Specifications of ASUS Fx505DD
|Series||FX505DD-DR5N6||CPU||AMD Ryzen 5-3550H|
|Display size||15.6 in. FHD 60Hz||CPU speed||2.10 GHz|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home||Item dimensions||14.20 x 10.30 x 1.10 in.|
|Processor count||Dual||Item weight||5.93 lbs.|
|Display resolution max.||1920 x 1080 pixels||Memory type||DDR4|
ASUS TUF FX505DD gaming laptop ranks last in our top budget gaming laptops under $700. The gaming laptop has an AMD Ryzen 5 3550H processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphic, 3GB DDR4 VRAM card and Full HD 15.6 inches of display. The gaming laptop can effectively perform various tasks at the same time. therefore, you can play video games, do video editing, can run photoshop and various other software at the same time. This is a great budget laptop if you compare its specs and features to the other gaming laptops within the range of $700. The gaming laptop is compatible with HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality Ultra.
In the next section, we have given a critical analysis of the ASUS Fx505DD gaming laptop and you will find, if the laptop is best for you or not.
Overall Amazon ratings by features
Overall score: 4.2 out of 5
For gaming: 4.2 out of 5
Thickness: 4.0 out of 5
Value for money: 3.8 out of 5
Battery life: 3.9 out of 5
Touch screen: 2.8 out 5
Features and Functions
Casing and Display
The ASUS Fx505DD is an older model of the Asus gaming laptop series and quite big and has more weight. However, it has a nice, sleek and elegant look that makes it superior. The is a premium-looking gaming laptop, has a plastic lid, backlit keyboard, no touch screen, multiple ports on the left side and ventilation on the right side. It has 15.6 inches full HD with high resolution (1920 x 1080p).
Graphics and Performance
The gaming laptop comes with a 2.10 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphic card, 256 GB SSD and 8GB system memory. You can also upgrade its memory to enhance the memory and performance of the laptop. You can play most of the games on this gaming laptop but graphics are not good as the GTX 1060 graphic card.
With the 8GB RAM due to substantial-high bandwidth, you can do multiple tasks simultaneously. However, it can cause problem for demanding titles, it is recommended to upgrade RAM if you want to play demanding games. You can smoothly play GTA 5, Minecraft, COD modern warfare with good framerates and graphics.
The SSD memory helps to save and store files quickly, is great for gaming apps, daily backs ups, multiple servers and more. The ventilation system helps to regulate the temperature of the CPU and GPU. It comes up with 6 cores and 12 processing.
You can also set your laptop to silent or turbo mode according to your will.
Pros and Cons
- The ASUS Fx505DD is a good option for budget gaming laptops under $700 if you are a casual gamer.
- It has an IPS panel and RGB keyboard like expensive gaming laptops.
- RAM can be upgraded for gaming purposes.
- This does not have a USB 3.1 gen 2 port, only USB 3.1 gen 1 and USB 2 is present.
- Less RAM and Low-performance graphic card that may cause problem while playing demanding games.
- Battery life is very short which 3 hours on web surfing and 1.5 hours while playing the video.
Is ASUS Fx505DD worth buying?
The ASUS Fx505DD is a good option if you want to buy a gaming laptop for under $700. Overall, this is a good, premium looking laptop with a decent spec for beginners’ or casual gamers. You may feel trouble while playing AAA or demanding games (Like COD Warzone) but you can buy extra RAM to upgrade it to enhance its memory and performance. Another issue that it lacks thunderbolt 3, USB gen 2 port and has graphic card GTX 1050 which shows low-quality performance than the GTX 1650 graphic card.