In theory, the AMD models should be even more budget-friendly than their linemates, but that's not always the case. They're slated to ship by the end of March, but Asus hasn't provided any pricing.
||Asus TUF Gaming FX505DY||Asus TUF Gaming FX705DY|
|Display size/resolution||15.6-inch, 1,920x1,080-pixel IPS display with 48-120Hz variable refresh option||17.3-inch, 1,920x1,080-pixel IPS display with 40-60Hz variable refresh|
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 5 3550H||AMD Ryzen 5 3550H|
|Memory||Up to 32GB DDR4 2,400MHz||Up to 32GB DDR4 2,400MHz|
|Graphics||AMD Radeon RX 560X||AMD Radeon RX 560X|
|Storage||Up to 512GB SSD, up to 1TB hybrid||Up to 512GB SSD, up to 1TB hybrid|
|Connections||3x USB-A, 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x Ethernet, 1x combo audio||3x USB-A, 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x Ethernet, 1x combo audio|
|Weight||4.9 pounds (2.2 kg)||5.7 pounds (2.6 kg)|
They'll incorporateCPU and Radeon RX 560X discrete graphics. Both laptops support FreeSync (AMD's variable-refresh technology for preventing tearing artifacts), but the 17-inch FX705DY's screen has more limited 60Hz-max latitude than the 15-inch's 48-120Hz refresh range.
Unlike the, the displays in these models have IPS screens -- not as fast as the TN panel we complained about, but they should look much better.
The TUF line distinguishes itself from other budget gaming laptops with boasts of, well, toughness. They're built to MIL-STD-810G spec to withstand minor drops and the fan system is designed to dispatch dust and particles out the vents.
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