ASUS FX502 vs ASUS FX503 – what are the differences?

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Recently, the notebook ASUS FX503 hit the shelves and it features some upgrades compared to its predecessor – the FX502. In this article, we would like to acquaint you with the major differences between the two laptops.

First off, let’s take a look under the hood. Both notebooks come with up to 7th generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU which provides powerful performance and takes 7th place in our CPU Ranking. As for the graphics card, both FX502 and FX503 offer a decent variety of options – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 3GB/6GB GDDR5 VRAM and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with 2GB/4GB GDDR5 VRAM. One of the major differences is that FX502 comes with up to 24GB of RAM (8GB soldered + one RAM slot) and up to 1000GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD vs up to 32GB (2x 16GB) of RAM and up to 1000GB SSD + up to 2000GB HDD in its successor.

In terms of display options, whichever one you go for, you will be able to choose between a 15.6-inch TN panel with Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and a 15.6-inch IPS one again with Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. The two devices have the same thickness of 24 mm, however the lighter one is FX502 – 2.20 kg. There is also no difference in the battery capacity – 64Wh for both of them. As for the connectivity options, they are almost identical and we should note that the two laptops lack a USB Type-C. And finally – the FX503 features a more aggressive and sleek design compared to the previous model but this doesn’t come as a surprise to no one.

Specs sheet

Series
  • ASUS FX502
  • ASUS FX503
OS
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 10
CPU
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • Intel Core i7-6700HQ
  • Intel Core i5-6300HQ
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • Intel Core i5-7300HQ
RAM
  • up to 24GB
  • up to 32GB
Internal storage
  • up to 1000GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD
  • up to 1000GB SSD + up to 2000GB HDD
GPU
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB GDDR5)
Display 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN
Connectivity Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2×2), Bluetooth 4.1
Features
  • 3x USB 3.0 Type-A
  • HDMI
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • SD card reader
  • combo audio/microphone jack
  • Security Lock slot
  • 3x USB 3.0 Type-A
  • HDMI
  • SD card reader
  • 3.5 mm combo headphone/mic jack
  • Security Lock slot
Battery 64Wh, Li-Ion, 4-cell 64Wh, Li-Ion, 4-cell
Weight 2.20 kg (4.9 lbs) 2.50 kg (5.5 lbs)

All ASUS FX502 configurations

ASUS FX502 – $1283.97
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB GDDR5)
  • 1000GB HDD + 128GB SSD
  • 16GB RAM
ASUS FX502VM (6th Gen Intel Core) – $1090.80
  • Intel Core i5-6300HQ
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB GDDR5)
  • 1000GB HDD
  • 16GB RAM
ASUS FX502VM (7th Gen Intel Core) – $1209.00
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB GDDR5)
  • 1000GB HDD + 128GB SSD
  • 16GB RAM

All ASUS FX503 configurations

ASUS FX503 – $779.00
  • Intel Core i5-7300HQ
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB GDDR5)
  • 1000GB HDD
  • 8GB RAM
ASUS FX503VD – $849.00
  • Intel Core i5-7300HQ
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB GDDR5)
  • 1000GB HDD
  • 8GB RAM
ASUS FX503 – $849.00
  • Intel Core i5-7300HQ
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB GDDR5)
  • 1000GB HDD
  • 8GB RAM

(laptopmedia.com, https://goo.gl/jsiU7e)

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