Style:Core i5 | 256GB SSD Asus TUF Gaming FX504 is a powerful Windows 10 Gaming Laptop that combines gaming performance with an extended lifespan, thanks to its patented anti-dust cooling (ADC) system. Infused with the spirit of the ultimate Force (TUF) and designed to strike fear into the heart of the enemy, The durable and lightweight FX504 is the first laptop in the TUF Gaming family. Equipped with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, GTX 1050 Ti, or GTX 1060 graphics and an 8th-Generation Intel Core i5 processor: FX504 is able to play the latest games and multitask With ease. FX504 uses high-frequency DDR4 2666MHz RAM and a solid state Drive to ensure smooth performance. FX504 features one of the fastest Wi-Fi standards available – The latest Intel 802. 11AC Wave 2 boasts data transfer rates of up to an incredible 1. 7Gbps. To top it all off, it’s red-backlit gaming keyboard is rated at 20-million keystroke durability. *The actual transfer speed of USB 3.0, 3.1 (Gen 1 and 2), and/or Type-C will vary depending on many factors including the processing speed of the host device, file attributes and other factors related to system configuration and your operating environment.
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- Durability Dual fans with anti dust technology. Red backlit keyboard rated for 20 million keystroke durability
- 8th Generation Intel Core i5 8300H Processor (Up to 3. 9GHz) and GeForce GTX 1060 3GB for superior gaming performance and multitasking
- Portable design with 0. 98” thin profile and weight of only 5. 07 pounds
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- I just received my new laptop and wanted to post some initial thoughts on it as this is my second ASUS gaming laptop. I already own a 2 year old ROG one running the 7th gen Intel I7 with the GTX 1050ti card (4gb). That laptop has pretty much run everything my kids play on it like Fortnite, Fallout 4, modded minecraft and lots of Steam games running near max resolutions. I was needing a new laptop for myself but figured I would get another gaming one so my two kids aren’t fighting over the other laptop. I immediately looked at ASUS since my first one has been solid. The current lineup of ROG options seemed to only have the 1050ti option unless I went to a 17” screen and spent way too much money on it. Then I found this TUF gaming edition. Running the 8th gen I7 and a 6gb 1060….hard to pass up at this price. So I took a chance.Botting up the first time and waling through the painful Cortana setup, I was finally up and running. The laptop seems to come with minimal bloatware. It has some but the screen isn’t covered with useless apps like my old Dell. I began downloading the various games and then let me younger son have at it for a while. He mostly stayed with Fortnite and it ran perfectly with whatever default settings it chose. The screen is beautiful. Probably one of the best laptop displays I have seen. It makes the 2 year old ROG one look terrible even though that screen is very nice. The sound coming out of the laptop speakers was also very nice. Was shocked at how well they worked as I find laptop speakers to be horrible. Normally my kids play with headphones but this was more of a testing period.My older ROG is loud when being used. Lots of fans to keep it cool. You get used to it but it is loud. The TUF, while not quiet, is much better. You can hear the fans kick on and off but it is nowhere near as bad. I haven’t done much testing on heat yet but can post that later. I know the ROG gets hot. Even the power supply on the cord gets really hot when it use.I couldn’t really tell why the TUF edition costs so much less than the ROG. But after getting it I do see that it is not as “fancy” as the ROG. The cover still lights up on top with ASUS but it lacks the fancier light up flame things. The keyboard only lights up in red vs multi for the ROG. It is apparently missing some ports that come on the new ROG but is in line with my older ROG. At the end of the day, what matters are the components. Seeing the TUF has the 1060 with more RAM and the same processor, I would think it is just as good, if not better. I have no regrets for getting this.Will post up any new findings if I have any.
