ASUS TUF Dash 15

ASUS TUF Dash 15

ASUS TUF Dash 15

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BEST RATING
Battery Life:
4.3
GENERAL USE: Good7.0/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.4/10
ENG/DESIGN: Fair6.7/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Fair6.4/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.1/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.4/10
BATTERY: Good7.8/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.9/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Fair6.8/10
SIZE: 15.6"

The ASUS TUF Dash 15 is positioned at a lower midrange price offering a balance between cost and performance. It comes equipped with 512 GB of storage, 8 GB of RAM, and is powered by an Intel i7 processor paired with an Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti graphics card, making it suitable for gaming and various demanding tasks. The device features a 15.6" IPS display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, a refresh rate of 144 Hz, and decent color coverage, making it suitable for both general use and gaming. Its 76 Wh battery provides a reasonable battery life for typical usage. With a weight of 4.41 pounds, it has moderate portability. For connectivity, it includes USB-C, Thunderbolt 4, and HDMI ports. This laptop has a backlit keyboard but lacks a number pad and a touchscreen. It's a solid choice for general use, gaming, and some engineering applications, but those needing a more powerful system for intensive 3D or machine learning tasks, or prefer a lighter device for travel, may want to consider other options. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Good portability and weight
  • Backlit keyboard included
  • Supports USB-C charging
  • High refresh rate display
  • Hardware ray tracing capable
Cons
  • Webcam quality is poor
  • Moderate battery life
  • Limited RAM for intensive tasks
  • No touchscreen functionality

Ratings by Category

Battery Life:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Portability:
4.2
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Build Quality:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.1
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
General Use:
4.0
The ASUS TUF Dash 15 offers good battery life and portability, making it a solid choice for people on the go. However, the quality of its keyboard and speakers is considered poor, which may detract from the overall user experience for everyday tasks and multimedia consumption.
Content Creation:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Keyboard Quality:
4.0
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Engineering & Design:
3.8
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Gaming & AI:
3.5
The ASUS TUF Dash 15 provides a fair gaming and 3D experience primarily due to its Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti graphics card, that supports hardware ray tracing and DLSS, enabling decent gaming performance. Additionally, its screen has a high refresh rate which contributes to smoother visuals in fast-paced games, although its CPU and other aspects of screen quality are not top-tier, making it suitable but not exceptional for gaming and 3D tasks.
Operating Noise:
3.5
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Software Development:
3.4
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$919
Release Date
May 1, 2021
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 9.9'' x 0.78''
Weight
4.41 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-11370H
Graphics
RTX 3050 Ti
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
8 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
9 Hours
Battery Capacity
76 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
144Hz
Display Brightness
272 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.4/10
Portability Score
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7.4/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Fan Noise Score
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6.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
Blue
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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7/10
Speaker Quality Score
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7/10
Webcam
No Webcam
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
3
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
2
Thunderbolt Version
4

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Sascha Mölck | July 2022
"The Asus TUF Dash F15 FX517ZR is a laptop with mobile RTX 3070 and acceptable battery life. The Asus TUF Dash F15 was made for high-performance applications like video editing, rendering, and gaming. The laptop can manage the latter in QHD resolution and at high to maximum settings. However, the focus isn't on maximum performance, but instead, it's about a compromise between performance and portability."

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