After the availability of the TUF Gaming VG279QM gaming monitor, Asus is now showing the new gaming laptops called ASUS TUF Gaming A17 and TUF Gaming A15, which combine AMD Ryzen 4000 processors with Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics cards to offer top gaming performance at a fair price.
The heart of the two new Asus gaming notebooks is the fourth-generation AMD Ryzen processor, which not only works significantly faster with eight Zen 2 cores but also much more efficient than its predecessor. In addition, there is an Nvidia graphics card up to the GeForce RTX 2060 with up to 6GB GDDR6 VRAM and 3200 MHz fast DDR4 RAM.
Asus uses a 144Hz (A17) or 120Hz (A15) fast 1080p IPS panel, which can be controlled with a variable frame rate thanks to AMD FreeSynch. The volume of the case could be reduced by around 7 percent due to narrow display edges, among other things, while the battery has grown to 90Wh so that up to 8.7 hours of web surfing or up to 12.3 hours of video playback are possible on the go should be.
Asus promises that both Asus laptops can be easily upgraded. To do this, the base plate can be removed with a normal Philips screwdriver. Inside, the RAM can be easily replaced in the form of two SO-DIMMs, two M.2 slots allow the internal memory to be expanded without any problems.
The keyboard offers a Numpad, a complete line of function keys, transparent WASD buttons, and RGB lighting. In addition to Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), there is a wide range of connections available, from the Ethernet port to one USB-C and three USB-A to HDMI almost every need should be satisfied.
Price and availability
The Asus TUF A15 price starts from $799.99 for the base model with AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, while the high-end model with AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, GeForce RTX 2060, 16GB DDR4, 1TB PCIe SSD cost $1,199 and it can be purchased through the Amazon.com and Bhphotovideo.com online stores.
Meanwhile, the Asus TUF A17 price starts from the $999.99 for the AMD Ryzen 7, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, 16GB DDR4, 512GB SSD, while the model with GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, 16GB DDR4, 1TB SSD cost $1,099.99 and it can be purchased through the Amazon.com and Bhphotovideo.com online stores.