- This review is for the 16GB, 1060 Nvidia with NVME SSD device.Sadly Amazon has combined the reviews of the lower end versions of this device which I think is causing a lot of confusion and probably poor sales. The lower end models were rated very poorly on every site I visited. The reviews consistently state that it has a weak chassis that flexes way too much and jet engine fans among other things. This device has none of the flaws indicated with the lower end models in this product line.The chassis is rock solid and the fans are in line with other devices in this price range in my personal opinion. Although fans never really bothered me as I do game and it’s just the price you pay when you want the higher end parts. Higher end parts run hotter and they need sufficient cooling. If fans bother you then there are products designed to deliver the silence you desire.The primary drive is an Intel Optane NVME SSD. This is one of the fastest SSD on the market and is of premium build quality. It comes with a GeForce 1060 which should be able to handle any modern game at high or ultra settings. I’ve played quite a few games on ultra like Tomb Raider and Galactic Civilizations III on Ultra Settings and all were silky smooth. I was actually amazed that there was no stutter or choppiness at all.The bottom line is that you will get exactly what you pay for with this machine. It is serving as a desktop replacement for me and doing a fine job of it.That being said, nothing is perfect. My only real gripe with this device is the OS installation. There is minimal bloatware but it also does come with the much dreaded McAfee antivirus. Like Norton, this software just dominates your system and bogs it down. I tried to uninstall it but got random failures. It just didn’t want to go away. I eventually had to use a malicious software removal tool to get rid of it. But even that didn’t quite clean it all out. The system still felt sluggish and sticky. I finally resorted to downloading a clean Windows install on to a USB stick and wiped the drive. Once this was done and I had all the drivers updated appropriately, not only was my installation about 20 gigs less than before it is also now snappy and super responsive.As a side note you will be prompted to to a firmware update for the BIOS. If you’re going to do a fresh reinstall like I did, I highly recommend doing this update before you reload Windows. It will just make the final installation that much more stable.All in all this is a fantastic product though. It will do everything you want and more.Update:So it’s been 3 months since I purchased this machine and wanted to provide an update. First I wanted to say that it does not contain Intel Optane as I had previously stated. I went to the ASUS web site when I was researching the computer and at that time it did mention Optane. It even had fancy graphics illustrating the speed improvements. Since then I have obviously discovered it does not and I can no longer find the ad which stated it does have it. That being said it is still a very robust computer and I still have no regrets.Other than that it boots up fresh and fast every time. No screen bleed issues as some others have mentioned. The audio is fantastic for a laptop. It is a little on the plasticky side as opposed to an aluminum construction but I feel it’s a worthwhile payoff considering the price and internal components.Another drawback would be that it only came with a single 16 GB stick of ram. I have since upgraded it to two 8 GB sticks of HyperX Impact and it got even faster once in dual channel. I’m a little irritated that I had to spend another 100 bucks to get the machine to where it should have been out of the box but what’s done is done.Anyways, I’ll post another update if I find anything new.Second Edit:Had to drop this machine down two stars for false advertising. After opening the case I have found that not only does this not contain Optane, it doesn’t even have an NVME drive. It is an M.2 SATA ssd. Although the slot is capable of NVME. This is dirty ASUS and I expect better of you!
- Definitely getting the bang for your buck.Havent an answer for the overclocking capabilities. I’m sure it can go up a bit, but we kept it down for battery life, more than anything.Battery Life is kinda painful. Right out of the box, once charged to maximum, we got 1hr and 35min. With the hardware on this thing… I’m not surprised.Turning off RGB didnt help anything, those LEDs use so little compared to the cpu + gpu.No real overheating issues noticed, it can get a little warm, but nothing more than expected out of a laptop. Keep the vents clear.Lightning quick, per the specifications. No disappointments. It can run Crysis.Full RGB and Overclocking Utility customized in UEFI, no need for third party software in Windows.Only real negative comment, is the case can get smudges very easily. Its a matte black too. Finger marks standout, and are a pain to clean off without some form of cleaner. Also exercise your battery, and utilize the battery utility by ASUS if you are going to be keeping it plugged in all the time. Take care of the battery, or it will become useless quick.