• CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (Laptop, 95W)
  • Display: 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, IPS
  • Storage: 1000GB SSD
  • RAM: 2x 8GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
  • Weight: 2.60 kg (5.7 lbs)


  • Great price/performance ratio
  • Good keyboard with decent travel, clicky feedback, and an RGB backlight
  • Ryzen 5000H CPU + RTX 3000 combo
  • There are two M.2 PCIe slots, and two RAM SODIMM slots in dual channel
  • Great battery life for a gaming laptop
  • Can be purchased with a 144Hz screen


  • Lacks an SD card reader and Thunderbolt support
  • Warms up pretty quickly during gaming
  • All-plastic design

ASUS TUF Gaming A17 FA706 - Specs Also known as ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (TUF766QM-HX053T)

CPU Performance #3
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  • AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  • AMD Ryzen 7 4800H 100%
  • AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS 97.6%
  • Intel Core i9-9980HK 81.7%
17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, IPS
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BOE NV173FHM-NX4 (BOE0995)
Color accuracy 4.5 -> 4.0
M.2 Slot
2x 2280 M.2 NVMe See photo
2x 8GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
Windows 10 Home
90Wh, 4-cell
Body Material
Plastic / Polycarbonate
399 x 268 x 22.1 ~ 24.8 mm (15.71" x 10.55" x 0.87")
2.60 kg (5.7 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 3x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • HDMI 2.0b
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • Audio jack 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Speakers 2x 2W, DTS: X Ultra
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slotKensington Lock Slot


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DISPLAY: 17.3-inch, 1920x1080, IPS

Name BOE NV173FHM-NX4 (BOE0995)
Diagonal 17.3"
Pixel density 127.34 ppi
Brightness 315 cd/m2
sRGB 50%
PWM frequency No PWM (Flicker-Free)
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920x1080
Becomes "Retina" from 27 inches (69 cm)
Contrast 1190:1
dE Color Checker 4.5 4.0
PWM Rating 10.0: (safe)
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