Asus has unveiled even more laptops at CES 2021, including the new Asus TUF Dash F15 (FX516), which will add premium components and a thin and light design to Asus’ more affordable TUF series gaming laptops.
So you get Intel Tiger Lake processors and Nvidia’s recently announced RTX 3000 mobile graphics cards, which means it should be a great player with modern games. You also have a choice of a 1080p display with adaptive sync and 144Hz refresh rates, or one with an even higher 240Hz refresh rate, so games should look and feel incredibly smooth.
As usual with Asus’ TUF products, the Dash F15 offers military-grade durability (MIL-STD-810H), so this should be a gaming laptop that you can comfortably carry with you.
Impressively, Asus has slimmed down the device, and it’s now just 19.9mm thin and weighs just 2kg, which is a lot slimmer and lighter than previous 15-inch TUF gaming laptops. For anyone who doesn’t want a large and bulky gaming laptop, the Asus TUF Dash F15 could provide an affordable alternative to the thin and light devices from Asus’ premium ROG Zepheryus series.
We don’t have pricing and availability information yet, but hopefully Asus will share more information soon.
Ambitions on two screens
Asus also announced two new ZenBook Duo models, both of which again come with a second screen above the keyboard. The ScreenPad Plus now comes with a Control Panel app, which allows users to configure the second touchscreen, and integrates well with creative apps such as Adobe Premiere and Photoshop.
Mainly aimed at creatives, ZenBook Duo 14 UX482 and ZenBook Pro Duo UX582 come with 11th Generation Intel Core i5 or 17 processors and optional Nvidia GeForce MX450 graphics, and Asus Intelligent Performance Technology (AIPT), which boosts CPU power from 15W to 28W watts for improved performance without overheating.
The ZenBook Duo 14 UX482 can also come with up to 32 GB of RAM, and Asus also promises a massive 17 hours of battery life.
If you like the sound of the second screen, but are more of a gamer than a digital creative, Asus also announced the Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 earlier in CES 2021.
Again, we don’t have any specific pricing or release dates yet, but hopefully we’ll get our hands on these new laptops soon.
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