The chassis of the Asus TUF Gaming F15 is exactly between the Dash and the A15. The back of the screen is borrowed from the A15, with a nice satin finish, a TUF silk-screen in very large capital letters and a small logo in the corner. Note that there is a second finish available from some dealers, with a simple TUF logo in the center and more discreet.

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The interior of the F15 looks more like the Dash’s, with brushed imitation aluminum plastic that doesn’t look very good. And Asus is multiplying the finishes: grainy plastics around the screen, brushed finish on the cover and smooth finish on the shell.

The backlit keyboard is well made. The ZQSD keys are transparent and feel good. Although RGB types, the backlight can only display one color at a time. No rippling rainbow effect, just 4 simple effects ranging from color variation to strobe. Management is handled by Asus’ Armoury Crate software, which also handles fan profiles and other more trivial things.

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The touchpad offers a perfectly smooth glide, but left and right clicks are handled by keys that sink deep. The clicking is spongy, with no real feedback. Asus has also done away with the middle click, so it’s not possible to drag and drop via this action.

The connectivity consists of the basics: three USB 3.0 ports (two on the left, one on the right), an RJ45 port, an HDMI port, the classic headphone/mic combo jack and a Thunderbolt 4 port. The latter is especially nice if you have a dock.

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The Intel AX201 chip provides Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2. The 720p webcam above the slab is of poor quality, details are completely absent from the image.

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The cooling consists of two fans and three radiators. Unfortunately, Asus still placed a radiator on the right side of the machine. The latter tends to blow hot air onto your hand, which is quite unpleasant.

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You can see the copper heat pipes in the vents.

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We found a maximum of 48.8°C after 15 min of play between the keyboard and the left hinge. The ZQSD keys remain cool in all circumstances (29.6°C, the same as the touchpad). The arrow keys are not as cool as the touchpad (38°C), but nothing to worry about. Finally, we can see the heat release on the right side with 47 °C on our desk.

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Noise pollution is relatively contained. In Turbo mode, we read 46.6 dB, which will be enough to disturb your table or desk neighbor. In Performance mode, the Asus TUF F15 is a little less oppressive and emits 43.7 dB. Finally, the Silent mode lives up to its name and contains the noise to 39 dB.

Performance varies fairly little between Turbo and Performance modes under Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. We go from 60 fps to 58 fps. The silent mode is on the other hand much more restrictive on the performances with a flow which falls to 47 fps.

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Disassembling the camera is not a particular problem. 11 Phillips screws maintain the lower shell. To remove it, you just have to unclip it at the hinges and then progressively move it towards the front of the PC.

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The Asus TUF Gaming F15 is meant to be upgradeable.

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The TUF Gaming F15 offers two M.2 ports, one of which is free. The wifi card is also removable and is located under the SSD installed. The memory sticks are also directly accessible. The 90Wh battery can be removed by unscrewing 4 Phillips screws and is not glued. No bad surprise for this gaming chassis.

Asus has reused the Dash F15 panel on this TUF Gaming F15 and it’s not the component we would have chosen. The IPS panel displays 1920 x 1080 px at 144 Hz and features Adaptive Sync.

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The screen occupancy rate is 73%.

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The measured contrast (1586:1) is very good for a IPS panel, the temperature (6512 K) is very close to the ideal value of 6500 K (video standard). The maximum brightness is 280 cd/m², a value that is a little low, but supported by a low reflectance (20% of reflected light). This will allow you to play without worrying too much about its orientation. But impossible to play outside.

The ChiMei panel used by Asus suffers from its colour reproduction, with a Delta E measured at 5.5 and drifts in blue, green and violet. Afterglow (15ms) is decent for a PC dedicated to gaming; afterglow streaks will be limited – usually clearly visible at 30ms+.

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From left to right, the gamma curve, color temperature and delta E. © Les Numériques

The Asus TUF Gaming F15 measures 35.9 x 25.6 cm for 2.7 cm thick and 2.27 kg, which allows it to be carried in a backpack. Its 200W charger adds 610g to the scale. It fills up the 90 Wh battery in just over an hour.

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The 200W charger is relatively compact.

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The autonomy is a little less than 7 h (6 h 56 min exactly) during our video playback with the screen at 200 cd/m² and the volume at 50%. The computer achieves this time by automatically shutting down the GeForce RTX 3060 when it is not in use. The manufacturer’s Armoury Crate software takes care of this, but you can change this behavior to your liking.