ASUS refreshes TUF Gaming notebooks with Ryzen 4000 processors

ASUS is refreshing their TUF Gaming notebooks to sport the Zen 2-based Ryzen 4000 processors from AMD. Their new TUF Gaming notebooks will be composed of two variants: the ASUS TUF Gaming A15 and the TUF Gaming A17.

Both the ASUS TUF Gaming A15 and A17 series sport AMD’s Zen 2-based Ryzen 4000 processors. The notebooks can be decked out with up to 8GB of DDR4 3200MHz RAM that can be expanded up to 32GB. In terms of storage, the TUF Gaming A15 and A17 can be equipped with a 2.5-inch 1TB 5400RPM HDD and up to 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD.

Their GPUs are provided by NVIDIA. Depending on the variant, the notebook you prefer can ship with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, a GTX 1660 Ti, or an RTX 2060. The TUF Gaming A15 will have a 15.0-inch 1920 x 1080 display running at 120Hz/144Hz while the larger TUF Gaming A17 comes with a 17.0-inch 1920 x 1080 screen with a refresh rate of 120Hz.

Improvements over previous TUF Gaming notebooks include up to 8% smaller profile, better audio thanks to its DTS:X Ultra surround sound, as well as an improved cooling design. Both notebooks come with self-cleaning dual fans that pushes out air through the honeycomb pattern design at the back.

ASUS TUF Gaming A15
Model FX506II FX506IU FX506IV
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H AMD Ryzen 7 4800H AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
OS Windows 10
RAM 4GB/8GB DDR4 3200MHz, expandable up to 32GB
Display 15.0-inch IPS, 1920 x 1080, 120Hz/144Hz
Storage 2.5-inch 1TB 5400RPM HDD, M.2 256GB/512GB PCIe SSD
I/O Ports 2x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C, 1x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI, 1x 3.5mm combo jack, 1x RJ-45, 1x DC-in, 1x Kensington Lock
Connection Dual-band WiFi 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.0
Weight 2.3kg
Dimensions 359.8 x 256 x 24.7mm
Audio DRS:X, 7.1-channel virtual surround
Battery 48Whr
Others One-zone RGB Keyboard, HD Camera with Array Microphone

ASUS TUF Gaming A17
Model FX706II FX706IU
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
OS Windows 10
RAM 4GB/8GB DDR4 3200MHz, expandable up to 32GB
Display 17.0-inch IPS, 1920 x 1080, 120Hz
Storage 2.5-inch 1TB 5400RPM HDD, M.2 256GB/512GB PCIe SSD
I/O Ports 2x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C, 1x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI, 1x 3.5mm combo jack, 1x RJ-45, 1x DC-in, 1x Kensington Lock
Connection Dual-band WiFi 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.0
Weight 2.6kg
Dimensions 399.2 x 269.4 x 26mm
Audio DRS:X, 7.1-channel virtual surround
Battery 48Whr
Others One-zone RGB Keyboard, HD Camera with Array Microphone

Like the ASUS VivoBook S14 M433, the ASUS TUF Gaming A15 and A17 are expected to make their appearance next month due to the enhanced community quarantine in the Philippines. Pricing and availability will also be announced sometime in the future.