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[Review] Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM-ES74 | Brilliant!!!

ASUS TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM-ES74 review
  • Ultrafast 300 Hz Full HD screen
  • Solid gaming performance
  • Upgradeable RAM & storage
  • Plenty of ports
  • Poor webcam quality picture
  • No SD card reader
If you're looking for a cost-effective way to enter into the world of hardcore gaming, then you'll be hard pressed to find a better deal than the laptops found within the ASUS TUF Gaming F15 lineup, as it features powerful laptops equipped with top-tier specifications to ensure you a path to victory even in the most challenging conditions.

Today, we tackle the review of the ASUS TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM-ES74. We're going to get to know in-depth the most appealing attributes of a highly acclaimed 15-inch gaming laptop that will surely cover all of your day-to-day needs.

Overall, from the start, you'll benefit from a high-end 12th-Gen Intel Core i7 processor as well as a powerful NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card and a high-refresh-rate Full HD display that will allow you to play the most demanding AAA games smoothly. All of this whilst boasting a fairly competitive price point.

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Tech Specs of ASUS TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM-ES74

Tech Specs
Brand/ModelASUS TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM-ES74
Dimensions 13.94 x 9.88 x 0.88 inches
Weight 4.85 pounds
Display IPS-Level | Anti-glare | 15.6'' | 300 Hz
Resolution Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Processor12th-Gen Tetradeca-Core Intel Core i7-12700H
RAM 16 GB (DDR5)
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 | 6 GB (GDDR6)
Storage 1 TB (SSD)
Battery 4-cell | Li-Ion | 90 Wh
Operating System Windows 11 Home
Connectivity Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.2
2x USB-A 3.2
1x USB-C 3.2 | DisplayPort 1.4 | G-Sync
1x Thunderbolt 4 | DisplayPort 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x 3.5 mm combo audio jack
HD Webcam

Design, Display, and Keyboard

ASUS TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM-ES74 performance
Like other ASUS TUF Gaming F15 laptops, the ASUS TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM-ES74 rocks a solid dark gray matte chassis with the logo in the center of the lid and a minimalist appearance that will fit in both casual and professional environments while assuring greater durability to in all sorts of scenarios thanks to its MIL-STD-810H certification.

As reported by many users, this model is light enough to hold in one hand for quite a while without getting strained, measuring just 0.97 inches in thickness and weighing 4.85 pounds. That's relatively light for a gaming laptop.

Moving onto the screen, it features a thin-bezel 15.6-inch display equipped with IPS technology, an anti-glare coating, and an excellent color gamut reproduction (100% of the sRGB spectrum) so that you can get  things done without reflections and with amazing picture quality as well as wider viewing angles (178 degrees) when compared to TN and VA displays.

Like the ASUS ROG Strix G15 G513IE-PH74 we reviewed a while back, this laptop boasts a high refresh rate of up to 300 Hz delivering the ultimate gaming experience with no tearing nor stuttering effects while playing AAA games as demanding as e-Sports, shooters, simulators, real-time strategy, and racing titles.

Most gaming laptops will typically feature a refresh rate of 144 Hz or 240 Hz, which is already quite good. But a 300 Hz screen will make things look even smoother while also providing you with a competitive advantage over other players.

However, this higher refresh rate will come at the expense of battery life since the panel will need to update the image more frequently. Something we will cover later on in this review.

The full-sized keyboard has a numeric keypad on the right side and is comfortable enough to type on even in dim environments as it comes with customizable RGB lighting ,and WASD keys are highlighted to locate them quickly.

ASUS has decided to play it safe with the top-tier 12th-Gen Intel Core i7-12700H processor powered by 14 cores, 20 threads, and a 24 MB SmartCache memory, reaching up to 4.70 GHz via Intel's Turbo Boost.

The formula couldn't be completed without 16 GB DDR5 of RAM (upgradeable), which blasts its way through anything you throw at it while running demanding tasks such as professional photo/video editing, virtualization, 3D CAD rendering, as well as everything else you can think of.

Essentially, with this combination of key specs, you're looking at a laptop that will fulfill all of your needs, both for work and play.

However, if you prefer a gaming laptop with higher RAM capacity right off the box, then the Alienware M15 R6 AWM15R6-7287BLK-PUS packed with 32 GB of DDR4 RAM could be a better solution for you.

Now, as far as graphics go, it packs a 6 GB GDDR6 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card that runs smoothly most popular games, even with Ray Tracing and DLSS tech in some of them. Amongst other titles, we highlight F1 22 (147 fps), Ghostwire: Tokyo (122 fps), Vampire Bloodhunt (163 fps), and Tiny Tina's Wonderlands (76 fps).

Also, it features a blazing fast 1 TB PCIe NVMe SSD storage unit (1 empty slot available) designed to improve your productivity by reaching higher reading/writing speeds when compared to your typical SATA SSD units, so you can start Windows, open apps and games, render 3D projects, and transfer data at lightning speeds.

Connectivity and Extras

Connectivity-wise, we've got an RJ-45 port, two USB-A 3.2 inputs, one USB-C 3.2 port with DisplayPort 1.4 support, and a high-speed Thunderbolt 4 port supporting DP 1.4 and Power Delivery. Also, there's an HDMI 2.0b output, a headphone jack, and an HD webcam for video conferences.

We're surprised to see a webcam over here since lately most high-end gaming laptops have seemingly decided to remove them in favor of a slimmer top bezel. 

Furthermore, it comes with Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6 protocols, ensuring faster and steadier connections when using wireless peripherals, web browsing, and live streaming.

And in case you didn't know, back in 2018, the Wi-Fi Alliance updated the Wi-Fi standard names so that it was easier to remember for users. That said, the previously Wi-Fi 802.11ax is now known as Wi-Fi 6, while the Wi-Fi 802.11ac standard corresponds to Wi-Fi 5.

All in all, the FX507ZM-ES74 stands out thanks to a pretty generous connectivity suite that cover just about everything we would need on a laptop. 

Battery Life

Regarding the battery life of the ASUS TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM-ES74, it features a 90 Wh lithium battery that lasts up to 6 hours of mixed usage and around 2-4 hours of gaming. Those numbers are the average on gaming laptops, so it's not surprising.

What's actually a bit of a surprise is that it doesn't feature a lowe battery life considering it has a 300 Hz refresh rate panel. However, a quick remedy to this is to effectively lower the refresh rate and that will translate in a lengthier battery life. 

And if you need it, you can benefit from the fast charging technology, which provides up to 50% of battery life in just 30 minutes. A fairly rare feature amongst gaming laptops.

Verdict: Is the ASUS TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM-ES74 worth buying?

If you're in the market for a powerful and good-looking laptop that will fulfill all of your needs, then the ASUS TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZM-ES74 is definitely worth considering.

It features some of the best hardware available, a great display, and an impressive battery life. Plus, it comes with a variety of connectivity options to cover just about everything you would need.  All of this makes it one of the best gaming laptops out there and a great choice for any gamer.