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Previously I would have probably ignored one star reviews on Amazon; I've been buying from them worldwide and generally found customer service to be satisfactory. BUT: Don't buy a laptop, or anything similar from Amazon.sg, unless you are willing to take the risk that it won't work, and a return (to the US) will cost you hundreds of dollars. This is the situation I face. Pay extra - sometimes not much - and buy local so you can return it if faulty. That's what I'll be doing, after paying shippers SG200+ to return this faulty item and get my refund. Not to mention all the time and hassle.
I've wanted something that I could use as an everyday computer for work and use for gaming in my off time, something that could combine productivity and gaming in a compact design. I did a lot of research and found several (Razor Blade, Sager) but they were just too far out of my price range. I was worried I was being unrealistic for my budget. Then I came across the 2022 ASUS TUF Dash 15 (FX517ZM-AS73).
From a physical standpoint I find the form factor is great in the hands and taking it mobile is a breeze thanks to it's compact, lightweight and super sleek design. I can easily pop it into my messenger bag when I need it on the go and when at home I can hook it up to a secondary display and enjoy gaming on it like I would a desktop.
Under the hood it's clear ASUS wanted to make an impression. The hardware is impressive, yes, but how it synergies together is the most impressive part. Across the board performance is near instantaneous and (if power options and Armory Crate are utilized well) the battery life is also quite impressive when used for productivity tasks, too.
The hardware is an ensemble cast with an Intel Core i7-12650H, 16GB of lightning fast DDR5 memory, a 512GB M.2 SSD and a 6GB GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile to round it out. It should be mentioned that while the computer itself supports Gen4 M.2 drives the stock 512GB SSD is Gen3 - likely to cut costs - however don't let that deter you as for an O/S drive it works great. Also, in a nice change of pace this laptop can be completely upgraded and you won't find any hardware soldered to the board. I have since added a 1TB Samsung 990 Pro in the second M.2 slot (for game installs, storage) and could not be happier with the near-instant performance.
Speaking of performance I have yet to find a game title that I am unable to max out the settings on, even when hooked up running UHD resolutions on my secondary display (I have an LG UltraGear 27GL83A-B) which takes advantage of the G-Sync support for silky smooth response times. I've not yet even needed to use the "Turbo" mode as everything gets handled quite comfortably using the "Performance" setting.
ASUS did their homework when they designed the 2022 iteration and you can tell they were paying attention, the 2022 Dash 15 corrects many of the complaints from the previous years model and then some. The new cooling system design is incredibly effective and helps cut back on a lot of fan noise, even when under load (using the "Performance" setting) the fans when kicked up are barely audible while keeping everything nice and cool.
I'm very impressed with this machine and can easily recommend it to anybody interested in this model. No matter if you're looking for a dedicated gaming laptop or something to use for daily productivity tasks and some gaming on the side the 2022 ASUS TUF Dash 15 (FX517ZM-AS73) is hard to beat for performance and value.
Really nice laptop, so far. I purchased this in August and put off writing a review until after I'd used it for several months. I wanted a laptop with a dedicated GPU, a fast 12th Gen Intel CPU, and Windows 11, but wanted to keep the price under control. This laptop fit the bill perfectly.
My previous laptop was a 2-in-1 with a slightly larger touch screen. While I occasionally miss that capability, the higher resolution screen and the addition of the dedicated NVIDIA GPU make up for it. The screen is great - the high resolution is very sharp, and the screen is nice and bright with good colors. This laptop is very fast and more than adequate for the games that I play, or any other use I have for it.
If battery life is your primary concern, you will be happier with a lower powered laptop, but you probably wouldn't be shopping for a gaming laptop. The battery life is not great but it's acceptable for a gaming laptop, if you set up the Power and GPU settings correctly.
When using the NVIDIA GPU, this laptop is very power hungry, but that's to be expected. The Windows 11 "Display Graphics" settings can be used to set applications to specifically run on the Intel GPU ("Power Saving") or specifically run on the NVIDIA GPU ("High Performance"). The Intel GPU is more than adequate for daily use (and some lower resolution gaming), and uses significantly less power.
Add a dock and external monitors, and this laptop is also a more than adequate workstation replacement.
My only personal quibble with this laptop is the amount of preinstalled software. Asus preinstalls several applications to customize the user experience (and provide data to Asus) -- not all of these are useful, and all of these are designed to require user identifiable connections to Asus, and agreeing to their terms of service. These aren't terribly hard to uninstall (so they will no longer pester you to register) but it's always irritating.
