ASUS TUF laptopsSource: ASUS

What you need to know

  • ASUS announced four new TUF gaming laptops at CES 2020.
  • The laptops combine the latest Intel or AMD Ryzen processors with up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060.
  • The TUF Gaming A15 and A17 will be available in March in the UK.
  • The TUF Gaming F15 and F17 should release later this year.

ASUS announced four new TUF gaming laptops at CES 2020, the TUF Gaming A15, TUF Gaming A17, TUF Gaming F15, and TUF Gaming F17. The laptops are all MIL-STD-810H certified so they can survive some knocks and bumps. The entire lineup is available with either AMD Ryzen 4000 series processors or 10th Gen Intel processors. The A15 and A17 are set to release in March in the UK. The F15 and F17 don't have release dates at this time but should be available later this year.

You can choose between a more conservative Fortress Gray color or a more gamer-esque Bonfire Black finish that has a more aggressive design.

The specifications ASUS shared were slightly inconsistent, with spec tables not lining up with the laptop's descriptions. Below are the details from ASUS' spec tables for the Gaming A15 and Gaming A17.

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Category ASUS TUF Gaming A15
Display 15.6-inch FHD IPS
Non-glare
Up to 144Hz
AMD Adaptive sync technology
Processor AMD Ryzen 4000 Series mobile processors
Graphics Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Memory Up to 32GB 3200MMz DDR4
Storage Up to 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD
Webcam HD
Security Kensington Lock
Wireless Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth 5.0
Ports Audio jack combo
1x HDMI 2.0b
2x USB 3.2 Gen 1
1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2
1x RJ45 LAN
1x USB 2.0
Audio Dual Speakers with DTS:X Ultra
Array microphoneWebcam | 2.5 headphone jack
Battery 90Wh lithium-polymer
230W power adapter
Color Fortress Gray
Bonfire Black

The larger A17 has many similar specs but notably comes with up to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. It has a slightly lower 120Hz refresh rate and a lower maximum RAM configuration as well.

Category ASUS TUF Gaming A17
Display 17.3-inch FHD IPS
Non-glare
Up to 120Hz
AMD Adaptive sync technology
Processor AMD Ryzen 4000 Series mobile processors
Graphics Up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
Memory Up to 16GB 3200MMz DDR4
Storage Up to 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD
Webcam HD
Security Kensington Lock
Wireless Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth 5.0
Ports Audio jack combo
1x HDMI 2.0b
2x USB 3.2 Gen 1
1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2
1x RJ45 LAN
1x USB 2.0
Audio Dual Speakers with DTS:X Ultra
Array microphoneWebcam | 2.5 headphone jack
Battery 90Wh lithium-polymer
180W power adapter
Color Fortress Gray
Bonfire Black

ASUS did not share spec tables for the F15 and F17. ASUS states that "Regardless of the CPU, graphics firepower comes from discrete NVIDIA GeForce GPUs based on the latest NVIDIA uring architecture. The full lineup of TUF Gaming Laptops can be configured with up to a GeForce RTX 2060 that uses a combination of CUDA, RT, and Tensor cores to enable hybrid rendering with real-time ray tracing and AI acceleration."

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