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Asus TUF Gaming FX505DY REVIEW PART 3 – THE DESIGN OF A GAMING LAPTOP (cont.)

Not exclusively do the dainty bezels keep the dimensions of the PC down while offering a nice screen size, it also gives more unmistakable quality to the display. This is one of the areas wherein the design of the Asus TUF Gaming FX505DY feels present day.

The Asus TUF Gaming FX505DY comes in two shading options, Gold Steel and Red Matter. We were sent the last mentioned, and it’s OK, frankly, yet nothing stunning. Gold Steel looks a bit all the more interesting from the images we’ve seen.

The PC’s ‘WASD’ keyboard keys are enclosed by red lines, and the Asus logo on the rear of the screen is a metallic red. With Gold Steel, you get yellow keys and a gold Asus logo.

The rest of the body around the keyboard has a brushed steel look, yet it’s a distinctly plastic-feeling PC. It’s fine at the cost, however on the off chance that you need a gaming PC that looks – and feels – more impressive, at that point you’ll presumably need to look elsewhere and be set up to pay more cash.

A snappy note on ports. You get a fair exhibit of ports, most of which you’d expect on a gaming PC at this price point. So, you have a USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.1 ports, an Ethernet port, combo sound jack and HDMI 2.0 port. These are completely positioned along the left-hand side of the PC, and there’s a port for the force charger as well.

The absence of USB-C is a shame, however not very surprising in a spending PC like this. Still, we’d have jumped at the chance to have seen one to future-confirmation the Asus TUF Gaming FX505DY for new peripherals.

Keyboard

As per Asus, the TUF Gaming FX505DY’s keyboard is ‘desktop-inspired’, which means you should expect the sort of value and solace you’d get from a desktop PC keyboard.

We’re not totally persuaded by that, yet the keyboard isn’t awful at a PC of this cost. The keys are a fair size, which makes it easy for fast composing individuals to hit the right letters as they hammer away, and Asus promises the keyboard is useful for 20 million key presses.

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