[Video Review] ASUS TUF Gaming F15 FX506 – a feature-rich laptop that is ready to crush any game


ASUS TUF Gaming F15 (FX506, 2021) in-depth review

After some years, the ASUS' TUF series is clearly distinguishable from the ROG devices (in a good way). The design language of these laptops is very different compared to their more exclusive and expensive siblings. The TUF machines are bringing good performance to the table without being too expensive and at the same time, the design is a bit more stealth-ish and mature.The good news is that these devices come with a decent amount of goodies. Let's take for example our test laptop for today's article - the ASUS TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM. What this fella has to offer? The 2021 version of TUF [...]

Pros

  • Capable cooling
  • Two M.2 PCIe slots and two RAM SODIMM slots
  • The display doesn't flicker at any brightness level Innolux N156HRA-EA1 (CMN1521)
  • Budget-conscious
  • Wi-Fi 6 and an RGB backlight
  • A good keyboard and touchpad combo

Cons

  • The panel has slow pixel response times Innolux N156HRA-EA1 (CMN1521)
  • Tiny Arrow keys
  • Covers only 57% of the sRGB gamut
  • No SD card reader

ASUS TUF Gaming F15 (FX506, 2021) - Specs

  • Innolux N156HRA-EA1 (CMN1521)
  • Color accuracy  3.9  3.1
  • HDD/SSD
  • up to 8000GB SSD + up to 2000GB HDD
  • RAM
  • up to 64GB
  • OS
  • Windows 10 Home, Windows 11, Windows 11 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 11 Pro, No OS
  • Battery
  • 48Wh, 3-cell, 66Wh, 4-cell, 90Wh, 4-cell, 48Wh, 3-cell
  • Dimensions
  • 395 x 256 x 22.8 ~ 24.5 mm (15.55" x 10.08" x 0.90")
  • Weight
  • 2.26 kg (5 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
  • 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

All ASUS TUF Gaming F15 (FX506, 2021) configurations

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