Asus releases its FX505 and FX705 gaming laptops in the Benelux in December. One configuration appears for both the 15.6 “version and the 17.3” version. The large model has a GTX 1050, the smaller version gets a GTX 1060 and a 144Hz panel.
Both laptops get the Core i7-8750H processor and 16GB ram. There is a 1TB HDD and the FX505 gets a 128GB SSD, while the FX705 has a 256GB SSD. In both cases, Asus uses a nvme SSD. The laptops have a keyboard with RGB lighting.
The biggest difference is in the video card and the screen. The FX505 has a 144Hz ips panel and a GTX 1060 GPU. Asus stops in the FX705 version for the Benelux a 60Hz-IPS panel and a GTX 1050 video card. Both screens have a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels.
Asus gives the 17.3 “model a suggested retail price of 1399 euros and the 15.6” version costs 1479 euros. This makes the FX505 model almost as expensive as the Hero Strix II laptop that is already for sale. This version has almost the same hardware, but a different housing and is placed in the higher-positioned Republic of Gamers series from Asus.
|Asus FX705GD-EW106T||Asus FX505GM-ES159T|
|Display||17.3 “, 60Hz, ips||15.6″, 144Hz, ips|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-8750H||Intel Core i7-8750H|
|Gpu||GTX 1050 4GB||GTX 1060 6GB|
|Hdd||1TB, 5400rpm||1TB, 5400rpm|
|Ssd||256GB, pci-e||128GB, pci-e|
|List price||€ 1399||€ 1479|