ASUS TUF A15 (FA506II-AS53)
- 15.6-inch Full HD Display (144Hz)
- AMD Ryzen 5 4600H Processor
- Nvidia GTX 1650Ti GPU 4GB VRAM
- 8GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD
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The Asus TUF series of gaming laptops houses some of the best value for money gaming machines. Unlike the Asus ROG Strix series, the TUF series is dedicated to serving the best gaming performance on a mid-range budget. One such laptop in the Asus TUF series is the Asus TUF A15 FA506II-AS53. Its set of specifications and its price quickly attract the eyes of a budget gamer.
Design and Display
The looks and design of the laptop are just like any other Asus TUF series laptop. It feels big and chunky at first glance. The build of the laptop is polycarbonate, but it is a ruggedly build laptop and can pass the MIL-STD-810H test easily. All in all, the laptop has a very durable build. The weight of the laptop is 5.07 pounds, and its dimensions are 10.2-inches by 0.98-inches by 14.5-inches.
Coming to the display of the machine, it offers a fairly large and crisp display. The measurement of the laptop display is 15.6-inches, and it’s a matte display. That means it can scatter the harsh reflections of the light while using outdoors or against a direct bulb. The display panel is IPS, and the resolution is full HD. It also has a high and smooth refresh rate of 144Hz which feels really snappy even while using the laptop normally.
For performance, the laptop has been equipped with the AMD Ryzen 5 4600H mobile processor. It is a 7nm FinFET fabrication-based processor, making it a rally power-efficient hardware. As for speeds, it has a base clock speed rating of 3.0GHz which can easily be boosted up to 4.0GHz. It is a 6 core processor with 12 threads and hence is also very nice for using this laptop for multi-threaded performance.
There is also a dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti GPU that provides a dedicated 4GB of GDDR6 video memory for smooth gaming. This GPU runs at a base clock speed of 1350MHz and can go up to 1485MHz. The laptop also packs 8GB of DDR4 RAM that works at a speed of 3200MHz and has been coupled with 512GB of NVMe m.2 SSD. There are also storage expansion slots in the laptop in the form of one M.2 slot and a 2.5-inches SATA slot.
Keyboard and Touchpad
The keyboard of the laptop is chiclet-style with a Numpad and RGB backlit. The laptop’s keyboard feels really nice to use, along with a decent amount of key travel and clicky feedback. The keyboard keys have a 2mm of key travel and have been claimed by Asus to withstand 20 million presses.
The trackpad of the laptop is also very smooth, along with not being slippery to use. The trackpad’s size is decently large, but it could be larger if the company has embedded the mouse clicks within the trackpad instead of placing them below the trackpad. But it can be a nice thing for those who prefer to have dedicated mouse keys.
The laptop’s battery backup can be said pretty decent in the context of being a gaming laptop. The laptop has been packed with a 4-cell Lithium-Ion battery with a capacity of 90Wh. This battery can deliver a battery backup of 5 to 6 hours easily in mixed usage.
Ports & Connectivity
Being a gaming laptop with not so slim and portable form factor, it will not be justified if Asus delivers this laptop with a shortage of ports. Thankfully there is no such case. The laptop comes with a lot of ports. It has one USB 3.2 gen2 Type-C port, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, one USB 2.0 Type-A port, one HDMI 2.0b port, a 3.5mm audio jack, an RJ-45 LAN port, and an AC port for charging. And for wireless connectivity, there is Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0.
- 15.6-inch 144Hz FHD (1920×1080) IPS-Type display.
- AMD Ryzen 5 4600H Processor.
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB GDDR6 Graphics (Base: 1350MHz, Boost: 1485MHz, TDP: 55W).
- 512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD | 8GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM | Easy Upgradability.
- Windows 10 operating systems | Durable MIL-STD-810H military standard construction.
- Dual fans with self-cleaning anti-dust technology to extend system longevity.
- RGB Backlit keyboard rated for 20-million keystroke durability.
- 1x USB 3.2 Type-C port, 2x USB 3.2 Type-A ports | HDMI 2.0, RJ45 | Audio Jack | Kingston Lock.
- Excillent Performance
- High Refresh Rate Display
- Smooth Gaming Operations
- Decent Amount of Ports
- Upgradable RAM & Storage
- No Multi-Color RGB Effects
- Lack of Thunderbolt Port
- Inadequate Audio Output
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