In addition to launching the the world’s first foldable laptop under the Zenbook series today Asus has updated its TUF Gaming laptop range with refreshed models, featuring the latest hardware from Intel, Nvidia and AMD. The new TUF line for 2022 now includes updated TUF Gaming F15, F17, A15 and A17 models and an upgraded TUF Dash F15 model. Let’s take a look at the details below.
Asus TUF Gaming Series at CES 2022
TUF Dash F15
Starting with the revamped TUF Dash F15, originally launched last year, it now comes with the 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12650H CPU and up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 laptop GPU. It also includes a new hardware MUX switch that allows users to switch to a GPU direct mode to reduce latency and improve device performance by up to 10%. Despite the upgraded hardware, the TUF Dash F15 laptop retains its thin and light design, with a chassis of less than 20mm, for ultra portability.
In terms of memory, the updated TUF Dash F15 now supports the new DDR5 memory, which runs at 4,800 Mhz. The device can hold up to 16 GB of DDR5 RAM. It also comes with dual PCIe Gen 4 SSD slots to give gamers access to fast memory even when on the go, and can pack up to 1TB of SSD storage. The device is powered by a 76Whr battery.
Coming to the display, there is a 15-inch QHD display with support for a 165Hz refresh rate, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut support and a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440p. There is also an optional FHD model that comes with a 1920 x 1080p display. Both models support adaptive sync. However, the FHD model has a higher refresh rate of 300 Hz.
Apart from these, the new TUF Dash F15 comes with a backlit chiclet-style keyboard, a two-speaker system with support for Dolby Atmos, support for Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 technologies. As for the I/O, there’s an HDMI connector, an RJ45 port, a Thunderbolt 4 USB-C port, a standard USB-C port with Power Delivery support, three USB-A ports, and a 3 .5mm audio combo jack .
TUF Gaming F Series, A Series Laptops
In addition to the revamped TUF Dash F15 laptop, Asus also launched upgraded versions of its TUF Gaming F15, F17, A15 and A17 laptops. The new models come with an updated design inspired by ‘mecha anime’. There is also a new laser-sculpted TUF logo on the Jaeger Gray edition and an embossed version on the Mecha Gray edition of the updated models. In addition, all new TUF gaming laptop models are equipped with the new MUX hardware switch to improve the performance of the laptops.
Now coming to the internals, the TUF Gaming F15 and the F17 can now include a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 laptop GPU with a max TGP of 140 watts. The TUF Gaming A15 and A17, on the other hand, now have an AMD Ryzen 7 6800H CPU. All models can pack up to 16GB of DDR5 RAM and up to 1TB of SSD storage.
Asus has also updated the thermal design of the laptops, which now includes the Arc Flow Fans with 84 Blade Design with varying thickness. These fans provide 13% more airflow than their predecessor, keeping the laptops cooler during demanding tasks and gaming, the company said.
In addition, just like the new TUF Dash F15 model, the upgraded TUF Gaming laptops also come with a 165Hz QHD display or a 300Hz FHD display to provide an immersive viewing experience. Apart from these, the new models come with support for the latest Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 technologies, a dual-speaker system with Dolby Atmos support and a backlit chiclet-style keyboard.
Now, as for the price and availability of the new TUF laptops, Asus has not yet provided any details about it. However, we expect the company to reveal more details about them in the coming days. So yes, stay tuned for further updates.