ASUS TUF Gaming F17

ASUS TUF Gaming F17

ASUS TUF Gaming F17

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BEST RATING
Operating Noise:
4.2
GENERAL USE: Good7.1/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.5/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.0/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Fair6.5/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.0/10
PORTABILITY: Fair6.4/10
BATTERY: Fair6.2/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.7/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.0/10
SIZE: 17.3"

The ASUS TUF Gaming F17 is priced in the lower midrange segment and offers a balance between performance and cost. It comes with 512 GB of storage and 8 GB of RAM, alongside an Intel i5 processor and Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti graphics card, which makes it suitable for gaming and moderately demanding tasks. The 17.3-inch IPS display has a full HD resolution and a high refresh rate for smoother visuals, but it's not a touchscreen. It has a decent color coverage and brightness, but not the most premium display characteristics. This laptop is equipped with Windows 11 Home and has a variety of ports including USB-C. It's more substantial in size and weight compared to ultraportables, which impacts its portability but enhances its heat management capabilities. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Good general use performance
  • High refresh rate display
  • Solid build quality
  • Has hardware ray tracing
  • Backlit keyboard with number pad
Cons
  • Below average battery life
  • Weak portability due to size
  • Mediocre color space coverage
  • Not ideal for intensive engineering

Ratings by Category

Operating Noise:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Build Quality:
4.1
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:
4.0
The ASUS TUF Gaming F17 offers a decent processor and sufficient RAM for everyday tasks, but limited battery life and its size make it less ideal for on-the-go use. Its screen quality is satisfactory for general use, yet the device's weight may not appeal to those seeking portability.
Engineering & Design:
4.0
The ASUS TUF Gaming F17 is suitable for engineering and design use due to its capable Intel i5 processor and Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti GPU, which provide substantial computing power for most design applications and support for hardware ray tracing which is beneficial in 3D rendering tasks.
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.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.0
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.
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.
Gaming & AI:
3.6
PerfectRec’s Gaming and AI Score strongly emphasizes graphics processing capability as well as AI performance, while also taking into account other factors that impact suitability for gaming and AI work. While performance (especially graphics performance) is the most important factor determining this score, we also give modest weight to screen quality, heat management, keyboard quality, and storage.
Software Development:
3.5
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.
Portability:
3.4
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Battery Life:
3.2
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,000
Release Date
May 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
15.7'' x 10.6'' x 0.91''
Weight
5.73 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-11400H
Graphics
RTX 3050 Ti (75 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
8 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
4.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
48 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
17.3"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
144Hz
Display Brightness
264 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.2/10
Portability Score
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6.4/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Fan Noise Score
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7.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGB
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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7/10
Speaker Quality Score
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7.5/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
3
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
No
Display Outputs
2
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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Christian Hintze | April 2022
"One of the Asus TUF Gaming F17’s highlights is without a doubt its excellent gaming performance. The fact that Asus configured the RTX 3060 GPU for its specified maximum of 140 W is became immediately noticeable in our benchmarks. For a 17-inch notebook the F17 also offers a very long battery life, which makes it somewhat portable. On the flip side is the display. It may be saved by its good overall contrast ratio, but its overall brightness is simply too low, and its response times are too slow for a gaming device. The F17’s successor needs to improve upon this."

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