ASUS TUF Gaming F15 is a powerful Windows 10 gaming laptop that combines gaming performance with up to a narrow bezel IPS-type panel and an extended lifespan, thanks to its patented Anti-Dust Cooling (ADC) system. Equipped with NVIDIA GeForce graphics, 11th Generation Intel Core processor, and solid-state storage, the F15 is able to play the latest games and multitask with ease. To top it all off, it’s backlit gaming keyboard is rated at 20-million keystroke durability.
Decent laptop for casual gamers.–Note, after 3 weeks of owning i decided to return this. I stand by my review, i feel the laptop is good for casual gaming, but i ended up wanting to PC game full time, and this wasn’t going to cut the mustard.This is my first gaming PC, and overall its good.For the price, i think its a great snag, BUT if you plan on using this PC as your main gaming station, or plan on playing every game out there, id buy something else.This PC has run every game ive thrown at it, but it runs noticeably worse when running newer games, or higher demanding games.You wont be getting 144 frames on majority of games without dropping every graphics setting to low, and even after that you most likely will not get 144 frames.Max i was able to get for Insurgency Sandstorm was 80ish, Ready or not 80ish, Death Stranding 60, Madden 23 60, Apex Legends 120s, GTA 4 60s. I had to run these games on low settings to get these frames, and it wasn’t steady. I was dropping down to the 20-30 ALOT when playing Insurgency and Ready or Not. Even GTA4 was pretty janky while driving and shooting.I got max Frames in Valorant, Counter Strike GO, and all older games like Fallout 4, Skyrim, Left4Dead 2 i was able to play on ultra graphics.Graphics card is meh. I can easily notice the graphics dropoff when playing Apex and Madden on here, then hopping on Series X and playing them, its a steep drop off. The issue is you cant play a majority of games on medium or high settings, which also hurts the graphics big time.The screen is excellent. Its anti glare, and very clear. I ended up buying a second monitor to game on, just because 15inches is too small after years of gaming on a 50inch TV, BUT i could have gotten away with gaming on this screen.Battery is pretty bad, but i usually always have it plugged in. Just web browsing at 50% brightness youre getting 2 hours battery life.I see some reviews claiming that the Wifi adapter is bad, i havent experienced this. I game upstairs on wifi, my router is downstairs, and i usually get 25 ping in online games, which is pretty great. I also got 150ish download on steam. Ive never gotten buffering when watching a video, or live stream(I watched the Bills vs Rams game last night on this without any buffering).I highly recommend upgrading the ram if you do end up buying, the max this PC can use is 24 RAM, so i installed the Crucial RAM 16GB DDR4 3200MHz CL22, very easy install.Speeds for the PC are very fast. From web browsing, to gaming, to tab switching, everything is very fast, even faster than my Macbook 2020.Overall its a solid gaming laptop, just go in knowing the limitations going in. Id recommend for casual /light gamers.
Adam Culley –
Great laptop for the priceI recently purchased this laptop on a lightning deal off of Amazon. I have to say, it was well worth the money! In my short time owning this laptop, I’ve put it through multiple gaming tests, workload tests, and just day-to-day usage. As such, I will write a pros/cons list to demonstrate the strengths and weaknesses of this laptop so you can decide for yourself if it’s a worthwhile purchase.Pros:-Keeps up with most modern games, even with the dated GTX 1650 GPU.-It’s FAST. Oddly faster than most higher-end laptops I’ve purchased in the past.-I actually really enjoy the typing on this laptop. It’s not clicky, but not entirely silent. It’s nice!-It’s incredibly customizable. You can change the color of the keyboard, the pattern the lights show, and even control the fan speed from the keyboard… which leads me to my cons list.Cons:-The fans in this laptop are stupidly loud. As in, I feel like my laptop is taking off from a runway like an airplane. While gaming, it’s not so much an issue because you typically wear a headset. While working, however, it can be annoying at times. And God forbid you have to take this laptop to a college class or into public, because people will probably look in your direction to figure out if it’s indeed your laptop making so much noise or if there’s a tornado headed in their direction. Using an app to determine fan speed and decibel level, the fans are at a constant 50 decibels while gaming, which is pretty freaking loud.-The screen could be better. It’s not a bad screen by any means, but colors are just kind of in the middle of the spectrum.In summary: Buy this laptop if you’re comfortable wearing a headset all the time. If not, this laptop probably isn’t for you.
