The new Asus TUF A15 is one of the most versatile gaming laptops you can buy right now. That’s all down to its affordable combination of brand new, top-end AMD Ryzen APU mixed with a healthy dollop of Nvidia’s Turing graphics silicon. This isn’t some thin-and-light notebook, nor a hulking great workstation machine, but as well as some genuinely impressive gaming chops the Asus F506IV—or TUF Gaming A15 to its close friends—is capable of so much more
Asus TUF A15 has eight cores of Ryzen Zen 2 processing is able to offer the sort of CPU performance video editors and 3D artists will love, with a capacious high-speed SSD also playing its part. The 90Wh battery and 7nm APU will ensure that it keeps up and running away from a power point for an almost unprecedented decent length of time for a gaming laptop too.
Sure, at 5lbs (2.3kg) this isn’t some Ultrabook machine you’ll want to slip into a courier bag and set up in a coffee shop to write your memoirs/frag your friends, but neither is it some vast desktop replacement either.
And at $1,349.99 (£1,349) it’s all available for a very reasonable price. In a previous life I checked out the last generation version of this notebook, the Asus TUF FX505DV. It was a very smartly specced machine, which mixed quality components with intelligent compromises to ensure an entirely capable gaming experience from a mid-price gaming laptop.