TUF DASH F15 and Gaming A15 hero cover

Durability, performance and affordability is the credo for the ASUS TUF series gaming laptops and we were quite chuffed when we tested it last year. For 2021, ASUS has debuted not one, but three new offerings in the TUF lineup with a TUF Dash F15 as well as two TUF Gaming A15 laptops for Malaysia.

All three laptops have 15.6-inch displays and offer RTX 3000 series graphics to power AAA gaming but where they primarily differ is that the TUF Gaming A15 range packs AMD Ryzen 5000-series CPUs while the TUF Dash F15 comes with the latest 11th Gen Intel Core processors.

Regardless, all three of them have similar aesthetics with streamlined edges and MIL-STD grade toughness.

ASUS TUF Dash F15

Slim, sleek and relatively affordable with 11th Gen Intel Core processors paired up with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 graphics, the ASUS TUF Dash F15 looks the business though it’s so far only issued in a dark shade called Eclipse Gray for now.

ASUS TUF Dash F15

The RM6,999 price tag seems a bit lofty but you’re getting a gaming rig that can tackle any high end game in a competent fashion including Cyberpunk 2020. For now, the unit only ships in Eclipse Gray though the white version picture here is slated to be a release later on in 2021.

Price RM6,999 (FX516P-RAZ054T)
Display 15.6-inch IPS, 240Hz, 3ms, 300 nits, 72% NTSC, 100% sRGB, 73.35% Adobe, Adaptive Sync
Processor Intel® Core™ i7-11370H Processor 3.3 GHz,
4 cores (12M Cache, up to 4.8GHz)
OS Windows 10 Home
RAM Total 16GB
Slot 1: 8GB DDR4-3200
On-board: 8GB DDR4-3200 (soldered)
Storage Slot 1: 1TB M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 3.0 SSD
Slot 2: Empty
Graphics Intel® Iris Xᵉ Graphics (Intel® Iris Xᵉ Graphics in Dual Channel)
Intel® UHD Graphics in Single Channel
NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 w/ 8GB GDDR6 VRAM
I/O Ports 3x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
1x Type C USB 4 with Power Delivery, Display Port and Thunderbolt™ 4//1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack
Battery 76WHr, 4-cell Li-Ion
Size/Weight 36.0 x 25.2 x 1.99 ~ 1.99 cm / 2kg
ASUS TUF Dash F15 Specifications

ASUS TUF Gaming A15

Upgraded for 2021, the new generation of TUF Gaming A15 laptops pair the AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor and come in two subvariants, each differentiated primarily in terms of what NVIDIA GeForce graphics card it comes with, with one integrating a higher powered NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 while the other sports an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060.

ASUS TUF Gaming A15

Another difference is in terms of what size of SSD it comes in but you have a secondary bay for immediate upgrades and display refresh rate with one offering 240Hz while the other has 144Hz. We previously tested last year’s version and this year’s looks even better than ever before.

Specifications ASUS TUF Gaming A15 FA506Q-MHN063T ASUS TUF Gaming A15 FA506Q-RAZ030T
Price RM5,299 RM6,699
Display 15.6-inch Full HD IPS, 144Hz, 250 nits, 45% NTSC, 62.5% sRGB, 47.34% Adobe 15.6-inch Full HD IPS, 240Hz, 300 nits, 72% NTSC, 100% sRGB, 73.35% Adobe
Processor AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H Processor
3.0 GHz (16M Cache, up to 4.3 GHz)
AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H Processor
3.0 GHz (16M Cache, up to 4.3 GHz)
OS Window 10 Home Windows 10 Home
RAM Total 16GB
Slot 1: 8GB DDR4-3200
Slot 2: 8GB DDR4-3200
Total 16GB Slot 1: 8GB DDR4-3200 Slot 2: 8GB DDR4-3200
Storage Slot 1:512GB M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 3.0 SSD
Slot 2: Empty
Slot 1: 1TB M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 3.0 SSD
Slot 2: Empty
Graphics AMD Radeon™ Graphics
NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060
AMD Radeon™ Graphics
NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070
I/O Ports 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
3x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A//1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C 3x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A//1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack
Battery 90WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion 90WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion
Size/Weight 35.9 x 25.6 x 2.28 ~ 2.43 cm / 2.3kg 35.9 x 25.6 x 2.28 ~ 2.43 cm / 2.3kg
     
ASUS TUF Gaming A15 variant specifications and prices

ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15 & TUF Gaming A15 Prices in Malaysia

ASUS Malaysia has announced that the TUF Gaming Dash F15 and the both variants of the TUF Gaming A15 will arrive in Malaysia within the coming weeks. The higher end variant of the TUF Gaming A15 will arrive by the end of January 2021 at RM6,699 while the more affordable variant by mid-February at RM5,299. The TUF Gaming Dash F15 is slated for an end of January 2021 arrival at RM6,999. For more details, check out their official page for the TUF Gaming A15 here and the TUF Gaming Dash F15 here.

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