Our review of the Asus TUF Gaming F15 TUF506HM-HN241W
Large amount of 32 GB RAM toAsus TUF Gaming F15 TUF506HM-HN241W, multimedia creator gamer laptop with 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective screen whose 144Hz frequency improves fluidity in high-performance games thanks to its Octo Core i7 Intel Tiger Lake-H processor that accelerates processing like the NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics card High -end 3060 ray tracing Ampere able to run latest games. Equipped with fast SSD storage with a large capacity of 1 TB, which enhances its responsiveness, this versatile laptop designed for gaming and creating, running on Windows 11, benefits from a backlit keyboard as well as connectivity with Thunderbolt 4 USB -C and Wi-Fi ax.
Features of Asus TUF Gaming F15 TUF506HM-HN241W
|screen(s)||15.6” IPS Full HD LED 144Hz 45% NTSC 250cd/m² 1000:1 thin edges (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-11800H Tiger-H (2.3 GHz, 8 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||32 GB DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphics card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 Dedicated 6GB GDDR6 (1630MHz, 95W Dynamic Boost), Processor-integrated Intel Iris Xe and Optimus|
|Storage||1 TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4) + 1 free M.2 combo SATA/NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD slot|
|plug||3 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.0b|
|Network||Wi-Fi axis (Intel Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes, 1.7mm stroke|
|Sound system||2 speakers (2x2W) DTS:X Ultra|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Advertised autonomy / battery||8 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 90Wh|
|Weight/dimensions (mm)||2.3 kg / 359 x 256 x 22.8-24.5|
Asus TUF Gaming F15 TUF506HM-HN241W against the competition
Asus TUF Gaming F15 TUF506HM-HN241W is currently displayed in promotion at Darty And by Fnac. It offers an interesting configuration/price ratio for its category, where it is one of the only ones to offer such a large amount of RAM with such a powerful processor and graphics card, but also such a high capacity SSD as well as Thunderbolt connection . .
If this Asus TUF Gaming F15 TUF506HM-HN241W does not meet all your criteria, in our guide to gaming laptops you will find other configurations for gaming with a similar budget. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, it will have the biggest impact on performance.
Chassis, connector, screen of Asus TUF Gaming F15 TUF506HM-HN241W
It has a gamer look with its dark design with rugged angular lines due to its compliance with the MIL-STD-810G military resistance standard.
Its cooling is provided by 2 n-blade fans (liquid crystal polymer, 83 blades), 5 heat pipes and 4 air vents.
This multimedia creator gamer laptop has good connectivity including 1 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi ax modules (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely wirelessly, a convenient HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV and/or monitor, e.g. Ethernet and audio ports without forgetting 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) that guarantee transfers performed 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 practical for better distinguishing one’s keys in a dimly lit environment.
The display’s 144Hz refresh rate will appeal to gamers as it improves fluidity in games compared to the standard 60Hz. The screen is also provided with significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to its IPS technology, though not advanced as the colorimetry here is classic. 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. Since it is anti-reflective, the screen also provides better visibility in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a blank panel.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus TUF Gaming F15 TUF506HM-HN241W
The Asus TUF Gaming F15 TUF506HM-HN241W can be interesting for those who want to invest in a versatile 15-inch nomadic laptop with high performance in games and creation that offers a large amount of RAM.
It incorporates no less than 32GB of RAM, which is clearly above average and allows you to see what’s coming. Suffice it to say that the RAM goes well with the processor, an Intel Tiger Lake-H Octo Core i7-11800H.
This core delivers a global power capable of satisfying demanding users, and especially creative people.
Because it guarantees much faster processing than 8/16 GB DDR4 and a Quad/Hexa Core processor. We strongly feel the difference in areas that use RAM and CPU resources by leveraging multicore, such as video editing, photo editing or 3D rendering.
In addition, the dedicated GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card accelerates processing during software that uses GPU computing power, such as Adobe Photoshop / Premiere or Sony Vegas, which creators will also appreciate.
However, the GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing is a dedicated high-end NVIDIA Ampere graphics card that is primarily aimed at gamers. Because it is capable of running the latest games.
In practice, the GeForce RTX 3060 is called upon by the built-in NVIDIA Optimus technology to perform graphics processing that is considered too heavy for Intel Iris Xe.
Iris Xe, located directly in the Octo Core i7, allows, like the GeForce RTX 3060, to view photos and videos, but also to indulge in modest games. In particular, Iris Xe uses little energy, which promotes autonomy.
Expect around 8 hours of battery life with light use, which is particularly interesting given the power delivered. The battery with a high capacity of 90Wh is of course no stranger to this good autonomy.
In any case, depending on the needs, Optimus switches automatically and in real time between Intel Iris Xe and GeForce RTX 3060.
The storage is up to par, entrusted to a 1 TB SSD, a large capacity capable of holding more files, software and games.
In addition, an SSD offers several advantages compared to a simple hard drive: greater resistance to shocks, silent operation, lower energy consumption and greater speed.
And since an M.2 slot is free, you can add an extra SSD if needed, which is essential in terms of scalability.
Specifically, the SSD provides much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, for example, we achieve much faster game/software launches, processing and start/stop, or even a faster arrival on the cards in online games.
Finally, this versatile multimedia creator-gamer laptop is noisy and heats up under heavy load (eg gaming, processing).
If necessary to limit temperatures, you can add a vented support to this computer (remember to check the measurements carefully!).