. The design also places the fans directly underneath the keyboard to help remove heat, keeping the keyboard cool and comfortable during extended gameplay sessions. The patented trapezoid-cut lid allows more air to be ejected from the rear, improving cooling performance by up to 25% over other designs. Cooling performance can degrade over time, with dust and particle build-up impeding airflow through thermal fins: patented ASUS dust tunnels help to guide dust and particles off to a separate chamber to be ejected from the system, keeping the thermal fins clear for stable long-term cooling performance.

 

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

ASUS TUF Gaming FX505 and FX705 will be available in September 2018. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

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