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Asus F570 detailed review
The Asus F570 is a rather unique gaming laptop that is easily one of the most affordable on the market. It uses an all-plastic construction but doesn’t seem too thin or delicate. The body has a neat, brushed metallic finish that is easy on the eyes. The keyboard is easily one of the best made out of Asus’s ROG lineup; Keys include soft and precise and long-lost context menu keys.
Inside is an AMD Ryzen 5 processor that runs cold most of the time. AMD Vega 8 is a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 GPU with 4GB video RAM with internal GPU. RAM is a healthy 8GB but the hard drive is a slow 1-terabyte unit. How does all this add up to a gaming machine that targets students and first-time gamers? Find out.
Construction and design
The Asus F570 is made of plastic only on the outside but looks strong enough for everyday use. The top cover looks like it could have scratches and minor bumps but not big drops. There is a brushed metallic finish around the top cover and keyboard, which gives the laptop an attractive look. Although the body itself is black, some borders and the Asus logo are beautifully pronounced in teal colors.
The display can be opened with the push of a finger but it takes some effort and it can only go at a 120 degree angle. However, be careful not to open the lid as it is too thin and thin. We hope you don’t mind the bezel because it’s thicker around the F570’s display. The build and design of the Asus F570 seems to be consistent with a reasonable price of Rs 52,990.
Display, audio and IoT
The Asus F570’s display is a 15.6-inch full HD unit with an aspect ratio of 16: 9. At 60Hz, the refresh rate is less than half that of Asus TUF series displays, but due to the price of the laptop, it is unforgivable. What is not forgivable, however, is the alarmingly low contrast of the display. The backlight bleeds badly through the white color, where one begins to wonder if Asus forgot to add color to the display. According to our display tests, the Asus F570’s display covers only 58 percent color on the sRGB color scale and 43 percent color on the Adobe RGB color scale.
Audio for the Asus F570 comes via the Asus SonicMaster speaker, which is co-developed by the Asus Golden Year team. The speakers are not too loud or too weak. At maximum volume, you can hear instrumental music quite clearly when the cubicles around you are empty in the office. Noisy gatherings around you will cause you problems. These speakers are best reserved for vocals and music that are not too heavy at the base, as you will not hear or feel any of it. In short, these are a bit better than the common hidden, down-to-earth speakers that you can find on most affordable laptops.
Asus F570 is not ashamed to offer ports for connection. On the left, we see two USB 2.0 Type-A ports with a lock slot and a 3.5mm jack for the headset. On the right, we see a power port, a LAN port, a USB 3.1 Type-A port, an HDMI port, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, and a microSD card slot. What is not on offer is a fingerprint scanner. Your fastest sign-in method in Windows 10 is a four-digit PIN 7
Keyboard and touchpad
Despite some oddities, this keyboard is one of the best you can see from Asus. Its keys are big and soft to press. Although they sometimes seem a bit soft for the right response, I’ve had little trouble registering myself with a keypress. There are no boundaries around the backlighting single-zone and WASD keys It may make some gamers murmur but I am quite happy with its simplicity. What’s a little weird is that Asus has chosen to lengthen that super-slim nompad with an Enter key, a Delete key, and a right Ctrl key. No, seriously, that Ctrl key is half the width of the space bar. On the bright side, the context key returns a return to the Asus F570. Hooray!
The touchpad of the Asus F570 is a standard precision unit that allows air to swipe and click. Multi-finger gestures can be controlled directly through Windows settings. Some physical force is required to click the physical touchpad keys below, but otherwise responsive.
Performance and gaming
The Asus F570 is powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 processor and 8GB of RAM. The graphics department took care of an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card with 4GB of GDDR5 RAM. The only oddity in this setup is the storage drive: a Toshiba one-terabyte SATA 3 hard drive rotating at 5,400 rpm. I believe this makes the F570 even more lazy than it really is.
The review unit scores the most downward on most of our performance benchmark tests. Working with everyday applications like Google Chrome, Microsoft Excel and iTunes is mostly a pleasurable experience but many times the laptop stalls for a few seconds. It takes about a minute for a cold boot to occur on the desktop. The system hangs for a few seconds when you open the rarely used context menu in applications or click on the Wi-Fi icon in the taskbar. It takes about ten minutes to export one hundred files in Adobe Lightroom. In my observation, hard drives are almost always thrashing even when other resources seem to be available.
Do yourself a favor when purchasing and upgrade to a solid-state drive, or even a hybrid solid-state drive. But a tip for those of you who want to upgrade later: go directly to the Asus service center; Do not try to open the laptop yourself. The process of opening it will not only void your warranty, it will test your patience quite a bit.
The motherboard is screwed tightly inside the back cover, which is not a design you see on many laptops. So, just opening the back cover will not give you access to anything. To access the interior you need to turn on the machine, open the display and turn off the keyboard. Remember, you can’t just pull the ribbon under the keyboard without disconnecting it. Once you do this carefully, you will have access to your battery, hard drive and fan. RAM replacement is a much more complicated matter because it cannot be reached simply by opening the keyboard; You need to move to the other side of the motherboard, which requires complete disassembly of the components inside.
Gaming performance is surprisingly better than expected on the Asus F570. During our testing, the Doom moves around 50 frames per second in full HD resolution and Ultra graphics settings, and drops to 40 frames per second during the action sequence. Lowering the settings to the middle increases the frame rate and locks up to 60 frames per second for most gameplay. Metro: Last Light, on the other hand, ran quite badly on the Asus F570. Regardless of the graphics settings, the frame rate does not exceed 20 frames per second. This game is, sadly, the best game in low settings. What’s great about the F570 is that the package temperature of the AMD Ryzen 5 processor does not exceed 50 degrees Celsius. There is no apparent heat on the surface or base of the keyboard. Note that the AMD Ryzen 5 has a 15W TDP and is rated for a maximum temperature of 95 degrees Celsius, but it is probably too cold due to the single fan inside.
Battery performance in the Asus F570 can be described as average. The review unit scored 5 hours, 20 minutes on our standard battery benchmark test. In everyday use testing, where Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are turned on, the screen brightness is set at 60 percent, and CPU usage is higher, the Asus F570 lasts about three and a half hours on a single full charge. It took two hours to fully charge from 20 percent. If you’re using it for some light web browsing, expect a maximum of four hours of battery life.
The last row
The Asus F570 is definitely a model for you as a student to consider if you want to play light weight game titles on an affordable laptop that you can also take in college. It is decently built and has enough power for video editing tools That being said, be aware of the F570’s bad display; It looks virtually colorless. All things considered, you don’t have to think twice about buying an Asus F570. All you have to do is replace that hard drive with a solid-state drive via Asus.