ASUS TUF A15 i7-9750H GTX 1650 Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 review, including today's price to performance
Laptop product code: TUF A15 TUF505GT-AH73
Laptop announced date: 23rd April 2019
Last reviewed: 10th August 2021
If you are looking for the best priced gaming laptop and was wondering how well the ASUS TUF A15 i7-9750H GTX 1650 Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 can run today’s latest games, then you are in the right place. We will be focusing this review on exploring how the ASUS TUF A15 i7-9750H GTX 1650 Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 performs against the most demanding games around and really getting a better understanding of this laptop’s price to performance today.
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Is the ASUS TUF A15 i7-9750H GTX 1650 Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 good as a gaming laptop? Not for gaming
Processor - With the Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz processor in this laptop its excellent for 2023 gaming, capable of running today’s game processor system requirements. This laptop CPU has 6 cores. This is excellent for modern AAA gaming as the games start to require more cores for simultaneous activities.
Graphics Card - The GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile is not for modern gaming. Perhaps some modern indie games might run on it. This GPU has 4GB VRAM in it. This is considered OK at the moment for gaming but some games will struggle and it will certainly cause an issue for running games smoothly during the coming months.
System Memory - This 8GB of RAM is a good system memory option for a gaming laptop in 2023, as it can run a number of AAA games smoothly.
Screen Size - This laptop’s 15.6" screen is certainly a good size for 2023 gaming on the move. We would normally be aiming for 17 inch panels for a good gaming laptop dimension. However, they are heavier and bigger, so it really depends on how portable you want your laptop.
Refresh Rate - The higher the screen panel refresh rate, the better for gaming laptops. The refresh rate is the number of times a second the screen is capable of refreshing the game’s image. If a laptop can deliver 100 frames per second (FPS) in a game and your laptop has a 60Hz refresh rate, then you will only get a max of 60 frames per second. The higher the refresh rate and the game’s FPS the smoother the sharpness is as the screen view moves around in game. With the 120Hz laptop screen available on this laptop this would make for a good refresh rate and a good gaming laptop screen.
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile graphics card gaming performance in the ASUS TUF A15 i7-9750H GTX 1650 Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop
The big one in any gaming PC is making sure the graphics card is up to the task of modern gaming. And this is of course the same for choosing the right gaming laptop as well. Therefore we will be considering this laptop’s hardware in relation to its overall price and how well it could run modern demanding or popular games like Grand Theft Auto VI, Star Citizen and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022). This is done in relation to its native 1080p resolution at Ultra video settings to give us something to compare against other laptops. The GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile in this machine is currently capable of running 247 games at minimum system requirements of the 500 most demanding games available today. Where as it is capable of running 0 games of the top 500 most demanding recommended system requirements.
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Comparing ASUS TUF A15 i7-9750H GTX 1650 Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges
A key focus of this laptop review is to compare the ASUS TUF A15 i7-9750H GTX 1650 Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 to all other laptops in terms of how much its $999 reflects the value of the gaming performance delivered by the this laptop’s hardware.
With a P2P rating currently of 8.9 out of 10 for the ASUS TUF A15 i7-9750H GTX 1650 Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2. This relative value will change as hardware costs and their performance change over time for laptops. As not all laptops and their prices are of course valued equally we can see that this version of the TUF A15 laptop is in 7th position on the best Price to Performance value rating. Those closer to 1st place are simply better gaming laptop options regarding the gaming performance they deliver for their price.
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|Processor||Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile|
|RAM||8GB DDR4 2666MHz|
15.6 " 1920x1080 (1080p)
Available refresh rates: 120Hz
ASUS TUF A15 i7-9750H GTX 1650 Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 model range price to performance comparison table
|R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$999.00||69%|
|R7 4800H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1,249.99||37%|
|R5 3550H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1,099.00||24%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 8GB RAM 256GB M.2||$959.45||23%|
|R7 3750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1,149.00||20%|
|R5 4600H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2||$999||10%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1650 Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2||$999.00||0%|
|R5 3550H GTX 1650 Mobile 8GB RAM 256GB M.2||$885.00||6%|
|i5-9300H GTX 1650 Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2||$949.00||16%|
|R7 3750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 256GB M.2||$1,999.99||48%|
Looking outside of this range lets us compare the Price to Performance rating of the very best laptops we have listed. Today's top laptop model for P2P is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 and the price we have for it is $999. Our ASUS TUF A15 i7-9750H GTX 1650 Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop’s price to performance is 69% worse when comparing it with the top laptop, purely on a performance for money basis, and as we know lots of things go into our decision when choosing the right laptop for us. Second on the Price to Performance laptop ranking at the moment is the MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 which we have a recorded price of $1049. If we compare our laptop to this one then our laptop returns with 47% worse performance/ price rating figure than it.
How does the ASUS TUF A15 i7-9750H GTX 1650 Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
You might be considering a CPU heavy laptop and wondering how this TUF A15 laptop does in the grand scheme of CPU focused laptops. Let's compare this laptop with a top CPU performance laptop available today and see how its CPU performance stacks up. This top tier processor focused laptop is currently the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2. With a Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz CPU in it that performs 43% better compared to our laptop’s Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz.
Today there are 416 games recommended system requirements that are worse than our CPU’s performance capability, this is when we look at the top 500 most demanding games right now. This figure becomes 497 games, when we look at the 500 demanding games for minimum processor system requirements.
When compared to the recommended processor requirements of the most popular games today, like Grand Theft Auto VI our laptop CPU is 3% better in performance. Compared to Star Citizen our laptop processor is 13% worse.
