Monday, April 13th 2020

ASUS Rolls Out 4800H-powered TUF Gaming A15 and A17 Full HD Gaming Notebooks

ASUS today rolled out the 2020 TUF Gaming A15 and A17 gaming notebooks powered by AMD Ryzen 7 4800H 8-core/16-thread processor, and two combinations of NVIDIA GeForce discrete graphics. The TUF506IV-AS76 features GeForce RTX 2060 (mobile) graphics, a 1 TB NVMe SSD, and 16 GB of DDR4-3200 memory; while its sibling, the TUF506IU-ES74, features GTX 1660 Ti (mobile) graphics, 512 GB NVMe SSD, and 16 GB of DDR4-2667 memory.

The star-attraction with both are their 15.6-inch Full HD IPS displays with 144 Hz refresh-rates. The A17 (TUF706IU-AS76) sits between the two, with a larger 17.3-inch Full HD IPS display that has the same 144 Hz refresh-rate, but GTX 1660 Ti (mobile) graphics, 16 GB of DDR4-3200 memory, and 1 TB NVMe SSD. All three feature a pair of USB 3.1 gen 1 type-A, one USB 3.1 gen 2 type-C, illuminated keyboards, large 90 Whr batteries, 1 GbE wired, and 802.11ac WLAN. The A15 TUF506IV-AS76 is priced at USD $1,200, the A15 TUF506IU-ES74 at $1,000; and the A17 TUF706IU-AS76 at $1,100.
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17 Comments on ASUS Rolls Out 4800H-powered TUF Gaming A15 and A17 Full HD Gaming Notebooks

#1
Caring1
Asus has it the wrong way around when it's the 17" that should be full "hamburger with the lot"
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#2
Nephilim666
These look good on paper but the reports I've read say they're quite plasticky unlike the Zephyrus G14 which is mag alloy. I've also heard the displays are markedly inferior to the Zephyrus. A real shame.
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#3
ShurikN
Nephilim666
These look good on paper but the reports I've read say they're quite plasticky unlike the Zephyrus G14 which is mag alloy. I've also heard the displays are markedly inferior to the Zephyrus. A real shame.
I mean it's TUF, why were you expecting great quality.
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#4
Nephilim666
ShurikN
I mean it's TUF, why were you expecting great quality.
I have very limited TUF experience outside of my x79 sabertooth that has been running for the past 9 years heavily overclocked on water.
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#5
Tsukiyomi91
the A15 with R7 4800H + RTX2060 + 3200MHz DDR4 RAM option look good but the keyboard is putting me off. Unless, one can turn off the lights or the very least, are RGB (per-zone most likely), then that's fine.
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#6
ShurikN
Nephilim666
I have very limited TUF experience outside of my x79 sabertooth that has been running for the past 9 years heavily overclocked on water.
The TUF of old and this new TUF are night and day.
Tsukiyomi91
the A15 with R7 4800H + RTX2060 + 3200MHz DDR4 RAM option look good but the keyboard is putting me off. Unless, one can turn off the lights or the very least, are RGB (per-zone most likely), then that's fine.
Well my Alienware has the option to turn of keyboard backlight, so this one should be no different. If it can be lit up, it can be turned off
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#7
SIGSEGV
a must buy laptop.
do they have a normal keyboard layout instead of gaming layout? that "wsad" thing is really annoying.
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#8
R0H1T
Actually I was looking to post some these in the hot deals section but you beat me to it, anyway that 17 inch is what I'd probably get when it comes over here, no more gaming on "small screens" :nutkick:
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#9
IceShroom
No Radeon Mobile option!!
But this is ASUS, who will put a MX230 on Ryzen 5 3500U laptop than SSD+8GB Dual Channel RAM.
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#10
TheTechGuy1337
Actually, a few of our developers have been using TUF series laptops with the 8th gen intel cpu's in them. It is rare to see gaming laptops in a business environment, but they wanted more powerful machines on the go and we did not have the budget for it. These are great buys on sale. I've seen last gens drop to around $600 dollars on newegg when it was brand new. The quality is on par if not better than some of our older HP/Lenovo business laptops. No issues as of yet.
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#11
Sabishii Hito
IceShroom
No Radeon Mobile option!!
But this is ASUS, who will put a MX230 on Ryzen 5 3500U laptop than SSD+8GB Dual Channel RAM.
Name one good mobile Radeon GPU. Nvidia still has the performance crown in that area and it isn't even close.
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#12
IceShroom
Sabishii Hito
Name one good mobile Radeon GPU. Nvidia still has the performance crown in that area and it isn't even close.
RX 5500M, RX 5600M, RX 5700M.
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#13
Cheeseball
Not a Potato
IceShroom
RX 5500M, RX 5600M, RX 5700M.
The RX 5600M and 5700M aren't even out yet, but I have high hopes for these.

The RX 5500M, while not a failure, is lackluster compared to the 1660 Ti Max-Q/Mobile (not sure why AMD decided to aim at this, but okay) while using more power (+10W) at the same load.
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#14
Mamya3084
availability? nothing here in our crummy island of Australia
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#15
User !
R0H1T
Actually I was looking to post some these in the hot deals section but you beat me to it, anyway that 17 inch is what I'd probably get when it comes over here, no more gaming on "small screens" :nutkick:
Neither 15.6 nor 17.3 have good screen,only 45 ntsc.You should link it to a monitor,regarding it as supreme mini itx pc.Or you'd better buy a 72ntsc screen and replace the original one,if you wanna use it as normal laptop.
Tsukiyomi91
the A15 with R7 4800H + RTX2060 + 3200MHz DDR4 RAM option look good but the keyboard is putting me off. Unless, one can turn off the lights or the very least, are RGB (per-zone most likely), then that's fine.
rgb can definitely be closed.Because I'm using its china version now.
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#16
R0H1T
Well a monitor isn't what I'd term as "portable" & if we're going that route than AIO would be what one would buy, most of them are horrendously underpowered though.
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#17
watzupken
Nephilim666
These look good on paper but the reports I've read say they're quite plasticky unlike the Zephyrus G14 which is mag alloy. I've also heard the displays are markedly inferior to the Zephyrus. A real shame.
TUF is just another low end model from Asus. Indeed I agree that the TUF series when it first got released is markedly different from the TUF series now. I feel Asus is unnecessarily creating too many models at the low end.
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