• CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
  • Display: 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 120 Hz, IPS
  • Storage: 1000GB SSD
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
  • Weight: 2.60 kg (5.7 lbs)

Pros

  • Great price/performance ratio
  • Good keyboard with decent travel, clicky feedback, and an RGB backlight
  • Packs one of the most powerful mobile chips out there
  • There are two M.2 PCIe slots, one 2.5" SATA drive bay and two RAM SODIMM slots in dual channel
  • The display doesn't flicker at any brightness level (AUO B173HAN04.7)
  • Has a good contrast ratio and comfortable viewing angles (AUO B173HAN04.7)
  • Can be purchased with a 120Hz screen with a quick response time

Cons

  • Lacks an SD card reader and Thunderbolt support
  • It gets pretty loud under load
  • Covers only 52% of sRGB (AUO B173HAN04.7)

ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (FA706) - Specs

CPU Performance #1
  • AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  • AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS 13.6%
  • Intel Core i9-8950HK 31.4%
  • Intel Core i7-8750H 37%
GPU Performance #14
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 10.9%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop) 13.1%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q 0.1%
  • NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (6GB GDDR6) 1.4%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5) 2.8%
Display
17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 120 Hz, IPS
panel 1
BOE NV173FHM-NX1 (BOE08BE)
Color accuracy 4.5 -> 3.8
HDD/SSD
1TB PCIe NVMe SSD
M.2 Slot
2x 2280 M.2 NVMe slots See photo
RAM
16GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
90Wh
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate
Dimensions
399.2 x 268.9 x 23.3 ~ 26 mm (15.72" x 10.59" x 0.92")
Weight
2.60 kg (5.7 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2), DisplayPort
  • HDMI 2.0b
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm combo
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Speakers 2 Speakers, DTS: X Ultra
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slotKensington lock

 

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DISPLAY: 17.3-inch, 1920x1080, IPS

Name BOE NV173FHM-NX1 (BOE08BE)
Diagonal 17.3"
Pixel density 127.34 ppi
Brightness 283 cd/m2
sRGB 52%
PWM frequency No PWM (Flicker-Free)
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920x1080
Becomes "Retina" from 27 inches (69 cm)
Contrast 970:1
dE Color Checker 4.5 3.8
PWM Rating 10.0: (safe)
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ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (FA706) in-depth review

Finally, we were able to snatch a unit of the TUF A17 (F706). Better late than never, though, right? So, if you are not familiar with the brand new TUF A15 and A17, they are one of the first devices to come with the AMD Ryzen 4000H series 7nm processors. It is exactly the 7nm manufacturing process, that makes these CPUs so exciting. They are improved in pretty much every department in comparison to the previous generation AMD mobile processors, and the big selling point here is the core count. [...]

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CPU Performance: AMD Ryzen 7 4800H

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)

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CS:GO
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Hearthstone
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FIFA 19
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