ASUS TUF Gaming A17

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ASUS TUF Gaming A17

  • Overview

  • Tech Specs

  • Support

  • Review

ASUS recommends Windows 10 Pro for business

Outlast the Competition

Geared for serious gaming and real-world durability, the TUF Gaming A17 is a fully-loaded Windows 10 Pro gaming laptop that can carry you to victory. Powered by the latest AMD Ryzen™ 9 CPU and GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti GPU, action-packed gameplay is fast, fluid, and fully saturates speedy IPS-level displays up to 120Hz. Even while boasting a smaller and more portable chassis than its predecessors, this gaming laptop also features a larger 90Wh battery for superior battery life. Efficient self-cleaning cooling combines with TUF's signature military-grade durability to make this battle-tested road warrior a reliable ally for gamers on the go.

PERFORMANCE

FIREPOWER FOR ANY TASK

Armed with the strength to tackle any situation, the TUF Gaming A17 delivers dependable performance for gaming, streaming, and everything in between. Up to a nimble 8-core AMD Ryzen™ 9 CPU can activate as many as 16 threads to power through serious multitasking. Paired up with a GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti discrete GPU, it can pump out reliably high frame rates in a wide range of popular games. Accelerate load times across a massive collection with an up to 1TB NVMe PCIe® SSD and space for a second SSD.

WINDOWS 10 PRO
AMD
Ryzen™ 9 4900H
CPU
Nvidia® GeForce®
GTX 1660 Ti
GPU
up to 32 Gb
3200MHz
DDR4 RAM
1TB SSD
NVMe PCIe
2X SSD
Slots

Portability

LIVE LONG AND TRAVEL FAR

Despite boasting a chassis that's smaller and lighter than its predecessors, the A17 houses a bigger battery for longer life. Its power-efficient Ryzen™ processor and formidable 90Wh battery offer up to 11.6 hours of video playback. Lighter and longer-lasting, this machine can work and travel as freely as you do.

*Battery life may vary based on system configuration.

90 Wh
Battery
Up to
7.8 hours
Web Browsing
Up to
11.6 hours
Video-playback

Design

STEALTHY AND STRIKING

Two sleek looks give gamers greater freedom to show off their personal style. Choose between a stealthy and sleek Fortress Gray chassis or an eye-catching Bonfire Black design accented with a crimson stripe. The subtle honeycomb patterning around the base adds grip and echoes hexagon reinforcements around the chassis, while hairline brushstrokes across the palm rest keep it sleek and clean.

Honeycomb Grip

A textured honeycomb grip coats the bottom of the chassis with strategic cuts that double as cooling vents.

Brushed Metal

Contrasting hairline brushstrokes across along the body give the notebook a sleek and futuristic style.

TUF Durability

Military-grade durability makes every TUF gaming laptop a road warrior ready for all of life's extremes.

Subtle and Striking

Be stealthy with sleek Fortress Gray, or go bold in crimson-striped Bonfire Black.

Durability

MILITARY-GRADE TOUGHNESS

In order to earn the TUF Gaming name, these laptops designs must successfully survive a rigorous battery of MIL-STD-810H tests. Test devices are exposed to drops, vibration, humidity, and extreme temperatures to ensure reliability. Dependable even in the harshest conditions, the A17 is more than capable of withstanding the accidental bumps and knocks of everyday life.

REDUCED FALL DAMAGE

Drop tests ensure every TUF Gaming laptop can resist damage from unexpected falls, knocks, and bumps during shipment and daily use. To meet MIL-STD-810H standards, devices are tested to survive short falls. Slip the A17 into your backpack, sling it over your shoulder, and carry it with you everywhere with less stress and worry.

*Please refer to the shock bench handling test, method 516.8, procedure VI for the exact test conditions.

TRAVEL EASY

Any time you carry your device into planes, trains, or cars, it experiences varying levels of vibration that can dislodge or damage internal components. Extensive vibration testing ensures that every part of your TUF Gaming laptop can withstand the rigors of travel without shifting around or losing functionality.

*Please refer to the vibration test, method 514.8 for the exact test conditions.

COOL UNDER FIRE

Whether you're trekking out across the desert or sunning at the beach, scorching heat testing ensures that you can always keep your TUF Gaming laptop close at hand. Capable of operating in temperatures up to 49°C for several days at a time, these devices definitely handle the heat.

