Asus TUF Gaming A15: full review

Asus TUF Gaming A15: full review

Asus TUF Gaming A15: full review


Asus TUF Gaming A15: full review


The prices of gaming computers can go very high depending on the hardware components and materials they contain. Asus TUF Gaming A15 strikes a good balance between price and performance, with choices made on both hardware components and materials.

The most important factor that makes Asus TUF Gaming A15 laptops advantageous in terms of price is that they are offered with AMD Ryzen 4000 series processors. Thanks to its competitive and performance advantage with its competitors, the new Ryzen 4000 series processors that are highly anticipated by end-users are located in different configurations of this laptop. Asus offers Ryzen 4800 and 4900 processor alternatives with Nvidia's RTX series or GTX 16 graphics processor unit options.. In this article, we will give you a quick review regarding Asus TUF Gaming A15.

Asus TUF Gaming A15: full review


 Design & Display.


 An important factor that makes Asus TUF Gaming A15 a good price-performance product is the selected materials. Gaming PCs often come with ambitious material selections, which push the price up. Asus has chosen a mixture of aluminum and plastic materials on this laptop. There are two different color options, black and gray. Looking at the cover design, a stylish TUF logo is complemented by small screws placed in each corner. Interestingly, you can easily lift the lid with just one finger. When we look at the base of the computer, we see that a honeycomb-looking design is applied. This structure helps to dissipate the heat and allows the computer to hold on to the surface better. While gaming, a firm grip of the computer to the surface is important for comfort, and TUF A15 meets this.

As far as display is concerned, Asus TUF Gaming A5 comes with a screen size of 15.6 inches. The resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels. There is no alternative to these values, but Asus offers different options on the refresh rate and color support side. The model we have has 144Hz Adaptive Sync support. The high refresh rate reflects the graphical changes in the games better on the screen. In racing games such as Forza Horizon 4, it is possible to observe the effect of these fluid graphics on the surrounding elements well. We see that the screen does not exceed the average in terms of color support. However, the contrast and brightness are reasonable. However, the screen brightness will not offer the best conditions for outdoor use. The anti-reflective coating of the screen reduces the reflection in bright environments and covers the brightness of the screen to some extent.

When we look at the keyboard side, we see a complete keyboard with a numeric keypad. RGB backlighting is available, but all keys offer only one color at a time. The keys are not very low, the hardness is well adjusted, we can easily say that we do not have difficulty getting used to while writing. Since this is a gaming computer, the keys that are frequently used in games such as W, A, S, D are designed in a different color than the others. You can also quickly adjust various settings such as volume, screen brightness, fan mode on the top row of function keys. The power button comes in a shape that fits the honeycomb design at the bottom. We do not like keyboards with numeric pads, but the keypad on this computer does not take up much space, which created enough space for the keys we normally use to type. The areas on which the wrists rest are wide enough, which enables you to write comfortably with support from the wrist while writing. 

The trackpad is not kept too large. While this unit has good pointer speed and responsiveness, the base is hard and requires quite a bit of pressure to tap the surface. In contrast, the left and right-click keys are extremely soft. We can comment enough for the trackpad, as those who own this computer will also use a mouse.

Asus TUF Gaming A15: full review


Operating System and Process.


The ASUS TUF Gaming A15 model we reviewed has an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H processor. With eight cores and 16 execution units, this processor manages to deliver the levels of power we expect to see in higher priced laptops.

 On the GPU side, in addition to the internal graphics processor unit, there is an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 with 6 GB VRAM. Although the RTX 2060 is not a flagship graphics processor unit, it offers more than enough graphics power that this gaming computer with a 1080p resolution screen will need. 

