Asus Tuf Gaming F17, Gaming Laptop, 17.3” 144Hz Full HD IPS-Type, Intel Core i7-11800H Processor, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, 16GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe SSD, Gigabit Wi-Fi 6, Windows 10 Home, TUF706HEB-DB74
I bought this to correct tech problems trying to do sound editing with my 7 year old Toshiba laptop. Even with an i7 cpu, 16GB ddr3 and a 1TB Samsung SSD, I think it was just kinda tired.
This new Asus F17 with 16gb DDr4, 512gb NVME M.2 drive and an I7 1100-something cpu has the pop. Plus I’ve added a 1 TB NVME samsung 980 as a second drive (5 times faster than my trusty old Samsung 830 SSD!) and 32 GB DDR4 (2×16) GSkill Ripjaws mem upgrade so I’m happy.
Yes, The reviews about the screen are accurate : it’s an undersaturated screen and a curious choice by ASUS for image-intense gaming. But I’m not a gamer. And I photoshop on my desktop unit. And this beautiful, rugged lappie has the muscle to last me some time, plus I bought a four year warranty offered by Amazon to back it up.
Also bought a Health-guard screen profile (cheap) for it on laptopmedia that supposedly neutralizes harmful eye straining screen freq or something like that. It does seem to warm the screen images a bit and feels “smoother “ if that makes sense.
I’m happy with the F17. Going into the case to do upgrades is a snap. (Watch an online video or two first so you don’t screw the pooch.)
Highly recommend this laptop also for its big 17” screen, which I wanted for more viewing real estate in my sound booth without having to stick a sound-bouncy 24 or 27” monitor in there.
So for $1500 I’ve got a powerful new laptop that should last for years.