ASUS TUF Gaming FX505 And FX705 Notebooks Deliver Intel Coffee Lake And GTX 1060 Muscle

ASUS is cranking up the performance with its latest TUF Gaming notebooks: the FX505 and FX705. Not only are these machines backed by potent gaming hardware -- including Intel Coffee Lake processors up to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU – but they are also incredibly durable thanks to MIL-STD-810G certification.

The FX505 comes with a 15.6-inch NanoEdge display, while the FX705 enlarges the display to 17.3 inches. Whichever you choose, you'll be greeted with a Full HD panel with a refresh rate of 144Hz and 100 percent sRGB coverage. As previously mentioned, those display are backed by a GeForce GTX 1060, but the GeForce GTX 1050 is available on entry-level systems.

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Customers will have a choice of three 8th generation Core processors, with the Core i5-8300 serving as the base option and the Core i7-8550 serving as the mid-tier offering. For those that require even more performance, the Core i7-8750H (6 cores, 12 threads) is the flagship processor offering. Up to 16GB of DDR4-2666 memory is supported with all processor options.

On the storage front, ASUS will allow customers to equip systems with up to a 256GB PCIe SSD and up to a 1TB FireCuda SSHD to hold all of your games. On the connectivity front, there are two USB 3.1 ports, a single USB 2.0 port, and a GbE port. You'll also find Bluetooth 5.0 and Intel 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi. And this wouldn't be a "gaming" notebook without RGB lighting, and you'll find customizable RGB lighting for the Hyperstrike keyboard.

The FX505 weighs in at 4.85 pounds, while the larger FX705 tips the scales at 5.73 pounds; both are equipped with a 48 WHr battery. And when it comes to cooling, both the CPU and GPU have independent heatsinks and cooling fans, with air exhausting out the back of the chassis.

The ASUS TUF Gaming FX505 and FX705 are currently available direct from ASUS with prices starting at $699.99.