Asus launched a new member “ASUS TUF Gaming A15 (FA506)” into its TUF Gaming notebook series to offer budget-friendly gaming laptop instead of the high-end ROG Gaming series.
Where to Buy ASUS TUF Gaming A15 (FA506)
The ASUS TUF Gaming A15 (FA506) comes with the latest AMD Ryzen Mobile 4000 series CPU, alongside Nvidia RTX graphics card with up to 90Wh battery for superior battery life.
This window 10 base laptop sports a captivating design, speedy IPS-level panel display, with enough space for peripheral connectivity and rich audio experience.
ASUS TUF Gaming A15 (FA506) Key Features and Specs.
- AMD Ryzen™ 9 4000 Series CPU Processor
- NVIDIA Geforce RTX™ 2060 GPU
- Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro
- 15.6-inch (16:9) LED-backlit FHD (1920×1080)
- Up to 1TB PCIe® Gen3 SSD
- Up to 32GB RAM
- DTS:X® Ultra virtual surround sound
- Integrated Wi-Fi 5 (802.11 ac (2×2))
- Support Type-C PD 3.0 up to 90Wh Lithium-Bolymer Battery
- Up to 8.7 hours (Web Browsing), Up to 12.3 hours (Video Playback)
The ASUS TUF Gaming A15 (FA506) comes with improvements on its exterior design and ergonomics.
ASUS introduces two color choices for this laptop, Fortress Grey and Bonfire Black, with different pattern for each color.
Both design choice comes with a non-backlit TUF logo in the middle and no ASUS branding.
Similarly, TUF Gaming A15 FA506 comes with a honeycomb pattern structure at the bottom of the chassis that allows better air flow for the entire cooling system.
Furthermore, this solidly-built ASUS A15 (FA506) Sports a dimension of 359.8 x 256 x 22.8 ~24.7 mm, hence, weighing 2.3 kg.
ASUS TUF Gaming A15 (FA506) features a narrower top screen bezel compare to its predecessor. Although, the bezel below is quiet hefty with a cut-out between the hinges for perfect cooling duty.
The deck host the Chiclet keyboard with isolated numpad key. This keyboard has RGB backlit, and travel roughly 1.8 mm into the frame.
The TUF A15 FA506 gaming laptop keyboard are also equipped with Overstroke Technology which has been proven reliable for playing games.
In addition, the ASUS TUF Gaming A15 (FA506) comes with an immovable plastic touchpad and dedicated click buttons fot smooth typing experience.
Finally, this gaming laptop has two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, HDMI 2.0 port, and DisplayPort 1.4 on the left and an additional USB port on the right side.
ASUS TUF Gaming A15 (FA506) comes with a 15.6-inch full HD LED Anti Glare display. It also comes a fully saturates speedy IPS-level displays with up to 144Hz refresh rate.
Thanks to the display’s refresh rate synchronizes alongside the GPU’s frame rate to reduce lag, minimize stuttering, and eliminate visual tearing for ultra-smooth and immersive gameplay.
The display has a resolution of 1920×1080 pixel which enhance a brighter, sharper and more vibrant display experience.
ASUS TUF A15 (FA506) is one of the most powerful budget-friendly Gaming laptop with up to a nimble 8-core AMD Ryzen™ 9 CPU.
The AMD Ryzen™ 4000 series features different processor configurations ranging from Ryzen 5 4600H, Ryzen 7 4800H, to Ryzen 9 4900H which already uses 7nm fabrication technology.
Furthermore, this processor come with an octa-core processor, so, it can activate as many as 16 threads to power through serious multitasking, hence, delivering dependable performance for gaming experiences.
In addition, ASUS TUF Gaming A15 (FA506) CPU is paired with a either GeForce RTX™ 2060 or NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660TI discrete GPU with 6GB GDDR6 VRAM.
This laptop has a storage capacity of up to 32GB RAM of dual-channel DDR4-3200 memory, and 1TB PCIe® Gen3 SSD card.
ASUS TUF Gaming A15 (FA506) is equipped with a buit-in two upgraded speaker with four cut-outs pump out 1.8x more sound with 2.7x deeper bass.
The quad speaker also come with the DTS:X™ Ultra technology which delivers high-fidelity 7.1-channel virtual surround sound for theater-quality audio with stereo headsets
Furthermore, the Asus TUF Gaming A15 supports 802.11ac (2×2) Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 for fast and reliable connectivity.
This laptop also comes with an HD 720p CMOS webcam so as to make video calls and other associated activities.
Similarly, Asus A15 TUF (FA506) offers up to 90Wh lithium-polymer battery capacity to last up to 20 hours on a charge.
For security purpose, the Asus A15 is equipped with a Kensington lock alongside fTPM (Firmware-based Trusted Platform Module).
Asus TUF Gaming A15 (FA506) Price and Availability
The Asus TUF Gaming A15 (FA506) price starts at $999 depending on the configuration of your preferred model.
This laptop is available on ASUS’s official store and other third-party e-commerce platforms like Amazon.
ASUS TUF Gaming A15 (FA506) Specs
Here are a few specs of the Asus TUF Gaming A15 (FA506)
- OS: Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Home
- Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 4000 Series CPU Processor (AMD® Ryzen™ 7 4800H Processor, AMD® Ryzen™ 5 4600H Processor)
- GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2060 with 6GB GDDR6 VRAM, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660TI with 6GB GDDR6 VRAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650TI with 4GB VRAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
- Memory: Up to 32 GB SDRAM
- Colours: Fortress Grey and Bonfire Black
- Dimension: 359.8 x 256 x 22.8 ~24.7 mm
- Weight: 2.3 kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 15.6″ (16:9) LED-backlit FHD (1920×1080) 144Hz Anti-Glare IPS-level Panel with 45% NTSC ( Optional: Adaptive Sync)
- Keyboard: Chiclet keyboard with isolated numpad key
- Pointing Device: Yes
- Built-in Storage: 256GB / 512GB / 1TB PCIe® Gen3 SSD
- Optical Storage: 1TB 5400 rpm SATA HDD
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: HD 720p CMOS module
- USB Ports: 2 Type-A USB 3.2 (Gen 1), 1 Type-C USB 3.2 (Gen 2), 1 Type-A USB2.0.
- HDMI: Yes, HDMI support 2.0b
- Thunderbolt Ports: –
- DisplayPort: Yes, support DP 1.4
- VGA: –
- Ethernet (RJ-45): Yes
- SD Slot: –
- Mic/Headphone: 1 x COMBO audio jack
- WLAN: 802.11ac (2×2) Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5.0
- NFC: –
- Docking Connector: –
- Mobile Broadband: –
- Nvidia Battery Boost Technology
- FA Gaming Series
- Kensington lock
- fTPM (Firmware-based Trusted Platform Module)
- DTS:X® Ultra
- AC adapter plug
- Keyboard with Overstroke Technology
- Dual fan
- Battery: Up to 48 Wh / 90 Wh Lithium-Polymer Battery
- Use Time: Up to 8.7 hours (Web Browsing), Up to 12.3 hours (Video Playback)