*Please refer to the high temperature operational test, method 501.7, procedure II for the exact test conditions.

SERIOUS CHILL

Even in biting cold temperatures as low as - 32°C, TUF Gaming laptops keep running. This incredible resilience means they can be taken through the some of the harshest, freezing environments on the planet and maintain their effectiveness throughout the journey.

*Please refer to the low temperature operational test, method 502.7, procedure II for the exact test conditions.

HUMIDITY? NO SWEAT

TUF Gaming laptop chassis are built to withstand humidity of up to 95% for extended periods of time, and come out through the other side with full functionality. Even if you're traveling through tropical climates with harsh and wet conditions, TUF laptops can weather the storm.

*Please refer to the humidity aggravated cycle test, method 507.4, procedure II for the exact test conditions.

Visuals

EXPAND YOUR SIGHTS

Featuring a speedy IPS-level panel up to 120Hz, the TUF Gaming A17 is perfect for fast-paced gaming. With adaptive sync, the display's refresh rate synchronizes with the GPU's frame rate to reduce lag, minimize stuttering, and eliminate visual tearing for ultra-smooth and immersive gameplay. Connect an external monitor for master-level multitasking via USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C™ with G-SYNC® enabled DisplayPort™ 1.4, and play 4K Ultra HD movies, videos, and games on big-screen TVs with HDMI 2.0b.

Smooth
120 Hz
Refresh Rate
Supports
Multi-Monitor
Arrays
IPS-level
Nano-Edge
Display
IMMERSIVE
ADAPTIVE SYNC
TECHNOLOGY

Keyboard

OPTIMIZED FOR GAMING

Arm yourself with a desktop-style keyboard optimized for gaming. Uniform RGB backlighting lets you express your own unique style, while highlighted WASD accents give you a visual shortcut to key movement commands. Overstroke technology triggers higher in each keystroke for faster responsiveness and effortless control. In true TUF form, each key is durable enough to withstand over 20 million presses for superb long-term reliability and precision.

RGB
Backlight
20Million
Key Presses
Overstroke
Technology
Overstroke
Technology
Static
Breathing
Color Cycle
Strobing

Audio

IMMERSIVE SURROUND SOUND

Two upgraded speakers with four cut-outs pump out 1.8x more sound with 2.7x deeper bass than previous generations for a richer audio experience. DTS:X™ Ultra technology delivers high-fidelity 7.1-channel virtual surround sound for theater-quality audio with stereo headsets. Get the drop on enemies with the enhanced spatial awareness that surround sound provides, or enjoy the nuances of layered musical performances. Up to 8 preset modes for music, movies, and gaming genres optimize your experience further, while a built-in equalizer lets you fine-tune your settings at will.

Optimized
Strategy / RPG / Shooter
Audio Modes
1.8x
Louder volume
2.7x
Deeper bass

Thermal

LASTING COOL

Comprehensive cooling ensures that every TUF Gaming laptop can sustain high performance and maintain effectiveness over a long life span. Multiple heatpipes and 3 heatsinks draw heat away from core components and dissipate it quickly even during intense gaming sessions. A self-cleaning cooling design ensures that each device's cooling system stays strong for the long run, while operating modes balance performance and noise levels for the specific task at hand.

Self Cleaning
Sustains Performance
Dual fan
Design
Operating Modes
Optimize Cooling

Upgradeability

UPGRADING MADE EASY

Upgrading your RAM and SSD is simplified with an easy-upgrade design that gives you fast access to memory slots and storage bays. With a standard screwdriver, you can easily remove the screws at the bottom of the chassis to make your desired modifications. A special pop-open screw raises one corner of the bottom panel, making it easier to separate. Quickly upgrade or replace your RAM, or increase your responsive SSD capacity by adding a second PCIe® drive.

*Additional SSD slot only available on GTX1660Ti models.

*Additional HDD slot not available on 90Wh battery models.

Input/Output

COMPREHENSIVE CONNECTIVITY

Lots of I/O ports let you connect your favorite devices and start working anywhere. Two USB 3.2 Type-A ports allow for speedy data transfers, with an additional USB 2.0 Type-A port that makes three total inputs for preferred peripherals. Bluetooth also lets you also pair mice, headphones, and other compatible devices for a cleaner, wire-free working space. Use the USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C™ with DisplayPort™ 1.4 to hook up a superfast G-SYNC™ display for silky smooth gaming. Hop online with 802.11ac (2x2) Wi-Fi for fast and reliable connectivity wherever Wi-Fi is available.

