Asus TUF Dash F15 3060 144hz 512gb 16gb i7 1100

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  1. hertzian56

    hertzian56 Notebook Deity

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    This was on notebookcheck so if you decide to buy it, do it through their link in the article to support that great website. From the comments someone says it's the 80w-85w boost version so mid range but still really great mgpu. I'd guess perf of the previous gen between 2070mq and full 2070 pretty nice.

    It's not really a deal per say but average for the budget 3060 laptops, look for a deal around xmas but of course you won't get the usage from now until then if it does go on sale. I actually saw this a week or more before this article, on the bb website so it's not a special price or anything.

    The 16gb is good because most budget laptops come only with 8gb making the purchase of 8gb more for dual channel a good idea but adds cost. Only a quad core i7 but 11th gen so will have access to the various boosts out there. Has thunderbolt 4.

    https://www.notebookcheck.net/This-...d-16-GB-RAM-is-down-to-1100-USD.526560.0.html
     
  2. Tenoroon

    Tenoroon Notebook Evangelist

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    I like where ASUS tried to go with this laptop, but man their TUF lineup has been dogshit for a while. We had the A15 that was hotter than most women I've seen, the FX505 (i think that was the name) that had the really weak 3750h, and now we have the Dash F15 with a power choked GPU and intel's abomination of a mobile CPU. If this thing had a 6-core I7 or AMD CPU, than it would be better, but also having a higher TDP GPU would be nice. I guess the only two things that the Dash has going for it its its price and battery life.

    For the price, its good, but that's only because there is nothing similarly priced. If you need to get a cheap laptop that will last you through some new titles on 1080p for 2-3 years, this is a decent option, but I feel ASUS could have done better with this design.
     
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    hertzian56 Notebook Deity

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    I think for a thin and light 80-85w isn't really that bad, if it was a base of 65w boosting to 80w I'd agree with you that's just too low end for any build, may as well get a 1660ti/2060 closeout deal or 1070 used. For a mobile 3060, Maxq=65-80w boost, MaxP=100-115w, this is in the middle. No way to verify the 80w base is accurate without expert verification though, could be the 65w-80w boosted version.

    As for the core argument I've never been a chore, just not my thing sorry. A quad from 2013 with the same tdp, clocks etc etc is 50%+ less real performance than any quad today(not noticeable during normal usage though) kinda discounting the impact of marketing numbers like cores, clocks, tdp etc etc IMO. Call it single core at 900ghz for all I care, does it do what I want in real usage? The chore way you get more is to get more, nothing more, 6 higher than 4, 8 higher than 6, 12 higher than 8 etc etc the only benefit is well, more. Brute force style. AMD is a totally different thing, well done for them and they should be what is used in most laptops but intel bribery is hard to turn down.

    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Polis...tops-with-high-end-GPUs-in-2020.515615.0.html


    It's a quad to keep the cost down of the laptop and from what I would think less heat, less all around. But Intel heat efficiency is terrible no doubt. Normal gaming there's little difference in the vast majority of cases, other than low end settings very high fps games and abominably terribly cpu optimized games, but who needs more than 144fps who isn't competing for money? If doing video encoding, 100 browser windows open, streaming, online competitive gaming, extra monitors attached etc yeah don't get a quad no question, get more. Right tool for the typical usage, nothing more. I don't drag race with my Camry and I wouldn't commute with a Ferrari lol
     
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  4. saturnotaku

    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I really like the design of the Dash, and I'm not as bothered by it being a quad-core as much as that it still doesn't have a webcam. If Dell can figure out how to add one on a laptop with bezels as thin as the XPS line, surely Asus can do the same. Also, the $1,500 asking price for the RTX 3070 model is on the high side, but $1,100 for the 3060 is surprisingly reasonable. That was the typical going rate for the old Zephyrus with the AMD Ryzen 3750H/GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q model from late 2019.
     
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    oof didn't see that, no webcam what a joke at that price.
     
  6. Charles P. Jefferies

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    The Tiger Lake chips are quite peppy, especially for day-to-day use. I used the TUF Dash F15 before and had no issues playing Cyberpunk 2077. The RTX 3070 in the model I tested pulled about 80 watts according to GPU-Z.

    This laptop has no webcam as @saturnotaku noted, a big omission, and it also has only one SoDIMM slot; 8GB is soldered. The RTX 3060 model is probably the better value - I can't see spending ~$1,500 given its GPU performance.

    Charles
     
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    Spartan@HIDevolution Company Representative

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    Most ASUS laptops have no webcams. This baffles me especially at these times when many people are working from home. Like I rarely use the webcam but heck we've all been accustomed to having it in a laptop for that one time when you do need it. That is why I would personally never consider any ASUS laptop even though I think the Zephyrus G14/G15 offer great performance for the money.
     
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    Nah take off 150-200 bucks from that price I'd go get a cheap external webcam no worries, but at around 1000 a webcam should be included.
     
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