Are you looking for a laptop with an 11th generation Intel Core i7 and GeForce RTX 30 series inside and packed in a sturdy slim chassis? Then let’s check this out, Asus TUF Dash F15 TUF516PE-AB73, a powerful lightweight gaming laptop with reliable performance.
Asus TUF Dash F15 is shipped with Intel Core i7-11370H, and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti.
Intel Core i7-11370H is a high-end quad-core processor for thin and light gaming laptops and mobile workstations. It comes with a Turbo Boost speed of 4.80 GHz and a 12MB L3 cache. Meanwhile, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti has 4GB GDDR6 VRAM and core speed up to 1485 (Boost) MHz. And it is most suited for 1080p gaming with high detail settings.
Together with 8GB 3200MHz DDR4 RAM, the two processing units can run most games at max settings at a good framerate, as well as handle heavy-duty tasks that require high graphic details.
And to keep the fast performance, this laptop has also a PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive with a capacity of 512GB.
The Full HD display has a diagonal size of 15.6-inch. The resolution is 1920 x 1080 that’s why it looks clear and sharp. The refresh rate is 144 Hz therefore the motions on the screen seem smooth and alive with no lagging. This helps a lot while gaming. And this screen has impressive viewing angles, with negligible change when viewed from different directions, thanks to the IPS tech.
The TUF Dash F15 offers a plethora of ports. There are two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports on the right side and one more over the left. It is placed there together with a Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.0b, RJ-45 LAN, and a combo audio jack. As usual, the Thunderbolt 4 port supports DisplayPort and power delivery.
The wireless networking utilizes Wi-Fi 6(802.11ax) and Bluetooth 5.1. And luckily, since it comes with a LAN port. Thus you can enjoy a more solid internet connection via Gigabit Ethernet.
Short battery life was the biggest problem with gaming laptops of the past, but not for the ASUS TUF516PE-AB73. According to ASUS, the 4-cell 76WHrs Lithium-ion battery inside can last up to 16.6 hours for video playback. Some tests show it can last up to 8 hours for working with MS Office apps, browsing multiple tabs, streaming YouTube, and similar else. And it will be shorter if it is used for playing games, around 3-5 hours. Of course, those all depend on the use and condition. This laptop also supports fast charging, 50% in 30 minutes.
This gaming laptop has a thin and light design. It has dimensions of 14.17 x 9.92 x 0.78 inches which makes it easy to put in your bag. Weighing only 4.41 lbs won’t bother you. Well, this laptop has good portability and it is very convenient to carry away for work outdoors or during travel. And fortunately, this laptop also has a long battery life so that it supports outdoor use.
At the time of this writing, the ASUS TUF Dash F15 is priced at $1,148.60. At that price, you get a laptop with Intel Core i7 and GeForce RTX 30 series along with a 144 Hz Full HD display and a long battery life. So it’s not surprising this laptop can run heavy games and handle demanding tasks, especially those that require high graphic detail.
And we think the price is reasonable and worth it all.
Lightweight Gaming Laptop
Summary of ASUS TUF Dash F15 TUF516PE-AB73
|Processor||Intel Core i7-11370H/Quad-Core/3.30GHz - 4.80GHz/12MB|
|Graphics Processor||Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 4GB GDDR6 VRAM
|RAM||8GB 3200MHz DDR4 SDRAM|
|Storage||512GB NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Display||15.6-inch Full HD 1920x1080 16:9 144Hz IPS display|
|I/O Options||3x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
1x Thunderbolt 4 (DisplayPort/power delivery)
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x RJ45 LAN port
1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack
802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax WiFi 6
|Battery||4-cell 76WHrs Lithium-ion battery (up to 16.6 hours for video playback)|
|Dimensions||14.17 x 9.92 x 0.78 inches|