Fast, versatile and gifted in the game with its 144hz screen, the Asus A15 TUF566II-HN336 is a good alternative under 1100 euros. It contains a major processor, the AMD Ryzen 5 4600H Renoir Hexa Core, capable of propelling the TUF towards versatile spheres and of destining it to creatives as well as to gamers. The latter will find in the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti and in the 144Hz screen a quality support. These key components are assisted by 512 GB SSD storage and 16 GB of RAM for system speed and complemented by amenities such as the multicolored backlit keyboard on an area or easy access to components but expect to see the temperatures and the noise rise in common use …
Specifications of the Asus A15 TUF566II-HN336
|Screen (s)||15.6 “Full HD IPS LED 144 Hz NanoEdge (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 4600H Renoir (2.9 GHz, 8 cores)|
|RAM installed||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200MHz, 2 slots|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Radeon RX Vega 6 and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Connectivity||1 USB 2.0 2 USB 3.2 1 USB 3.2 Type-C Gen2, HDMI 2.0|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)|
|Audio system||2 speakers, ICEPower|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-ion 3 cells 48Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.3 Kg / 359 x 256 x 24.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus A15 TUF566II-HN336
Asus is giving its TUF line a little facelift, which broadly retains the aesthetic achievements of the TUF505 / TUF565 from last year. This design between sobriety and intimidation updates a structured shell with steep angles and a few touches of color (lighting). Inside, the difference between the two models is not striking with the same geometric design dividing a brushed effect and a smooth effect on the sides of the keyboard, but the cover inherits on this reference a new smooth aluminum gray color. . The frame is made from polycarbonate with the localized use of metallic finish metal on the back of the cover.
In this regard, Asus has developed its TUF line by taking robustness and durability as a common thread. The Asus A15 TUF566II-HN336 thus meets the MIL-STD-810G military standard for foolproof strength (extreme heat, shock, drop, humidity, altitude, exposure to the sun). The keyboard has been reworked with this in mind, with an estimated lifespan of 20 million keystrokes for each key. It sports a multi-colored backlight with the ZQSD keys underlined.
Let’s talk about measurements now. A slight compaction is visible thanks to advanced work on the screen borders. The weight is optimized around 2.3 kg and the thickness is 24.9 mm to leave some room for the components to express themselves.
The screen is applied to a 15.6-inch bright Full HD IPS matte panel with 144Hz refresh, enough to enjoy a lively rendering in action. Following the trend, he opts for an immersive edge-to-edge side design, a feeling amplified by the IPS panel and its wide viewing angles. In addition, Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 px) is the most suitable for gamers and allows you to get the best out of your High Definition content while the anti-reflective treatment prevents ambient light from being reflected on the screen, improving playing comfort (especially in dark scenes).
The connection is also getting an update, and that’s not a luxury. We highlight in particular the (expected) arrival of a USB Type-C Gen1 port in the TUF series, added to the two USB 3.2 ports and the USB 2.0 port, which is still present. An HDMI 2.0 output, a Gigabit Ethernet port and a headphone jack complete the selection mainly gathered on the left side of the PC. The SD card reader is still not on the program with the Wifi module remaining confined to the 802.11 AC standard and not the most recent 802.11 AX (Wifi 6).
Performance, battery life of the Asus A15 TUF566II-HN336
This Asus A15 TUF566II-HN336 is powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 4600H Hexa Core Renoir (2020). Its performance is worth talking about since the processor delivers enough to satisfy the most demanding of you with capacities similar to those of an Intel Core i7-10750H. In fact, tasks capable of using the 6 cores, such as certain content creation, 3D modeling or video editing software, will find good working support here. In support, the 16 GB of RAM provide a good flow of multitasking, enough to see the coming years.
To serve the game, the Turing GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Turing graphics card is of a good standard to meet almost all gamers, except the most demanding who will seek the highest rate of framerates. Namely that it only supports Ray-Tracing in small proportions but is quite capable of competing against intensive players and ensuring optimal frequencies in 1080p High on all AAA games with a total of FPS which exceeds 60. Support for creatives is also valuable with its 4 GB GDDR6 VRAM.
Storage is another strength in this laptop since it is entrusted to a 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD which will significantly enhance the overall responsiveness of the system on a daily basis. Overall quieter, more robust and more energy efficient than a mechanical disk, it allows Windows to achieve a remarkable level of fluidity with short load times and a performance without latencies. What’s more, its capacity is nothing short of ridiculous and can accommodate a good chunk of your game library, although some may not find it sufficient.
Note that this PC is supplied with FreeDos, a utility that does not allow optimal use of all its capabilities. It will therefore be necessary to install a complete operating system such as Linux or Windows to take advantage of a perfectly functional environment.
Let’s finish with the autonomy of this TUF A15 on which Asus has reduced the battery capacity to 48Whr. This should limit the autonomy to a maximum of 5 hours when browsing the Internet with active Wifi.