ASUS 17.3 TUF Gaming A17 Series TUF706IU Gaming Laptop
Play and travel without worries with the ASUS 17.3″ TUF Gaming A17 Series TUF706IU Gaming Laptop. Built for durability, TUF Gaming laptops undergo extra durability tests to face a bit more than your typical everyday use. Specs-wise, it’s equipped with a 2.9 GHz AMD Ryzen 7 4800H eight-core processor, 16GB of DDR4 memory, a 1TB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card. With these combined, the system will be able to quickly boot applications as well as run graphically demanding games. Its 17.3″ display is built with an IPS panel featuring a 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution for clear details and a fast 120 Hz refresh rate for reduced blur. Its keyboard has customizable RGB backlighting, and other notable features include Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, an HDMI port, USB Type-A and Type-C ports, a webcam, speakers, microphones, and a combo audio jack. The operating system installed is Windows 10 Home.
120 Hz Refresh Rate
A fast 120 Hz refresh rate helps to reduce blurring and improve responsiveness so users have a more fluid gaming experience.
The backlit keyboard supports ASUS AURA RGB lighting for a variety of color options and lighting effects. The keys are also rated for up to 20 million presses and feature Overstroke technology, which helps to improve keystroke responsiveness.
Speakers and DTS:X Ultra technology deliver loud, immersive listening experience fit for music, movies, and games.
Multiple heat pipes, heat sinks, and fans all work together to dissipate heat from the system. The fans also have a self-cleaning mode to prevent dust buildup.
This AUS TUF Gaming Laptop is MIL-STD-910H rated to ensure it can survive the wear and tear of everyday use, some short falls, and varying environments.
Windows 10 Home
After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8’s Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
Microsoft’s digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Notebook, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills.
After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it’s not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
Xbox on Windows 10
Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.
Operating System Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)
CPU 2.9 GHz AMD Ryzen 7 4800H 8-Core
Maximum Boost Speed 4.2 GHz
L3 Cache 8 MB
Memory Type 3200 MHz DDR4
Total Installed Memory 16 GB
Memory Configuration 16 GB (User-Replaceable)
Maximum Memory Capacity 32 GB
Memory Slot Type 260-Pin SO-DIMM
Graphics Type Dedicated
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with 6 GB GDDR6 VRAM
Panel Type IPS-Type LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Color Gamut 45% NTSC
Refresh Rate 120 Hz
Adaptive-Sync Technology None
Storage and Expansion
SSD Slots 1 x M.2 PCIe (In Use)
1 x M.2 PCIe (Available)
Total Installed Capacity 1 TB
Solid State Storage 1 x 1 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe
Optical Drive None
Ports 1 x USB Type-A (USB 2.0)
2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1)
USB Type-C Ports 1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Supports DisplayPort)
Display 1 x HDMI 2.0b
Audio 1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output
Built-In Speakers Yes
Built-In Microphones Yes
Ethernet 1 x RJ45 (Gigabit)
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
MU-MIMO Support 2 x 2
Webcam User-Facing: 720p
Battery Chemistry Lithium-Ion
Capacity 4-Cell: 90 Wh
Keyboard & Mouse
Keyboard Notebook Keyboard with Backlight
Pointing Device TouchPad
Security Kensington Lock Slot
Power Supply 150 W
AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Dimensions 15.7 x 10.6 x 1″ / 398.78 x 269.24 x 25.4 mm
Weight 5.7 lb / 2.59 kg
Package Weight 9.42 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.1 x 12.8 x 4.1″
In the Box
ASUS 17.3″ TUF Gaming A17 Series TUF706IU Gaming Laptop
Power Cable & Adapter
Limited 1-Year Warranty