Glad I decided to purchaseI admit that I comparison shopped a lot of various laptops in various pricing categories. I admit I am not a heavy “gamer” but from time to time I enjoy playing Gears of War or Halo and sometimes simpler things like Risk. My libraries are, for the most part, all on Xbox Game Pass and on Steam and thus far this laptop is doing great. Seems to manage temps well, plays the games smooth and for having a 10th gen processor and the GTX 1650 on board, its handling what I need it to without breaking the bank. I am very glad I decided to go with this laptop!I will say that almost immediately I upgraded the RAM from 8gb to 16gb, put in a second 512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD card and installed a 1TB internal hard drive (thanks to a couple laptops we had laying around to donate parts!) and its ready to go.If you are on the fence and are a moderate gaming user like me, don’t be afraid to pick this one up!
Jay & Vanny –
Everything Needed Plus More!I got this laptop almost a month ago now, and it does everything I wanted and then some; however, there are a few downsides I’ve discovered since owning it, but I think a couple of them is just Windows 11 being buggy.First, it gets really, really hot. Absurdly hot. I installed Core Temp to keep an eye on the CPU temperatures, and it gets up to 90C+! The normal safety shutoff for motherboards is 80C, and even at 80C that’s cooking the CPU. With the temperatures going above 80C, I hope it will still last a while. I didn’t want a laptop that would only last as long as the warranty.Second, and I think this one is Windows 11, the screen has weird artifacts if you don’t shut down for a few days. I’m a user that only puts my computers to sleep instead of shutting down; it doesn’t hurt it, but it does use a small amount of electricity to keep it running. With this laptop, the screen flickers after a few days of this if anything moved/updated, and I’ve even had an issue where part of the screen was being duplicated.Third, I would say is more of a me issue than a laptop issue. You have to open the lid to press the power button. I keep the laptop shut when I am at my desk to use my monitors, and I got a dock for when I’m at my desk. There is no power button on the dock I got nor any I looked at, and the only way to turn on the laptop is to open the lid, press the power button, and close the lid back.Fourth, it gets REALLY slow when it’s not plugged in. Absurdly slow. I understand that when it’s not plugged in, it’s using the CPU as the GPU as well, but there’s a HUGE difference in performance when it’s plugged in vs on battery. It’s usually not that noticable.Fifth, is the battery. If you’re searching the web (not streaming anything), you won’t have issues with the battery life, and it’ll probably last you around 3 hours on one full charge; however, if you’re like me and using the laptop for working or streaming, it will barely last an hour to hour and a half. Maybe I can find an extended battery or something down the road, but for now, the battery life isn’t so great.I know I’ve only mentioned the negatives I’ve found, but I did give it a 5 star review. These can be overlooked with the positives I’ve experienced vs my tower PC.
Meme Master –
Decent specs for the price, amazing cooling system.I got this product on sale for $599, and it is more than worth the price.Pros:-Battery life is fairly decent. The only time the battery would burn itself was when I was using additional monitors and graphic intense activities at the same time. Even when the battery may be low, the charge speed is very powerful, and you should have full charge in an hour even if your using the laptop.-Processor is a beast. i5 10300H has the firepower to run some games that normally require high specs. Dark Souls III runs very smoothly on normal settings, haven’t been able to test Elden Ring yet. (This may require more ram.) I’m also able to hook up a monitor, among other peripherals, as well as have other things open, like Discord, without a problem.-Screen. With 144hz (or 144 visible frames per sec.), you don’t need additional monitors to see just how good your games are running.-RGB Keyboard. Can change how the lights appears, as well as their intensity, or turn them off if you don’t need them.Cons:-RAM. With only 8gbs of RAM, you may yourself upgrading to something more using the extra empty RAM slot. Luckily, this laptop is designed to be easily upgraded with a poppable bottom. All you need are screwdrivers that fit and a RAM cartridge of your choice.-Storage. Again, with only 512gb of space, you may find yourself upgrading using the empty extra M.2 SSD spot. One thing to keep in mind is that this laptop will only support up to Gen 3, so make sure to save some money and not but a Gen 4 SSD, as you will not get the full power out of it.-Graphics Card. The GTX 1650 isn’t exactly the best graphics card out there, but it gets by for meeting recommended settings on older games, while meeting minimum requirements for newer more graphic intense games.
