Our review of the Asus TUF Gaming F17 TUF707ZC-HX051
Provided without Windows, theAsus TUF Gaming F17 TUF707ZC-HX051 is a creative gaming laptop capable of running many games thanks to its GeForce RTX 3050 ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere graphics card that also accelerates multimedia processing like the powerful Core i5-12500H Intel Alder Lake-H hybrid processor. Equipped with a 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective screen that improves fluidity in games with its 144Hz frequency, this versatile laptop designed for creating and gaming sees its responsiveness boosted by its 512 GB SSD storage and benefits from the backlit keyboard and USB-C Thunderbolt 4 connection and Wi-Fi ax.
Features of Asus TUF Gaming F17 TUF707ZC-HX051
|screen(s).||17.3” Full HD LED IPS 144Hz (1920×1080, anti-glare/matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-12500H Alder Lake-H (12 cores, 4P 2.5 GHz, 8E 1.8 GHz)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB DDR5 4800 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 4GB GDDR6 dedicated (80W, 1740MHz boost), Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2) + 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.0b|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.2 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes RGB 1 zone (1.7mm stroke)|
|Audio system||2 Dolby Atmos speakers|
|Autonomy revealed / Battery||6 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 90Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.6Kg / 394x264x22.9-25.4|
The Asus TUF Gaming F17 TUF707ZC-HX051 against the competition
The Asus TUF Gaming F17 TUF707ZC-HX051 is currently appearing in the GrosBill promotion and positioned as one of the cheapest in its category where it is the only one to offer such a recent processor (Alder Lake), Thunderbolt connectivity or even the choice of operating system.
If this Asus TUF Gaming F17 TUF707ZC-HX051 does not meet all your criteria, you can find in our gaming laptop guide other configurations to play with a similar budget. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, this has the biggest impact on performance.
Chassis, connectors, screen of Asus TUF Gaming F17 TUF707ZC-HX051
50% rechargeable in 30 minutes thanks to its Fast Charging technology, this laptop sports a gamer look with its dark Mecha Gray design with angular lines, robust in compliance with American military resistance standard MIL-STD-810H.
Its cooling is provided by 2 Arc Flow fans (84 blades), 5 heat pipes and 4 air vents.
To take advantage of its full capacity, it is necessary to install a complete system such as a Linux or Windows distribution.
For example, we can benefit from the characteristics of NVIDIA Optimus technology that determine the real time graphics needs according to the tasks performed. If necessary, Optimus switches automatically and in real time between the graphics solution integrated in the processor and the dedicated card.
The first is preferred as much as possible by Optimus despite its moderate benefits because the reduced energy consumption promotes autonomy compared to the second which is more greedy and powerful. In one or the other, it is obviously possible to watch pictures and videos.
The connectivity included in this designer gaming laptop is good, including 2 USB-C along with 1 Thunderbolt 4, Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (newer and better than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to a TV or monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports or even 2 USB (USB 2.0 compatible) that guarantee transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 peripherals.
We can clearly backlight the keys of the chiclet keyboard to make its keys more recognizable in case of limited ambient light.
The keys that players use most often are highlighted by color.
To attract gamers, the screen is decorated with a frequency of 144Hz which is higher than the standard 60Hz to enhance the fluidity in games. Thanks to its 16:9 format and its Full HD definition, the screen is also very suitable for displaying videos and generally High Definition content. The screen also has significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to its IPS technology, however not high-end because of this the colorimetry is classic. Because it is anti-reflective, the screen is less tiring for the eyes for long periods of time than a glossy panel and is more readable in a bright environment (eg outside).
Performance, autonomy of the Asus TUF Gaming F17 TUF707ZC-HX051
The Asus TUF Gaming F17 TUF707ZC-HX051 is a 17-inch performance all-round laptop focused on creation and gaming that offers a choice of operating system.
It benefits from an Intel Alder Lake-H Core i5-12500H hybrid processor that shows its full potential under CPU-intensive software that takes advantage of the multicore, such as video editing or photo editing.
The Core i5 with 12 hybrid cores delivers solid overall performance and is accompanied by a standard 8 GB RAM and a dedicated GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card.
This will be of interest to creators as it speeds up processing under software that uses GPU computing power such as Adobe Photoshop/Premiere or Sony Vegas.
Equipped with NVIDIA Ampere architecture, GeForce RTX 3050 ray tracing will also be interesting to gamers who are ready to make concessions under titles that require 3D resources and want to play a lot of games.
On the storage side, we logically see for this kind of versatile work and game oriented laptop a silent SSD but less energy than a hard drive, more stable and faster.
In practice, thanks to the SSD, we get specific start / stop, processing and launch of games / software faster than a hard disk, or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games .
In general, SSD provides better responsiveness and fluidity in use.
Here we find a 512 GB SSD, a capacity similar to the standard of hard drives. However, if you need more space, you can rely on an external storage unit. Opting for a USB 3.0 / USB-C / Thunderbolt device then represents an interesting solution for getting fast transfers.
As for the autonomy while waiting for more concrete tests, bet about 6 hours on the battery that is not used much (with Optimus, almost half of nothing) for the versatile large format designer gaming laptop PC which you can expect it to heat up and produce. heard itself when it was pushed hard (eg: treats, games).
Not the most portable of nature due to its large format, the 17 inch nevertheless offers the advantage of being comfortable for mainly sedentary (eg at home).
A ventilated support may be used if necessary to limit temperature (remember to check the measurements carefully!).