Our opinion on the Asus TUF Gaming A17 TUF706NF-HX023W
Looking for a large, responsive, versatile laptop PC with plenty of storage capacity? L’Asus TUF Gaming F17 TUF706HF-HX017W may interest you with its fast 1 TB SSD combined with 16 GB of RAM and a Ryzen 5 7535HS AMD Rembrandt Refresh processor providing solid overall performance. This heart also accelerates multimedia processing like the GeForce RTX 2050 ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere graphics card suitable for games that are not too demanding. Equipped with a 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective screen with a frequency of 144Hz improves fluidity in games, this gaming and creation-oriented Windows 11 laptop benefits from a backlit keyboard and Wi-Fi 6 and USB connectivity -VS.
Features of the Asus TUF Gaming A17 TUF706NF-HX023W
|17.3” IPS Full HD LED 144Hz thin edges (1920×1080, anti-glare)
|AMD Ryzen 5 7535HS Remrandt Refresh (3.3 GHz, 6 cores, 35W)
|Installed RAM (max)
|16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)
|NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 2050 4GB dedicated GDDR6, Radeon 660M integrated processor and Optimus
|1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4) + 1 free SSD slot
|3 USB 3.2 (Gen2) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0
|6-axis Wi-Fi (2×2), Bluetooth 5.3 + Gigabit Ethernet
|Yes, stroke 1.7mm
|2 speakers (2x2W) DTS:X Ultra
|Windows 11 64-bit
|Announced autonomy / Battery
|5 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 48Whr
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)
|2.6 Kg / 399 x 269 x 22.1-23.9
The Asus TUF Gaming A17 TUF706NF-HX023W faces the competition
The Asus TUF Gaming A17 TUF706NF-HX023W is currently showing in promotion at ElectroDépôt and offers an attractive configuration/price ratio for its category where it is one of the cheapest to offer such large capacity SSD storage with such a recent AMD processor and Windows supplied in such a large format.
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Chassis, connections, screen of the Asus TUF Gaming A17 TUF706NF-HX023W
With its dark Graphite Black design with angular lines certified to the American military robustness standard MIL-STD-810G, this versatile laptop cooled by 2 n-Blade fans (liquid crystal polymer, 83 blades), 5 heat pipes and 4 cooling grilles air has a gamer appearance.
This creative gamer-oriented laptop PC offers good connectivity consisting of 1 USB-C, 6-ax Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.3 modules for wireless remote connections and communications, and a practical HDMI video output for easy connection. to a TV and/or monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports but also 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when plugged into it USB 3.0 devices.
In case of low ambient light, you can activate the backlighting of the chiclet keyboard to better distinguish its keys.
The screen will interest gamers because it adopts a frequency of 144Hz, reinforcing general fluidity, including in games, compared to the standard 60Hz.
With its 16:9 format and Full HD definition, the screen is also suitable for videos while its IPS technology ensures significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles.
Thanks to its anti-reflective treatment, the screen also offers better visibility in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors) than a shiny panel while being less tiring for the eyes over a long period.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus TUF Gaming A17 TUF706NF-HX023W
The Asus TUF Gaming A17 TUF706NF-HX023W is a versatile 17-inch performance laptop focused on creation and gaming offering a large storage capacity.
It benefits from SSD storage with a large capacity of 1000 GB capable of storing multiple software, games and files including personal creations.
An SSD offers several very significant advantages compared to a hard drive: greater shock resistance, lower energy consumption, silent operation or even greater speed.
The SSD thus provides much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a hard drive.
This is manifested in particular by software/game launches carried out more quickly as well as multimedia processing and starts/stops, or even by a faster arrival on the online game cards.
Although it is not a lightning bolt in this area and will not interest demanding gamers, this laptop is still capable of running games that are not too demanding on 3D resources.
Because it embeds the dedicated NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 2050 ray tracing graphics card. This also accelerates processing under software that takes advantage of GPU computing power, such as Sony Vegas, VSDC or that of the Adobe Photoshop/Premiere suite.
NVIDIA Optimus technology automatically activates/deactivates the GeForce RTX 2050 in real time depending on the tasks performed, giving maximum priority to the Radeon 660M graphics module inserted in the processor despite its lower performance because it consumes less energy which favors the ‘autonomy.
In this area, expect around 5 hours of battery operation in light use.
In any case Optimus uses the GeForce RTX 2050 to carry out graphics work deemed too heavy for the Radeon 660M, typically for gaming.
It is the Ryzen 5 7535HS AMD Rembrandt Refresh processor which houses the Radeon 660M thanks to which we can view photos and videos but also play light to modest games. The Ryzen 5 Hexa Core is here coupled with 16 GB of RAM to provide solid general performance capable of satisfying a maximum of users.
This heart will be of particular interest to creators. Because it notably guarantees much faster processing than a Quad Core and 8 GB DDR4, the difference being clearly noticeable under work requiring CPU and RAM resources using multi-core, such as photo editing or video editing.
We appreciate that the configuration of this laptop is scalable via an M.2 slot available to add a second SSD if necessary.
In case of heavy loads (e.g. processing, games), this versatile multimedia, gaming and creation-oriented laptop PC heats up and makes itself heard.
To contain temperatures it can be coupled with a ventilated support (remember to check the dimensions carefully!).