Asus releases its new versatile TUF554GM-E4298T notebook PC targeting Windows 10 players. A versatile, high-performance gaming-oriented PC, the Asus TUF504GD-DM237T. Versatile, it includes a latest-generation Coffee Lake Quad Core i5 processor, a hybrid storage solution combining a SSD dedicated to a large capacity hard disk, a dedicated NVIDIA Pascal GTX graphics card with Optimus technology, a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen. or a backlit chiclet keyboard. It appears at less than 1300 euros .
It sports a resolutely gamer design with its angular lines, black brushed metal finish and touches of red.
Cooling side, we are dealing with HyperCool technology that combines 2 fans with a heat pipe system and can be adjusted via the Fan Overboost function,
Specs of Asus TUF554GM-E4298T Features (Asus TUF FX554GM-E4298T)
|Slab||15.6 \’\’ Full HD LED IPS (1920×1080, matte / anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-8300H Coffee Lake (2.3 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB DDR4 2666 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots|
|Storage space||256GB SSD M.2 (NVMe PCIe) 1 TB at 5400 rpm|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Pascal GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB dedicated DDR5, Intel UHD 630 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Audio system||2 speakers, ICEPower|
|webcam||Yes, HD with microphone and ambient noise filter|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2) Gigabit Ethernet|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Card reader||SD / SDXC|
|Video output (s)||HDMI 1.4|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 2.0|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-Ion 3 cells 48Whrs|
|Autonomy announced||4 hours|
|Dimensions (mm)||384 x 262 x 25|
|Other||Backlit chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad (1.8mm stroke), multi-touch touchpad|
The Asus TUF554GM-E4298T targets those who want to invest in a 15-inch high-performance notebook PC, especially in games.
Featuring the dedicated high-end GeForce GTX 1060 dedicated version 6GB card, it is able to run the most recent games and greedy graphic resources.
In practice, the GeForce GTX 1060 is enabled by embedded NVIDIA Optimus technology to perform graphics processing deemed too heavy for the Intel UHD 630 processor-integrated solution. Despite its modest performance, the Intel UHD 630 is indeed maximized by Optimus because it consumes little energy and therefore promotes autonomy. Optimus switches automatically and in real time between the Intel UHD 630 and the GeForce GTX 1060, both of which allow you to watch photos and videos.
The screen adopts specifications that lend themselves well to this use with its 16 / 9th format, its Full HD definition adapted to High Definition content as well as its IPS technology. With the latter, it reproduces colors more accurately than average and provides very comfortable viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. Anti-reflective coating, the screen also offers better visibility than a bright slab in bright environment.
Connectivity side, this laptop has Bluetooth 5.0 wireless modules and Wi-Fi ac to communicate and connect remotely, a convenient HDMI video output to easily connect to a TV for example, Ethernet and audio ports as well as 3 USB all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 ensuring transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it. The USB 3.1 Type-C shines however by its absence …
The storage will meet a wider membership. Hybrid, it guarantees both a very reactive operation thanks to the very fast 256 GB dedicated SSD intended to house the system as well as the main games / software, as well as a large capacity thanks to the 1000 GB hard disk.
At the heart of this computer sit 8 GB of RAM coupled with a latest Coffee Lake processor, the Quad Core i5-8300H. Suffice to say that one thus obtains a global power able to satisfy a maximum of users who will thus benefit from a much more fluid and fast operation than with a PC deprived of SSD based on a processor Quad Core low consumption (and Dual Core obviously). The difference is particularly noticeable under the demanding work in RAM and CPU resources exploiting multicore architecture such as video editing, photo editing or 3D rendering.
Finally, the chiclet keyboard can be backlit which is handy to properly distinguish its keys in a dim light.