In geekbench, This top-of-the-line model gets remarkable results in benchmark tests. For example, with the result of 6500 in the 3D Mark test, it manages to surpass many gaming computers in the market. His results in other benchmark tests are also considered brilliant. When we look at the practical results, we see that TUF A15 offers a good game performance. The graphics speed, details, and fluency are at a very good level in games such as Apex Legends, Forza Horizon, or WarThunder where we experience the computer. Since the screen resolution is 1080p, the GPU is not too difficult on the graphics rendering side. The responsiveness is also at a good level, your moves are reflected in the game quickly. As a result, a gaming experience is offered to please its owners. In addition, thanks to the presence of the Nvidia RTX 2060, you can have the opportunity to experience it in games that support one of the popular elements of recent games, such as ray tracing. Thanks to ray tracing, higher levels of lighting and shadows can be created, thus increasing the realism element in games.

Asus TUF Gaming A15: full review


Storage, Price, and available colors.


ASUS TUF A15 price depends on the selected variant. The basic variant of the TUF A15 with 8GB RAM and 512GB variant, it will cost you about 1,079.00USD on Amazon. The same variant but with 1TB SSD, it will cost you 1,250.00USD on Amazon. The variant with 8GB and 512SSD plus 1TB HDD will cost you 1,227.99USD on Amazon. While the variant with 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD variant, it will cost you around 1,268.00USD on Amazon. The same variant but with 512GB SSD  and 1TB HDD will cost you about 1,26.34.00USD on Amazon. There are also the 32GB Ram options as mentioned in order: the 32GB RAM and 1TB SSD variant, it will cost you 1,407.00USD on Amazon. The same variant with 2TB SSD will cost you 1,538USD on Amazon. Keep in mind that you can configure any variant with more SSD, RAM, and even processor but it will cost you much more money each. It is available in Silver and Gray colors. 

Asus TUF Gaming A15: full review


Security and Ports.


In terms of connectivity options, TUF A15 is rich enough. It has two A-type USB 3.2 (Gen 1) ports, 1 type C USB 3.2 (Gen 2) port and 1 A-type USB 2 port. For those who want a better and stable network connection while gaming, the Ethernet port is not forgotten. There is also an HDMI port with HDMI 2.0b support. It also has a power jack and 3.5mm headphone jack. Except for the USB-A port located on the right side, all the remaining ports are on the left side. Supports 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5 are also available.

Asus TUF Gaming A15: full review


Sound and Cooling System.


For the sound system, there are speakers on each side, placed towards the front. Thus, a stereo sound experience is experienced. It has a high enough sound output and is sufficient for games. The bass is not overdone, we have to say that the treble level is slightly above the desired level at high volume. Regardless, for those who don't want to use a headset while gaming, this audio system will do the trick.

TUF Gaming A15 offers a good structure to dissipate heat throughout the body while playing. While playing games, you do not feel the temperature in the part where the keyboard is. The fan noise is noticeably loud, but we can say that this does not cause much discomfort while playing games. Thanks to the shortcut that Asus offers on the keyboard, you can quickly switch between silent, performance, and turbo modes and choose the silent mode to reduce the fan noise when you are not playing games. Even in this case, you will hear the fan running.

Asus TUF Gaming A15: full review


Battery and charging.


 When it comes to the gaming computer, it is necessary not to keep the expectations too high on the battery side. We guess that you will be using the computer mostly depending on the battery. The configuration of TUF Gaming A15 at hand comes with a large adapter. The 48-watt-hour battery seems sufficient for this computer. You can get 4-5 hours of operation with a single charge with average use. For a gaming PC, these values ​​seem quite reasonable. The fact that the AMD Ryzen 7 4800H draws a good graphic in terms of power consumption also contributes to this battery performance.

Asus TUF Gaming A15: full review


Conclusion.


Asus TUF Gaming A15 is the model that keep the price-performance balance well, as we mentioned at the beginning. The model at hand offers good performance thanks to the efficient operation of the AMD Ryzen 7 series processor. When we add the Nvidia RTX 2060 graphics processor unit to this, it turns out to be a more than enough system for many games. If you're not looking for a higher resolution display or a more stylishly designed PC, TUF Gaming A15 will deliver the performance you need for an optimal gaming experience. What do you think? Do you recommend this laptop? Share your knowledge with us.

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