The ASUS TUF laptop series is well-known for providing excellent performance and build quality at a reasonable price. In recent months, the business has started experimenting with higher-priced TUF laptops with better specs and more power. One such laptop is the TUF F15, which features 11th Gen Intel CPUs and NVIDIA RTX 30-series GPUs. Is the price increase on these laptops still justified? To find out, continue reading my ASUS TUF F15 review.
The ASUS TUF F15 for 2021 maintains its “tough” design, albeit it is noticeably refined when compared to last year’s model. The TUF logo has been modified with a more simple, angular appearance for this model. The grey color has also been changed somewhat to give it a more industrial look. ASUS has opted for a muted, matte grey design rather than the traditional red and black’ gamer style, which I like.
The keyboard deck is brushed aluminum on the inside, and the power button is hexagonal in design. The side bezels are thin, with a TUF logo in the center of the bigger bottom bezel. The hinge is not overly tight and can be opened with one finger.
The laptop is entirely built of plastic, as is typical of the TUF series of computers. To their credit, the plastic quality is excellent, giving the laptop a hard, solid, and durable feel. The flex in the keyboard deck is minor, as is the flex in the lid. The laptop has received MIL-STD-810H certification, indicating that it should be able to endure drops and bumps. Along the rear and bottom, there is an aggressively designed vent that should aid in cooling the high-performance internals.
The F15 isn’t exceptionally inexpensive for a TUF laptop. The F15, on the other hand, is not pricey for a laptop with an Intel Core i9 CPU and an RTX 3060 GPU. It provides adequate performance, the laptop is built like a tank, and the monitor has a good high refresh rate. In terms of CPU and GPU power, our model’s configuration is a touch-off, although there are more suitable options.