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    FX 504 (i5 variant) review?

    Hello everyone!

    So I am planning to get fx 504 and would really appreciate if anyone could help me with the review.

    The variant that I am planning to purchase comes with i5 8th gen along with gtx 1050 ti graphic card. Model number is FX504GE-E4366T.

    I have searched a lot on internet and also saw some reviews on youtube and many have complained regarding the thermal throttling.

    I am planning to get this device mainly for gaming and if there is issue of thermal throttling then I believe it might create issues.

    I would really like to know if asus fixed this issue with some update or the issue still exist. Also, do let me know if you have faced any other issue with the device.

    Thanks in advance

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    https://www.techradar.com/reviews/as...fx504-hands-on
    https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/la...f-gaming-fx504
    https://www.cnet.com/reviews/asus-tu...-fx504-review/
    https://www.ultrabookreview.com/1972...x504ge-review/

    I used one of these for half a day, the owner needed help backing up the WinOS and installing a linux.

    The FX504 is quite inexpensive (in Canada, anyways), actually a great bargain in terms of hardware for the money. But that being said, it's a low-end "value gaming" laptop, it can probably run lightweight 3D games/engines/etc but don't expect spectacular performance, there will be compromises and bottlenecks and limits. If you're a casual gamer then it's a fair deal, if you're a budget gamer then you'd do better with a desktop, if you're a heavy gamer then you won't regret spending more on something better.

    The unit I had seemed to have amazing battery life and very low temps (in a hot ambient), but I never put any stress on it so I can't say how these things would turn out when the machine is pushed hard. I always hate laptop keyboard/touchpad interfaces - but in this instance the touchpad seemed particularly frustrating to use, very imprecise and unresponsive - I basically couldn't tolerate operating the machine without attaching an external mouse.

    The screen resolution seems a little small for the money. The reviewers describe it as "thick and bulky" but that's an exaggeration - it's not a slick panel of glass like the latest tablets, but it also seemed nicely sturdy and robust, not a flimsy fragile thing which bends whenever you type on it.

    I wouldn't buy a variant with HDD system drive(s), it would be much slower on daily tasks and it would suck the battery faster. 8GB would be fine for web browsing/surfing, social media, YouTube/Netflix video streaming, etc (in which case you'd be better off buying a tablet), 16GB would be fine for gaming, anything more would just be a waste of money on this platform.

    It's ASUS TUF-branded, which suggests it's basically built with robustly overkill hardware and to last forever, 5-years minimum. And this is true of TUF desktop motherboards, but I have my doubts about TUF mobile devices lasting much longer than the usual 2-3 year expected lifespan; I suspect it will suffer all the same hardware faults any other (non-TUF) laptop will experience after 2-3 years of use or after a few unfortunate spills/drops/impacts/etc.
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