The ASUS TUF Dash 15 is an ultra slim gaming laptop. Prepared in such a way that it is able to run games with high detail settings and is also suitable for handling even demanding tasks. All that is possible because of the high-performance engine inside.
The machine inside consists of powerful hardware. ASUS TUF Dash 15 TUF516PE-AB73 uses an Intel Core i7-11370H as the main processor. This is a CPU for thin and light gaming laptops and mobile workstations with specifications of 4 cores, max frequency 4.80GHz, and 12MB L3 cache. This processor is suitable for handling even heavy tasks.
The graphics card is an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti which has 4GB of GDDR6 VRAM and a core speed of up to 1485 (Boost) MHz. This GPU is perfect for 1080p gaming with high detail settings.
For memory, this laptop uses 8GB DDR4-3200 RAM which is enough for comfortable multitasking. While the storage uses a 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD which in addition to providing large capacity, also has fast performance. Note: both are upgradeable.
The 15.6-inch screen on this laptop is great for playing games. It has a refresh rate of 144Hz, making all movements on the screen smooth and lively. This screen is Full HD with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a ratio of 16:9. And the display quality is stable and not much affected by the viewing angle because it has IPS tech.
Ports are on both sides, many and varied. There’s only a pair of USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports on the right side. The rest is on the left, namely, Combo Audio Jack, Thunderbolt 4 port, another USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port, HDMI 2.0b port, and RJ-45 LAN port. ASUS says that the Thunderbolt 4 port supports DisplayPort/power delivery.
For wireless network communication, this laptop provides Wi-Fi 6(802.11ax) and Bluetooth 5.1 (Dual-band) 2×2. In addition, there is also a wired connection via the RJ-45 port.
Battery life is very good. ASUS claims a 4 cell Lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 76WHrs can provide up to 16.6 hours of power for video playback. And this of course depends on device usage and settings. For daily work, of course, the battery life will be shorter, and gaming will be even shorter. Fortunately, this laptop has Fast Charging Technology, 50% in 30 mins.
The TUF516PE-AB73 weighs 4.41 lbs and dimensions 14.17 by 9.92 by 0.78 inches. It’s a reasonable weight and size, even thin for a gaming laptop. Therefore, this laptop is convenient to carry for work. Suitable for those who are mobile.
From the description above, we can see that the ASUS TUF Dash 15 TUF516PE-AB73 has been well prepared. The engine is strong and the screen is good, perfect for demanding tasks as well as tough games.
Its compact and lightweight design makes it easy to carry anywhere, making it suitable for working outdoors or being a companion on the go.
Just a suggestion, it would be even better if you upgrade the RAM to 16GB.
At $989.63 at the time of writing, it’s pretty cheap and affordable for a gaming laptop.
Ultra Slim Gaming Laptop
Summary of ASUS TUF Dash 15 TUF516PE-AB73
|Processor||Intel Core i7-11370H/Quad-Core/3.30GHz – 4.80GHz/12MB|
|Graphics Processor||Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 4GB of GDDR6 VRAM
|RAM||8GB DDR4-3200 RAM|
|Storage||512GB PCIe NVMe SSD|
|Display||15.6-inch Full HD 1920x1080 16:9 144Hz IPS display|
|I/O Options||3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports
1 x Thunderbolt 4 port
1 x HDMI 2.0b port
1 x RJ-45 LAN port
1 x Combo audio jack
|Battery||4 cell 76WHrs Lithium-ion battery (up to 16.6 hours)|
|Dimensions||14.17 x 9.92 x 0.78 inches|