Welcome back to another review on my website. I know you all have been waiting for this review in such a long time but let me tell you I’m done with all my testing and finally ready to give my full in-depth review on the Asus new tough a-15 gaming laptop. A lot of people have a lot of doubts regarding a lot of aspects on this laptop.
Asus Tuf FX705DY Unboxing & Detail
You know what I’ll be covering most of your questions in this review so I hope you don’t skip any part because see you might have some valuable or crucial information for you. Especially in case you’re thinking of buying this laptop. I would advise you to read this review carefully and don’t miss out any part.
This review I’ll be covering the unboxing part. we’ll be talking about the display you know a lot of people had questions like how the display quality of the color calibration response time. We’ll be talking about all that in this review along with that. We’ll also be talking about the new Ryzen 4000. if this one has a Ryzen 7 4800H CPU. let me tell you that is a total monster.
I don’t want to reveal everything right now. You’ll have to wait for that part. Yes, we’ll be talking about the performance, along with that we’ll be talking about the battery life thermals and a lot of other stuff so let’s first quickly
Get started with the unboxing so the Aizu stuff a 15-gaming laptop. Comes in this sort of box packaging. It’s a simple looking box with the tough gaming logo and has the Asus branding on the front going to the back side we’ve got the model number and some info regarding the product the model. we’ll be reviewing today is Asus TUF A15 FA5 double six It comes with a 15.6-inch full HD IPS level display with 144 Hertz refresh rates.
It sparked by AMD’s new horizon 7 4800H which is an 8 core 16 thread CPU and has a gtx 1660 TI graphic card with six kicks of VRAM. This model comes with two 8gb ddr4 rams that sums up to a total of 16 GB. On the storage section there’s a 512 GB pci gen3 SSD and a 1tb 5400 RPM hard disk so those are all the specs of this laptop. The specs look quite promising right. I’m getting very excited to unbox. Asus is giving you a free sticker pack to completely customize your laptop and give your own personal touch.
Asus Tuf FX705DY Variation
We got a brand-new laptop at the top nicely packed in a cotton bag. It is guys are brand new tough gaming a-15 laptop. It comes in two colors fortress grey and bonfire black. The one we have right now is a fortress grey model. It looks like we’ll come back to that in a moment first let’s see what else we got in the package.
Asus Tuf FX705DY Box Utility
You get some paperwork make sure to read that at 20 volt 9 and power adapter for charging. The laptop and a main squad for the adapter so those are all the stuff we got in the package now.
Asus Tuf FX705DY Review
let’s finally check out the laptop the tough gaming a-15 this laptop comes in different configurations. Starting from horizon 5 cpu 2 horizon 9 4900 hatch and rtx 2060 GPU. It packs some really good specs on paper but before going there
let’s first talk about the design and the build quality that of a 15 has a sleek and beautiful design. Everything is kept minimal on the outside giving. It a neat stealthy look with just the tough logo at the centre. It’s got a subtle metallic finish in grave with riveting done on all the four corners and as I’ve told you.
It’s not the heaviest laptop I’ve seen and has a thickness of less than one inch. I like the overall look of the laptop. Talking about the build quality the build quality is very good. The body is entirely made of plastic with just the top plate cover being metal but in spite of that. I can say that It’s got a solid build quality with a sturdy base and also comes with military great durability certification.
This is how the backside looks like. Now that looks really stylish right with the copper chunks of heatsink visible through the exhaust vents and this my friends are how the bottom part looks like. It’s got an attractive honeycomb textured grip on the bottom of the body with some cut-outs for the air flow. just like the other Asus laptops even this one has dual fans on the inside with multiple heat pipes and as a self-cleaning cooling design.
let me open up the laptop and show you how this beauty looks like so this is how the interior of the tough a-15 looks like. It’s got a modern design with slim bezels and as the Asus logo on the bottom.
Connectivity & Ports
Now let me show you all the available connectivity ports on It there’s a DC in port LAN port, HDMI port, Two USB 3.0 genuine ports a USB 3.0 type CV, DisplayPort 1.4 support a 3.5 mm audio jack and a cut out for the left speaker going to the front side. There is nothing over there and on the right, we’ve got some more ports. which includes a cut out for the right speaker a USB 2.0 port an exhaust vent and lastly a consent and log.
