ASUS TUF TUF506IU-ES74 Gaming A15 Gaming Laptop, 15.6” 144Hz Full HD IPS-Type, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, 16GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe SSD, 90WHr Battery, RGB Backlit KB, Windows 10 Home
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GDDR6 with ROG Boost
- 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 4800H Processor 45W (8M Cache, up to 4.2GHz)
- 15.6" 144Hz Full HD IPS-Type Display
- 16GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM | 512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD | Windows 10 Home
- 90WHr battery | Up to 8.7 hours web browsing and up to 12.3 hours video playback
- Durable MIL-STD-810H military standard construction
- Self cleaning dual fans with anti-dust technology to extend system longevity
- RGB backlit keyboard rated for 20-million keystroke durability
- Easy Upgrade Design | Easily add or replace memory and storage
- Gigabit Wave 2 Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
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4 points • skai762
3 points • The_Adviser100
For gaming at this price range I would advise you to check this laptop
laptop name | Asus tuf a15 --- |---- CPU | 8 core 4800H GPU | GTX 1660Ti Screen "| 15.6"" FHD 144Hz IPS" Ram | 16 GB 3200Hz SSD | 512 GB HDD | 0 Weight | 5.1 Lbs. Battery life | 7.5 Hrs. Pros | 8 Core ryzen CPU great for almost all work loads . Pros | Great battery life especially for a laptop with this specs . Pros | Best bang for the buck right now . Cons | The screen response time isn't the best . Cons | The Max fan is very loud . Cons | Due to Asus cooling design the CPU will get hot under high load .
3 points • MeineGoethe
I've heard good things about the ASUS TUF gaming A15. Its $1,000 USD.
The only thing is that you might want the larger ssd storage. The gpu upgrade isn't worth it in your case.
2 points • pfury
Look for laptops with 4800h and 2060, HP OMEN has laptop with 4800h as well. Some sellers will sell it cheaper. Use student discount if you can.
2 points • Coolguyzack
Here's one for ~$150 more with the 90wh and 16gb ram, but I don't think it exists sub 1k
2 points • N0t_Just1n
500gb is $100 cheaper on amazon:
2 points • trainedtech88
this ASUS TUF Gaming A15 Gaming Laptop is available now.
2 points • Stane_Daynus
If your laptop has a 1060 or better in it, you’d still be good to buy a cheap acer WMR headset at least for now, they can be found for $100-150 if you find a seller that isn’t taking advantage of the pandemic induced VR headset shortage with markups.
I’ve also been watching Kenny vs Spenny a lot lol they’re all on YouTube on Kenny Hotz’s channel.
But yeah, emulation, VR or raunchy comedy are my suggestions
Sidenote: I know you said you’re saving up to build a desktop, idk if you still use the portability or not of a laptop but this model is a stupid good value, and the 2060 version is $200 more if it comes back in stock. It’s honestly too good of a deal in the laptop realm 😅
Just wanted to add it. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0865RZR9S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_1fMNEbA1WA6N0
2 points • LonerIM2
1 points • ttegguncm
I’m currently looking at the EVOO with 1660ti and I can’t decide between that or
ASUS TUF Gaming A15 Gaming Laptop, 15.6” 144Hz Full HD IPS-Type, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, 16GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe SSD, 90WHr Battery, RGB Backlit KB, Windows 10 Home, TUF506IU-ES74
1 points • ptsak007
There is a new version of that if you are willing to wait.
1 points • Chewy718
This is pretty much similar to what you found with a 1660ti and Ryzen 4800H for 1150$
1 points • Deadeyes117
If you don't mind paying $1100 for it it's in stock on amazon
1 points • GreenNapster
Deal link: Amazon
1 points • UI_Zero2
ASUS TUF using AMD ASUS TUF Gaming A15 Gaming Laptop, 15.6” 144Hz Full HD IPS-Type, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, 16GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe SSD, 90WHr Battery, RGB Backlit KB, Windows 10 Home, TUF506IU-ES74 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0865RZR9S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_.vF.EbJ2C5510
1 points • aminy23
We're right on the cusp of a new generation of laptops that will blow old ones out the water. For example the ASUS Tuf A15 has a 1TB SSD, excellent graphics, an 8 core processor, and an abundance of high speed (DDR4-3200) RAM.
