Targeting gamers and creator-oriented, the new Asus TUF Gaming A17 TUF706IU-H7012T 17 inch IPS Full HD 120Hz anti -glare screen that enhances the fluidity in games can run a maximum of games thanks to its GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card NVIDIA Turing. This accelerates the multimedia processing which is reinforced by the core composed of a good amount of RAM and an AMD Octo Core Ryzen 7 4800H processor. It benefits from fast SSD storage (but limited capacity) for better responsiveness, a backlit chiclet keyboard and a USB-C connector.
Specifications Asus TUF Gaming A17 TUF706IU-H7012T
|17.3 ” Full HD LED IPS 120Hz 67% sRGB 250cd / m² 800: 1 (1920×1080, anti-reflective)
|AMD Ryzen 7 4800H Renoir (2.9 GHz, 8 cores, TDP 45W)
|RAM installed (max)
|16 GB DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots
|NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated, AMD Radeon Vega 7 integrated into the processor and Optimus
|512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4) 1 free 2.5-inch slot
|2 USB 3.0 1 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0
|Wi-Fi ac (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0 Gigabit Ethernet
|Windows 10 64 bit
|Autonomy announced / Battery
|5 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 48Whr
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)
|2.6 Kg / 399 x 269 x 25.2-26
Chassis, connectors, screen of Asus TUF Gaming A17 TUF706IU-H7012T
It sports a resolutely gamer design and nevertheless a touch of elegance with its chassis with angular lines, black brushed metal finish and textured at the level of the hull and ventilation grills at the rear, right and below, it sports a clearly designed gamer.
This PC complies with the American military resistance standard MIL-STD-810 and allows easy access to hard drive and SSD storage thanks to a door below.
The integrated connection to this designer oriented gaming computer is good, including 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (absent from previous generations), Bluetooth 5 wireless modules and Wi-Fi ac to communicate and connect remotely, an HDMI video output Convenient to easily connect it to a TV or a monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports without forgetting 3 USB compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 ensuring transfers taking place up to 10 times faster than \’\’ in USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
Of course, you can backlight the chiclet keyboard keys which is handy for discerning them in the dark.
The screen particularly targets players with its frequency of 120Hz which enhances the fluidity in games compared to the standard 60Hz. IPS, it has significant viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical, while its colorimetry is correct but below that of more high-end IPS panels.
With its precise Full HD definition and 16: 9 format, the screen is suitable for High Definition content, especially videos. As it is anti-reflective, the screen also offers better visibility than a glossy screen in a bright environment (ex: outdoor) while being more restful for the eyes in prolonged use.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus TUF Gaming A17 TUF706IU-H7012T
The Asus TUF Gaming A17 TUF706IU-H7012T may be of interest to those looking for a high-performance, 17-inch, gaming-oriented and creative laptop PC.
As it benefits from the dedicated GeForce GTX 1660 Ti NVIDIA Turing card, this laptop is capable of supporting a maximum of games with concessions under titles that consume graphics resources to obtain good playability.
NVIDIA Optimus technology on board takes care of switching between the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and the Radeon Vega 7 solution integrated into the processor, automatically depending on the tasks performed.
Despite its very modest performance, the Intel UHD 630 is in fact favored as much as possible by Optimus because it is energy efficient and therefore allows better autonomy. The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is therefore activated to perform graphics work deemed too heavy for the Vega 7 which is however more powerful than the UHD 630 of Intel processors. With one or the other, you can obviously view photos and videos.
The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti can also be used by software that takes advantage of GPU computing power to speed up processing. This is for example the case in multimedia in Sony Vegas or Adobe Photoshop / Premiere.
The heart of this computer is up to the task, supporting the GTX 1660 Ti well in games and in fact delivering global power capable of attracting demanding users. It actually consists of a good amount of 16 GB RAM and an AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 7 4800H Octo Core processor at least as good as its equivalent at Intel.
This duo guarantees processing much faster than 8 GB DDR4 and a Quad / Hexa Core processor in areas requiring RAM and CPU resources exploiting multicore, such as photo editing, 3D rendering or video editing.
Storage further enhances daily responsiveness compared to a hard drive. The SSD ensures much faster starts / stops, game / software launches and processing, or even faster arrival on online game cards.
An SSD is much faster than a hard drive while being more robust, more energy efficient and quieter. With its 512 GB, the SSD rivals hard drives in terms of capacity.
However, 512 GB may be too tight for some. And to get additional space, you can add a second SSD or hard drive via the free 2.5-inch slot.
There is also the possibility of using an external storage unit as a USB 3.0 device to benefit from fast transfers.
To limit temperatures, we can associate this gaming computer with a ventilated support (so remember to check the dimensions carefully! ).