We will talk about the thermals and the cooling performance in a moment but before that let me tell you can easily open up this bottom cover and upgrade both the RAM and storage section of your laptop. It’s got an extra nvme SSD and HDD slot for your future needs. So yes, it has an option for upgrade ability now.
let me open up the laptop and show you how this beauty looks like so this is how the interior of the tough a-15 looks like. It’s got a modern design with slim bezels and as the Asus logo on the bottom. Let me tell you about the display first It’s got a 15.6-inch full HD IPS level Nano edge display. The best part about It is It’s got 144 Hz refresh rate with adaptive sync support.
So, you’re going to experience a smooth lag free and start a free gaming. If you can observe the bezels on the sides and the top are quite slim but the bottom part is a bit thick. One more good thing is the tough a 15 comes with a 720p HD webcam as well so that can be quite handy for current situations especially for work from home bases or even attending online review classes.
Well that does about the upper half and coming to the lower half the base is made of plastic as I mentioned before but has a brushed metal like finishing that gives. It a premium look we’ve got the tough gaming branding here and some LED status indicators. Which includes a power indicator battery charging HDD LED and a flight mode indicator.
Alright now let’s talk about the keyboard and the mouse pad the tough a 15 comes with the RGB chiclet keyboard that has a desktop style layout with transparent WASD keys and feels really comfortable values in the quality of the keys is 9 is feel tactile and clicky. It’s offered a good feedback while typing. It’s got a key travel of around 1.8 mm has an isolated number on the right. Each key is durable enough to withstand over 20 million clicks plus not to forget It’s also RGB backlight. You can completely customize It using the Ora RGB software. The lighting looks bright and colourful. You can easily adjust the brightness and also change the effect on the go using function and arrow keys
The quality of the trackpad was very good. It was accurately detecting my finger movements and all my gestures as well. Good thing over here is the provided to mechanical left and right click buttons. Just below the trackpad I really like them as they provide a clicky and good feedback. While use in no issues over here now
let’s talk about the display quality as I mentioned before the tough a-15 comes with a 15.6-inch full HD LED backlit IPS level nano edge display. The thing that makes It special for gaming. It’s got a 144 Hz super-high refresh rate with adaptive sync support. We’ll come back to the gaming part in a moment. first let’s talk about the display quality.
I’d say the display was decently good but not the best I’ve seen around this price the screen looks sharp there’s good amount of detail but coming to the colors and the color accuracy I was not that satisfied here. It covers only around 45% of NTSC color gamut and was not producing accurate colors needed for professional work like photo or review editing. So, content creators may not be that happy with this display and also one more thing I’ve observed was the screen brightness was not that high.
Especially while using on battery but again see if you’re not a professional who’s not into stuff like color grading content creation. You’re just a normal user or want the laptop only for gaming purpose. You won’t be able to make out all that difference. It’ll look fine for a normal user. Hey It’s a lot better than TN panels which you get on the other gaming laptops. The viewing angles are also fine. It’s got wide viewing angles Plus has anti-glare coating. As well to cut down all the unwanted reflections and glares
Coming to the sound the laptop features stereo speakers part by DTS X ultra and even supports 7.1 virtual surround sound. When using headsets, the speakers sound very nice on them they were producing good audio with minimum distortion.
Ram and Storage
We’ll get an idea and this one is the highest SPECT variant the ultramarine blue Edition with 12 gigs of Ram and 256 GB of storage. So initially guys I had no now coming to the performance this is what we’ve been waiting for the tough a 15 is one of the few gaming laptops in India that comes with the new rise and 4000 series CPU. let me tell you this laptop blows out the competition in this price segment the one we have is powered by Ryzen 7 4800H CPU. Which is an 8 core 16 third CPU with the base clock frequency of 2.9 gigahertz and a boost clock frequency of 4.2 gigahertz and coupled with a 1660 ti is 6 GB GPU.
You are going to get excellent gaming performance at this price range not just gaming guys. It’s one heck of a powerful CPU that is great for works even like photo editing and 1080p review editing. As well you can smoothly get all your productivity works done on this laptop. I’ve run some benchmarks on Geek bench 5 and was surprised to see the results. It got a multi-core score of around 7000 376.
