Our review of the Asus TUF Gaming FX505LH-HN004W
Looking for a versatile laptop at a controlled price? l’Asus TUF Gaming FX505LH-HN004W equipped with a powerful Quad Core i5 Comet Lake-H Intel processor and a dedicated GeForce GTX 1650 NVIDIA graphics card capable of running many games and speeding up processing might interest you. Equipped with fast 512GB SSD storage that improves responsiveness, this gaming and creation-oriented laptop benefits from a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective display whose 144Hz frequency improves fluidity, a chiclet backlit keyboard, but also a connection to Wi-Fi ax and USB-C, all under Windows 11.
Most famous price: €749
Features of the Asus TUF Gaming FX505LH-HN004W
|Screen(s)||15.6” Full HD LED IPS 144Hz (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|processor||Intel Core i5-10300H Comet Lake-H (2.5GHz, 4 cores, TDP 45W)|
|Installed RAM (max.)||8 GB DDR4 2933 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots|
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 integrated in the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0b|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|audio system||2 DTS audio speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced runtime / Battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 48Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.3kg / 359.8 x 256 x 24.7-24.9|
The Asus TUF Gaming FX505LH-HN004W against the competition
The Asus TUF Gaming FX505LH-HN004W is currently shown in promotion at Cdiscount and meets very few competitors in its category where it is one of the few that comes with Windows 11 and such a high-frequency display.
If this Asus TUF Gaming FX505LH-HN004W doesn’t meet all your criteria, check out our gaming laptop guide to find other configurations to play with on a similar budget. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, which has the most impact on performance.
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus TUF Gaming FX505LH-HN004W
Robust with its adherence to the US military resistance standard MIL-STD-810, this versatile gamer-oriented and creative laptop PC has a gamer look with its Bonfire Black design with angular lines.
It is cooled by HyperCool technology (adjustable via the Fan Overboost function) using 2 fans, 2 heat pipes, vents but also Anti-Dust Cooling technology that limits dust.
The connectivity integrated in this laptop is good, including 1 USB-C, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this PC to a TV or monitor for example Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (newer and more efficient than wifi ac) and Bluetooth 5 for external connections and communication, Ethernet and audio ports or even 3 USB compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when USB 3.0 devices are connected.
The chiclet keyboard can also be backlit, which is useful for better distinguishing the keys in case of limited ambient light.
Players will appreciate that the display is decorated with a frequency of 144 Hz, as it improves fluidity in games compared to the 60 Hz standard. In addition, thanks to IPS technology, the screen has significant viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. However, the colorimetry is average, lower than that of more high-end IPS panels. In any case, thanks to its accurate Full HD definition and its 16:9 format, the screen lends itself well to displaying High Definition content such as videos. The anti-reflective coating also makes the screen easier to read than a glossy panel in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors).
Performance, autonomy of the Asus TUF Gaming FX505LH-HN004W
The Asus TUF Gaming FX505LH-HN004W is a powerful, versatile 15-inch gaming and creation-oriented laptop.
Built around 8GB of RAM and a Quad Core i5-10300H Intel Comet Lake-H processor, this black laptop delivers solid overall performance that can satisfy many users.
It should be noted that the Core i5-10300H, for example, offers faster processing than a low-power Quad Core, the difference is especially noticeable in areas that require CPU resources using multicore, such as photo editing or video conversion/editing.
In terms of creation, some will appreciate that processing is accelerated by the dedicated GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card under software that uses GPU computing power, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Photoshop.
The GeForce GTX 1650 NVIDIA Turing will also be of interest to gamers as it is capable of supporting quite a few games as long as adjustments are made under graphics-intensive edits to obtain good playability.
To enjoy more demanding titles, it will be necessary to opt for a model equipped with a more powerful graphics card.
Whether it’s the GeForce GTX 1650 or the Intel UHD 630 graphics solution integrated in the Core i5, you can of course view photos and videos on this computer.
In fact, NVIDIA Optimus technology switches between the 2 automatically and in real time, with the Intel UHD 630 being preferred as much as possible to ensure the best possible autonomy as it is energy efficient.
Expect about 5 hours of battery life with light use in this regard.
In practice, the GeForce GTX 1650 is activated by Optimus to perform graphics work that is considered too heavy for the Intel UHD 630, for example for gaming.
Most famous price: €749
In terms of storage, there is an SSD which clearly improves responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive. In particular, thanks to the SSD, we reach online game cards faster and obtain much faster start/stops, processing and launch of software/games.
It must be said that an SSD is much faster than a hard disk, but also consumes less energy, is more robust and quieter. Here it offers a capacity of 512 GB, which corresponds to the standard of hard drives. However, if you need more space, you can use an external storage space. Preferring a USB 3.0 / USB-C device is then an interesting option to take advantage of fast transfers.
In any case, expect this versatile multimedia laptop PC to become audible and warm under severe stress (eg treatments, games).
To keep temperatures in check, a ventilated support can be used if necessary (remember to check the dimensions carefully!†