Versatile high-performance gaming laptop, the Asus TUF Gaming A15 TUF566IV-AL139T targets players with its 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen whose 144Hz frequency improves fluidity in games and its NVIDIA Turing GeForce RTX 2060 ray tracing capable graphics card take charge of recent games and reinforce multimedia processing. These are also accelerated by fast SSD storage with a large capacity of 1 TB and by the heart combining an AMD Octo Core Ryzen 7 Renoir processor and its good amount of RAM. This computer also has a backlit chiclet keyboard and a USB 3.1 Type-C connector.
Specifications Asus TUF Gaming A15 TUF566IV-AL139T
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full HD LED IPS 144Hz (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 4800H Renoir (2.9 GHz, 8 cores, TDP 45W)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Radeon Vega 7 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||1 TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4) 1 free M.2 slot|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, RGB|
|Audio system||2 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||6 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 48Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.3 Kg / 359.8 x 256 x 24.7-24.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Asus TUF Gaming A15 TUF566IV-AL139T
It sports an original and robust gamer design with its angular lines with silver aluminum shell and black interior as well as its compliance with the American military resistance standard MIL-STD-810G.
HyperCool technology (adjustable via the Fan Overboost function) is there to cool it, combining 2 fans with 2 heat pipes and Anti-Dust Cooling technology to limit dust.
In terms of connectivity, this gaming computer is well equipped with its USB 3.1 Type-C (absent from previous generations of Asus TUF), its Bluetooth 5 wireless modules and Wi-Fi ac to communicate and connect remotely, its Convenient HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor, for example, its Ethernet and audio ports as well as its 3 USBs that are compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 ensuring transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected.
Wi-Fi point ax newer and better than Wi-Fi ac however, which some may deplore.
Of course, the chiclet keyboard can be backlit, here by an RGB system, which is handy for distinguishing them in dim light.
To seduce players, Asus opts for a screen whose frequency of 144Hz improves fluidity in games compared to the standard 60Hz. Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen has comfortable vertical and horizontal viewing angles and offers more faithful colorimetry than the average. As it is anti-reflective, the screen also provides better visibility in a light environment (eg outside) than a shiny panel. It also lends itself very well to the display of High Definition content and in particular videos because of its precise Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format.
Performance, battery life of the Asus TUF Gaming A15 TUF566IV-AL139T
The Asus TUF Gaming A15 TUF566IV-AL139T targets those who are looking for a versatile 15-inch laptop that performs well in games and is creative oriented.
The GeForce RTX 2060, a high-end NVIDIA Turing graphics card with on-board ray tracing, is capable of supporting recent games.
In addition, it speeds up processing under software exploiting GPU computing power, which is for example the case with Sony Vegas or Adobe Premiere / Photoshop.
While the on-board processor is AMD and not Intel, Optimus technology is still present. It switches automatically and in real time as needed between the GeForce RTX 2060 and the Vega 7 solution housed within the processor.
In practice Optimus favors maximum operation on the Vega 7 despite its more modest benefits (equivalent to a dedicated GPU entry level) because it is energy efficient and promotes autonomy. While it allows you to view photos and videos like the Vega 7, the dedicated GeForce RTX 2060 more greedy and powerful card is activated by Optimus to perform graphics processing considered too heavy for the Vega 7.
The latter is housed within the Renoir Ryzen 7 4800H AMD Octo Core APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) processor. Here it is coupled with a good amount of 16 GB RAM.
Result this duo delivers a global power able to satisfy demanding users. It also supports GeForce RTX 2060 very well in games and guarantees processing much faster than a Quad / Hexa Core processor and 8 GB DDR4 in areas that consume CPU and RAM resources taking advantage of multicore. This is the case for example in video editing, photo editing or 3D rendering, which will appeal to creatives.
Creators as well as players will be delighted to find on-board SSD storage, especially since its large capacity of 1000 GB rivals hard drives.
But compared to an SSD, remember that a hard drive is silent, less energy-consuming, more resistant to shocks and silent.
Concretely thanks to the SSD, we arrive faster on the online game cards and we obtain for example game / software launches, processing and much faster starts / stops.
Good point, scalability in terms of storage is required because an M.2 slot is free to add a second SSD.
Finally in terms of autonomy, count on about 6 hours of battery operation in light use, a good point for a gaming laptop. However, keep in mind that it is heard when it is heavily used (eg games, treatments). And if it also heats in these conditions, it is lower than the average of gaming PCs.