While at $999, this is decided above your $800 budget, if you were to wait 2-3 months, you'll be able to get a far better. The difference of 2 months, will be technology that's 3 years newer (14nm vs 7nm lithography).
1 points • Default_scrublord
This one is good if 16gb ram is enough.
1 points • ShinjiOkazaki
1 points • ShomeNL
This is like... 2016/2017 stuff. Would be a shame if you spend big money on old hardware! There's a lot of stuff that outperforms that. I've found this: https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-IPS-Type-GeForce-Battery-TUF506IU-ES74/dp/B0865RZR9S?th=1&psc=1
This has a processor that got launched this year and received critical acclaim. Furthermore, the graphics card can handle a lot of games, even AAA, on decent settings. There are different options available too, so if you look to up- or downgrade, you should be able to. Hope this helped!
1 points • itayhb
Good option - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0865RZR9S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_C8iZFbS2TY0CE
1 points • creativityisafarce
Not bad but that’s my point. For not really much more money you can get twice the storage, the better brand new 4800 CPU, and a fatter battery:
ASUS TUF Gaming A15 Gaming Laptop, 15.6” 144Hz Full HD IPS-Type, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, 16GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe SSD, 90WHr Battery, RGB Backlit KB, Windows 10 Home, TUF506IU-ES74 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0865RZR9S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_-DSSEbXXGZARW
So the savings aren’t real, they reflect the new competition that just released offering more for less.
1 points • CptProf
Thank you for the suggestion, how does it compare to the ASUS TUF
1 points • SovereignDS
1 points • DisastrousForce3
This is one example: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0865RZR9S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_JJ3.EbPXKGHEP
It has a battery that’s twice as large, the same GPU, overall better CPU, and is from a reputable brand for $1000. It is about a half pound heavier and (subjectively) doesn’t look as good, but it’s overall a much better buy in the $1000 range.
1 points • MoChuang
Asus Tuf A15. Baller new 8 core 16 thread Ryzen 4800H and a 1660ti. Great value for $1000 price tag.
1 points • Mrthomsonmas
This one (https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-IPS-Type-GeForce-Battery-TUF506IU-ES74/dp/B0865RZR9S?ref_=mw_olp_product_details) I read somewhere in this sub that it is false advertisement
1 points • newsguy7777
◽️ Budget: $999 (plus tax)
◽️ Country: USA
◽️ Screen size: 15.6
◽️ Touch screen: That’d be amazing, but the other stuff on this list is more important …
◽️ Screen resolution: 1080 p is fine. At 144 hz. good colors too.
◽️ Does battery life matter ?: yes.
◽️ What tasks will laptop be used for ( gaming, video editing, graphic designing, modelling, regular computing tasks, word processing etc) ?: Gaming, minor video editing, Inkscape, word processing, running multiple programs at once. Also, I want to be able to play games like City Skylines at ultra and Control at high (but not necessarily ultra) settings.
◽️ Weight: Doesn’t matter.
◽️ Any other important details ?: 16 gigs of ram, 512 ssd or higher, good cpu, good gpu, doesn’t get so hot that it burns me. I'd love to be able to run multiple programs at once or have a million tabs open on my browser. Basically, i want this laptop right here, but without the meh color display.
Oh, and one other question ... I'd actually like to see that Asus Tuf A15 above in person to determine if the screen is as meh as everyone says. (Because what may be meh to everyone else, might be fine for me.) However, I don't know what stores have it. With Covid, it's hard to find a place that is actually 1) open, and 2) has the actual product itself. Any ideas?
thanks for all you do on this sub.
