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Updated January 10, 2024·

The ASUS TUF Gaming F17 offers a larger screen and lower weight, suitable for immersive gaming experiences and slightly better portability. However, the Dell G15 5520 boasts superior performance with a faster processor, more memory, and a more powerful graphics card, which makes it better for intensive engineering tasks, 3D rendering, and machine learning. It also has a higher resolution screen and longer battery life, enhancing productivity and multimedia consumption. Both laptops are at a similar price point, but you'll notice that the Dell trades some portability for increased performance and battery life. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the ASUS TUF Gaming F17
  • The ASUS TUF Gaming F17 has no clear advantages over the Dell G15 5520.
Advantages of the Dell G15 5520
  • Very good for engineering and design
  • Good for gaming and AI
  • Good for software development
  • Very good for content creation
  • Good overall display quality
  • Good battery life
  • Very good speakers
  • Very good keyboard

Key differences

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General Use

7.1
TUF Gaming F17
G15 5520
7.9
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
264.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
251.0 nits
4.5 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
6.0 Hours
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
6.4/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
6.3/10
The Dell G15 5520 and ASUS TUF Gaming F17 are both good for general use, though the Dell G15 5520 is somewhat better.

Gaming and AI

6.5
TUF Gaming F17
G15 5520
7.7
3.6/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
8.0/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
144Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
7.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.7/10
The Dell G15 5520 is good for gaming and AI, while the ASUS TUF Gaming F17 is only fair.

Engineering and Design

7.0
TUF Gaming F17
G15 5520
8.2
6.1/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.2/10
3.6/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
8.0/10
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Dell G15 5520 is very good for engineering and design, while the ASUS TUF Gaming F17 is good.

Content Creation

7.0
TUF Gaming F17
G15 5520
8.0
6.1/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.2/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Dell G15 5520 is very good for content creation, while the ASUS TUF Gaming F17 is good.

Software Development

6.5
TUF Gaming F17
G15 5520
7.5
6.1/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.2/10
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
The Dell G15 5520 is good for software development, while the ASUS TUF Gaming F17 is only fair.

Screen Quality

6.9
TUF Gaming F17
G15 5520
7.1
17.3in
SIZE
15.6in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
144Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
264.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
251.0 nits
The Dell G15 5520 has a better screen than the ASUS TUF Gaming F17 for gaming and AI, engineering and design, content creation, and software development.

Battery

4.5 Hours
TUF Gaming F17
G15 5520
6.0 Hours
The ASUS TUF Gaming F17 has 4.5 hours of battery life. The Dell G15 5520 has 6 hours of battery life.
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Key similarities

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Portability

Fair
TUF Gaming F17
G15 5520
Fair
17.3in
SIZE
15.6in
5.7 lbs
WEIGHT
5.5 lbs
0.9in
THICKNESS
1.0in
The ASUS TUF Gaming F17 and Dell G15 5520 both have only fair portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

7.2
TUF Gaming F17
G15 5520
7.4
The Dell G15 5520 and ASUS TUF Gaming F17 both have good build quality.

Cost

$1,000
TUF Gaming F17
G15 5520
$1,000
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$1,000

$1,200

$1,400

$1,600

The ASUS TUF Gaming F17 has a price of $1,000 and the Dell G15 5520 costs $1,000.

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How the ASUS TUF Gaming F17 and the Dell G15 5520 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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ASUS TUF Gaming F17Dell G15 5520
ASUS TUF Gaming F17Dell G15 5520

GENERAL

Price
$1,000
$1,000
Release Date
May 1, 2022May 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
15.7'' x 10.6'' x 0.91''14.1'' x 10.7'' x 1.06''
Weight
5.73 lbs5.55 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-11400HIntel i7-12700H
Graphics
RTX 3050 Ti (75 W)RTX 3060 (130 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
8 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
45

BATTERY

Battery Life
4.5 Hours6 Hours
Battery Capacity
48 Wh56 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
17.3"15.6"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
144Hz165Hz
Display Brightness
264 nits251 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.2/107.4/10
Portability Score
6.4/106.4/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesYes
Fan Noise Score
7.5/106.8/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGBBlue
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
7/108.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
7.5/108.8/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
33
USB-C ports
11
USB-C Charging
NoNo
Display Outputs
22
Thunderbolt Version
N/A4

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ASUS TUF Gaming F17

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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."

Dell G15 5520

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Rtings

Olivier Martin, Ryan Lim, and John Peroramas | April 2023
"The Dell G15 (2022) is a 15.6-inch budget gaming laptop, and is great for gaming. You can configure the laptop with powerful Intel 12th Gen. CPUs and various NVIDIA dedicated GPUs, all of which deliver a smooth gaming experience at 1080p. There's also a QHD 240Hz display option if you want better visuals, though you'll have to pair it with the top-end NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti to get good frame rates. It doesn't get overly hot or loud under load, and there's no noticeable throttling on the CPU or GPU. Unfortunately, the 120Hz panel has a slow response time, causing noticeable ghosting, and it doesn't support variable refresh rate."

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About ASUS

ASUS, a Taiwanese electronics brand, is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. The majority of their laptops are targeted towards personal use or gaming. Their most popular product lines include the budget-friendly VivoBook, more premium ZenBook, and their TUF and ROG gaming laptops, the latter of which has a reputation for excellent gaming performance.

About Dell

Dell is a highly recognizable American technology company, and is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. Their laptops are very popular for both personal and professional use, and they also own the Alienware brand which makes mid to high end gaming laptops. Their premium XPS range of laptops offer great build quality and portability, while Latitude and Precision laptops are known for reliability, repairability and performance for business users.

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