The Asus TUF Dash F15 TUF516PR-AZ019T is a thin and light portable gaming laptop PC with its 14 hour battery life. Equipped with a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen with 240Hz frequency which improves fluidity in games, this Ultrabook is able to run recent games thanks to its dedicated high-end GeForce RTX 3070 NVIDIA Ampere graphics card with ray tracing which also speeds up processing like the right amount of RAM and fast 1TB SSD storage which boosts responsiveness. This computer designed to play is based on a Quad Core i7-11370H Tiger Lake-H processor and has a backlit keyboard as well as Wi-Fi ax and USB-C Thunderbolt 4 connectivity.
Specifications Asus TUF Dash F15 TUF516PR-AZ019T
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” IPS Full HD LED 240Hz 3ms 100% sRGB 300cd / m² 1000: 1 thin edges (1920×1080, glossy)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-11370H Tiger-H (3.3 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB (8 GB soldered 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 1 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4) 1 free M.2 SATA / NVMe PCIe 3.0 combo SSD slot|
|Connection||3 USB 3.0 1 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.0b|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (Intel Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, 1.7mm stroke|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2x2W) DTS: X Ultra|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||14 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 76Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.0 Kg / 360 x 252 x 19.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus TUF Dash F15 TUF516PR-AZ019T
With its thin and light dark Eclipse Gray chassis, it has a relatively sober look for a gaming laptop that facilitates access to storage and RAM. It claims to comply with the military resistance standard MIL-STD-810G to offer good robustness.
The cooling of this gaming laptop PC is provided by 2 n-Blade fans (liquid crystal polymer, 83 blades), 5 heat pipes and 4 air vents.
However, it does not have a webcam and if you want to use one, you will therefore have to use an external webcam .
This Ultrabook oriented game and creation is well equipped in terms of connectivity. There is indeed 1 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this PC to a TV and / or a monitor for example, Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax modules ( more recent and efficient than the Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect remotely wirelessly, Ethernet and audio ports as well as 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you plug in a USB 3.0 device.
The chiclet keyboard can obviously be backlit. Thus, we can clearly see its keys in the half-light.
Those who regularly enter numbers will however deplore the absence of a numeric keypad on the right of the keyboard, especially since it is a standard in 15 inches.
Asus has also made the choice not to offer its NumPad technology (NumberPad) which could have converted the touchpad into a tactile numeric keypad.
The screen adopts a 240Hz refresh rate as well as a limited latency of 3ms which clearly reinforces the fluidity in games compared to the 60Hz standard. It lends itself well to the display of High Definition content such as videos due to its Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format. In addition, the screen benefits from large vertical and horizontal viewing angles while reproducing colors more faithfully than average, thanks to its IPS and 100% Adobe RGB specifications. Anti-reflective coating, the screen also offers better visibility than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
Performance, battery life of Asus TUF Dash F15 TUF516PR-AZ019T
The Asus TUF Dash F15 TUF516PR-AZ019T is aimed at those who have a comfortable budget and are looking for a versatile laptop PC that is relatively thin and light and nomadic and yet performs in games.
It is able to run the most recent and greedy games in graphics resources because it embeds the dedicated NVIDIA Ampere high-end GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card with ray tracing.
You can also watch photos and videos with the Intel Iris Xe graphics solution integrated (tested by us) into the processor. Modest (but significantly more efficient than the Intel UHD 630), the Iris Xe is nevertheless favored by the integrated NVIDIA Optimus technology because it is energy efficient which promotes battery life.
In this regard, expect about 14 hours of battery operation in light use.
Coming back to Optimus, it automatically switches in real time between the GeForce RTX 3070 and the Iris Xe depending on the tasks performed. The GeForce RTX 3070 is used to support graphics work deemed too heavy for the Intel Iris Xe.
Another advantage of the GeForce RTX 3070 other than its power in games, the fact that it speeds up processing under software using GPU computing power, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Photoshop / Premiere, which will interest creators.
The heart of this thin and light gaming laptop is up to the task, combining a good amount of 16 GB RAM with an Intel Tiger Lake-H Quad Core i7-11370H processor whose TDP is controlled to limit power consumption. energy to preserve battery life.
In any case, this duo delivers solid general performance capable of satisfying a maximum of users and supports the GeForce RTX 3070 well in games.
Thanks to this core, we obtain, for example, faster processing than with 8 GB DDR4 and a low-consumption processor, and this under work requiring RAM and CPU resources taking advantage of multi-cores, such as photo editing, video editing or rendering. 3d.
On the storage side, Asus has chosen an SSD whose large capacity of 1TB competes with hard drives without worry. But compared to the latter, remember that an SSD is silent while being more robust, more energy efficient and much faster.
Result thanks to the SSD, we take advantage of a faster arrival on the cards of online games than with a hard drive for example, or even faster games / software launches, treatments and starts / stops.
And if you ever need more space, you can add a second SSD via the available M.2 slot.
Thanks to its thinness and its contained weight, this Ultrabook is easy to carry for a gaming laptop PC and offers a particularly interesting battery life that will appeal to nomads.
But it turns out to be noisy and heats up when it is heavily used (ex: games, treatments)