As an introduction to this analysis
Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more for multimedia, and others more for games.
So we did some tests Asus FX705GM to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.
FX705GM adapted to surf the internet?
What you expect from a mobile phone is that it allows you to surf the Web, and possibly allow you to write e-mails, do calculations in a spreadsheet or word processor. An inexpensive computer such as FX705GM may seem to be the solution. The material used by Asus are of average quality and the components have characteristics that are already dating. In the end, it is a product that will make you think about changing it in less than 4 years.
With a 17.3 inches size, you’ll be able to carry it easily. This model is designed the old-fashioned way, without a touch screen. It’s not mandatory, but it’s still an interesting technology; unfortunately it’s not FX705GM equipped with it.
However, the materials seem to be of good quality. It is hoped that the other internal components of this laptop are future-proof; usually a lot of attention is Asus paid to the design of its products and the one tested should benefit from this.
As for the processor level, this model is equipped with the Intel Core i7 8750H 2.2GHz. Knowing that the evolution of components is very fast, you will have with this model and this component, a laptop that will last a few years. In short, this model will give you full satisfaction for an Internet browsing use. Very clearly, with only 16 Gb ofRAM, this laptop is not the best equipped model. It will be a very good idea to spend a few extra euros to upgrade your computer with an extra 2Gb or 4Gb. Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
The disk size of this laptop is among the smallest on the market. For those who regularly work on a public or private cloud, the available 512 gigabytes will be enough. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but if you need to, remember to have a USB key with you.
Last point about the autonomy. the FX705GM can work 4 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. Batteries store little energy, and the computer consumes a lot of energy when it is used. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the FX705GM is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
The FX705GM- the right model for streaming and videos ?
You are considering laptops for standard multimedia use (watching movies, storing photos, listening to music)! Asus offers the FX705GM perfect for that. It’s easy to find much better ones, although you won’t find any in this price range.
It is sometimes complicated to choose among all the laptops, which ones are specifically designed for this type of use; this section is made to identify if this model is made for you.
This small model is equipped with a thumb screen 17.3, in 1920×1080, and a good quality of colours. Despite this, the colors are correct, and the contrasts allow you to see the details. The only criticism that could be drawn is its size, which makes it a small device compared to other competing models at the same price; over a whole day, it can tire the eyes. However, this computer has a criteria that will interest some nomadic users, the weight; here it weighs only 2.6 kg, partly thanks to its small screen size.
Like the majority of the laptops screen on the market, this model is equipped with the glossy finish. FX705GM will be ideal for movies, photos and games in a dark or half light environment because you will have the means to control light intensity. Also note that potentially this screen will be more stressful to the eyes, after 2-3 hours of use in a row.
On the sound side, it FX705GM has good components: board and integrated speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
The processor installed on this model is a high-end Intel Core i7 8750H 2.2GHz. Belonging to the latest generation of processors, this laptop will not be impressed by multiple multimedia tasks. This means that several billion calculations can be carried out simultaneously.
On the application side, Asus chose to let you do it. The operating system and that’s it. As a standard, you have some Windows 10 on which it will be possible to add all the software you need. Can only be VLC to manage the audio and video part.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one NVIDIA GTX 1060, which with 16 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Regarding the connectivity part, Asus has made efforts with available 6 ports. That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
Nothing is more unpleasant than a computer that shuts down before the end of the film because of batteries of poor autonomy. With its autonomy of 4 hours, don’t expect to do a movie marathon. A management of the time available to take into account when you are on the move watching a movie. In other words, do not rely too much on performance and prefer to use this device always connected to electricity.
Is FX705GM planned for travelling ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. This seems to be the issue that the Asus didn’t really take into account in the design of this FX705GM. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
Its weight of 2.6 Kg makes it easy to move. It’s one of the best in its class. It’s difficult to get a large screen and a light weight for a laptop. A 17.3 inches size that can be painful when you have to stay there for more than an hour.
Thin, lightweight laptops such as this FX705GM do not generally have touch screens. If you’re only doing it with the mouse, don’t forget it in the satchel. The alternative could be the keyboard trackpad.
The glossy slab offers better viewing comfort than the previous model. A beautiful screen and quality images. The disadvantage will come in the event of using it outdoors with a lot of light.
With its Intel Core i7 8750H 2.2GHz, this computer has a limited power consumption, one of the best currently. It has a very low voltage, allowing you to benefit from a greater autonomy and thus reduce and extend the life of the batteries.
On the other hand, these are estimated data based on average laptop usage.
Unfortunately for the specifications of the batteries will only allow 4 hours of availability, one of the lowest at the moment.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 512 Gb SSD hard drive. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. Thanks to this, Asus was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
Travel will be a mere formality when you decide to take it along. With a screen of 17.3 inches and an ultra light weight, it is one of the best in its category.
At the connector level, this model provides 6 inputs. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this FX705GM for travel use.
FX705GM the right choice for audio or video editing ?
The publishing or the musical creation are not the uses that the engineers of Asus have thought of for this FX705GM. Indeed, to meet this need it is necessary to have a laptop with a high processor and RAM speed, but this is not the case here. However, this does not prevent you from editing as long as you are patient and no other applications are launched. Here, both the processor and the general design of the model are obsolete. It will be more suitable for word processing and Internet browsing, and as soon as you try to run applications in parallel, you will have frozen screens and a rise in computer temperature, whose processor will quickly reach its operating limits.
This model, Asusoffers an effective product without being too expensive.It has the necessary software to carry out your first audiovisual editing. In case you want to upgrade to professional applications, the processor Intel Core i7 8750H 2.2GHz and disk size of 512 Gb will be more than sufficient.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, Asus made the choice to put only one SSD. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The FX705GM has only got one, with total 512 Gb storage for your movies and music. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
With 4 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. Maybe the next model will be better off.
For the connector part, the FX705GMhas the USB3 format. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
With this FX705GM product, Asusoffer us a good start for an advanced use of audio and video editing. As you will have understood, it FX705GM proposes a rather basic oriented use. However, it will be perfect for web browsing and word processing.
The FX705GM for online or local games.
It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. Our tests have shown that yhis FX705GM wasn’t designed for video games. The Asus technical choices were rather made to meet classic needs such as internet browsing or word processing.
Provided with a resolution of 1920×1080, this model is unfortunately much less equipped than its competitors. This results in lower image quality when you are in game mode.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
Our tests have shown that for Asus this computer is not intended for playing video games. Possibly, the display will be less degraded if you are playing old games, requiring fewer resources.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.512 Gb are the minimum for computers today, making it one of the laptops with the least amount of space.
For online gaming, it FX705GM has high quality Wi-Fi. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 2.6 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
For autonomy, 4 hours, this model is worse than most other laptops.
In short, an average rendering that makes this FX705GM a poor choice for video games, whether local or online. And save this one for more classic uses, like surfing the net.
FX705GM the right choice for office automation ?
In case your unique and main everyday use is a tool for office automation, Asus may have put a rather low computer on the market. Here are the main reasons.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. It’s up to you to download and/or purchase the software suite that suits you. Assuming that you will have to take this laptop to the office, on a trip, or any other travel, you will appreciate its weight. This model weighs 2.6 Kg, which is the best at the moment.
Key spacing will be important for office use. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
With only 512 Gb this model is one of the smaller models. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
Simply put, it’s not FX705GM the best choice for office use. For the same price you will find more suitable and more powerful models.
FX705GM the right choice for the right use
This FX705GM will be a one-time choice, and for moderate use. Its aging technology will make its use disappointing fairly quickly.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– web browsing
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– listening to music and watching videos