With speed as the first argument, Asus FX571GT-BQ690T is a sober laptop with versatile capabilities. Behind its dark blue case, there is a powerful base supported by a Core i5 Quad Core and by a GTX 1650 graphics card (4 GB GDDR5) for casual gaming. The icing on the cake, fast SSD storage of good capacity (512 GB) and no less than 16 GB of RAM are also part of the package with the support of a matte Full HD IPS screen. Note on the other hand the absence of backlit keyboard, its case composed mainly of plastic as well as its small autonomy (4h max).
Features of the Asus FX571GT-BQ690T
|Screen (s)||15.6 “Full HD IPS LED (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-8300H Coffee Lake (2.3 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed||16 GB (8 GB soldered + 8 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz, 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB Dedicated DDR5, Intel UHD 630 and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Connectivity||2 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.2 + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C, HDMI, SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||2 2W SonicMaster speakers, ICEpower|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64bits|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||4 hours / Li-ion 3 cells 42Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2 Kg / 359 x 248 x 21.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus FX571GT-BQ690T
The Asus FX571GT-BQ690T opts for a sober design, opposed to often black gaming PCs and garish accents. Here, the case presents a harmonious silhouette tinged with a uniform dark blue with a soft finish, awakened by the silver logo on the back of the cover. Asus seeks to appeal to users and students alike looking for a machine that is powerful enough, not too expensive and elegant. Here we are. The FX571GT-BQ690T is assembled with care but keep in mind that we are dealing with plastic / polycarbonate surfaces, prone to deformation if you move it without too much care.
In terms of measurements, it is rather well optimized with a thickness of 21 mm and a weight of around 2 kg . He will therefore not be against a few trips but mobility is not in his prerogatives.
The connection is complete to please the greatest number with USB Type-A ports (standard format) including one USB 2.0 and two USB 3.2, one USB 3.2 Type-C port, one Gigabit Ethernet port and one HDMI 1.4 output, not to mention the SD card reader However, there is no large format card reader, only microSD. The interfaces are well distributed on each side of the PC and wireless connectivity is provided by Wifi 5 802.11 AC and Bluetooth 5.0.
When opening the PC, we discover a screen surrounded by rather refined borders on the sides, it is welcome. It adopts a wide Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 px) which provides for a high display density and allows you to play your High Definition content (YouTube videos in 1080p) in the best conditions. On the other hand, the IPS panel works to open the viewing angles and faithfully reproduce the colors, while the matt treatment of the panel acts as a barrier to reflections associated with use in strong ambient light. A plus for comfort.
Asus has reinforced the ventilation system of this FX571GT-BQ690T consisting of two fans and two heat pipes, blowing hot air through a single grille on the back that Asus has carefully designed. This grille is the only “racy” element of the case, or at least, which reflects the power of the components. The keyboard is not backlit and there is no biometric login option (Windows Hello).
Performance, battery life of the Asus FX571GT-BQ690T
Graphics power should be noted inside the Asus FX571GT-BQ690T since it is illustrated through a recent GeForce GTX 1650 Turing graphics card . If it does not support Ray-Tracing like the last RTX Turing, it visibly gains in performance compared to a GeForce 1050 since its capacities are positioned between those of a GTX 1050 Ti and a GeForce 1060. In fact , it is easily measured against intensive players and ensures honorable frequencies in Full HD on all the titles on the market on the condition of avoiding Ultra details on the most greedy of them. Support for creatives is also valuable with its 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM .
Another decisive component for judging PC performance is the 8th generation Coffee Lake Core i5-8300H Quad Core processor, which does not show a big setback compared to the 9th and 10th generation Core i5s. Overall, this translates into a complete management of the versatile use consisting of video editing, 3D rendering and other calculations without excess (light Lightroom).
Opposite, no less than 16 GB of RAM is planned, enough to have a significant fluidity in multitasking and let the next few years come without worries.
Storage is at the forefront since it is entrusted to a 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD which will significantly enhance the overall responsiveness of the system on a daily basis. Overall quieter, more robust and more energy efficient than a mechanical disk, it allows Windows to achieve a remarkable level of fluidity with short loading times and a performance without latencies. What’s more, its capacity is nothing short of ridiculous and can accommodate a good chunk of your game library, although some may not find it sufficient. Namely that a 2.5-inch slot is logically free inside.
Let’s finish with the autonomy which is based on an average battery of 42 Wh, which does not suggest more than 4 hours in Internet browsing with active Wifi on this configuration.