Our review of the Asus TUF Gaming F17 TUF766HM-HX131W
For versatile use, such as games and creation, you can turn toAsus TUF Gaming F17 TUF766HM-HX131W, the gamer designer laptop with a 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective screen that enhances gaming agility with its 144Hz frequency. With fast 512 GB SSD storage that enhances responsiveness, this versatile laptop designed for gaming and creation is capable of running the latest games thanks to its advanced NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 ray-tracing graphics card. This GPU speeds up processing as a bonus, as does the Hexa Core i5 Intel Tiger Lake-H Intel processor and 16GB of RAM. Backlit keyboard but also connection with USB-C Thunderbolt and Wi-Fi axle are also on the program for this laptop for gamers and creators.
Features of Asus TUF Gaming F17 TUF766HM-HX131W
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” IPS Full HD LED 144Hz 45% NTSC 800: 1 thin edges (1920 × 1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-11400H Tiger-H (2.7 GHz, 6 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max.)||16 GB DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 1 slot|
|Graphics card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel Iris Xe integrated in the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4)|
|stik||3 USB 3.0 + 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.0b|
|Network||Wi-Fi axis (Intel Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes, RGB, 1.7 mm stroke|
|Sound system||2 speakers (2x2W) DTS: X Ultra|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced autonomy / battery||7 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 90Wh|
|Weight / dimensions (mm)||2.6 kg / 399 x 269 x 22.1-23.9|
Asus TUF Gaming F17 TUF766HM-HX131W against the competition
The Asus TUF Gaming F17 TUF766HM-HX131W is currently displayed in promotion in the house of Darty and Fnac. It is placed in the good average in its category.
If this Asus TUF Gaming F17 TUF766HM-HX131W does not meet all your criteria, you will find other configurations to play with a similar budget in our guide for gaming laptops. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, it will have the biggest impact on performance.
Chassis, connectors, monitor Asus TUF Gaming F17 TUF766HM-HX131W
With its dark design with angular lines, it adopts a gamer design.
Its cooling is provided by 2 n-blade fans (liquid crystal polymer, 83 blades), 5 heat pipes and 4 air outlets.
The connection integrated in this creative gaming laptop is good, including 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi axle modules (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and remotely connect wirelessly, a convenient HDMI video output for easily connecting this computer to a TV and / or monitor, e.g. Ethernet and audio ports or even 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) that guarantee transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected.
The Chiclet keyboard can, of course, be backlit, which is very convenient to better distinguish them in case of limited ambient light.
Players will appreciate that the screen uses a refresh rate of 144Hz as it improves gameplay speed compared to standard 60Hz. As it uses IPS technology, the screen has significant viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. Too bad, however, not to have to deal with high-end IPS, which would have given a more faithful colorimetry than average. In any case, the screen is well suited for viewing High Definition content such as videos due to its Full HD resolution and its 16: 9 format. Anti-reflective coating, the screen also provides better visibility than a glossy screen in a bright environment (eg outdoors), while being more relaxing for the eyes with prolonged use.
Performance, autonomy of Asus TUF Gaming F17 TUF766HM-HX131W
The Asus TUF Gaming F17 TUF766HM-HX131W is aimed at those who want to equip themselves with a versatile 17-inch laptop that performs well in games and creation.
It delivers solid overall performance that is capable of satisfying a maximum of users because it is built around a Hexa Core i5-11400H Intel Tiger Lake-H processor and 16GB of RAM.
In particular, this core guarantees much faster processing than a Quad Core and 8GB of DDR4, and the difference is especially noticeable during work that requires CPU resources that utilize multicores, such as video editing, photo editing, or 3D rendering.
Creatives will therefore be interested in this PC, especially as the dedicated built-in GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card accelerates processing under software that utilizes GPU computing power, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Photoshop / Premiere.
With the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing is an advanced graphics card aimed primarily at gamers. Because thanks to that we can play newer titles.
In fact, the GeForce RTX 3060 is enabled / disabled automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology. This one prefers as much as possible the Intel Iris Xe graphics solution integrated in the Core i5 despite its much lower benefits because it is energy efficient, which promotes autonomy.
In this regard, thanks to the integrated high-capacity 90Wh battery, you can expect about 7 hours of battery power with easy use.
In fact, when it comes to performing graphics work that is considered too heavy for the Iris Xe, GeForce RTX 3060 is typically called for gaming.
On the storage side, there is a silent SSD but also more energy efficient than a hard drive, more shock resistant and much faster.
As a result, the SSD guarantees much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, game / software launches are much faster, for example, just like processing and start-up / stop, and you can get to online game cards faster.
With its 512 GB, the SSD offers a capacity similar to that offered by standard hard drives. But if you need more space, you can of course use an external storage unit. Choosing a USB-C / USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting solution for obtaining fast transfers.
Finally, if it is not the most easily transportable due to its weight and its large 17-inch format, the latter offers the advantage that it is particularly comfortable in connection with mainly sedentary use (eg at home).
In case of severe stress (eg games, treatments), expect this versatile multimedia creator gaming laptop to be heard and warmed up, albeit at relatively controlled levels for this type of PC.
If necessary to regulate the temperature, a ventilated support can be used (remember to check the goals carefully!).