Supplied without Windows, the Asus TUF Gaming A17 TUF706QM-HX063 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare gaming notebook that enhances smoothness in games with its 144Hz frequency supports recent games thanks to its NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing graphics card that also accelerates multimedia processing. This is also the case with the AMD Ryzen 7 Octo Core Cezanne processor and 16GB of powerful RAM while the fast 512GB SSD storage boosts responsiveness. This versatile black laptop designed for gaming and creating furthermore comes with a backlit keyboard and connectivity with Wi-Fi 6 and USB-C.
Performance, battery life of the Asus TUF Gaming A17 TUF706QM-HX063
The Asus TUF Gaming A17 TUF706QM-HX063 may be of interest to those who wish to equip themselves with a versatile 17-inch laptop that performs well in gaming and creation.
Built around 16GB of RAM and an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne Octo Core processor, this creative gamer laptop delivers all-around power that will appeal to demanding users.
Creators will be particularly interested in this core as it guarantees faster processing than 8GB DDR4 and a Quad/Hexa Core. The difference is very noticeable under CPU and RAM-intensive jobs taking advantage of the multi-core, such as video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing.
In addition, the GeForce RTX 3060 dedicated graphics card onboard accelerates processing under software that takes advantage of GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere/Photoshop, VSDC or Sony Vegas, which is also of interest to creative people.
Gamers are not left out, as the dedicated NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing graphics card is capable of running the latest games.
The storage is entrusted to an SSD that rivals the standard hard drives in terms of capacity with its 512 GB while being silent, less energy consuming, more resistant to shocks and much faster.
In practice, the SSD ensures a much better reactivity and fluidity in everyday life than a simple hard disk. Thanks to the SSD, we obtain in particular launches of games/software, treatments and starts/stops much more quickly, or an arrival more quickly on the cards of the online games.
Of course, if 512 GB is not enough, you can use a storage device. Favoring a USB 3.0/USB-C device is then an advantageous option to obtain fast transfers.
Finally, as far as autonomy is concerned, you should expect about 6 hours of battery operation in light use (with Optimus, about twice as much without) for this versatile creative gamer laptop, which should be expected to heat up and make itself heard in case of strong solicitations (e.g.: games, processing). This computer is certainly not the most nomadic by nature due to its weight and its large format, but it has the advantage of being comfortable for a mostly sedentary use (eg: at home).
To keep the temperature down, you can add a ventilated stand to this PC if necessary (remember to check the dimensions!).
Asus TUF Gaming A17 TUF706QM-HX063 Features
|Screen(s)||17.3” IPS Full HD LED 144Hz thin edges (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne (2.8 GHz, 8 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (1 free)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated, AMD Radeon Vega 8 integrated in the processor|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0)|
|connectors||3 USB 3.0 + 1 USB-C, HDMI 2.0b|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.2 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, RGB, 1.7mm stroke|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2x2W) DTS:X Ultra|
|Announced autonomy / Battery||6 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 90Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.6Kg / 399x269x22.1-23.9|
Asus TUF Gaming A17 TUF706QM-HX063 vs. the competition
The Asus TUF Gaming A17 TUF706QM-HX063 is currently on special offer at Cdiscount and offers an interesting configuration/price ratio for its category where it is one of the cheapest to offer a processor and a graphics card as powerful in such a comfortable format.
If this Asus TUF Gaming A17 TUF706QM-HX063 does not meet all your criteria, you will find on our gamer laptop guide other configurations to play with a similar budget. With the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, as it will have the most impact on performance.
Asus TUF Gaming A17 TUF706QM-HX063 chassis, connectors, screen
It has a gamer look thanks to its black design with angular lines, its cooling being ensured by 2 n-Blade fans (liquid crystal polymer, 83 blades), 5 heatpipes and 4 air grills.
This designer gamer laptop has good connectivity including 1 USB-C, Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi ax (more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect wirelessly, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect to a TV and/or monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports but also 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) ensuring transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 peripherals.
The chiclet keyboard has a backlighting solution which is useful to better distinguish them in case of limited ambient light.
Thanks to its 144Hz refresh rate, the screen enhances the fluidity in games compared to the standard 60Hz. In addition, its horizontal and vertical viewing angles are large thanks to its IPS technology. With its 16:9 format and its Full HD definition, the screen is also very well suited to the display of videos and more broadly of High Definition content. With its anti-reflective coating, the screen also offers better visibility than a glossy panel in bright environments (e.g. outdoors) while being more restful for the eyes in prolonged use.
Keep in mind that in order to exploit the full potential of this versatile laptop oriented towards gamers and creative people, it is necessary to install a complete system like a Linux or Windows distribution.
For example, you can take advantage of NVIDIA Optimus technology. It determines in real time the graphic needs according to the tasks carried out and switches automatically and in real time when necessary between the graphic part integrated in the processor and the dedicated card.
The first is favored to the maximum by Optimus despite its modest performance because its reduced energy consumption promotes autonomy compared to the second more greedy and powerful. It is of course possible to watch photos and videos with either one.