ASUS Unveils TUF Gaming Laptops at CES 2020

ASUS Unveils TUF Gaming Laptops at CES 2020 – The next level gaming is just get serious with TUF A15 and TUF A17

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ASUS decided to go to the next level gaming by unveiling two of their gaming beasts at CES 2020. The 15-inch TUF Gaming A15 and F15 following the 17-inch A17 and F17 gaming laptops that delivers high-performance for hardcore gamers.

According to ASUS, the TUF Gaming laptops features the next-gen hardware with the latest AMD Ryzen™ 4000 Series Mobile Processors or or 10th Gen Intel® processors along with the top-notch graphics with NVIDIA® Turing™ based GPU’s.

ASUS displays TUF Gaming A15 laptop at CES 2020
TUF Gaming A15 Laptop.

The TUF A15 and A17 features AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Mobile Processors with 8 cores and 16 threads. The chip doubles the efficiency compared to the previous generation, thus allowing users to complete more tasks than before. Pairing with DDR4-3200 RAM improves the performance for both productivity and gaming. ASUS will feature the F15 and F17 that features Intel’s 10th Gen processors, later in the same year.

The graphics powered by NVIDIA GeForce GPU that’s based on newest NVIDIA Turing architecture. The TUF laptop further, can be configured up to GeForce RTX 2060 that uses the trios of CUDA, RT and Tensor cores used activate the hybrid rendering with a real-time ray tracing and AI acceleration.

The specifications of TUF A15:

CPU AMD Ryzen™ 4000 Series Mobile Processors
Display 15.6-inch Non-glare Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS-level panel
up to 144Hz, adaptive sync technology
Operating System Windows 10 Pro (ASUS recommends Windows 10 Pro)
Graphics Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060
Main Memory Up to 32GB 3200MHz DDR4
VRAM Up to 6G GDDR6
Storage M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD up to 1TB
Wireless Wi-Fi

Intel Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)

Bluetooth®

Bluetooth V5.0

Camera HD camera
I/O Ports 1 Audio Jack Combo

1 x HDMI 2.0b

2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C Display Port 1.4

1 x RJ45 LAN

1 x USB 2.0

1 x Kensington lock

Audio Dual Speakers with DTS:X Ultra

Array microphone with Cortana 2.0 support

3.5mm headphone jack

Battery 90Wh lithium-polymer battery

230W power adapter

Plug Type: ø6 (mm)

(Output voltage : 230W)

(Input : 100~240V AC, 50/60Hz universal)

Colors Fortress Gray, Bonfire Black

The 15-inch models has refresh rates up to 144Hz while on the 17-inch model has refresh rates of 120Hz. Both of the models can optimize the higher frame rates thanks to the AMD Radeon graphics integrated with AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Mobile processors utilizes adaptive sync technology to work with displays with adaptive sync technology.

ASUS TUF Gaming A17 laptop displayed at CES 2020
TUF Gaming A17 Laptop.

The IPS-level displays bundled with 15-inch and 17-inch come with Ultraslim NanoEdge bezels that allows wide viewing angles. The purpose of this design is to allow the chassis to be more portable and increased in longevity.


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The TUF Gaming laptop was designed to withstand tough situation in everyday life. The laptops were certified with MIL-STD-810 standards that withstands vibration, short drops, extreme temperatures and humidity.

The specifications of TUF A17 as follows:

CPU AMD Ryzen™ 4000 Series Mobile Processors
Display 17.3-inch Non-glare Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS-level panel
up to 120Hz, adaptive sync technology
Operating System Windows 10 Pro (ASUS recommends Windows 10 Pro)
Graphics Up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti
Main Memory Up to 32GB 3200MHz DDR4
VRAM Up to 6G GDDR6
Storage M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD up to 1TB
Wireless Wi-Fi

Intel Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)

Bluetooth®

Bluetooth V5.0

Camera HD camera
I/O Ports 1 x Audio Jack Combo

1 x HDMI 2.0b

2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C Display Port 1.4

1 x RJ45 LAN

1 x USB 2.0

1 x Kensington lock

Audio Dual Speakers with DTS:X Ultra

Array microphone with Cortana 2.0 support

3.5mm headphone jack

Battery 90Wh lithium-polymer battery

180W power adapter

Plug Type: ø6 (mm)

(Output voltage : 180W)

(Input : 100~240V AC, 50/60Hz universal)

Colors Fortress Gray, Bonfire Black

When it comes to a gaming laptop, airflow does matters right? The TUF Gaming A15 and TUF Gaming A17 bundles with a self-cleaning cooling system that directs the debris into an anti-dust tunnels before it clogs the fan blades and heatsink fins that may affect the hardware components inside. A honeycomb pattern over the bottom doubles up the intake vents for the fans and heatsinks inside to allow a better airflow.

The TUF Gaming laptops comes with a bigger 90Wh battery option that extends the battery life even further with a battery life up to 8.7 hours of web browsing and 12.3 hours of video playback thanks to combination of the efficient AMD and NVIDIA hardware inside.

Two beasts were lined together at the CES 2020 giving more options to the gamers to actually pick the right variant to fit their usage. Although the TUF A15 seems to be more superior compared to the TUF A17 in terms of having a higher end GPU’s the TUF A17 on the better hand, seems to be more suitable for gamers while the TUF A15 is more suitable for content creators.

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