Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IH-AL047T (15.6 Inch FHD 144Hz/AMD Ryzen 5 4600H/Nvidia GTX 1650 4GB Graphics/8GB RAM/512GB SSD/Windows 10)7/10 (Expert Score)
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Laptop Review: ASUS TUF Gaming FA506IH-AL047T (A Budget Gaming Powerhouse)
The ASUS TUF Gaming A15 FA506IH-AL047T is powered by the 6 core AMD Ryzen 5 4600H processor and a GTX 1650 with 4 GB of VRAM. The display here is the 144Hz FHD (1920x1080p) panel. Other specs include 8 GB RAM and 512GB SSD Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB. This is a great laptop if you are a professional creator, engineers, or gaming this is a great laptop. But it is still by no amount a perfect laptop.
- pros=”Great Options For Upgradability (2x SO-DIMM Slots | 2x M.2 Slot | 1x 2.5 Inch SATA Slot)
- Great Entry Level CPU
- Fast 144Hz Display
- Decent Port Selection
- No Wi-Fi 6;Single Zone RGB Keyboard
- Below-average battery
- Poor Colour Coverage
- No SD Card Reader
- Small Arrow Keys
- No Finger-Print Scanner
Design: Military-Grade Toughness (MIL-STD-810H)
The chassis of the ASUS TUF Gaming A15 FA506IH-AL047T is entirely made out of plastic and has a black textured finish with a single red stripe. The design here is not a beautiful one but it has tuff design except for the lid which wobbles a little. The display maintains a modern design with thin 7mm bezels. The TUF Gaming goes through rigorous MIL-STD-810H tests. These tests involve exposure to drops, vibration, humidity, and extreme temperatures. This according to Asus makes the TUF Gaming series quite reliable.
- 1 x 3.5mm COMBO audio jack
- 1x Type-A USB2.0
- 2x Type-A USB 3.2 (Gen 1)
- 1x Type-C USB 3.2 (Gen 2) with display support DP1.4
- 1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
- 1x HDMI support 2.0b
Keyboard and Trackpad
The Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IH-AL047T has a chicklet style backlit keyboard. The WASD keys are transparent and get a little extra RGB backlight. The arrow keys are a bit small with the num pad being a little narrow. Overall you will have a good experience while typing and Gaming. The trackpad on the other hand has a smooth matte surface though it lacks a little precision. The dedicated mouse buttons on the bottom quite clicky and tactile and it is always better to have dedicated buttons.
The Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IH-AL047T is powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 4600H which is slightly more powerful than the i7 9750H. The 4600H should be able to handle most of your active workloads of Photo and Video editing or any other CPU-intensive task the only bottleneck here being the 8GB of RAM which you can easily upgrade. The GTX 1650, on the other hand, is an entry-level GPU with limited potential for GPU intensive tasks such as 3D rendering and Gaming. Now compared to the previous GTX 1650 is about 40 percent more powerful than GTX 1050ti and is about 15 percent slower when compared to GTX 1060. The 512GB SSD of storage should be enough for an average user however for a power user, fortunately, has FA506IH-AL047T plenty of options for upgradability.
The Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IH-AL047T gives you a ton of options for upgradability and makes this device relatively future proof.
- 2x SO-DIMM Slots available for upgrading RAM with a maximum support of up to 32GB of RAM.
- 2x M.2 Slots one occupied
- 1x 2.5 Inch SATA Slot
Display: 144Hz FHD (LM156LF-2F01)
The FHD panel on the Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IH-AL047T has a 144Hz Refresh rate and doesn’t suffer from and noticeable issues such as backlight bleeding and PWM flickering. The display here has an average color coverage and below-average brightness and suitable for outdoor use.
- Panel Model Number: LM156LF-2F01
- Coverage: 66% sRGB | 49% AdobeRGB | 49% DCI P3;
- Measured Gamma: 2.33;
- Max brightness: 250 Nits;
- Contrast Ratio: 1200:1;
- Colour Temperature: 6485K;
- Black on max brightness: 0.15 cd/m2;
- PWM Flickering: No;
- Response Time: 25 ms
Specification: Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IH-AL047T (15.6 Inch FHD 144Hz/AMD Ryzen 5 4600H/Nvidia GTX 1650 4GB Graphics/8GB RAM/512GB SSD/Windows 10)