ASUS announced an all-new family of TUF Gaming laptops, boasting more performance and versatility than ever before. There will be the 15-inch TUF Gaming A15/F15 and 17-inch A17/F17 laptops. Get high performance and tested durability with the latest AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Mobile Processors or 10th Gen Intel processors, as well as top-notch graphics with NVIDIA Turing-based GPUs. That’s not all, with display options up to 144Hz refresh rate and portability features!
The AMD A15 and A17 will have up to the latest AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Mobile Processors with 8 cores and 16 threads. The F15 and F17 will be later this year bearing 10th Generation Intel Core processors. Enjoy graphics firepower from the discrete NVIDIA GeForce GPUs based on the latest NVIDIA Turing architecture, up to a GeForce RTX 2060. It uses a combination of CUDA, RT and Tensor codes for hybrid rendering with real-time ray tracing and AI acceleration. Turing also has an updated video encoder capable of capturing high-quality footage with minimal CPU usage, so users can easily game and stream smoothly from the same machine.
Enjoy display refresh rates up to 144Hz on 15-inch models, and 120 Hz on 17-inch models. AMD Radeon graphics integrated into AMD Ryzen 400 Series Mobile allows adaptive sync variable refresh-rate technology. Ultraslim NanoEdge bezels surround the screens on three sides, for increased immersion and more portable chassis.
The overall volume of the 15-inch models have shrunk 7%, and 17-inch versions by 8%. Each laptop has a webcam at the top edge of the display. The subtle bump in the bezel houses the camera comfortably as well as be a convenient lip to lift the lid. Smaller proportions doesn’t stop the TUF Gaming laptops from having a bigger 90Wh battery option, though!
Choose from the Fortress Gray or Bonfire Black finishes to match your style, as the eyes get drawn to the inlaid TUF Gaming logo. TUF Gaming laptops are certified to meet MIL-STD-810H standards for vibration, short drops, and extreme temperatures and humidity, no matter the finish.
While the laptop does its thing, the new tailored cooling design works hand-in-hand with the new chassis to cool off the laptops’ powerful hardware. Fans and heatsinks, and anti-dust tunnels, ensure your laptops perform at its best for the long haul. They can also grow with you: two SO-DIMM slots can accommodate up to 32GB additional RAM, dual M.2 slots for storage as well as configurations up to 1TB NVMe SSD.
The TUF Gaming laptops use a full-sized desktop design keyboard, and each key has Overstroke technology for improved responsiveness and overall feel. It has global RGB backlighting with personalization possible. Extend it to Scenario Profiles to further change preferences according to your uses.
Last but not least is connectivity on these new TUF Gaming laptops:
- Two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A ports
- One USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
- G-SYNC support via DisplayPort 1.4 alternate mode
- Dedicated HDMI 2.0b
- Additional USB port
- Gigabit Ethernet
- A15/A17: Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) with Bluetooth support
- F15/F17: Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+)
As for sound, virtual surround sound is available for stereo headsets with DTS:X Ultra, along with audio presets and equalizer to pair with upgraded speakers. Look forward to the TUF Gaming A15, A17, with F15 and F17 coming later.
ASUS TUF Gaming A15
|CPU||AMD Ryzen™ 4000 Series Mobile Processors|
|Display||15.6-inch Non-glare Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS-level panel
up to 144Hz, adaptive sync technology
|Operating system||Windows 10 Pro (ASUS recommends Windows 10 Pro)|
|Graphics||Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060|
|Main memory||Up to 32GB 3200MHz DDR4|
|VRAM||Up to 6G GDDR6|
|Storage||M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD up to 1TB|
Intel Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
|I/O ports||1 Audio Jack Combo
1 x HDMI 2.0b
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C Display Port 1.4
1 x RJ45 LAN
1 x USB 2.0
1 x Kensington lock
|Audio||Dual Speakers with DTS:X Ultra
Array microphone with Cortana 2.0 support
3.5mm headphone jack
|Battery||90Wh lithium-polymer battery
230W power adapter
Plug Type: ø6 (mm)
(Output voltage : 230W)
(Input : 100~240V AC, 50/60Hz universal)
|Colors||Fortress Gray, Bonfire Black|