ASUS TUF Gaming F17 (FX706, 2021)

ASUS TUF Gaming F17 (FX706, 2021) - Specs

  • AUO B173HAN04.9 (AUO978F)
  • Color accuracy  4.6  3.8
  • up to 2000GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 1x 2280 M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 + 1x 2280 M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4  See photo
  • RAM
  • up to 64GB
  • OS
  • Windows 10 Home, Windows 11 Home, Windows 11 Pro, Windows 10 Pro
  • Battery
  • 48Wh, 3-cell, 90Wh, 4-cell, 48Wh, 3-cell , 68Wh, 4-cell
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 399 x 269 x 23.9 ~ 24.8 mm (15.71" x 10.59" x 0.94")
  • Weight
  • 2.60 kg (5.7 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 3x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • Thunderbolt 4, DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 2.0b
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.2
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • optional
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • optional
  • Microphone
  • Array Microphone with AI Noise Cancelling
  • Speakers
  • 2x 2W, DTS: X Ultra
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Kensington Lock

All ASUS TUF Gaming F17 (FX706, 2021) configurations



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CPU performance

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GPU performance

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ASUS TUF Gaming F17 (FX706, 2021) in-depth review

It wasn't long ago before we showed you the ASUS TUF Gaming F17 FX706. However, like many other manufacturers, ASUS itself has released facelifts of some of its most popular laptops. Including the FX706. Generally, it looks pretty similar, but it brings a lot of new hardware.Since it was released in 2021, you can't expect Alder Lake chips. Nevertheless, their Tiger Lake counterparts are pretty capable in both games and productivity. What else is great for gaming and productivity is the RTX 3060 GPU, which you can find inside of it. It comes with 95W of TGP, and 6GB of GDDR6 graphics memor[...]


  • Tough chassis
  • 2x SODIMM + 2x M.2 PCIe x4 (one of which supports Gen 4 SSDs)
  • 144Hz refresh rate (AUO B173HAN04.9)
  • No PWM (AUO B173HAN04.9)
  • Thunderbolt 4 + HDMI 2.0b (G-Sync)
  • Adaptive Sync support (AUO B173HAN04.9)
  • Great battery life for a gaming laptop


  • No SD card reader
  • Covers only 51% of sRGB (AUO B173HAN04.9)

Inside ASUS TUF Gaming F17 (FX706, 2021) - disassembly and upgrade options

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Games you can play on this laptop series