ASUS India today announced the expansion of its TUF laptop portfolio in India with the new TUF Dash F15. This super-slim 15-inch device represents portability and a thin and light design. Engineered to empower users with the ability to game, work, and stay productive anywhere, the new Asus laptop comes with the latest 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11370H processor and GeForce RTX 3070/ 3060 GPU for unbeatable performance. The laptop was unveiled globally during a virtual conference at CES 2021 and is finally set to mark India.
The powerful core experience is equipped with high-end features not typically seen at accessible price points, such as a tournament-level gaming panel with up to a 240Hz refresh rate, a versatile Thunderbolt 4 port and a Two-Way AI Noise Cancellation technology. With an extended battery that nets up to 16.6 hours of video playback and Type-C charging that extends battery life from various adapters and power packs, gamers can be productive longer on the go. The TUF Dash F15 fits all these features in a stylish chassis that is easy to carry and boosts productivity without sacrificing the TUF Gaming series’ signature military-grade durability.
Commenting on the launch, Arnold Su, Business Head, Consumer and Gaming PC, System Business Group, ASUS India, stated, “We at ASUS aim at empowering our consumers with products that boost their productivity while uplifting their performance with industry-leading technologies. Our TUF Gaming series resonates with this synergy and is designed to augment your gaming experience by making it accessible to all. Powered by 11th Gen Intel Core processors, TUF Dash F15 is set to create new experiences and replicate its success by creating new milestones in the Indian market. We are attuned to evolving consumer requirements and have them at the core of our product development strategy. With our latest offering, we further aim at elevating their gaming experience.”
Rahul Malhotra, Director – Consumer Sales, Intel India, said, “Intel’s new line of 11th Gen Intel Core H-series mobile processors pushes the limits of what is possible for enthusiast-level gaming in ultraportable form factors. This combination of performance and sleek design is built for anyone who needs a laptop that can go anywhere and do everything.”
Slim and stylish design to suit every lifestyle:
The all-new Dash F15 is lighter and thinner than standard TUF Gaming laptops, with only 19.9 mm thin and 2kg weight, while still meeting MIL-STD-810H military standards. It has been rigorously tested to survive everything from extreme environments and ambient vibrations to accidental knocks and bumps, making it a device that’s reliable to take on the road.
Because it represents such a new direction for TUF Gaming, Dash F15 was designed with a streamlined new look and feel. Moonlight White and Eclipse Gray colour options are both professional and understated, accentuated by bolt blue backlighting on the keyboard. The refreshed TUF logo boasts a modern look that evokes the series’s strength, while the thin lettering across the lid underscores the slim new design direction.
Latest 11th Gen Intel Core laptop that goes everywhere and does everything:
Users can play more than a game with the latest 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11370H processor. The CPU clocks up to an astounding 4.8GHz, nearly matching the fastest desktop processors’ frequency – enabling fantastic performance in a thin chassis. It also features four lanes of CPU-attached PCI Gen 4 for high bandwidth to connect the latest discrete graphics, accelerating everything from gaming and streaming to intensive tasks like compiling code.
Intel shares ROG’s vision of rugged ultra-slim gaming laptops that let users work and play in more places. TUF Dash results from close collaboration with a fine-tuned performance that allows the processor to reach its full potential and sustain high speed while gaming.
Room for up to 32 GB of DDR4-3200MHz memory means there’s enough RAM for productive multitasking and content creation. Everything loads at warp speed thanks to a PCI Express SSD that makes systems feel more responsive. Up to 1 TB of space holds a massive collection of games, while an additional SSD slot makes it easy to add terabytes of extra capacity for massive multimedia files and more.
Dash F15 features an easy-upgrade design that puts the SO-DIMM slot and both M.2 slots just behind the bottom panel, held in place with standard Philips screws. A special pop-open screw pushes the bottom corner away from the chassis, so it’s easy to get under the hood fast. The surrounding hooks holding the edges together are smaller and more robust than conventional counterparts, making it easier to lift off the panel without scuffing the body or special tools.
Powered by Ampere
Graphics power is assured with up to a GeForce RTX 3070/3060 GPU clocked up to 1390 MHz at 80W with ROG Boost, allowing it to pump out massive frame rates in the latest blockbuster games and popular esports titles alike.
Built on NVIDIA’s latest Ampere architecture, this all-new GPU blends traditional CUDA processing cores with 2nd generation RT and 3rd generation Tensor cores to accelerate ray tracing and artificial intelligence. This combination of cores enables realistic in-game lighting and effects, and it also speeds up other computationally intensive work like AI deep learning.
A powerful GPU puts triple-digit FPS within reach in popular games, but a fast display is essential to get the full effect. A gaming panel with up to a 240 Hz refresh rate offers gamers the same edge as esports athletes, with a 3ms response time that reduces motion blur to make fast-paced target tracking more precise. This top IPS-level panel option covers 100% of the sRGB spectrum, the most widely used digital colour space, letting users game, create, and do more in true colour.
Other configurations of the Dash F15 feature a 144 Hz display that still offers competitive gaming speed, more than doubling conventional laptop displays’ refresh rate. The panel maintains colours and contrasts across wide viewing angles, so you can set off to the side while playing games or streaming videos with friends.
Adaptive-Sync support across all display options enables ultra-smooth gameplay by synchronising the refresh rate with the GPU’s frame rate, reducing lag, minimising stuttering, and eliminating visual tearing. The display is framed by 6.2 mm super-narrow bezels that minimise distractions from the action. The slim border shrinks the footprint of the chassis, too, making the laptop more compact.
