Review: ASUS FX705DY 17.3″ Laptop

Guest blog by Greg,

There’s no doubt that the ASUS TUF Gaming FX705 will change the way you look at gaming laptops and it’s not hard to see why! Its visually striking design instantly raises expectations with impressive hardware in a compact style. The FX705 has a gaming desktop-inspired keyboard with colourful RGB-backlit keys, a highlighted “WASD” key group (allowing easier use of a mouse in the other hand), and “Overstroke” technology (keys respond quicker) for fast and precise control.

When you first get the laptop out of the box, you will notice how thin the “NanoEdge” screen is with just a tiny 7.18mm bezel for extreme immersion in a much more compact package. The FX705 features a clear IPS-level panel with up to an ultrafast 144Hz refresh rate for super smooth gameplay with minimal motion blur. A 100% “sRGB” colour gamut and wide-view angles ensure vivid and consistent colours, even when you’re viewing it from extreme positions. This makes it much easier for family and friends to keep up with all of the onscreen action. Infused with the spirit of “The Ultimate Force” (TUF), FX705 passes a series of rigorous tests that were designed by the US Department of Defence, successfully surviving varying conditions including solar radiation exposure, high altitude, and temperature extremes. Even through the most gruelling day-to-day activities, from accidental drops to sudden knocks on a desk, this laptop will stand the test. Tough and stable, the ASUS FX705 has been pushed to the maximum to ensure that you get the very best.

Despite its relatively small size, the ASUS FX705 packs the power of a traditional gaming desktop. It’s powered by a Ryzen processor chip, the 5-3550H, which is capable of 2.1GHz of base speed and a boost frequency of 3.7GHz. This 2nd Gen mobile Ryzen processor allows for some powerful performance. This processor allows for faster, more efficient multitasking including simultaneous gaming, recording and live streaming.  The laptop also has an AMD Radeon RX 560X graphics for vivid visuals and super smooth gameplay. The FX705 also pairs its fast processor with 8GB of RAM (it is expandable to 32GB dual-channel DDR4 2666MHz memory) for improved performance and energy efficiency. This laptop is fast and ready to complete any task in seconds.

The patent heavy laptop continues with the ASUS-exclusive “HyperCool” technology and comprises of an Anti-Dust Cooling (ADC) System and Fan “Overboost” technology to ensure exceptional cooling during intense gaming (dust & heat are a laptops worst enemy). Cooling is also improved by the trapezoid-cut lid and intelligent parallel fan placement. For those who want an impressive sound, there’s “DTS Headphone: X™” technology which delivers immersive, high fidelity 7.1-channel virtual surround sound for theatre-quality audio – even when you’re using a headset! It features optimized settings for games, sports and movies with a built-in equalizer for additional fine-tuning, providing an option for every situation.

For those worried about connectivity, the ASUS FX705 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, this is 12X faster than the baseline 802.11b/g/n! Additionally, the 2×2 MIMO configuration provides up to 30% wider coverage than a 1×1 setup. This enables you to stream your favourite movies in high-resolution or play online with fewer connection drops – no matter how far away you are from your router. The ASUS FX705 also features a host of connection ports including a single USB 2.0 and two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports for your gaming peripherals, as well as a HDMI 2.0 to connect to an external display when you want to go for an even bigger screen!

In summary, this is an awesome laptop and is certainly worth its price tag. Luckily, despite high demand, it is now even easier to get one with the choice of rental or purchase. Order yours today from a nearby store!