Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IU-HN233T (15.6 Inch FHD 144Hz/AMD Ryzen 9 4900H/Nvidia GTX 1660Ti 6GB Graphics/16GB RAM/1TB HDD + 256GB NVMe SSD/Windows 10)7.8/10 (Expert Score)
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Laptop Review: Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IU-HN233T
The Asus TUF Gaming A15 A15 FA506IU-HN233T is powered by the 8 core AMD Ryzen 9 4900H processor and a GTX 1660Ti with 6 GB of VRAM. The display here is the 144Hz FHD (1920x1080p) panel. Other specs include 16 GB RAM and 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB. The Asus TUF Gaming A15 A15 FA506IU-HN233T is a great laptop if you are a professional creator, engineers, or gaming this is a great laptop. This is an exceptionally powerful laptop for its price.
Design and Ports
The chassis of the Asus TUF Gaming A15 A15 FA506IU-HN233T 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.
- 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 FA506IU-HN233T 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.
When compared to its previous generation, the AMD Ryzen 9 4900H sees almost 2x improvement in performance. The AMD Ryzen 9 4900H has a 14 percent higher base clock (400 MHz) and a 5 percent higher boost clock (200 MHz) when compared to Ryzen 7 4800H. When compared to its intel counterpart the 4900H is comparable to i9-10980HK. The GPU here is an upper midrange GTX 1660Ti with GB of dedicated graphics memory though it is true that you may not be as powerful as its 20 series RTX counterparts however I don’t think so there is any game that would be unplayable.
RAM and Storage
The RAM and storage of the FA506IU-HN233T are configured at 16GB and 1TB HDD + 256 GB SSD. The 16GB DDR4 RAM runs in Dual-channel at 3200 there are 2x SO-DIMM both of which are occupied. The max limit for memory support here is 32 GB. The storage here occupies 1 of the 2 M.2 Slots with 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD and the 1 TB HDD occupies the one 2.5 Inch SATA slot.
Display: 144Hz FHD (LM156LF-2F01)
The FHD panel on the Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IU-HN233T 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 FA506IU-HN233T (15.6 Inch FHD 144Hz/AMD Ryzen 9 4900H/Nvidia GTX 1660Ti 6GB Graphics/16GB RAM/1TB HDD + 256GB NVMe SSD/Windows 10)