Promo €849 Asus TUF Dash F15 TUF516PC-HN114W, 15″ 144Hz thin, light and nomadic laptop 9 hours to create and play with GeForce RTX and TB4

Our opinion on the Asus TUF Dash F15 TUF516PC-HN114W

Versatile laptop with 9 hours of battery life under Windows 11, theAsus TUF Dash F15 TUF516PC-HN114W designed for play and creation offers connectivity to USB-C Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi axe, a backlit keyboard or even fast 512GB SSD storage that improves responsiveness. This creative gaming laptop with a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen that improves gaming fluidity with its 144Hz frequency, benefits from a powerful Tiger Lake-H Quad Core i5 Intel processor and a GeForce RTX 3050 ray tracing graphics card NVIDIA Ampere which speeds up multimedia processing and can run many games.

Most famous price: €849

Features of the Asus TUF Dash F15 TUF516PC-HN114W

Screen(s) 15.6” IPS Full HD LED 144Hz 45% NTSC 250cd/m² thin bezels 1000:1 (1920×1080, antiglare)
Processor Intel Core i5-11300H Tiger-H (3.1 GHz, 4 cores)
Installed RAM (max.) 8 GB (soldered) DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 1 slots (free)
Graphics Card NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 4 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel Iris Xe integrated in the processor and Optimus
Storage 512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4) + 1 free M.2 combo SATA/NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD slot
connectors 3 USB 3.0 + 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.0b
Network Wi-Fi 6 ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.1 + Gigabit Ethernet
Backlit keyboard Yes, stroke of 1.7 mm
Numeric Keypad
Windows Hello
audio system 2 speakers (2x2W) DTS:X Ultra
Operating system Windows 11 64 bit
Announced runtime / Battery 9 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 76Whr
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 2.0kg / 360 x 252 x 19.9

The Asus TUF Dash F15 TUF516PC-HN114W against the competition

The Asus TUF Dash F15 TUF516PC-HN114W is currently shown in promotion at Baker and is in the good average of its category, where it is one of the lightest and one of the few that offers Thunderbolt connectivity and works under Windows 11.

If this Asus TUF Dash F15 TUF516PC-HN114W doesn’t meet all your criteria, you’ll find other configurations to play with on a similar budget in our gaming laptop guide. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, which has the most impact on performance.

Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus TUF Dash F15 TUF516PC-HN114W

Robust with its adherence to the military resistance standard MIL-STD-810G, this laptop that offers easy access to storage and RAM has a gamer look with its angular lines and dark Eclipse Gray design.

Thin and light, it is cooled by 2 n-Blade fans (liquid crystal polymer, 83 blades), 5 heat pipes and 4 vents.

It ignores a standard webcam, which will be appreciated by those who want to keep their privacy as much as possible. It is of course possible to use an external webcam if you need this functionality.

The connectivity built into this versatile laptop designed for creating and gaming is good, including 1 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4 (rare in this price level), Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (newer and more efficient than wifi ac) and Bluetooth 5.1 for external connections and communication, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to, for example, a TV and/or a monitor, Ethernet and audio ports, as well as 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) which guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when you connect a USB 3.0 device.

We appreciate that we can illuminate the keys of the chiclet keyboard to better distinguish them in the case of limited ambient light.
Too bad there is no numeric keypad while this functionality is standard from 15 inches.
To overcome this and make it easier to enter numbers, Asus could have offered this PC its NumPad technology (NumberPad) to convert the touchpad into a tactile numeric keypad, but this choice was not made.

Asus TUF Dash F15 TUF516PC-HN114W

In any case, the screen will interest gamers as the 144Hz refresh rate improves the smoothness in games compared to the standard 60Hz. The screen also has significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to the IPS technology which is however not high-end as the colorimetry is standard here. In any case, the screen lends itself well to displaying videos and more generally High Definition content with its 16:9 definition and its accurate Full HD definition. Because it is anti-glare, the screen is also more readable than a glossy panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a glossy panel.

Performance, autonomy of the Asus TUF Dash F15 TUF516PC-HN114W

The Asus TUF Dash F15 TUF516PC-HN114W is a versatile high-performance laptop focused on gaming and creation, yet nomadic.

Thanks to the Intel Iris Xe graphics solution integrated into the processor, you can view photos and videos, which is also the case with the GeForce RTX 3050. The latter is activated by Optimus to perform graphics work deemed too heavy for the Intel iris X.

The latter is the maximum preferred by Optimus, despite its modest advantages, because it is energy efficient which promotes autonomy.
In this area, count on about 9 hours of battery life in light use, enough to interest nomads, especially since this versatile laptop PC with its light weight and finesse is easy to transport.

The GeForce RTX 3050 is capable of supporting a large number of games with concessions among the demanding efforts in graphics resources to obtain good playability.

The Iris Xe graphics solution is directly integrated into the Tiger Lake-H Intel Quad Core i5-11300H processor with a constrained TDP to reduce power consumption, contributing to the very significant autonomy.

Combined with 8 GB of RAM, the Core i5 offers good overall performance that can satisfy a large number of users. Notably, it offers faster processing than a low-power Quad Core processor, with the difference being especially noticeable in CPU-intensive multicore areas.

As a bonus, the GeForce RTX 3050 speeds up processing under software that takes advantage of GPU computing power, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Photoshop/Premiere, which creators will appreciate.

Asus TUF Dash F15 TUF516PC-HN114W

Most famous price: €849

On the storage side, there is an SSD which clearly improves responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive. Because in addition to being quiet, consuming less energy and more resistant to shocks, it is much faster.

In practice, the SSD guarantees in particular much faster start/stops, processing and launch of software/games, or even faster arrival on the maps of online games.

Here we find a 512 GB SSD, a capacity comparable to that of standard hard drives. What if we need more space? An M.2 slot is free to add a second SSD. And you can always rely on an external storage unit like a USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt / USB-C device for fast transfers.

As for heating and sound, they are there when this versatile player-oriented and creative Ultrabook is pushed strongly (e.g. games, treatments), due to its finesse and the high-quality components built into it.

A vented rack can be used to accommodate temperatures if necessary (remember to check the dimensions carefully!).

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