ASUS Zephyrus S and FX505 Gaming Laptops @ PAX Australia 2018
ASUS just had 4 laptops on display, as far as I could see, but theyre all models that Im really keen to get my hands on and test. Further, as a lot of you guys have been asking me about them in the comments. First up is the ASUS TUF FX505 Ive previously reviewed the FX504 on the channel and actually had some pretty annoying throttling issues with it so Ill be very interested in finding out. If the 505 is the same or has fixed these issues as again, quite a few of you have asked me to look into this.. This specific model is configured with an Intel, i5 8300H and with Nvidia 1050Ti graphics, although it's also available with the i7 8750H or Nvidia 1050 or 1060 too. But I think what we've got here will still make for a great gaming combination.. Otherwise, its a 15 inch model, but also available in 17 inches and the overall TUF design appears the same as the FX504.. Next, to that was the GX531 more commonly known as the Zephyrus S, and I think this is the one Im most keen to look at first.. Overall, it looks like the original Zephyrus that I reviewed on the channel last year, going back to that design with the keyboard right down the front and touch pad on the right hand, side.. This allows for more cooling space towards the back as weve got that hinge mechanism which lifts the laptop up to aid in cooling.
For specs. Its got the Intel i7 8750H Nvidia 1060 graphics in this one here, although its also available with the 1070 Max Q, with a 144Hz 1080p screen with thinner bezels compared to the previous Zephyrus GM501. Im, not personally a fan of the right hand, touchpad design, as I Mentioned in my review of the original Zephyrus, I would have liked if they kept the layout from the most recent GM501 version, but I guess you cant have everything. After that theres. The 17 inch version of the Scar 2. The GL704. Ive actually got some videos coming out soon about the 15 inch Scar 2, the GL504, and this one looks pretty much the same. Just stretched out to the larger 17 inch size.. This one has an i7 8750H CPU and 1060. Graphics, though, should also be available with more powerful, 1070 graphics, as was the case with the 15 inch version Ive tested. Otherwise, it looks decent if you dont have issues with the camo pattern design.. Finally, there was another FX505, although this time with the i7, 8750H CPU and Nvidia 1060, so pretty much the same as the other FX505 covered earlier. Just with higher specs in this particular model. Id be interested in comparing the differences in temperatures between the i5 and i7 models, but well have to see what I can get my hands. On.. There was heaps of other PC gaming going on at the ASUS booth, but, like my other PAX content, I focused on the laptops here, as that seems to be what most of you guys are around here.
For. Next up Ill, finally be covering some AMD based laptops.