Targeting gamers, the Asus TUF Gaming A15 TUF566IV-AL155T is a new high-performance versatile laptop with a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare 144Hz screen that enhances fluidity in games. It embeds the dedicated GeForce RTX 2060 ray tracing NVIDIA Turing card to run recent games and strengthen multimedia processing, and sees its reactivity reinforced by its fast SSD storage. Oriented creator with its powerful heart coupling a good amount of RAM to a Ryzen 7 Renoir Octo Core AMD processor which accelerates processing, it benefits from a USB 3.1 Type-C connection and a backlit chiclet keyboard.
Chassis, connectors, screen of Asus TUF Gaming A15 TUF566IV-AL155T
With its chassis with angular lines, silver aluminum shell and black interior conforming to the American military resistance standard MIL-STD-810, it sports an original and robust gamer design.
It is cooled by HyperCool technology (adjustable via the Fan Overboost function) using 2 fans with 2 heat pipes and Anti-Dust Cooling technology to limit dust.
This designer oriented gaming computer is well equipped in terms of connectivity, with the introduction of USB 3.1 Type-C absent from previous generations of Asus TUF.
There are Bluetooth 5 and Wi-Fi ac wireless modules to communicate and connect remotely, a useful HDMI video output to easily connect this PC to a TV or a monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports or 3 USB compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guarantees transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
Some may however regret that Wi-Fi is not newer and more efficient Wi-Fi ax.
In all cases, of course, you can backlight the chiclet chiclet keyboard keys, here via a customizable RGB system, which is handy for discerning them in the dark.
The screen clearly targets players with its refresh rate of 144Hz which improves fluidity in games compared to the standard 60Hz. On the other hand, the creators may be disappointed by the average colorimetry while adopting IPS technology which guarantees in any case significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles. As it adopts a precise Full HD definition and a 16: 9 format, the screen lends itself well to displaying High Definition content and in particular videos. Thanks to its anti-reflective treatment, it also offers better visibility than a shiny panel in a light environment (ex: outdoor).
Performance, autonomy of the Asus TUF Gaming A15 TUF566IV-AL155T
The Asus TUF Gaming A15 TUF566IV-AL155T can appeal to those looking for a high-performance 15-inch versatile laptop, especially in games, and oriented towards creation.
Recent games can run on this PC because it is equipped with the dedicated GeForce RTX 2060 NVIDIA Turing high-end graphics card with ray tracing.
NVIDIA Optimus technology is on hand to assess graphics needs in real time based on the tasks performed. It favors maximum operation on the Radeon Vega 7 solution integrated into the AMD processor despite its more modest benefits (nevertheless higher than that of Intel UHD) because its reduced energy consumption promotes autonomy.
Optimus activates the GeForce RTX 2060 to perform graphics processing deemed too heavy for the Vega 7, especially for playing. Both of course allow you to view photos and videos.
The GeForce RTX 2060 can also be used by software that takes advantage of GPU computing power to speed up processing. This is for example the case of Adobe Photoshop / Premiere or Sony Vegas, which will interest creative people.
The heart of this computer targeting gamers is up to the task, supporting the RTX 2060 well in games. Most importantly, it delivers a total power able to seduce demanding users because it is built around an AMD processor Renoir APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) 7 4800H Ryzen Hexa Core and a good amount of RAM of 16 GB. This duo guarantees in particular much faster processing than a Quad / Hexa Core processor and 8 GB DDR4 in areas that consume CPU and RAM resources exploiting multicores, such as photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering, which will interest creators.
On the storage side, Asus used an SSD for this PC. This involves starting / stopping, launching games / software but also processing much faster than with a hard drive, or even arriving faster on online game cards.
An SSD indeed guarantees a much better fluidity and reactivity on a daily basis than a hard drive, while being much faster, more energy efficient, more robust and silent.
Here, it is a 512 GB SSD that we find on board, capacity certainly rivaling hard drives but which may be too fair for some.
In this case, a second SSD can be added via the free M.2 slot. You can also use an external storage unit such as a USB 3.0 device for fast transfers.
Finally with regard to the autonomy of this PC which should be expected to be heard and heats up when strongly pushed (eg games, treatments), bet on about 5 hours of battery operation in light use.