Don’t Buy The ASUS TUF F15, Here’s 3 Other Gaming Laptop You Would Rather Buy
By Azrul Abas May 12, 2022
ASUS is well known for its gaming laptops, especially with its Republic of Gamers (ROG) laptop that brings the ASUS brand associated with gaming. With its success in the gaming computer industry,, ASUS created another gaming line called the “The Ultimate Force” or the TUF where it’s considered the affordable alternative for the ROG, with a sleeker look than the ROG.
Can TUF be the alternative to ROG?
Now here comes the big question: is it better to buy the TUF or the ROG instead? In this article itself, we’re going to compare two models, namely the TUF F15 2022 and the ROG Strix G15 2022 (G513RC-RTX3050). The reason we chose those two is because it has the same price point at around S$2,300 and has the same form factor and specifications.
After looking at the specs we can say that the ROG is slightly better, you’ll get an AMD Ryzen 7 processor, 16GB memory, and RTX 3050 Ti will produce better gaming performance at high frame rates. With that said, we think you’ll be better off with ROG rather than TUF, but which ROG is the right one for you?
Which ROG is the one?
After careful review, we have narrowed it down to 3 ASUS ROG models that we think might be the best one for you.
1. ROG Strix G15 2022 (G513RM-RTX3060)
The ROG Strix is coming really hot this year, especially with this model that has an RTX 3060 on it. Loaded with AMD Ryzen 7 6000 Series with WQHD 165Hz display really brings the game to life, It could perform Valorant or Hitman 2 so smoothly. The design of the laptop itself feels very rugged, RGB lighting everywhere and you can customize it the way you like
A few downsides to this laptop is it has no integrated webcam so if you are a streamer then you would like to buy an external cam to do that, but a camera on a laptop is never really that good for streaming anyway. Additionally, if you would like to bring this laptop outside, bear in mind that the weight of this thing is more than 2kg. On the website you can get this ASUS ROG Strix G15 for S$2,800.
- WQHD 165 Hz display, very smooth gaming experience
- AMD 7 6000 series with RTX 3060, a great combination of a gaming laptop
- Dolby Atmos sound system
- No built-in camera
- Quiet heavy to carry around
2. ROG Zephyrus G15 2021 (GA503QC-RTX3050)
We know it’s already 2022, so why bother buying the 2021 models? But hear us out, this ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 2021 is currently on sale and a steal for just S$2,300! With that price you can get the Ryzen 9 5900 series, RTX 3050, QHD display, 32GB of memory, and Dolby Atmos superb audio. All we’re saying is that this device is still capable of doing what the Strix G15 could do.
Some minor issues with this laptop is that it is still using the 3.0 NVMe storage instead of the 4.0 - this means lower speed in writing and transferring data but rest assured this is just a minor difference. Furthermore, it has the same no web-cam situation as the Strix G15, and lacks RGB lighting.
- Amazing specification for high performance gaming
- Best deal on website
- Superb audio and display quality
- Lacks web-cam
- No RGB lighting
ROG Zephyrus G14 2022 (GA402RK-L4029W)
We also recommend another Zephyrus series but this model is slightly different. The ASUS Zephyrus G14 2022 uses AMD Radeon as the graphics and it can enable the SmartShift feature. What this does is basically optimizes your CPU and GPU usage whether it is for playing Red Dead Redemption or rendering graphics in Photoshop for better performance and power efficiency. Another cool thing about this device is that it has AniMe Matrix lighting that lights the back of your laptop during usage.
However, it does come with its pain points as well. At S$3,200, this laptop is slightly pricier than the other models listed above. It uses a FHD 144Hz display and is fitted with a 720p camera.
- AMD Ryzen with AMD Radeon Combo
- Good battery life
- Compact design
- Bad 720p camera
- Not the best display
What would we choose?
For what we conclude we came to a decision we would pick the ROG Strix G15 2022. It has everything you need for gaming, the Ryzen 7 and the RTX 3060 combination is perfect for gaming but complemented with the 165Hz WQHD display and Dolby Atmos audio system makes a great gaming experience on a sub S$3000 gaming laptop. For the runner-up we would choose the ROG Zephyrus G15 2021 for its price and Zephyrus quality.
ASUS Laptop Batteries
Nevertheless, if you still have a functioning ASUS laptop that is not performing as well, do consider replacing the battery first instead of buying a newer model. Mend.sg offers not only MacBook and HP repair but also available for ASUS Laptop battery replacement in Singapore.