Aside from the slim TUF Dash F15, Asus also revealed the local availability of its more affordable – but still very capable – gaming laptop, the 2021 Asus TUF Gaming A15. Retailing from only RM5,299, it’s the ideal gaming machine for those who want the best value for money.
So far, two variants of the TUF Gaming A15 are set to be available in Malaysia. The RM5,299 base model, for one, features an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor paired with 16GB of RAM, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 GPU with 6GB GDDR6 memory, a 15.6-inch 1920 x 1080 screen with a fast 144Hz refresh rate, as well as 512GB of SSD storage.
And then there’s the higher-end TUF Gaming A15 with the same processor and RAM capacities, but with some noteworthy upgrades. The GPU, for one, is a more powerful RTX 3070 GPU with 8GB GDDR6 memory; it also has a faster and higher quality 240Hz 15.6-inch Full HD display with 100% sRGB colour coverage and a 1TB SSD. All of these upgrades bring up the price to a cool RM6,699.
We’ve reviewed quite a number of gaming laptops powered by AMD’s Ryzen chips – even the previous TUF Gaming A15 with a Ryzen 7 4800H – and what impressed us the most is the power efficiency of the processors. The new TUF Gaming A15 seems to continue this trend, with a quoted battery life of up to 14.5 hours on a single charge – that’s very impressive for a gaming laptop with such beefy hardware under the hood.
To recap, the Asus TUF Gaming A15 with an RTX 3070 retails at RM6,699, while the more affordable model with an RTX 3060 goes for RM5,299. The former will be available in Malaysia by the end of January this month, while the RTX 3060 variant will arrive here in the middle of February 2021.
Interestingly, we were also told by Asus Malaysia that even more affordable TUF Gaming models will be arriving here sometime in the second quarter of 2021.