Working anywhere is more flexible with excellent battery life. Up to 16.6 hours of continuous video playback time means gamers can stream or take care of other tasks without tethering themselves to an outlet. When a full recharge is needed, the new fast-charging technology takes the battery from 0% to 50% in under 30 minutes. Battery life can be extended even further with Type-C charging support that can top off a charge from compatible adapters and power packs.
Type-C adapters up to 100W are supported, meaning users can travel lighter and save the standard AC adapter for gaming or other intensive tasks that require full performance. The Type-C port works with Thunderbolt4 and USB4, connecting to the latest generation of premium devices.
Thunderbolt4 lets users plug in a docking station to drive a desktop setup or hook up an external GPU to boost gaming performance and overall graphics power on demand. Dash F15 is also equipped with a wide variety of additional ports that keep users flexible for any situation.
Three USB 3.2 Type-A ports make room for vital peripherals like a gamepad, mouse, and external storage. HDMI 2.0b can be connected to a wide range of displays at resolutions up to 4K. The Type-A port also doubles as a DisplayPort 1.4 output, making it simple to connect to a secondary display. Getting online is comfortable with ultrafast Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax). It’s hard to beat wireless networking convenience, but wired connections have lower latency for severe multiplayer gaming, so Gigabit Ethernet is also included.
Advanced cooling enables the Dash F15 to fit top tier processors in a super slim form factor. A substantial heat spreader and five copper heat pipes distribute thermal energy from the CPU, GPU, VRAM, and VRM into four heatsinks, each lined with thin fins that maximise surface area for heat dissipation and minimise resistance to airflow.
Dual fans channel air through four outlets that expel heat faster and less noise than typical ultra-slim designs. The N-Blade fans are specially sculpted to move more air. They’re made from a special liquid crystal polymer that creates enough space to fit 83 blades per fan and ensure that each edge is strong enough to hold high RPMs. Such high blade density means each fan can draw and push more air per rotation, cooling components faster. With 0dB Technology, the fans switch off completely when CPU and GPU temperatures drop below 50°C in the Silent operating mode. This makes cooling truly silent under light workloads.
The self-cleaning cooling module maintains long-term stability and performance by preventing the build-up of critical components like fan blades and heatsink fins. Updated anti-dust tunnels are shorter to create more airflow space around the fan while still redirecting particles away from necessary hardware. Users can take fine-tuned control of Dash F15 with Scenario Profiles, in which users can switch seamlessly between three operating modes that mix different cooling and performance profiles.
Turbo mode delivers maximum performance and fan speeds for intensive tasks, while Performance mode optimises speed and acoustics for the best gaming experience. Silent mode reduces power and noise for lighter loads like web surfing and video streaming. Users can set scenario Profiles to trigger when they launch specific apps and games automatically. They can also change additional system settings, like the display profile and behaviour of the Windows key.
Dash F15 is topped off with a range of premium features that enhance its everyday user experience for gaming, entertainment, and more.
Voice chat is crystal clear thanks to the new Two-Way AI Noise Cancellation technology. This advanced technology removes a broad range of unwanted background noise from both input and output audio, meaning that both the user’s voice and incoming communications are fuzz-free. It supports any input device, and noise cancellation settings can be applied and adjusted for specific apps, so unwanted sounds can be filtered out of voice chat software without adversely affecting game audio or music apps. Best of all, this technology runs on the CPU, allowing the GPU to focus all its resources on maximising gaming performance.
A new, quiet keyboard design keeps inputs under 30dB. Commands can be input freely and discreetly, no matter where users want to play. Its desktop-style design is optimised for gaming, with four dedicated hotkeys that allow quick access to essential features like volume, mic mute, and Armoury Crate. Function keys are separated into the usual groups to make shortcuts more intuitive, while arrow keys are offset for effortless navigation. The stealthy keyboard switches have a 1.7mm travel distance that makes typing more comfortable.
Entertainment experiences are more immersive with DTS:X Ultra technology that brings 7.1-channel virtual surround sound to stereo headsets and speakers. Users can choose between built-in presets for games, movies, and sports or customise their tuning with an embedded equaliser.
AVAILABILITY AND PRICING:
|Product||Colour and Price||Availability|
|ASUS TUF Dash F15||
||End of March’21 – Across all channels – Online (Flipkart * Amazon) and Offline, ASUS Exclusive Stores and ROG Stores|
|Processor||11th Gen Intel Core i7-11370H|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, 6 GB GDDR6 VRAM
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home|
|Display||IPS FHD, 240Hz/3ms, 100% sRGB, Adaptive sync
IPS FHD, 144Hz
1*Onboard support up to 8GB, 1*SO-DIMM support up to 32GB
|Storage||Up to 2 x M.2 2230 PCIe SSD 1TB|
|Keyboard||1.7mm travel distance/Bolt-blue backlight|
|Audio||Two speakers, DTSX: Ultra
Two-Way AI Noise Cancellation
|WiFi / Bluetooth||Wi-Fi 6 802.11AX + BT 5.2 (The Version of BT may change as OS upgrades)|
|I/O Ports||1 x Thunderbolt4 (Support USB4.0, Display port 1.4a, PD3.0)
3 x USB 3.2 Gen1 (Type-A)
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x 3.5mm audio jack
1 x Kensington lock
1 x RJ45
|200W power adapter
Support for 100W PD Charging
|Size||360 x 252 x 19.9 mm|