Now that the embargo has been lifted, the new AMD Ryzen 4000 Series powered devices from ASUS is finally here. ASUS Malaysia announced not just one but 4 different devices running the latest AMD Ryzen 4000 Series. That said, we are going to take a look at the new TUF Gaming A15 | A17 in this Article.
ASUS TUF Gaming A15 | A17
The ASUS TUF Gaming laptop, well – after going through quite the number of identity crisis, they have finally changed the design for good and now it rocks the TUF logo on the back of the laptop along with this rugged design to go along with that. The A15 is their 15” inch variant whereas the A17 is their 17” variant. That out of the way, the laptop in terms of specification is pretty much identical.
The TUF Gaming is now powered by the new AMD Zen 2 core architecture mobile processor which is the Ryzen 4000 Series. Which means, users can now experience 8 core and 16 thread workload on a mobile machine that’s portable and easy to bring around. Consumers can choose if they want a Ryzen 5 or even a Ryzen 9 to go with their laptop. They have teamed up with NVIDIA to give consumers the GPU that they want – so, the laptop is now powered by a GPU of your choice: from a GTX 1660 Ti to all the way up to RTX 2060 respectively.
There are interesting improvements under the hood for users to benefit in the long run – the laptop now comes with 3 storage configuration: 2 x PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD slot and a 2.5” HDD/SSD bay. So, if you happen to throw in another M.2 SSD, you can run the laptop in RAID 0 configuration if you want for the best experience possible. The RAM on the laptop is upgradable too – so you don’t have to worry about being stuck with an on-board memory instead.
Pricing and Availability
The ASUS TUF Gaming laptop is available starting today onwards and it comes in 9 Different variants. It starts at RM 3,499 for the entry level configuration with a Ryzen 5 and GTX 1650 and goes all the way up to RM 5,899 for the highest configuration – coming with a Ryzen 9 and RTX 2060 respectively. It comes in one color – Fortress Grey. The laptop is also eligible for the Perfect Warranty, which you can read more about it right here.
Stay tuned to our site for our verdict on the TUF Gaming Laptop A15.
[UPDATE: 13th May 2020, 4:30pm]: The ASUS TUF Gaming Laptop A15 – FA506I-VAL118T pricing has been updated and the new price for that particular variant is listed below.