1 points • Drc71206
1 points • Xc4lib3r
The new Asus TUF A15 with R7 4800H, 1660Ti, 16GB ram, 512GB SSD, 144Hz for $999 dollars according to Amazon... though It's a 3rd party seller, I still believe it might be cheaper too with the Ryzen 5 model :D or they can lower down the SSD, ram and the display.
1 points • ryzen-5-1600af
1 points • phome83
Well, I was all set to order the ASUS TUF FX505DU which had been suggested. But then someone mentioned the ASUS TUF gaming A15, which also looks really good.
So I'm still deciding to be honest. But I think in the end I will order the FX505DU. Seems like a good price and meets the requs I need.
1 points • i_make_picture
$1200 was my max. Lots of options there. I see a lot of recommendations pushing the max graphics performance. Now, I’m looking to step down a notch in the performance to go for more battery life. That’s what annoys me most with my 10 year old macbook pro I’m replacing. Acer TUF A15 seemed good, but it runs hot, not great color display on the screen and no camera (or was this the one with the low mounted “nose hair cam?)
1 points • mr_green_guy
this one? I'm looking to get it too
1 points • amylette516
Check out the ASUS TUF A15 for about 815 GBP if you can find it in you is a great optioot the newest Ryzen processors that are super fast and have great performance and is great value for the price. You get the Ryzen 7 4800H, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660Ti 6GB graphics card. These specs should suit your purposes well, and the refresh rate is 144Hz.
If you can find an ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15, I suggest you go for that, but the ones with Ryzen 7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660Ti or better seem to be out of your price range.
I hope this helped, and feel free to ask me any questions!
1 points • Dosiiidos
Ill heavily consider this, thank you so much !! Just two questions, do you think it can edit videos well ? I plan to use this for a gaming/irl YouTube channel. Also, would you say that this is just as good of a choice ? ASUS TUF A15 1660 TI 4800z https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0865RZR9S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_G9UhFbKETVB4K
Btw this is my first laptop purchase so its hard for me to understand these specs ! 😅
1 points • iandcruz21
This is the best bang for your buck Only laptop better than this is the last gen tuf with rtx 2060 (but that's just a little bit faster) 512gb ssd
1 points • Riveted321
It's on amazon, but their first batch sold out about a week ago.
1 points • thebestmaniv
I would get the Asus TUF A15, which goes for 1000 USD and is a grab considering it has Ryzen 7 4800H, which is the latest 4th gen and a 1660 TI with 6 gb of dedicated VRAM. The link for it is
Also to mention, it has a 144 Hz screen which is ideal for gaming. Its more ideal to buy this than the other laptops mentioned as for 100 dollars more, you get a buffed CPU and GPU, with 4 extra cores for the CPU, and WAY better performance on the GPU in terms of running AAA titles.
2 points • mywallrobe
Hey bro, I am positive we can find something that is just perfect for you. I am going to recommend the Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 for you. This computer can do everything you want it to do and quickly. Take note of the following:
- Intel Core i7-10510U Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.90 GHz), NVIDIA GeForce MX250 with 2GB DDR5
- 17.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080)
- Backlit Keyboard
- 16GB DDR4 SDRAM + 32GB Optane
- NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics
Secondly, I will recommend ASUS TUF Gaming A15 Gaming Laptop. This laptop is armed with the strength to tackle so much- it's incredible.
- 15.6 inches
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
- 16GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM
- 512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
- Windows 10 Home
I hope I was able to assist you.
2 points • marcusbutler94
I would go with this one. For $30 dollars more you get a better CPU, bigger screen, and faster refresh rate.
But this choice has only 16 gbs of ram compared to the 32 you get on the other choice. This laptop has only 1 tb of storage, when the other has 1 tb ssd and a 2 tb SSHD.
1 points • ovab_cool
Sorry mate, but it's pretty hard (especially right now) to buy a decently powerful (1650/1660) for 1000$ USD, my best option is this but it's 1500 CAD and doesn't have a touchscreen (btw an mx150 way too slow for any computer science/engineering) so I'd wait for this whole mess to slow down/wait for a back to school sale or save up some more money and buy my option above with a drawing tablet.
(And I know it's in the US, check your import fees how expensive it is or buy this one. )
1 points • eaurouge444
What's your budget? Desktops have better performance for the money than laptops so it's best to get one of those if possible. Number of CPU cores and RAM are important for editing and multitasking. The cheapest laptop with an 8-core CPU is the Asus TUF A15 for $999. If you can't afford that, the next best thing is a 6-core processor, which you can find in laptops costing around $800 like this one.
1 points • igeboy
B, and add another 8gb of RAM. Gaming performance is heavily influenced by the GPU first.
Or better yet, get something like this
1 points • vannucker
That's actually a quad core, and it is 8gb ram. Could be a bit laggy. Check out a streaming specific subreddit or just ask some twitch streamers what specs you need, since I'm not a streamer. Also you have a 2019 laptop selected.
If you don't mind the 15" and it's not out of you budget, you can get the 2020 TUF 15" for $1189 pretax, for me it says delivery July 8-16 but I'm in Canada and this is on Amazon USA, so if you are in the States it could be faster. Then you get the 16GB RAM instead of 8GB RAM, and a octocore instead of a quad core processor. Here's the link I found. https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-IPS-Type-GeForce-Battery-TUF506IU-ES74/dp/B0865RZR9S/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
It also comes with a 500GB SSD storage rather than a 256GB SSD on the one you picked. All in all I think it is well worth the $380 extra. The laptop will perform much better and last much longer. Just so you know both the laptop you picked out and the one in my link, so if you find it lacking, you can pop some more storage or Ram in it.
I've found spending a bit of extra money for extra specs on a computer, you never regret it. They just simply perform better, so less frustration, and they last longer, so this can be a computer that performs great for 5 years and can be upgraded with some $100-200 RAM and storage upgrades. An 8GB RAM, octocore model, is pretty much close to outdated already. Most gamers are wanting the 6core processors and a lot of people like to have that 16gb RAM minimum.
If you are still unsure, ask some twitch streamers what they are running and how their computers perform.
Another bonus is that ASUS offers a 1 year manufacturers warranty, that also includes accidental damage, so if you spill your drink on it and it shorts out in the first year, ASUS will fix or replace with one of equal value (might be refurbished, not brand new, but it's better than an unfixable laptop). So if you want to save money you can skip the extended warranty and you can be carefree the first year, and just try not to fuck it up after the first year.
EDIT: Just saw if you want the 17" screen, Newegg has it, but it says ships in around 25-30 days. Also it is only $1099. So if you are patient you can get the 17" https://www.newegg.com/fortress-gray-asus-tuf-gaming-tuf706iu-as76-gaming-entertainment/p/N82E16834235407
1 points • DaGreenBall
1 points • Jamau31
Great Advice, I'm also looking for a gaming and photoshop laptop at that price point. I'm pretty sold on the EVOO, but the only issue is that I don't know a ton about the brand.
How would you compare the EVOO to the ASUS with Ryzen 4800h and 1660 ti? Here's the link
1 points • PraetorOfSilence
1 points • bezer12washingbeard
Here are a couple examples:
https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Predator-Overclockable-Aeroblade-PH315-51-78NP/dp/B07CTHLX8C This laptop is borderline fine as far as "professionalism" goes. The big, red MSI logo isnt ideal but I think I can deal with that if I have to.
For the games I'm interested in playing might it make more sense to look for something not marketed as a gaming laptop?
1 points • DMM253
If the link doesn't work, search for TUF506IU-ES74 in amazon USA.
It becomes available for US$999 from time to time, quite frequently.
1 points • RBM2123456
For a laptop this might be the bare minimum https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0862269YP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabt1_Ap1WFb1HPY32N
And here is a proper gaming laptop way overkill for your games https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0865RZR9S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabt1_Uq1WFbJGSSKTG