Having made its debut at the CES 2021 and being available worldwide, ASUS has finally announced its ultra-portable gaming laptop in India.
With the TUF Dash F15 Gaming Laptop, Asus has taken a unique advantage with Intel. As we know Intel is limited to 4 cores and 8 threads on its 11th Gen laptops but this does enable them to clock at high boost clock speeds of over 5GHz on laptops, thanks to the 10nm SuperFin transistors.
All this aside, what Asus has done is used these efficient Tiger Lake-H gaming processors on laptops to make them both thin & light and provide great gaming performance without compromising on battery life. So, the laptop has been named the new Asus TUF Gaming Dash F15.
|Processor||11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11370H|
|Graphics||NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070, 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM|
NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060, 6 GB GDDR6 VRAM
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home|
|Display||IPS FHD, 240Hz/3ms, 100% sRGB, Adaptive sync|
IPS FHD, 144Hz
1*Onboard support up to 8GB, 1*SO-DIMM supports up to 32GB
|Storage||Up to 2 x M.2 2230 PCIe SSD 1TB|
|Keyboard||1.7mm travel distance/Bolt-blue backlight|
|Audio||2 speakers, DTSX: Ultra|
Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
|WiFi / Bluetooth||Wi-Fi 6 802.11AX + BT 5.2 (The Version of BT may change as OS upgrades)|
|I/O Ports||1 x Thunderbolt™4 (Support USB4.0, Display port 1.4a, PD3.0)|
3 x USB 3.2 Gen1 (Type-A)
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x 3.5mm audio jack
1 x Kensington lock1 x RJ45
|Power Supply||200W power adapterSupport for 100W PD Charging|
|Size||360 x 252 x 19.9 mm|
The all-new TUF Dash F15 gaming laptop is engineered to expand every gamer’s repertoire. Its super-slim design is lightweight and easy to carry, so it is ideal for on-the-go or around-the-house use. Up to an 11th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and a GeForce RTX 3070 laptop GPU blitz through games with power to spare for serious work. The Dash F15 is topped off with a range of premium features that enhance its everyday user experience for gaming, entertainment, and more.
A gaming panel with up to a 240 Hz refresh rate on the Dash F15 offers gamers the same edge as esports athletes, with a 3 ms response time that reduces motion blur to make fast-paced target tracking more precise. When gamers want to do more, a versatile Thunderbolt 4 port connects to docks to external GPUs. An expansive battery offers up to 16.6 hours of video playback, so gamers can unplug and unwind anywhere and later reload with convenient USB-C charging.
Advanced cooling enables the Dash F15 to fit top-tier processors in a super-slim form factor. A substantial heat spreader and five copper heat pipes distribute thermal energy while dual fans channel air through four outlets that expel heat faster and with less noise than typical ultraslim designs.
The N-Blade fans are specially sculpted to move more air, and these are 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.
The self-cleaning cooling module maintains long-term stability and performance by preventing build-up on critical components. Updated anti-dust tunnels are shorter to create more space for airflow around the fan while still redirecting particles away from crucial hardware.
Voice chat is crystal clear due to new Two-Way AI Noise-Cancelation technology. This advanced technology removes a broad range of unwanted background noise from both input and output audio, meaning that both the user’s voice and incoming communications are fuzz-free.
This fresh addition to the TUF Gaming portfolio takes military-grade durability to ultrathin new dimensions. Resilience against everything from everyday knocks and bumps to extreme temperatures lets users work and play wherever they want, worry-free. Whether charging to the frontlines of a favorite first-person shooter or adventuring in the great urban jungle, the Dash is a reliable ally for gamers to have by their side.
Commenting on the launch, Arnold Su, Business Head, Consumer and Gaming PC, System Business Group, ASUS India, stated, “We at ASUS aim at empowering our consumers with products that boost their productivity while uplifting their performance with industry-leading technologies. Our TUF Gaming series resonates this synergy and is designed to augment the gaming experience by making it accessible to all. Powered with 11th Gen Intel® Core processors, TUF Dash F15 is all set to create new experiences and replicate the success of the series by creating new milestones in the India market. We are attuned with evolving consumer requirements and have them at the very core of our product development strategy, and with our latest offering we further aim at elevating their gaming experience.”
Rahul Malhotra, Director – Consumer Sales, Intel India said, “Intel’s new line of 11th Gen Intel Core H-series mobile processors pushes the limits of what is possible for enthusiast-level gaming in ultraportable form factors. This combination of performance and sleek design is built for anyone who needs a laptop that can go anywhere and do everything.
Pricing & Availability
|Product||Color & Price||Availability|
|ASUS TUF Dash F15||Eclipse Grey – INR 1,39,990|
Moonlight White – INR 1,40,990/
|End of March’21 – Across all channels – Online (Flipkart * Amazon) & Offline, ASUS Exclusive Stores & ROG Stores|
As you see the ASUS TUF Dash F15 has a starting price of a whopping ₹ 1,39,990 for the Eclipse Grey variant and another ₹ 1,000 for the Moonlight White variant. ASUS promises to make the gaming laptop available via Flipkart, Amazon, and other offline partners as well as via ASUS Exclusive Stores & ROG Stores in India.