Our Asus TUF Dash F15 Skillkorp P15R3050 review
In keeping with its lightweight black design, theAsus TUF Dash F15 Skillkorp P15R3050 is a creative gaming laptop PC equipped with a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective screen whose 144Hz frequency improves fluidity in games capable of running multiple games thanks to its GeForce RTX 3050 ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere graphics card. This GPU also accelerates multimedia processing like the Intel Alder Lake-H Core i7-12650H hybrid processor and 16 GB of high-performance RAM. This versatile laptop designed to play and create runs on Windows 11 and sees its responsiveness boosted by its fast 512 GB SSD storage also benefits from a backlit keyboard and Thunderbolt 4 USB-C and Wi-Fi connectivity – Fi ax.
Features of Asus TUF Dash F15 Skillkorp P15R3050
|screen(s).||15.6” Full IPS LED 144Hz thin edges 45% NTSC 250cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-reflective/matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-12650H Alder Lake-H (10 cores, 6P 2.3 GHz, 4E 1.7 GHz)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR5 4800 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 4GB dedicated to GDDR6 (1485MHz boost, 75W TDP), processor-integrated Intel Iris Xe and NVIDIA Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0) + 1 free M.2 SSD slot (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 6 ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.2 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2x2W) Dolby Atmos|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Autonomy revealed / Battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 76Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.0 Kg / 354 x 251 x 19.9-20.7|
The Asus TUF Dash F15 Skillkorp P15R3050 against the competition
The Asus TUF Dash F15 Skillkorp P15R3050 is now available at Baker promotion and positioned in the good average of its category where it is one of the lightest and the only one to offer this recent processor (Alder Lake) with Thunderbolt 4 connection under Windows 11.
If this Asus TUF Dash F15 Skillkorp P15R3050 doesn’t meet all your criteria, you can find other configurations to play with a similar budget in our gaming laptop guide. 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 Dash F15 Skillkorp P15R3050
It is a resolutely gamer and very discreet design with black color with angular lines cooled by 2 fans, 5 heat pipes and 4 air vents.
This creative gaming laptop benefits from excellent connectivity including 2 USB-C including 1 Thunderbolt 4, Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6E ax wireless module for communicating and connecting remotely, a useful HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor for example, Ethernet and audio port but there are also 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) which guarantee transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if plugged into USB 3.0 devices .
Of course, the chiclet keyboard can be backlit, which is practical for better distinguishing them in a dark environment. The K button is painted red, in reference to the S columnkillcorp.
Gamers will appreciate that the screen is graced with a frequency of 144Hz as it improves fluidity in games compared to the standard 60Hz. The screen is also very good at displaying videos and wider High Definition content as it uses a 16:9 format along with a precise definition of Full HD. For the rest, the screen uses classic specifications with its IPS technology that guarantees significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles but the average colorimetry is not like high-end IPS. As well as an anti-reflective treatment that ensures better visibility than a glossy panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
Performance, autonomy of the Asus TUF Dash F15 Skillkorp P15R3050
The Asus TUF Dash F15 Skillkorp P15R3050 targets those who want a versatile 15-inch high-performance laptop PC focused on gaming and creation.
It delivers solid overall performance that can satisfy maximum users as it is based on 16 GB of RAM and an Intel Alder Lake-H Core i7-12650H hybrid processor.
This core noticeably guarantees faster processing than 8 GB DDR4 as well as a classic Quad/Hexa Core processor, the difference is particularly noticeable in areas that use CPU and RAM resources using the multicore and therefore all hybrid cores of Alder Lake—H. This is for example the case in photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering.
Creators will be interested in this versatile gaming laptop, especially since it has an embedded GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics card that speeds up processing under software that takes advantage of GPU computing power, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Photoshop / Premiere .
In addition, this dedicated GeForce RTX 3050 Ti ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere graphics card is capable of running a large number of games as long as you agree to the settings under graphics-intensive games to get good playability, which players will appreciate.
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti is turned on/off automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology, depending on the tasks performed.
Optimus favors maximum operation with the Intel Iris Xe graphics module integrated with the Core i7 Alder Lake-H, which however is less powerful because it consumes less energy, promoting autonomy.
At this point, pending more comprehensive tests, expect around 5 hours of battery run time in light use.
In practice, the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti is called upon by Optimus to perform graphics tasks that are considered too heavy for the Iris Xe, typically for gaming.
On the storage side, there is an SSD that is more energy efficient than a hard drive while being more shock resistant, quieter and faster.
In fact, SSD provides better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis. This primarily translates to faster game/software launches, as well as processing and start/stop, or even faster arrivals to online game cards.
With its 512 GB, the SSD offers a capacity similar to the standard of hard disks. However, if more space is needed, an M.2 slot is available to add a second SSD.
You can also use an external storage unit. Favoring a USB-C / Thunderbolt / USB 3.0 device represents an interesting option to benefit from fast transfers.
Finally, expect noise and heating from this versatile multimedia gamer and creator-oriented laptop under heavy load (eg treatments, games).
If necessary, a ventilated support can be used to limit temperatures (remember to check the measurements carefully!).