Asus is Embracing its TUF range of Notebooks at CES this year.
Though nothing seems to have changed on the exterior, under the hood seems to be another story. The 15.6-inch FX505DY and 17-inch FX705DY laptops are now powered by AMD’s Ryzen two 3550H APU and Radeon RX 560X discrete graphics, instead of Intel and Nvidia elements they boasted of last year. Asus had introduced the TUF gaming laptops this past year, along with the range has been launched in India in November 2018.
Due to this new AMD chipsets, both laptops have full-HD FreeSync displays. The Asus TUF FX705DY screen’s refresh speeds hits around 60Hz, and Asus TUF FX505DY refresh speeds go around 120Hz.
The move to AMD may be Acer’s attempt to keep the expenses of the laptop low when delivering similar performance. The previous versions had GPU specs going up to GTX 1060, therefore we can expect similar performance from AMD’s RX 560X GPU.
As its name implies the TUF notebooks are made to be used under’extreme conditions’ and endure the kind of manhandling that would usually break a normal laptop. The show boasts a MIL-STD-810G military-grade build, and can survive accidental drops.
Both of the Asus TUF FX705DY and TUF FX505DY possess an RGB backlit keyboard that has a WASD keycap design and an Overstroke technology that is claimed to enroll keystrokes faster than an average computer keyboard. Other specs include 7.1-channel virtual surround sound, a 512GB PCIe SSD or 1TB Firecuda SSHD, up to 32GB of RAM, and HDMI 2.0 output.