If you are wondering what laptops to buy right now below Rs. 170k for gaming and productivity then we have chosen a great laptop for you.
Asus TUF FA506 Ryzen 7
This laptop is what it sounds like “TOUGH”. This laptop has got all the sweet ingredients to make your gaming competitive and smooth as butter. But before talking about the product let’s know about the specs:
Processor : Ryzen 7 4800H (2.9GHz upto 4.2 GHz)
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB
RAM: 8/16 GB 3200MHz
Display: 15.6 inch FHD(1920×1080) 60 Hz IPS-level
Storage: 256/512 PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
Wifi: Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0
Ports: 1x 3.5mm Audio, 1x HDMI 2.0b, 1x USB 2.0 Type-A, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
Weight: 2.3 kg
Keyboard: Backlit Chiclet Keyboard with RGB
Let’s begin but before that, let me upfront state a disclaimer that this laptop is not for those who need to be away from a power source which is probably evident thanks to the word gaming.
Performance: Equipped with Ryzen 4000s series mobile processor Ryzen 7 4800H and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 this laptop can power generally any games you like and without any hiccups. The laptop comes with NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD which gives it a quick boot time as well as very snappy performance while loading games or frankly any other applications. The CPU especially can chew threw any kind of CPU based tasks thanks to its 8 cores and 16 threads. The laptop also doesn’t throttle quickly because of the presence of well-designed vents.
Design: The laptop looks sleek and has minimal bezels and there’s also a webcam not the best in class but good enough for conference calls which is a bonus for gaming laptops with small bezels. The presence of RGB is always a great addition for a gaming laptop with brushed metal on the inside the laptop looks very good
Battery: Though the battery is small at 49WHrs one can easily get surprised as it last more than expected and easily get you about 4 hours of web browsing with a single charge which very good for a gaming laptop. But GPU based tasks are not recommended without a power source as they take a lot of power.
Portability: With a weight of 2.3 kg it is fairly portable.
Price: At Rs.165k, the price is the biggest reason for one to buy a laptop of this caliber and specs.
Lack of USB C charging: Although it does have a USB Type C port it doesn’t support charging which is a bummer but justifiable as the laptop hogs a lot of power.
Display: Another setback for a gamer is the lack of a high refresh rate screen, as it just comes at 60Hz. Also, the screen is not that bright, and using it outdoors is not recommended.
This laptop is for those who are looking for a laptop for basic gaming and not into competitive gaming to want greater refresh rates. Also, for those who want a machine with a powerful CPU and GPU, this laptop is a steal at the price of Rs. 165k.