Exclusive Software

UNIFIED SYSTEM TUNING AND PERSONALIZATION

Armoury Crate unifies system and lighting controls to put essential settings at your fingertips in a single utility. Its extensive customization options let you personalize aesthetic effects, fine-tune game profiles, and adjust audio settings to fit your preferences. With Scenario Profiles, you can define and custom preferences that automatically adjust performance and other settings when you launch your favorite apps and games. Take complete control of your experience and make it fully your own.

XBOX GAME PASS

Unlimited access to over 100 high-quality PC games on Windows 10. One month subscription to Game Pass that's included with the purchase of your device. With games added all the time, you'll always have something new to play.

*Active subscription required; continues until cancelled; game catalog varies over time. Requires Windows 10 and an app to play PC games; see details at xbox.com/pcgamesplan. See xbox.com/game-pass.

Bundles

GEAR UP AND GAME

The TUF Gaming A17 is bundled with matching accessories that are all built with durability in mind. The TUF Gaming backpack features a large internal compartment with dividers, so you can safely store and transport your laptop and all your peripherals to LAN parties and tournaments. The TUF Gaming M5 mouse is the perfect foil for the A17 laptop. Durable and ergonomic, it features six programmable buttons, low-friction feet, and even has customizable lighting effects.

*All bundled peripherals are subject to change without notice. Please check with local vendors for exact offers. Click here to learn more about TUF Gaming M5.

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AMPLIFY YOUR EXPERIENCE

Powered by an AMD Ryzen™ 9 mobile CPU built with cutting-edge 7nm technology, the TUF Gaming A17 capably handles everything from quick-play matches to marathon study sessions. The CPU's 8 cores and 16 threads offer serious power for everything from everyday multitasking to serious multimedia projects to fast-paced multiplayer gaming. Take charge of your day with an energy-efficient and agile AMD Ryzen™ processor.

GAME AT A NEW LEVEL

The latest NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti GPU elevates your gaming experience with reliably high frame rates for a wide range of popular titles. Everything from first person shooters to cinematic role-playing games benefits from the GPU's dependably smooth all-around performance, giving you the visual clarity needed to keep your attention locked in the game. The upgraded video encoder also means you can stream gameplay live with higher-quality video, giving you better tools to produce great content.

EXPANDABLE STORAGE

Demanding games and apps load faster on the nimble NVM Express® (NVMe®) SSD. With up to 1TB of storage, this responsive PCIe® drive offers plenty of space for massive game files, multimedia projects, and media. Speedier load times across your program library means less time spent waiting and more quality time for work and play. An additional M.2 SSD slot lets you easily upgrade your storage to carry more games and apps everywhere you go.

DDR4-3200

DDR4-2666

UNZIPPING

UNZIPPING

17%FASTER WHILE UNZIPPING FILES

DO MORE MULTITASKING

With support for up to 32GB of dual-channel DDR4-3200 memory, the TUF Gaming A17 can handle everything from serious multitasking to multimedia rendering with speed. The high-speed RAM has the bandwidth to let you study, stream, and browse the web smoothly and simultaneously with greater overall performance than previous generations.

Self-Cleaning Cooling

Two anti-dust tunnels located at the edges of the fans catch incoming dust and dirt particles and channel them back out of the chassis. These measures improve overall system stability by preventing build-up that can compromise the performance of internal cooling components. Self-cleaning cooling ensures long-term system reliability that truly lives up to the TUF name.

Heatsinks

Three heatsinks keep performance stable and reliable, even during marathon gaming sessions where heat can compromise your FPS. The stronger and more resilient chassis design also enables the addition of more vents, increasing airflow through the laptop.

Scenario Profiles

Scenario Profiles automatically change operating modes to optimize performance and acoustics for different games and applications. Turbo mode uses the highest fan speed and clocks to sustain maximum speed, Performance mode adjusts the clocks and cooling to lower noise levels for gaming, and Silent mode runs even quieter for lighter work and entertainment. You can customize Scenario Profiles to seamlessly switch modes based on your preferences, or use a keyboard shortcut to change modes manually.

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