As a preamble to this test
Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more for multimedia, and others more for games.
So we did some tests Asus Tuf FX505DD to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.Some computers have power, others have more basic features.To make the choice easier, we have judged this Asus Tuf FX505DD according to what you are going to do with it.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.
Tuf FX505DD enough for internet use?
Just because your use of a laptop is limited to e-mail and web browsing sessions, doesn’t mean you should buy any model.A minimum quality level is important to guarantee reliability over time. It is a balance between a 1st price and the latest multi-processor designed for professionals.The key is to achieve balance with a cheap but solid laptop.Here you have an almost perfect product.With this Tuf FX505DD, Asus is well positioned in relation to other competing models.It’s a big screen that you have: 15.6 inches that will be less easily transported compared to an ultra book. The processor which equips this model, one AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, will be largely sufficient; it may even be too powerful compared to the need. Its power will give you the assurance of having a laptop that will work very well for 10 years. In short, this model will give you full satisfaction for an Internet browsing use. The amount of RAM provided is 8 Gb. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
Of all the computers available at the moment, this one is the laptop with the largest hard drive. You’ll actually have plenty of space to store files and video locally on the 512 Gb provided. In case you would have to do without any internet connection, this size of space can be interesting.
Last point about the autonomy. the Tuf FX505DD can work 4 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. In other words, you will have to keep this Tuf FX505DD most of the time connected to the power cable.
The Tuf FX505DD- the right model for streaming and videos ?
Making this Tuf FX505DD a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of Asus. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. Among all the laptops of the moment, it appeared to us as one of the best for multimedia use. A quality of image and sound that allows it to achieve an excellent score in this category.
The laptop from .Asus is imposing by its size. A 15.6 inches screen, and a resolution of 1920×1080 make it one of the great products available on the market at the moment. Because of its wide screen, it is perfectly designed for watching movies. The rendering is bright and vivid, and if you take a moment to look at the screen from several angles you will see that there is no distortion of the image or inverted colors.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 2.3 kg.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Tuf FX505DD. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
The processor installed on this model is a high-end AMD Ryzen 7 3750H. Belonging to the latest generation of processors, this laptop will not be impressed by multiple multimedia tasks. Performance corresponding to billions of calculations per second.
With GeForce GTX 1050, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 4 ports. That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this Tuf FX505DD may not be suitable. That’s only 4 hours of battery life you have at your disposal. A management of the time available to take into account when you are on the move watching a movie. In other words, do not rely too much on performance and prefer to use this device always connected to electricity.
The Tuf FX505DD to use while travelling.
It Tuf FX505DD is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. At least that’s what we find out a priori. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
It is one of the heaviest laptops in its class, with 2.3 Kg. It’s complicated when you have to transport it. For a laptop it »s bulky to move. The weight is mainly related to the size of the screen. With its 15.6 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. The screen shows an interesting result.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
Thanks to its processor Tuf FX505DD, the use in exclusive battery mode is one of the most important of the competition. This processor allows this laptop to be one of the best in terms of power.
On the other hand, these are estimated data based on average laptop usage.
With 4 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 512 Gb SSD hard drive. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .For those who will need more space, this Tuf FX505DD will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
When it comes to taking your laptop with you, it will seem safer to do so only occasionally. Its size does not invite you to carry it everywhere you go. The reason for this is its size; with 15.6 inches, it is one of the largest laptops of the moment.
The connector part is very interesting, with 4 inputs available. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not Tuf FX505DD really made for travelling.
Tuf FX505DD the right choice for audio or video editing ?
Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this Tuf FX505DD can suit you. Thanks to its processor and its RAM, it accepts multitasking without flinching. Of course, it is not at the level of what is done for professionals, but it responds well anyway.
With this laptop, Asus has developed an effective tool for those who want to have an affordable video editing laptop whose price remains tight. The software suite provided on this model includes everything you need to start editing photos, videos and music.If needed, you can install more pro-oriented applications on the 512 Gb available of the hard disk.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The Tuf FX505DD has only got one, with total 512 Gb storage for your movies and music. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
As with most laptops, don’t expect incredible battery life (4 hours). Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. With most competitors on the market, this figure is better.
For the connector part, the Tuf FX505DDhas the USB3 format. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
It will also do very well for word processing or web browsing when you need it. In short, a relevant choice for a contained price.
Tuf FX505DD for video games?
Considering that today’s games involve a lot of fast movements, with thousands of calculations per second and requiring a lot of resources, this laptop can be made for that. For a long time, laptops were not powerful enough to be used to play games. Thanks to this Tuf FX505DD, Asus has designed a laptop powerful enough to meet this need.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
A high-end graphics card, GeForce GTX 1050, combined with a high-performance processor AMD Ryzen 7 3750H provide a quality result. This card is one of the best of the moment. Asus has chosen some of the best components on the market to ensure smooth image flow and fast display.
What is expected from a gaming laptop is speed performance. It is among the best in terms of GPUs (Graphics Processing Unit).
Although you won’t need it because of online games, it’s probably one of the biggest hard drives today. The 512 Gb of Tuf FX505DD can still be used by a large number of players in the case of locally installed games.
For Wi-Fi technology, Asus decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
One of the heaviest laptops of the moment, partly due to its 15.6 inches size.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 4 hours available.
Clearly, a good quality rendering on the graphics, a size of 15.6 inches, thin and rather light (2.3 Kg), make this Tuf FX505DD an excellent one for a video game use. Cheaper than many other less powerful laptops. The right tool for maximum performance!
The Tuf FX505DD for office automation.
Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. Perfectly office oriented, this Tuf FX505DD is efficient.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
It Tuf FX505DD is not designed to be transported, but it will do the job in the case of an exclusively fixed use, and little displacement. With a weight of 2.3 Kg, you will limit as often as possible the various movements of this laptop.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
Regarding the size of the hard disk, it has 512 Gb.Today it is one of the largest storage capacities available.
In conclusion, the Tuf FX505DD is an excellent choice for office use. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
Finally, the Tuf FX505DD….
Hard to do very well for all purposes; in any case this computer is doing well. With the Tuf FX505DD you can be sure to have an efficient laptop, compared to competitors.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– travel use
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– making audio and video editing
In summary, we advise this model for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks