Asus India expands its TUF laptop portfolio with the launch of the new TUF Dash F15. The TUF Dash F15 is a 15-inch laptop powered by an 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11370H processor and GeForce RTX 3070/3060 GPU.
The TUF Dash F15 also comes with a panel capable of 240Hz refresh rate, Thunderbolt 4 port and two-way AI noise cancellation technology. The TUF Dash F15 also comes with USB Type C charging capability and its expansive battery can deliver up to 16.6 hours of video playback as per Asus.
The Asus TUF Dash F15 weighs 2kg and is portable. It is also MIL-STD-810H military standard certified. This gaming laptop also supports up to 32 GB of DDR4-3200MHz memory. The presence of PCI Express SSD provides an edge in responsiveness and supports up to 1TB of space. An additional SSD slot can also be used to add extra capacity.
For ease of upgrade, the Dash F15 features an easy-upgrade design that puts the SO-DIMM slot and both M.2 slots just behind the bottom panel, held in place with standard Philips screws. A special pop-open screw pushes the bottom corner away from the chassis so it’s easy to get under the hood fast. The surrounding hooks holding the edges together are smaller and stronger than conventional counterparts, making it easy to lift off the panel without scuffing the body or special tools.
As mentioned, the graphics of this gaming laptop is powered by GeForce RTX 3070/3060 GPU clocked up to 1390 MHz at 80W with ROG Boost. Built on NVIDIA’s latest Ampere architecture, this all-new GPU blends traditional CUDA processing cores with 2nd generation RT and 3rd generation Tensor cores to accelerate ray tracing and artificial intelligence. This combination of cores enables realistic in-game lighting and effects, and it also speeds up other computationally intensive work like AI deep learning.
Other configurations of the Dash F15 feature a 144 Hz display that still offers competitive gaming speed. Its panel maintains colours and contrast across wide viewing angles.
Another important aspect of a gaming laptop is its cooling system. The TUF Dash F15 features five copper heat pipes that distribute thermal energy from the CPU, GPU, VRAM, and VRM into four heatsinks, each lined with thin fins that maximize surface area for heat dissipation and minimize resistance to airflow.
Dual fans channel air through four outlets that expel heat faster and with less noise than typical ultra-slim designs. The n-Blade fans are specially sculpted to move more air. They’re made from a special liquid crystal polymer that makes enough space to fit 83 blades per fan and still ensure that each blade is strong enough to hold up at high RPMs. Such a high blade density means each fan can draw and push more air per rotation, cooling components faster. With 0dB Technology, the fans switch off completely when CPU and GPU temperatures drop below 50°C in the Silent operating mode. This makes cooling truly silent under light workloads.
Dash F15 also comes with a new quiet keyboard design to keep inputs under 30dB. Its desktop-style design is optimized for gaming, with four dedicated hotkeys allow for quick access to essential features like volume, mic mute, and Armoury Crate. Function keys are separated into the usual groups to make shortcuts more intuitive, while arrow keys are offset for effortless navigation. The stealthy keyboard switches have a 1.7mm travel distance that makes typing more comfortable.
Entertainment experiences are more immersive with DTS:X Ultra technology that brings 7.1-channel virtual surround sound to stereo headsets or speakers. Users can choose between built-in presets for games, movies, and sports or try customizing their tuning with the embedded equalizer.
The Dash F15 comes in Eclipse Grey colour that retails for Rs. 1,39,990 and Moonlight White colour priced at Rs. INR 1,40,990.