This is a great discrete gaming laptop for school, which is the main reason I purchased it. It gives plenty of options for battery saving and options for how loud the fans are, as well as the typical Nvidia options for your GPU. I did have to upgrade the storage, but is not difficult by any means, just required me to remove a couple of screws and put in the new SSD and put the screws back in. However there are a few downsides to this computer. If you plan on using it on any sort of incline, good luck. The screen doesn't fold back very far which I have found a little annoying at times. Another small complaint is the type of plastic the computer and keyboard are made of. It feels pretty sturdy, however it gets dirty from everything. I consider myself a relatively clean person and I like my hands to be clean, but I find myself having to wipe this keyboard off weekly. No matter how clean your hands are this keyboard manages to get oily and dirty. Other than those small details this is an amazing mid-range laptop for gaming, travel, and school. It is also easily upgradeable if the specs (Ram and SSD Storage) are not to your liking.
This laptop is for someone who wants a laptop to take around and do productive work on and also play modern games at high settings. There are others with faster GPUS, but hardly any that can claim 6-9 hours of battery life like this one. There are tons of battery saving features, like a dedicated key to change what power profile to use. The 144hz screen auto sets to 60hz on battery so save battery life. Gaming on a AAA game at high settings, 30 fps, I get around 2-3 hours of battery life. Less demanding games can go more. Other contemporary laptops i've used can really only game for an hour or so while on battery. You can also set the battery life to be capped at 80% or 60% to extend it's usable life. I usually keep it on 80% and still have long battery life. And it comes in at a hell of a competitive price.
The cpu is a bit lacking when compared to other 8 core laptops, but it's a good tradeoff for the lower TDP (and less power consumption). It is more than capable for most peoples work though. It cannot be undervolted like any new intel chip, which I did not know until researching it.
The 3050ti has been able to run any game I throw at it on high settings, and older games can be ran easily on my 4k monitor and the native 4k resolution. It can get fairly loud when gaming at high performance for awhile, I game with headphones so I don't notice it when i take them off. But this will be an issue for really any gaming laptop, especially one this thin.
#Ports Thunderbolt 4 can be connected to external docks and external GPUS. Allows 100w usb c charging so you can run laptop off one cable, but keep in mind this is less than the 200w power brick, and if you are gaming at high performance, it will slowly drain the battery unless you also have the power cable connected. I also got a 50$ external 20000 mah battery with 65w usb charging which can bring the laptop from 10-80%. Nice! It is annoying how the ports are all at least half way down the machine, as the top half is for the fan outputs.
There are 8gbs of ram soldered onto the board, and an additional slot, which I throw a 16gb stick in for 24gb. There is an additional m.2 slot which I put another 512gb ssd in. Speaking of which, the SSD is crazy fast. While looking up benchmarks for other laptops, this one easily beat them all. I don't remember exact numbers but it's there.
1080p, 144hz. Good color reproduction, and clear sharp images. Does not look washed out or anything. Not the brightest for working in sunlight though, but it's usable. The screen cannot tilt back 180 degrees, more like 140 ish? I use a laptop stand so I cant have it as vertically tilted as I like, but for 99% of people this is a non issue. The hinges feel solid and don't seem like they will crap out or break off like other.
#Keyboard & Trackpad
The backlit keyboard (one color, changeable brightness with keyboard keys or using software, also has different modes like breathing) is solid. Key travel is not shallow and has a good click. I do not notice a difference in quality with my Mx master key keyboard.
The trackpad is decent. Not glass, but precise and not an annoying texture. Not much to say on it. It gets the job done.
#Design and build
It is marketed as a 'tough' laptop and while it doesn't feel much different from a normal laptop (and isn't metal, it's some sort of hard plastic polymer), I have had 0 damage in the 3 months i've owned it. The Tuf Dash f15 is solid, yet lightweight and not annoying to lug around. It is thin and not too heavy, and has similar dimensions and weight of most high powered ultrabooks.
#Bugs Glitches & Software
This is the first laptop i've had where I have not encountered really any bugs or glitches. I have had BSOD but I am almost postive these are from the Dell TB16 thunderbolt dock i'm using. Even these have only happened 2 times in 3 months. The laptop is ran off of Asus Armory Crate service, which has features such as profile switching, game optimziation, system tweaking and more. It can be accessed via a dedicated key. It is not super lightweight of a program, but not overly consuming either. You can close the program in task manager and the laptop will not have any issues, just some features are closed off.
