- Next-gen processors for on-the-go performance: The new TUF Gaming laptop A15 equipped with the AMD® Ryzen™ 7 4800H processors
- GeForce® and FreeSync™ power high-refresh display: The NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 and AMD FreeSync™ combine for smooth gaming a 144Hz refresh rate display
- Designed for both portability and durability: TUF Gaming is equipped with a more compact chassis and military-grade durability
Singapore, June 26, 2020 — ASUS today announces the all-new TUF Gaming A15 laptop with more performance and versatility than ever before. The 15-inch TUF Gaming A15 delivers an unprecedented experience for the price. Delivering high performance alongside tested durability, the newest TUF Gaming A15 combines next-gen hardware with latest AMD® Ryzen™ 7 4800H Mobile Processors, top-notch graphics with NVIDIA® Turing™-based GPUs and a 144Hz refresh rate display, and a range of portability features for better battery life, solid durability and a compact form factor.
AMD Ryzen™ Mobile Processors Brings More Cores to Mobile
Groundbreaking AMD “Zen 2” core architecture is now coming to laptops in a new lineup of AMD Ryzen™ 4000 Series Mobile Processors. The TUF Gaming A15 equipped with the latest AMD® Ryzen™ 7 4800H Mobile Processors with 8 cores and 16 threads. The top-of-the-line chip doubles the power efficiency compared to the previous generation[i], allowing users to do much more than just play games — its multithreaded muscle is perfect for highly parallel workloads and heavy-duty multitasking, and the combination of architectural enhancements and fabrication on a leading-edge 7nm process node resulted in exceptional power efficiency. The TUF Gaming A15 pairs this performance with especially swift DDR4-3200 RAM that can further improve performance for both productivity and gaming.
NVIDIA GeForce® Graphics and AMD FreeSync™ Technology Power High-refresh Display
Regardless of the CPU, graphics firepower comes from discrete NVIDIA GeForce® GPUs based on the latest NVIDIA Turing architecture. The TUF Gaming A15 is equipped with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650. Turing also has an updated video encoder capable of capturing high-quality footage with minimal CPU usage, so users can easily game and stream smoothly from the same machine.
The 144Hz display takes full advantage of the higher frame rates possible with the new TUF Gaming A15. The AMD Radeon™ graphics integrated into the new AMD Ryzen™ 4000 Series Mobile processors allow AMD FreeSync™ variable refresh-rate technology to work with AMD FreeSync™ technology-enabled monitors and adaptive sync-enabled devices. Synchronizing the refresh rate of the display with the frame rate of the system delivers smoother, tear-free gaming even as the FPS varies naturally over time. It is easy to see how AMD FreeSync™ technology and adaptive sync technology is the better way to play than traditional displays with fixed refresh rates.
The IPS-level display with wide viewing angles. Ultraslim NanoEdge bezels surround the screens on three sides, a design that not only increases immersion, but also makes the chassis more portable. The TUF Gaming A15 reduces the overall volume by 7% compared to predecessors. It also includes a webcam for game streaming or video conferencing positioned at the top edge of the display, as a subtle bump in the bezel creates enough space for the camera inside the slim frame and also provides a convenient lip for lifting the lid.
Clean Cooling and Easy Upgrades Inside
Gaming laptops need copious airflow to help internal components perform at their best for hours on end, so a new tailored cooling design works hand-in-hand with the new chassis for better cooling of each laptop’s powerful hardware. A honeycomb pattern on the bottom doubles as an expansive array of intake vents for the fans and heatsinks inside, wrapping around the rear exhaust outlets to protect the heatsink fins without obstructing airflow.
A self-cleaning cooling system directs debris into anti-dust tunnels before it can build up on fan blades and heatsink fins and reduce their effectiveness over time. Airflow moving through these channels naturally clears dust from the system, keeping the laptops performing at its best for the long haul.
The latest TUF Gaming A15 is ready to grow with users’ needs. For easy access, the bottom is secured with standard Phillips screws, along with one special pop-open screw that helps separate the panel without a prying tool. Inside, two SO-DIMM slots can accommodate up to 32GB of RAM, which is plenty for heavy multitasking and even content creation. Dual M.2 slots provide an upgrade path for an ever-expanding game library and digital archives. Configurations are available with up to a 1TB NVMe SSD with lightning-fast load times and responsive all-around performance. The second slot stands ready for more solid-state storage tied to the same speedy PCI Express interface.
Customise the Battle-tested Keyboard
The keyboard is an essential part of any gaming laptop’s arsenal, and mushy switches or a crowded layout are the last things gamers want to deal with in the heat of battle. That’s why the TUF Gaming A15 uses a full-sized desktop design. The function key row is spaced out just as it would be on a desktop keyboard, a full numpad sits at the right edge to accelerate number crunching, and the offset arrow key block uses a comfortable and traditional inverted-T layout. The space bar is also extended slightly to provide a bigger target for thumbs while gaming.
Each key uses Overstroke technology to improve responsiveness and overall feel. The underlying switches trigger higher in the stroke for quicker actuation, which also leaves more travel before rebounding off the base. They’re rated to withstand 20 million presses, ensuring a long life befitting the TUF name.
Connect Anything, Anywhere
The new TUF Gaming A15 has ample connectivity for gaming peripherals and more. On the left side of the laptop, users will find two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A ports and one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C. The latter supports G-SYNC monitors via its DisplayPort 1.4 alternate mode, and a dedicated HDMI 2.0b port lets users plug in a projector, additional monitor, or big-screen TV. Another USB port provides additional connectivity on the right.
Gigabit Ethernet powers a high-speed LAN port with low latency for serious multiplayer gaming. The TUF Gaming A15 can also connect wirelessly with a Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) adapter that includes Bluetooth support. The combo audio jack offers virtual surround sound for stereo headsets via DTS:X® Ultra. There are multiple audio presets tuned for different kinds of games and media, plus an equalizer for fine-tuning settings. Upgraded speakers with more breathing room pump out sound with louder volume and deeper bass than previous generations.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
The TUF Gaming A15 (FA506IH-GTX1650) will be retailing at $1,498 starting from today and available at the ASUS Exclusive Store, ASUS Online Store and all authorised retailers.
[i] Testing by AMD Performance Labs as of 11/22/2019 utilizing the Ryzen 7 4800U vs. 2nd Gen Ryzen 7 3700U in Cinebench R20 Benchmark. Results may vary. RM3-123