How does the ASUS TUF A15 i7-9750H GTX 1650 Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
One of the key hardware aspects in any laptop is certainly the graphics card. Our TUF A15 laptop’s GPU solution can be compared against a laptop that has one of the most powerful GPU’s around today, which will give us a relative benchmark. And will help us know how this laptop performs against the top end GPU laptop available today. We choose the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 Super 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop as one of the best GPU laptop performers today to compare graphics ability with our laptop. This puts a GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB video card from that laptop, one of the best laptop graphics cards available at the moment, against our review laptop’s GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile. This comparison shows that laptop to be 157% better comparably in performance as our review laptop.
Our laptop Graphics Card, the GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, can currently meet the recommended system requirements of 0 games when compared against the top 500 most demanding games right now. This number changes to 247 for the top 500 most demanding minimum system requirements.
How about we compare our laptop graphics performance against Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022) recommended graphics requirement? Our laptop gets 49% worse performance. Next let's check the top game of the moment, Grand Theft Auto VI, which shows the review laptop’s gpu against that game’s system specs gets 49% worse performance. We also see the 19% worse performance from our laptop gpu when looking at the game Star Citizen for it’s graphics requirements.
The ASUS TUF A15 i7-9750H GTX 1650 Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 has a 1080p screen resolution, should I get a 4K resolution gaming laptop instead?
This laptop has a 15.6" physical screen size with a native resolution of 1920x1080. So should you instead be thinking of picking up a 4K monitor rather than this ASUS TUF A15 i7-9750H GTX 1650 Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2’s 1080p panel? Today’s 4K laptops normally have a 60Hz screen refresh rate which would mean that should the laptop’s hardware be capable of running a 4K game, it would be restricted to a cap of 60 frames per second. As game system requirements continue to push for more powerful hardware, the components in a laptop, and many desktops as well, are simply not capable of delivering playable frame rates at Ultra graphics settings and a 4K resolution. What refresh rate does the ASUS TUF A15 i7-9750H GTX 1650 Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 panel have available? It can be picked up with the following 120Hz refresh rates.
So a quick lowering of a AAA game’s screen resolution, from a native 4K laptop panel down to either 1080p or perhaps 1440p would increase the frame rate. And thus improve the stability of your gameplay. But a laptop display panel has a fixed number of pixels. Moving away from that exact number of pixels in a game lowers the definition quality of the graphics in the game. Making the experience sub par and if you do this often, then this seriously puts into question your choice for a 4K gaming laptop. A 1080p laptop can still have some powerful gaming hardware in it and if it is good enough to run AAA games at larger resolutions like 4K or 1440p then attach it to a desktop monitor while you are at home and stationary. If the desktop monitor is pretty good then it wont have a 60Hz refresh rate limiting its FPS count in game. And is likely to be a whole lot more enjoyable playing on a 24 inch or larger monitor than the more standard 15 or 17inch screen normally found on gaming laptops.
If you stream 4K content, films, services like Netflix then perhaps the quality of 4K resolution on a 17inch panel would be better than the 1080p alternative that the majority of laptops provide.
As you can probably gather from the information above, its probably not worth the extra cash for a 4K laptop if gaming is your Laptop purpose. 1080p is likely plenty and has enough alternative gaming options for when you want better resolution. It feels like you might not get what you were after if you picked up a shiny new 4K laptop, then was needing to lower game resolution, while getting blurry in-game experience and achieving a max 60FPS when you could push the hardware into better frame rates.
Today’s best 1440p desktop monitor for a laptop is - ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS
An example of a well priced 1440p desktop monitor would be the ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS, which has 75Hz and is currently available for $311.99. To help provide some further information into this desktop monitor price trends we saw it cost a recorded low of $229.99, which we tracked on 9th Mar 2021.
Today’s best 4K desktop monitor for a laptop is - Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz
Why not grab a monitor like the Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz 4K screen. It is currently coming in with the best price tag in the 4K range of monitors that we are watching, at $618 and has a 144Hz refresh rate. During these recent weeks we have price tracked this 4k monitor and noticed that it has increased its price by $618, so keep an eye out for deals, as this great value monitor might still be found for cheaper. Reviewing tracked prices for our suggested 4k monitor, its lowest price was recorded on 13th Nov 2020, where we spotted it for $549.99.
[Note - check that monitor display connectors are compatible between a monitor and a laptop before purchase]
4K streaming could be a viable reason to consider 4K over 1080p laptop panels.
At the moment our advice would be, stick to the 1080p laptop panels for now. Your laptop remains portable and 4K laptop’s just aren't quite there yet. The 4K needs to be a no brainer but at the moment you will still have to lower resolution in game to get playable but sub par visuals that still can't raise above 60FPS.
Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for ASUS TUF A15 i7-9750H GTX 1650 Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop
A mouse that is well priced at the moment and could accompany the ASUS TUF A15 i7-9750H GTX 1650 Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons. Of the mice we price track, it is one of the best valued mice today and currently priced at $12.99. This mouse has also dropped its price by $32.26 during the past two weeks, which is a solid reason for us to select it with this laptop. Further to our mouse information, this mouse had a lowest price recorded by us of $11.99 dated on 15th Aug 2020.
|Quality||Mouse||Price (USD)||Check Regional Pricing|
|**||IBats X8 gray 9 Btns||$12.99|
|**||PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons||$13.99|
|***||Cooler Master MM710||$42.99|
|***||Razer DeathAdder Elite||$49.29|
The gaming headset with today’s best price to value that would go well with the ASUS TUF A15 i7-9750H GTX 1650 Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop is the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround. Its current price is $36.99. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the headset is $34.99 recorded at 28th Nov 2019.