So, let’s finally play some games and see how It goes we’ll be playing some graphic intensive to play title games at 1080p ultra graphics. See how the last of the forms oh my god are you guys seeing that we were getting an average frame rate of around 120 FPS in this game. I have to tell you the game feels really smooth on the laptop.
I didn’t face any sort of lag stutters or even screen tearing while playing games but one thing I’ll have to mention is on my testing I found that the response time was not that good It was around 18 to 20 milliseconds so even though It has a 144 Hz refresh rate. We’re going to experience ghosting and blurry movement specially while playing fast paced games online like pubg but for normal campaign or single-player games that is not something you’ll have to worry about.
Now let’s talk about the fan noise and the thermals fan noise was pretty normal. Just as any other gaming laptop. I had no issues with that over here but coming to the thermals there has been some controversy going on regarding this online but let me tell you my views on a/c. I’ve been using the last of four more than a week non-stop. let me tell you the thermals were actually slightly higher than what I was expecting while gaming for around 20 to 30 minutes. The CPU was reaching attempts of around 82 to 83 degree centigrade and the region above the keyboard to the right side was getting pretty hot.
Now this was not actually because of the hardware or anything the cooling solution was actually decent. The main problem was in the design of the body especially at the bottom cover. It didn’t have enough cut-outs and events for the fans inside to push out the hot air present inside. So, that was the main reason leading to the higher temperatures. I hope Asus could improve the design maybe in their upcoming models but in spite of all that let me tell you this laptop was offering really good performance in gaming. It’s got great hardware on the inside just need some tuning and design tweaking to bring out the best coming to the battery life.
This thing packs a 3-cell 48 what are battery. The battery life was decent considering that. It’s a gaming category laptop on an average with the screen brightness set to 70% and doing stuff like browsing the web streaming reviews. Slide gaming, I got around 2 hours of battery life. If you don’t do gaming then you can expect around three to three and a half hours of battery life.
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H processor, 2.1 GHz Base processor speed (up to 3.7 GHz Max Boost Speed)
8GB DDR4 RAM
1TB 5400RPM 2.5’ HDD
RADEON RX560X GDDR5 4GB Graphics
17.3-inch (16:9) LED-backlit FHD (1920×1080) 60Hz Anti-Glare IPS-level Panel 45% NTSC
Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620
Windows 10 Home Operating System
Design & battery
Metal-Body| Thin & Light | 47Whrs 2-cell lithium-polymer battery | Fast charging: 60% in 49 minutes
Anti-Dust Cooling to prolong component lifespan
Powerful Dual-Fan design
Red-Backlight Key keyboard | 1.8mm Key Travel | 20 Million Key Presses | Overstroke technology | Hyperstrike technology
DTS Headphone: X | Authentic 7.1-Channel Surround Sound | Audophile-grade Equalizer Sound Options | Optimized Game/ Movie/ Sports Audio Profile.
- 1 x Combo audio jack
- 1 x Type-A USB 2.0
- 2 x Type-A USB 3.1 (Gen 1)
- 1 x RJ45 LAN jack for LAN insert
- 1 x HDMI, HDMI support 2.0
With AMD FreeSync Technology | 7.18mm bezel | Military-grade MIL-STD-810G standards certified.
This genuine Asus laptop comes with 1 year onsite domestic warranty from Asus covering manufacturing defects and not covering physical damage For more details, see warranty section For product related queries contact the brand at contact_us on: [ 18002090365 ].
Well that was my review on Asus brand new tough a-15 gaming laptop. It’s a very good value from any laptop that offers excellent performance. No matter your gaming or even doing productive work It’s a good laptop for both work from home scenarios as It has a depth cam built-in. Even for your smooth gaming needs see for a normal user who’s not into review editing or professional color grading. You just want a good laptop for your work and casual gaming needs this is perfect for you. You’ll be very happy with the laptop but for professionals should expect highly accurate color calibrated displays this is not for you.
The starting price of the tough a 65,999/- rupees and my model with the Rison 4800H and 1660 TI costs around 95,000/- rupees in India. Answers leave a link below. You can check It out there so that’s It for today. I hope you all enjoyed the review and got to know everything about the.