ASUS TUF A15 2021 Laptop Review | Still a Good Budget AMD Gaming Laptop?

ASUS TUF A15 2021 Laptop Review

Asus Tuf A15 (2021) is the successor of the hugely successful Asus tuf a15 (2020). Though the success of the 2020 model can be largely attributed to AMD or the lack of options from AMD in its category. That being said the Tuf A15 offers one of the best prices to performance ratios in its market segment but with the market flooding with devices powered by AMD in its category can tuf a15 (2021) by Asus make a compelling case for itself and we have to answer what’s good and what bad about this device.

The 2021 version of the A15 has quite a few variants in terms of specs however features and components such as Ports, keyboards, Design, and weight of the device will remain the same. The variation here can be of OS, CPU, GPU, Display, RAM, Storage and Battery

Is The Asus Tuf A15 Worth It?

The A15 lineup of the Tuf series by ASUS offers one of the highest prices to performance ratios in both budget and upper mid-range market segments. Powered by the latest AMD CPUs and paired with an Nvidia GPU the Tuf A15 is a great laptop for anyone who is not that much concerned about the design aesthetics and display quality. Now let’s look at some of its pros and cons.

Pros and Cons

  • Great Options For Upgradability (2x SO-DIMM Slots | 2x M.2 Slot | 1x 2.5 Inch SATA Slot)
  • 240Hz Display model is Great
  • Decent Port Selection
  • 90 Watt Hour battery
  • 60Hz Display model has a poor color coverage
  • No SD Card Reader
  • Small Arrow Keys
  • No Finger-Print Scanner


OS (Operating System)
  • Windows 10 Home | Windows 10 Pro | (Free upgrade to Windows 11 when available)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800H | AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX | AMD Ryzen 5 5600H | AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
GPU (Graphics Card)
  • Nvidia RTX 3070 90W (95W with Dynamic Boost) 8GB VRAM
  • Nvidia RTX 3060 90W (95W with Dynamic Boost) 6GB VRAM
  • Nvidia RTX 3050Ti 60W (75W with Dynamic Boost) 4GB VRAM
  • Nvidia RTX 3050 4GB VRAM
  • 15.6 Inch | FHD | 16:9 | 100% sRGB | 240Hz
  • 15.6 Inch | FHD | 16:9 | 62.5% sRGB | 144Hz
  • 15.6 Inch | FHD | 16:9 | 62.5% sRGB | 60Hz
  • 15.6 Inch | QHD | 16:9 | 165Hz
  • 8GB DDR4 3200MHz | 16GB DDR4 3200MHz
  • Max Capacity : 32GB
  • 1TB SSD (M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0) |  512GB SSD (M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0)
I/O Ports
  • 1x USB 3.0 (Type C) | 2x USB 3.0 (Type-A) | 1x USB 2.0 (Type A) | HDMI | Rj- 45 Ethernet Jack | 3.5 mm Combo Audio Jack
  • 90WHrs | 48WHrs
Keyboard Backlit | Chiclet Style | RGB Keyboard
Network and Communication
  • Wi-Fi 6(802.11ax)+Bluetooth 5.1 (Dual band) 2*2 | Wi-Fi 6(802.11ax)+Bluetooth 5.2 (Dual band) 2*2
  • 2.3 Kg
  • 2x SO-DIMM Slots for RAM Expansion | 2x M.2 slot for SSD Expansion | 2.5 Inch SATA slot for SSD/HDD Expansion (Depends spends on battery size only available with 48 watt-hour battery.)
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