CES 2020 is ongoing. And we have so much tech to discuss. This time we have a refreshed Asus TUF gaming laptop. This time though ASUS has caught almost every other OEM off-guard with their AMD Ryzen flagship laptops and pre-built PC’s. In this article, we will be discussing the ASUS TUF A15 laptop. This along with the Zephyrus G14 are the first laptops to be built on AMD’s 4000 series processors.

Processor for ASUS TUF A15

We already know that TUF will be coming with ryzen 4000 series processors. But the series is still a mystery. What we do know is that this laptop will also be released with intel 10th core processors. Exact series and model name is still unknown.

AMD Ryzen 4000 series APU
AMD Ryzen 4000 series APU

Graphics for ASUS TUF A15

Asus is releasing the latest TUF laptop with NVIDIA Geforce RTX 2060 GPU. This is the first laptops to come to Nvidia’s RTX technology for those beautiful simulations in renders.

Display for ASUS TUF A15

The display is 144HZ 1080p panel. The laptop will come in 2 display sizes of 15inch and 17inch. The display supports AMD’s proprietary FreeSync technology. So you get a perfectly synchronized frame-rate for low latency and stutter-free gaming.

144Hz display on ASUS TUF A15
144Hz display on ASUS TUF A15

The Laptop receives a further decrease in the size of its bezels. Which is great from the aesthetics point of view.

ASUS TUF A15 bezels
ASUS TUF A15 bezels

The A15 also multi-monitor support for better productivity and value. So you can connect two 4K monitors from this one laptop.

Multi-monitor support
Multi-monitor support

Battery

Asus has increased the battery capacity of the laptop to 90Wh. Thus increasing the expected battery life to 12hrs on a single charge. Even with this massive battery, ASUS has kept it below the permissible limit on flights. So you can carry this laptop with facing any problem from the authorities

90Wh battery on ASUS TUF A15
90Wh battery on ASUS TUF A15

Cooling for ASUS TUF A15

The airflow is heavily optimised for this laptop by ASUS. Although the laptop had multiple Air-intake slots on it. ASUS has somehow managed to increase it even more. As a result, increasing the thermal efficiency on this beast.

Air intake on ASUS TUF A15
Air intake on ASUS TUF A15

The TUF FX506 will come equipped with dual fans(same as last year) with extra intake ports for air in the front and bottom as well. ASUS also provides several fan scenario profiles like Silent, Balance & Turbo for perfect management of battery and thermal efficiency.

DUAL self-cleaning fans on TUF A15
DUAL self-cleaning fans on TUF A15

Storage & Memory

The laptop will have 2xM.2 slots, a 2.5inch hard drive bay. That is a big upgrade from last year.
The laptop will also have 2 SODIMM Ram slots with speeds up to 3200Mhz.

Other key features

This laptop is equipped with a USB-c type slot(although it is not a Thunderbolt 3 port), 2 USB 3.0 ports and a USB 3.2 port. The device also supports multi-monitor setup, for which it has display port 1.4 and HDMI 2.0b

The Asus TUF is certified with MIL-STD-810H for added durability and strength.

Also, this laptop will have a trackpad with physical buttons, unlike last year.

Opinion

This is a great laptop, no doubts there. It has got everything you may need for your daily office productivity and for good gaming experience on the side. Ignoring its heavy build, the TUF A15 can be used as a daily driver.

Availability

This laptop has just come up with yet to be confirmed specs list. So it will arrive in the markets in the mid-year. For more info on this laptop click here

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