ASUS will finally be bringing in the TUF Gaming FX505 gaming notebook in Malaysia. The notebook is expected to officially launch on 22 October 2018, which less than two weeks from now.
The notebook sports a design and hardware that remarkably similar to the brand’s ROG Strix HERO II gaming notebook, which we reviewed back in September. Aesthetically, the FX505 sports a 15.6-inch Full HD NanoEdge display. Additionally, the display also has a 144Hz refresh rate and a 100% sRGB colour gamut.
Specs-wise, the FX505 we saw comes equipped with an 8th generation Intel Core i7-8750H, a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 discrete GPU, and a PCIe NVMe x2 SSD. In terms of memory, the model in question had 8GB of DDR4 RAM, but ASUS said that can be increased to a maximum of 32GB.
For ports, the FX505 seems comes with a RJ45 LAN port, a HDMI port, one USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 ports, and a headphone and microphone combo jack. Oddly enough, the notebook doesn’t seem to have either an USB Type-C port of SDCard reader.
The ASUS TUF Gaming FX505 will launch with two colour schemes: Gold Steel, and Red Matter. At the time of writing, ASUS did not provide an official pricing, but it did state that the notebook will have a starting cost below RM5000. In any case, we’ll just have to wait until the launch date for ASUS to make the revelation.