High-powered laptops and robust patterns designed for more industrial applications are two circles on the Venn chart that are not cut. So far, ASUS has introduced two "TUF" models that are MIL-STD-810G-certified.
The TUF FX505 and TUF FX705, 15.6 "and 17.3" laptops have both claimed that they have passed the military quality rigors for shock, temperature heights and low, humidity, height and UV radiation. That means they should survive a little more stringent bumps and bruises than your typical laptop, games or anything else. As we have previously explained, MIL-STD certification is not a standardized battery tested and certified by any government, it's just a set of tests that the US military recommends for its equipment. You have to believe that the body performing the test does it so accurately. ASUS seems to do its own MIL-STD testing; No external lab or agency is listed in promotional material.
Laptops themselves are quite impressive in terms of specifications. Both have 8th generation Core i7 processors and NVIDIA GTX 10 Series graphics cards. But the real star of the show for these models is the screens: only 1080p resolution, but comes with an extra 144Hz upgrade for super-light, high-speed gameplay. Other highlights include up to 32GB of RAM, RGB keyboard illumination, and small screen items for one centimeter, even though the laptop's bodies are quite thick with an inch thick overall. Storage starts at a terabyte for the fairly fast 5400RPM hard drives, but the SSD options range to just 512GB.
At the writing, only the TUF FX505 is available on the ASUS webshop in a $ 1100 configuration that offers a GTX 1050Ti and does not mention the 144Hz screen. The 17-inch version, and more varied options for 15-inch, should be available from ASUS and other retailers soon. (Note that other TUF-labeled notebooks such as FX504 are not MIL-STD-810G-certified.)
Source: ASUS via PC Gamer
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