Playing in good conditions on a large screen is what the Asus TUF705DT-AU272T offers you. Equipped with a 17.3-inch screen, a powerful AMD Ryzen 5 and GTX 1650 Turing core and a great system responsiveness, it is able to meet the needs of a large number of users in profiles ranging from multimedia to casual gamer to creative. This laptop is also dominated by a 512 GB SSD storage and an IPS screen with thin edges in a chassis that remains sober in the gamer details but its connectivity is limited and attention to its chassis when traveling.
Specifications Asus TUF705DT-AU272T (AU927T)
|Screen (s)||17.3 “Full HD LED IPS NanoEdge thin edges (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 3550H Picasso (2.1 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz, 2 slots (1 free)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB GDDR5 dedicated, Radeon Vega 8 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|Connection||1 USB 2.0 2 USB 3.1, HDMI 2.0, SD / SDXC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2x2W)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||6 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 64Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.66 Kg / 399.8 x 279.4 x 26.6|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus TUF705DT-AU272T
Asus signs a “hexagonal” design on its TUF line, between sobriety and intimidation. The shell is structured, the steep angles and the touches of color (lighting) are present without too much being with an elegance worked around a brushed effect on the cover and around the keyboard. The chassis is made almost entirely of plastic with a metallic finish on the back of the cover and the dimensions are optimized with a reasonable weight around 2.6 kg . The compacting of the hull is especially encouraged by the arrival of the NanoEdge screen with thin borders (7.18 mm).
Asus has developed its TUF line with robustness and durability as a common thread. As such, the Asus TUF 705DT-AU272T meets the military standard MIL-STD-810G for foolproof strength (extreme heat, shock, fall, humidity, altitude, exposure to the sun). The keyboard has been reworked with this in mind, with an estimated lifespan of 20 million keystrokes for each key. It sports a multi-colored backlight with the ZQSD keys underlined.
The screen is based on a 17.3-inch bright Full HD IPS matte panel. Following the trend, he opts for an edge-to-edge design bluffing immersion, a feeling amplified by the IPS panel and its wide viewing angles. In addition, Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 px) is the most suitable for gamers and allows you to get the best out of your High Definition content while the anti- reflective treatment prevents ambient light from being reflected on the screen, improving playing comfort (especially in dark scenes).
It is a bit surprising at first, but the entire right side of the PC is devoid of connectivity. This is assembled on the left edge and consists of three USB ports including two USB 3.1, an HDMI 2.0 output, a Gigabit Ethernet port, a headphone jack and a power jack. That’s all. Asus has put aside the USB Type-C port and the SD card reader which is very reductive but should still be sufficient for basic use. The wireless modules are entrusted to Wifi AC and Bluetooth 5.0 of the latest generation.
Performance, battery life of the Asus TUF705DT-AU272T
In a use thought for versatility and for the game, the graphics support is illustrated through a GeForce GTX 1650 Turing card . If it does not support Ray-Tracing like the last RTX Turing, it visibly gains in performance compared to a GeForce 1050 and constitutes the minimum formula in our opinion for training in both fields. In fact, it is easily measured against players and ensures honorable frequencies in Full HD on all the titles on the market provided that you avoid Ultra details on the most greedy of them. Support for creatives is also valuable with its 4 GB VRAM GDDR6 .
Let’s continue with the component that will propel the PC, the AMD Quad Core Ryzen 5 3550H processor . Quite close to an Intel Quad Core i5-9300H, it supports all common and a little more complex tasks of the versatile type (editing, a little 3D) with a decent amount of fluidity in multitasking thanks to the RAM 8 Go . However, the processor is considered to be a limiting factor in gaming. Indeed, using a gaming graphics card such as the GTX 1650 on a PC based on a Core i7 Hexa Core is ideal today. Here, you will inevitably lose some FPS on modern titles but this is the concession to be made for the price.
Storage is also a determining factor inside this Asus TUF705DT since it is entrusted to a 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD which will bring a welcome dose of responsiveness to the system. It is 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. Note that a 2.5-inch slot is logically free inside to install a second SSD or a hard drive (difficult to confirm if it is properly wired).
Finally, transport is not the vocation of this laptop. But if you feel like taking it on your travels, know that the autonomy is particularly favorable to travel with its approximately 7 hours of web browsing with active Wifi.