Hunter Hary –
Great gaming LaptopAs my first gaming laptop I couldn’t be happier. I bought this on sale for just under $600. 8gb ram, I added a 4gb stick I had in a damaged laptop and now have 12gb ram (which has worked just fine and I have noticed the increase in speed). 500gb SSD that I just upgraded with another 512gb SSD for $43. I have played halo infinite and it looks great. Looks as good as it did when using the Xbox series S. This laptop upgrades easily. I put the ram in and then the SSD in under 5 minutes. Seems solid, not flimsy. Haven’t noticed screen brightness issues. Have used for job interviews using Microsoft teams and the camera and speakers and mic work great. Overall very happy. You don’t need to spend thousands to get a good gaming rig and work/education rig.
Lucas H. –
Linux works well on itI’m not a fan of Windows at all, however I decided to leave it as dual boot with Linux. As is usually the case with laptops, battery life is much better in Windows than it is in Linux. That is an inherent issue with Linux and not a detriment to the laptop itself.Running Arch Linux, all of the hardware was found automatically. The only issue is not being able to cycle through the different modes of keyboard lighting. It’s fine because I usually leave that turned off anyway. I could probably find a way to get it to work, but I don’t really care to.The fans are quiet, the keyboard feels positive and comfortable, the display is very good. I have no complaints.
Roberta Taylor –
Perfect for me!For clarity, this review is for the 15.6″ GTX 1650 version, not the 17.3″ GTX 1650Ti version.Positives!This laptop is perfect for me and what I need right now. I am currently in between homes, over the road a lot for work and have all of my stuff in storage, including my main PC, so I bought a laptop so I could continue doing work and gaming while on the go.This laptop is not top of the line by any means, it’s no $2,000 laptop with an RTX 3080 or anything like that, but if you want a good mid-range laptop that can get 60FPS on some everyday gaming, this is as good as mid-range laptops get in my opinion.Even on my main, much beefier PC, I’ve never been one to crank up the settings and enable raytracing, 4k etc. I’m more of a framerate type of person and this laptop does a great job getting high frame rates if you’re willing to adjust the settings accordingly. The screen is a clean 1920×1080, lovely quality (though the brightness isn’t that great), comes with an NVME 512GB hard drive which is not a bad start if you’re not trying to install a Call of Duty game with 100gb patches, but that leads into another glowing positive – this thing is upgradeable and I love it! One of the hardest things about picking a laptop for me is the eventual obsolescence, so in the few times I’ve bought a laptop in my life, I prefer ones you can upgrade which will allow you to skirt by the expected lifespan for a bit longer.Overall, my complaints a few, but I will point them out.Negatives!Honestly, 8GB of RAM is… well, it’s not enough for any modern PC that you want to do more than browse the internet, but this negative hardly counts against it because once again, it is upgradeable! I added 32GB to mine and it runs like a dream now. The fact it ships with such low RAM is forgivable because that’s probably why the price of entry is as low as it is.I also had a few problems with the Wi-Fi antenna at first, which I know is not unique to my laptop, but after a few online searches, troubleshooting and settings adjustments, it hasn’t dropped the connection for a couple of days, so I think I’m over that hump.My last complaint and honestly maybe the only one that could be considered “major” is the screen brightness. To be clear, I’m talking about BRIGHTNESS, not QUALITY. The resolution is wonderful and the screen is a clear HD experience, but keep this thing away from the sunlight if you want to see it easily… I took it to the park one day and while I could see the screen, I felt like I was squinting, and I had to change my preferred dark mode to light mode just to see the Windows UI better. Once again, I consider this a minor gripe and won’t take a star off, because if you’re using this thing indoors or in appropriate shade, the screen is beautiful.Overall, if you’re looking for an affordable, upgradeable, laptop suited for everyday gaming (as long as you’re not trying to push max settings, 4k or raytracing), you won’t be disappointed!
Cee S Bee –
First gaming laptop I ever ownedI purchased this laptop to replaced my old ASUS laptop,I needed something faster and runs smoother however I do have to add more ram because it does slows down and sometimes freeze. I wasn’t intended to use it for gaming I just wanted it for normal internet browsing,and also using it when I’m live streaming for twitch that’s about it. It’s a beautiful laptop I definitely like it very convenient for me.
WOW!!! I am so pleased at my purchase…This laptop is such an upgrade …my absolute favorite is the multiple -colored backlit keys that scroll ever so gently while I’m working…pretty jewel tones add a super -rich touch…the keys are so great to see and access…the laptop has a good solid weight to it…the sound is really great…the HD quality is there for sure.I could go on and on about this laptop, but you need to buy it and enjoy it for yourself.