The Asus TUF Gaming A17 TUF766IH-H7108T is a versatile laptop PC oriented gamers and creators performing thanks to its Hexa Core AMD Ryzen 5 Renoir processor while its responsiveness is enhanced by its fast SSD storage. Equipped with a 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen, this multimedia laptop is capable of running a number of games thanks to its NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card which also speeds up image processing of the processor. Sober with its black design, this laptop PC designed to play and create but also nomadic with its 8-hour battery life also benefits from a backlit chiclet keyboard and USB-C connectivity.
Specifications of the Asus TUF Gaming A17 TUF766IH-H7108T
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” Full HD LED IPS NanoEdge thin edges (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 4600H Renoir (3.0 GHz, 6 cores, TDP 45W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Radeon Vega 6 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4) 1 free M.2 slot 1 free 2.5 inch slot|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0b|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, RGB|
|Audio system||2 loudspeakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||8 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 48Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.6 Kg / 399.2 x 269.4 x 26|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus TUF Gaming A17 TUF766IH-H7108T
With its black frame with angular lines, this rugged versatile laptop PC with its compliance with the US military resistance standard MIL-STD-810G sports a gamer design.
Its cooling is entrusted to HyperCool technology (adjustable via the Fan Overboost function) via 2 fans, air vents, heat pipes but also Anti-Dust Cooling technology which limits dust.
This multimedia laptop is equipped with good connectivity including 1 USB-C, wireless Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 5 modules for remote connections and communications, a practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or a monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports without forgetting 3 USBs compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect peripherals USB 3.0.
Too bad, however, not to find Wi-Fi ax more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac.
In all cases of course, a backlighting system is fitted to the chiclet keyboard, which is practical for better distinguishing its keys when the ambient light is reduced.
The screen lends itself well to the display of High Definition content such as videos because it adopts a precise Full HD definition associated with a 16: 9 format. As it is anti-reflective, the screen is more readable than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors) and less tiring for the eyes over a long period. In addition, thanks to its IPS technology, the screen has large horizontal and vertical viewing angles.
Performance, battery life of the Asus TUF Gaming A17 TUF766IH-H7108T
The Asus TUF Gaming A17 TUF766IH-H7108T is a large-format, versatile, gaming-oriented and creative-oriented versatile laptop.
The general performance it provides will satisfy a maximum of users because it integrates 8 GB of RAM coupled to an AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 5 4600H Renoir Hexa Core processor.
This processor will be of interest to creators because it guarantees faster processing than a Quad Core in areas that are greedy in processor resources taking advantage of multicore, which is the case for example in photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering.
On the other hand, it should be borne in mind that in games, the contribution of the Hexa Core is variable compared to a Quad Core.
The fact remains that this heart supports the GeForce GTX 1650 well in games, a dedicated graphics card capable of running many titles if we agree to settings under the most demanding games in terms of graphics resources to obtain a good fluidity.
The GeForce GTX 1650 will also appeal to creatives because it is able to speed up multimedia processing under software using GPU computing power (eg Sony Vegas, Adobe Photoshop / Premiere).
The GeForce GTX 1650 is in fact used by NVIDIA Optimus technology when the more modest performance of the AMD Radeon Vega 8 solution (more powerful than the Intel UHD 630, less than the Iris Xe) housed within the AMD processor Hexa Core Ryzen 5 prove to be insufficient to perform the requested tasks.
Of course, whether with the GeForce GTX 1650 or the Radeon Vega 8, you can watch photos and videos. But the Vega 8 is preferred as much as possible by Optimus because it is energy efficient which promotes battery life. Bet in this area on about 8 hours on battery in light use.
On the storage side, Asus opts for a 512 GB SSD, a capacity similar to standard hard drives. But compared to the latter, an SSD has several advantages: it is silent, less energy-consuming, more robust and much faster.
Result thanks to the SSD, we obtain a much better reactivity and fluidity on a daily basis than with a simple hard drive, which implies for example faster starts / stops, treatments and launches of software / games, or even a faster arrival on cards from online games.
What if we need more space? You can add a second SSD or a hard drive via the free 2.5-inch slot. But also use an external storage unit such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device to enjoy fast transfers.
Keep in mind, however, that this versatile laptop PC heats up and is noisy when it is heavily used (eg treatment, games).