It will probably take some more time until truly affordable RTX 4000-powered gaming laptops hit the market, which means that impatient gamers who are in dire need of an upgrade can certainly pull the trigger on a budget-friendly gaming notebook with a mid-range dGPU such as the RTX 3060, especially since one of these configurations has now gone on sale at a reputable US retailer.
The New York-based shop B&H Photo Video currently offers the Asus TUF Gaming F15 configuration with an Intel Core i7-12700H processor and the aforementioned Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card with a high TGP of 140 watts for just US$985 including free shipping. Furthermore, the adequately priced machine sports a 15-inch 144Hz Full-HD display, 16 GB of DDR5 memory and a large 1TB NVMe SSD. This particular configuration of the Asus TUF Gaming F15 usually costs US$1,499, and as a result, this gaming laptop deal offers up to US$515 or 34 percent in savings in relation to the official MSRP.
We thoroughly tested a pretty similar model of this gaming laptop back in March, and we for example found that the Asus TUF Gaming F15 is one of the fastest RTX 3060 machines on the market in terms of GPU performance. We also liked the two RAM and M.2 slots, which make this notebook very easy to maintain and upgrade. The most notable weakness of this particular configuration is definitely the fairly dim IPS display, which maxes out at a peak brightness of 250 nits. However, for a steeply discounted sale price of US$985, the Asus TUF Gaming F15 is a reasonable choice for everyone who can’t wait for the release of RTX 4000-equipped gaming laptops in the US$1,000 segment.
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