Bought this as a mobile rig, and it pretty much ticks all the boxes. only issue, and im not sure if its a user error on my end or just the overall hardware configuration, i burn through battery life like its running on AAs. this is when im trying to do non gaming tasks. notebook is very sleek, the weight is not bad feels balanced. the hardware is more than sufficient. this PC has the essentials and none of the luxuries. perfect for me to throw in a back pack. i was also impressed to see ASUS offers a year warranty that covers raw damage. this pc puts in work and pumps out heat when in turbo mode (plugged in) but overall not to bad when doing light gaming. handles CoD MW2 excellent, and even FiveM (GTA). after shopping around and about to purchase a 2000$+ unit, im happy i found this for half the cost.
Es un excelente equipo, vengo de un PC de escritorio y es mi primer Laptop con Tarjeta de Video dedicada, me animé sobre todo por que tiene memoria RAM DDR5, lo mejor fue el precio, por poco menos de 19k considero que es una ganga por las prestaciones que ofrece, le agregue 32gb de RAM y un SSD extra de 1TB ya sumando todo me gaste 24k. Me fue mejor que la TUF 2021 que estaba en 30k
Aunque no la usare principalmente para jugar, he probado algunos juegos y corre bastante bien el Gears 5, Halo TMCC, Halo Infinite, la temperatura es adecuada y como todo dispositivo requerirá sus mantenimientos oportunos, Para jugar prefiero usar mis consolas o bien la de escritorio que puedo exigirle el máximo sin preocuparme de las temperaturas.
Para la programación, programas de edición y gráficos es muy buen equipo, es una buena compra para cualquier estudiante que requiera de un equipo con buenas prestaciones.
El equipo de 16GB de RAM y SSD de 500GB a como viene de fabrica es excelente, si puedes agrégale más RAM o bien aumenta el SSD que 500GB los consumes en poco tiempo.
Pros: -Procesador de última generación -Memoria RAM DDR5 -Slot extra M.2 -Buena duración de batería 4-6 hrs en modo Eco -Diseño sobrio, excelente que la iluminación sea blanco y no el árbol de navidad rgb -Touchpad de muy buen tamaño -Teclado Completo -Pantalla más que excelente -Puertos USB C, HDMI es excelente que aún incluya este puerto. -Buen sonido, bastante equilibrado -Buenos materiales de construcción
Contras: -SSD de fabrica muy sencillo -16GB en 2x8GB lo que te obliga a comprar 2 memorias para expandir -Cámara web justa -La apertura de cubierta inferior es sencilla pero si eres principiante puede ser un poco complicado
I tested this with a few games, all unmodded unless otherwise stated, and here are my results:
Resident Evil 2 - runs fine on mid to high settings, does NOT run fine on max settings due to low VRAM Skyrim VR - runs fine on max settings, but I suspect that it will struggle with a lot of mods. Subnautica (MODDED) - runs fine in both flat screen and VR. Karnage Chronicles - runs fine Alien Isolation - runs fine on max settings Arizona Sunshine - runs fine on max settings Blade and Sorcery - runs fine on high settings, does NOT run fine on max settings Half Life: Alyx - runs fine on max settings
CPU intensive programs that I've tested:
FL Studio - runs fine Blender - run fine
That should probably be enough to give you an idea of how well this thing performs. The fan does get a little loud, but I wear headphones, so it doesn't bother me. There is only 4GB of VRAM, which is not very much at all and seems to be the primary bottleneck on this system. I must admit, I was a bit disappointed that RE2 Remake wasn't able to run on max settings for this reason despite being a 4 year old game. I suppose it still looks good on mid to high settings, but I was expecting more from a 3000 series graphics card. Basically, it doesn't run games any better than my 1070ti did with 8GB of VRAM. Overall though, despite that minor gripe, I'm happy with it. It does what it's supposed to do.
I recently purchased the ASUS TUF Dash 15 (2022) gaming laptop and I have been extremely satisfied with its performance so far. The laptop has a sleek, slim design and is lightweight, making it easy to take on the go.
One of the standout features of the TUF Dash 15 is its 144hz, 15.6-inch Full HD display, which provides clear and vivid visuals. The laptop is powered by an 12th-generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics, which deliver smooth and fast performance for gaming and other demanding tasks.
The laptop also has a good keyboard and touchpad, which are comfortable to use and responsive. The audio quality is also excellent, with the laptop's speakers providing clear and rich sound.
In terms of storage and connectivity, my TUF Dash 15 has a 1TB SSD and a wide range of ports, including USB-C, HDMI, and USB 3.2 Gen 1. The laptop also has good battery life, lasting for several hours on a single charge.
Overall, the ASUS TUF Dash 15 is a great gaming laptop that offers excellent performance, a high-quality display, and a slim and lightweight design. It is a great choice for those looking for a powerful and portable gaming laptop.