ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (FA706, 2021)

ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (FA706, 2021) - Specs

  • BOE NV173FHM-NX4 (BOE0995)
  • Color accuracy  4.5  4.0
  • up to 16000GB SSD
  • RAM
  • up to 64GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Home, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 11 Pro
  • Battery
  • 90Wh, 4-cell, 90Wh, 4-cell , 48Wh, 3-cell
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate
  • Dimensions
  • 399 x 268 x 22.1 ~ 24.8 mm (15.71" x 10.55" x 0.87")
  • Weight
  • 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
  • Card reader
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.2
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Array Microphone with AI Noise Cancelling
  • Speakers
  • 2x 2W, DTS: X Ultra
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Kensington Lock


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Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.


Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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CPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (FA706, 2021) series.

Results are from the Cinebench 20 Multi-core test (the higher the score, the better)

GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (FA706, 2021) series.

ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (FA706, 2021) in-depth review

In 2021 ASUS decides that it needs to reintroduce the laptop, which arguably changed the budget gaming market - the TUF A17 (FA706). Instead of making any significant visual changes, and rebrand it, they just slapped 2021 at the name and called it a day.However, this is only a part of the story. Building on the Ryzen 4000H success, they now employ the latest and greatest from both AMD and NVIDIA (weird, right?), with the Ryzen 5000H processors, based on the Zen 3 architecture, and new RTX 3000 graphics cards.Well, there is a lot to be talked about but we have to praise them for being [...]


  • 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
  • 144Hz panel with relatively quick pixel response times (BOE NV173FHM-NX4 (BOE0995))
  • No PWM (BOE NV173FHM-NX4 (BOE0995))


  • Lacks an SD card reader and Thunderbolt support
  • Warms up pretty quickly during gaming
  • All-plastic design
  • 50% sRGB coverage (BOE NV173FHM-NX4 (BOE0995))

Inside ASUS TUF A17 (FA706) 2021 - disassembly and upgrade options

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