Review 209: 07.08.2021 at 10:00 am
Guys, This is a powerful device from Asus with an Nvidia GPU. This device is from the TUF category, and it is packed with lots of great features. This is the Asus TUF Dash F15. It is a gaming laptop from the mid-range category. But it comes with the Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti. It is a great card for 1080p gaming, and the laptop comes with a great price. But if you plan on using the device for video calls, then you should know that this device doesn’t have a .front facing camera!
🕷 Let me explain:
Some time ago, someone asked me a about laptop with no front facing camera, because their workplace prohibit it. It seems that Asus has removed the front facing camera from this device to target these users.
However, external webcams offers great performance, too. Using part of the screen to add a front facing camera didn’t seem like a good decision for Asus. This device isn’t meant for heavy duty tasks like video editing. Because it comes with an i5 CPU and 8GB of RAM. But it comes with a great price and it does its job very well.
Because, like I said before, this device comes with the Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti GPU. And it offers good performance with 1080p resolution. The GPU also offers the latest gaming technologies.
For example, it supports Ray Tracing, which makes lights in games more realistic. It also adds reflections and shadows. It supports DLSS technology, which enhances graphics and frames through the use of AI.
The device is mostly made from aluminum. And it supports Military Grade standards. This standards means that the device withstands falls, hits, heat and cold. On the back, there’s a TUF letters along with the series logo. There’s also a number of sensors to let the user know the status of power and battery. The device’s front is largely made up of a screen, And there’s a bottom chin with the company’s logo.
The screen has thin bezels, and the reason is that the company didn’t add a webcam to this device. The thickness of the laptop is 19.9mm. And it weighs nearly 2kg.
The device is considered thin, and for a gaming laptop, it is also considered lightweight. The device comes with cooling vents and n-Blade fans.
According to the company, these fans will enhance airflow. The fans comes with 83 blades. The cooling system also help in getting rid of dust and dirt from the inside of the device. This will make the cooling system more efficient. Cooling pipes cover the CPU, GPU, RAM and all the essential parts.
The keyboard is chiclet and backlit. The buttons have a good travel and are nearly silent. it comes with a green LED color.
😻 Except for the WASD buttons, which are transparent and come with an white color. This will make it easier to find for gamers, especially in the dark.
🕷 Yes, There’s also a number of buttons at the top of the keyboard to control audio. And there’s a mic Mute button and another button for the theArmory Crate app, I’ll discuss this app during this review.
The screen is unreflective IPS panel with 15.6 size. It comes with 1920×1080 resolution. It supports 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time. The screen supports Adaptive Sync, which helps in getting rid of lags while gaming. It syncs the frames of the game with the screen’s refresh rate.
The screen supports sRGB colors with 62.5%. After experimenting with it, the screen offers good colors and is good for watching content. But it is excellent for gaming, since it supports high refresh rate and low response time.
The CPU is the Intel i5-11300H. It comes with 4 cores and 8 threads. It supports 3.1Ghz frequency. And it can be upped to 4.4Ghz using the Turbo Boost technology.
The GPU is the RTX 3050 Ti. It is built on the Ampere architecture and comes with 4GB of GDDR6 RAMs, The RAM’s frequency is 1585MHz. The RAM is 8GB LPDDR4.
The RAM’s frequency is 3200MHz. The onboard storage is 512GB NVMe SSD. This kind of storage offer high write and read speeds, and is fast in starting up the system and opening apps.
In Geekbench 5, the CPU scored 1398 points for the single core and 3994 points for multicores.nHere’s where the CPU performance is ranked among other competitors. »
In 3DMark Time spy Test, the GPU 5335 scored points. Here’s where the GPU performance is ranked among other competitors. During experimenting with it, we made sure that the gaming settings were medium so that we can get higher frames.
In Doom Eternal game, the frames were between 51 and 72. In Epics Legends game, the frames were between 52 and 65. In Fortnite game, the frames were between 54 and 74. »
To clarify, the frames differ from one to another, and it depends on the settings of the game. We tested the device while plugged in and with medium settings.
You can raise the settings, but the frames will probably drop. The OS is Windows 10 Home Edition. It supports Armory Crate app, which offers lots of options to control the device. Through the app, you’ll know the performance of the device and the temperature. It also supports different modes like Cooling, Performance,And Silent mode, The app lets you control the keyboard’s backlight, It also offers lots of options that will enrich your experience.
The laptop comes with 4W stereo speakers. After experimenting with it, the speakers offer good audio and do their job well. But the bass performance was normal.
The device supports DTS:X technology. This technology is supposed to enhance the audio experience. The device supports 2 Way AI Noise Cancelation, which will be help in reducing noises with the mic and headphones.
The device supports bluetooth 5.1 and WiFi 6. Supporting WiFi 6 means that it’ll offer better speeds, but the router must also support it.
The laptop works with any WiFi, but with WiFi 6, it’ll be faster. The device comes with 3x USB 3 ports and a USB-C port with Thunderbolt 4 support. You can use the USB-C port to connect an external 4K screen.
You can also use it to connect external storage and so on. There’s also a LAN port and a 3.5mm headphones jack. The charger is 180W. But you can also use the USB-C port to charge the device if the charger is 60W or more.
The box contains the device and the charger only, and the price of the device is 800 USD.
The price could be different in other regions. In KSA for-example, the Value-added tax is 15%, which means the price is higher.
🤡 Now, tell us what is the pros and the cons of this device Man? hhh hhh hhhh
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🕷 And now, the Pros:😋
it comes with a great price and it is suitable for gaming, It offers good performance and frames. Having RTX 3050 Ti means it supports Ray Tracing and DLSS.
The design of the device is beautiful. Not having a webcam is a feature for some users. It can be charged through the USB-C port.
It doesn’t have a webcam. The CPU doesn’t offer an amazing performance, rather it offers a satisfactory performance, I wished the RAM was bigger.🤨
Honestly, the device is solid and comes with excellent hardware. It wouldn’t be a problem if it fell from my hands as it supports Military grade standard. The design is beautiful. It doesn’t look like a gaming laptop.
This is the end of this review.🤦♂️
Let me know what do you think of this device and its price.
See you soon.😍
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