ASUS TUF A15 Gaming Laptop (FA506IH-AS53) with Ryzen 5-4600H & GTX 1650 Review

ASUS TUF A15 Gaming Laptop, FA506IH-AS53

ASUS TUF Gaming A15 Gaming Laptop

ASUS TUF Gaming A15 (FA506IH-AS53) is a modern, powerful gaming laptop at a mid-range price, with a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display with a 144Hz refresh rate and GTX 1650 dedicated graphics card and a robust chassis with an MIL-STD-810H military standard. It is currently rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 82 mainly happy users that bought and used it.

Asus TUF Laptop comes with the powerful AMD Ryzen 5 4600H processor, 512GB Solid State Drive, 8GB DDR4 memory, Windows 10 Home operating system and good connectivity including the Gigabit WiFi 5. The quarter 2 of 2020 release 6-core Ryzen 5 4600H processor (6 cores, 12 threads) works at the speeds between 3.0 and 4.0GHz with the turbo burst frequency. The typical Thermal Design Power- TDP is 45 watts as you can expect from a gaming laptop CPU.

512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD is a more than reasonable amount of storage space and at great read and write speeds. It will also help with the faster starting and shutting down of the computer. 8GB DDR4 SDRAM at 3200MHz is adequate for your daily multitasking needs, which is also helped by the very powerful Ryzen 5 4600H processor. Windows 10 Home operating system comes pre-installed and will do its upgrades once you first start the machine.

15.6″ FHD display has the 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, IPS panel for up to 178-degree viewing angle both vertically and horizontally and the 144Hz refresh rate for gaming. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 is a powerful desktop GPU with a 4GB GDDR6 dedicated graphics memory. And with a video card benchmark score of 7834 you can play pretty much all the modern games at high settings and resolutions and work on the most demanding graphics editing and engineering software.

This Asus TUF laptop has an RGB-backlit One Zone keyboard that was tested for a durability of 20-million keystrokes. The keyboard is in English, not Spanish and doesn’t come with the Spanish characters. It is quite a reliable and durable machine with the self cleaning, cooling and military grade durability. The double fans have the anti-dust, self-cleaning function that will help with the longer life of the system. You can use this powerful machine for gaming, video streaming, Office tasks, working on all kinds of demanding software, internet browsing, multitasking and more.

There is no Optical Drive if you’ll play games from DVD or CD but you can get one cheaply and hook up via Bluetooth or one of the USB ports. Connectivity options include the 802.11ac Gigabit Wave 2 Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, an Ethernet RJ-45 connector, a USB 2.0 Type-A port, 2 x USB 3.2 Type-A ports for much faster data transfer, a Type-C USB 3.2 port, a ASUS TUF Gaming A15 Gaming Laptop Ryzen 5 4600HHeadphone-out & Audio-in combo jack, and an HDMI output. And there is a 720p high definition webcam for your Skype chats or when you want to play with the friends.

It comes with the two modern speakers that have the 4 cut-outs for 2.7 times deeper bass and 1.8 times more sound for better sound experience than before. And the DTS:X Ultra technology offers 7.1-channel virtual surround sound for a very immersive experience and theatre-like sound by using the stereo headsets. With your purchase you’ll get an Xbox Game Pass for 30 days. Asus TUF A15 weighs 5.07 pounds and measures 14.5 x 10.1 x 0.98 inches and is reasonably portable and lightweight for a 15.6″ powerful gaming machine.

Upgrading this gaming laptop is easy with the more simple chassis for you to have a quick access to the storage and memory. The memory can be upgraded up to 32GB by replacing the 8GB stick with 2 x 16GB or simply by adding another 8GB to make it 16GB. You can also upgrade the SSD and that will not void the warranty as far as we know. Please check the warranty conditions with the seller. The 48WHrs, 3-cell lithium ion battery on this model is not replaceable by the user. At the mid-range price point we think that this laptop is very good in terms of specs, power, features, design and more. You really are getting decent value for your money if you need a gaming machine.

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