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Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617

Specifications

Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617 (TUF Gaming A16 Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS 8 x 3.2 - 4.8 GHz, 114 W PL2 / Short Burst, 105 W PL1 / Sustained, Rembrandt-HS Refresh
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX 7600S - 8 GB VRAM, Core: 1865 MHz, 95 W TDP, GDDR6, Adrenalin 22.40.01.11, MUX-Switch
Memory
16 GB 
, 2x 8 GB SO-DIMM DDR5-4800 Dual-Channel, two slots (both in use)
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel 142 PPI, NE160WUM-NX2 (BOE0B33), IPS-Level, FreeSync Premium, glossy: no, 165 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM, 1024 GB 
, NVMe-SSD, two M.2-2280-slots (one empty)
Soundcard
Realtek ALC256 @ AMD K19.4
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 1 Combo (Headset/Mic)
Networking
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000MBit/s), MediaTek MT7921 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 27 x 355 x 252 ( = 1.06 x 13.98 x 9.92 in)
Battery
90 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: HD 720p
Additional features
Speakers: 2.0, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 240 W Power Supply, Armoury Crate, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.188 kg ( = 77.18 oz / 4.82 pounds), Power Supply: 532 g ( = 18.77 oz / 1.17 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 76.24% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 87%, features: 62%, display: 79% mobility: 72%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 81%

Reviews for the Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA617

86.2% Asus TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition in review: AMD notebook under the auspices of the 7 | Notebookcheck
The Asus TUF Gaming A16 contains not only a CPU, but also a GPU from the current AMD generation. Find out in our review whether an upgrade is worthwhile or whether performance gains are insufficient.
82% Asus TUF A16 gaming laptop review: a capable all-round machine
Source: Gadgetguy English
Recommending a laptop or PC is tough because it ultimately comes down to budget. It’s easy to suggest you spend an extra amount of money to future-proof against software advances and increasingly demanding games. In practice, money only stretches so far and you eventually reach a point of diminishing returns. Sure, you could get a more powerful desktop PC for the same amount of money. However, you need to weigh up the importance of portability, considering a similar-spec laptop always costs more than its desktop counterpart. When compared to other laptops in its own price bracket, and more expensive devices, the Asus TUF A16 stands up as a capable gaming machine. It’s priced competitively among similarly-specced devices, making it a worthwhile consideration for anyone wanting a gaming laptop without completely emptying the wallet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/30/2023
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 85% performance: 80% workmanship: 85%
90% Asus TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The A16 makes an excellent case against buying more expensive laptops, especially if you’re into 1080p gaming. Despite being affordable, it doesn’t skimp on performance or a robust chassis. However, the biggest factor that sets it apart from rivals is its incredible battery life. It’s extremely rare to see to see a gaming laptop last so long on a single charge. In my book, that makes the A16 a truly outstanding gaming laptop. It’s an excellent affordable option.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/22/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Asus TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition review: All-day gaming at a great price
Source: PC World English
The A16 (which is currently $1,099, USD at Best Buy) makes an excellent case against more expensive laptops like the Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 and the MSI Katana GF76, especially if you’re into 1080p gaming. However, although its affordable, it doesn’t skimp on performance or a robust chassis. But for me, the biggest factor that sets it apart from these options is its incredible battery life. In my time reviewing laptops, I can’t remember when I last saw a gaming laptop lasted 11 and a half hours on a single charge, which makes the A16, in my book, truly outstanding.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
ASUS TUF A16 Goes All AMD! But Why?
Source: Jarrod'sTech English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/07/2023

Foreign Reviews

70% Preiswerter Spiele-Laptop mit Radeon-GPU
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/19/2024
Rating: Total score: 70%
20% ASUS TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition FA617NS-N3085W Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/01/2023
Rating: Total score: 20%
80% Test ASUS TUF Gaming A16 (2023) : un PC portable gamer avec un excellent rapport qualité/prix
Source: Clubic French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/21/2023
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
ASUS TUF A16 Advantage Edition : aussi bon que beau ?
Source: Cowcotland French FR→EN
Positive: Great FHD+ display; premium design; decent cameras; high performance. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/18/2023
78% Recenzja ASUS TUF Gaming A16. Ciekawy laptop, ale dla świadomych jego wad
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/02/2023
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
90% Обзор Asus TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition
Source: DGL.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/07/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
Review ASUS TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition! Laptop Gaming Full AMD 2023!
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN
Positive: High performance; great display. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/26/2023

Comment

AMD Radeon RX 7600S: Fast mid-range mobile graphics card based on the RDNA 3 architecture. Offers 1,792 cores (28 CUs) at a TDP of up to 90 Watt. Uses the Navi 33 chip that is manufactured in 6nm at TSMC. Low-power variant of the RX 7600M with slightly reduced performance.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


R7 7735HS: Mobile Octa-Core APU using Zen 3+ cores clocked at 3.2 to 4.75 GHz and a RDNA2 graphics adapter with 12 CUs clocked at up to 2,200 MHz. Refresh of the Ryzen 7 6800HS with 50 MHz higher Turbo clock speed.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


16.00":

15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.

Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.

Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.

Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.


76.24%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2023-05- 3 (Update: 2023-05- 3)