Inside ASUS TUF Gaming F15 (FX506, 2021) – disassembly and upgrade options

This device delivers solid performance and is currently (by the time of writing this article) our top-performing Core i7-11800H laptop.

Check out all ASUS TUF Gaming F15 (FX506, 2021) prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.


1. Remove the bottom plate

For popping the bottom plate, you have to undo 11 Phillips-head screws. As always, the bottom right corner screw remains attached to the bottom panel and it’ll slightly lift the edge so that should be your starting point.


2. Battery

Inside we have a big 90Wh battery unit.


3. Мemory and storage

When it comes to memory, there are two SODIMM slots, which can take up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM in dual-channel. We can spot two M.2 PCIe x4 slots for additional storage.


4. Cooling system

The cooling is composed of three shared heat pipes between the CPU and the GPU, as well as a fourth one that cools the graphics memory and the VRMs.

Check out all ASUS TUF Gaming F15 (FX506, 2021) prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.

ASUS TUF Gaming F15 (FX506, 2021) in-depth review

After some years, the ASUS' TUF series is clearly distinguishable from the ROG devices (in a good way). The design language of these laptops is very different compared to their more exclusive and expensive siblings. The TUF machines are bringing good performance to the table without being too expensive and at the same time, the design is a bit more stealth-ish and mature. The good news is that these devices come with a decent amount of goodies. Let's take for example our test laptop for today's article - the ASUS TUF Gaming F15 FX506HM. What this fella has to offer? The 2021 version of TUF [...]

Pros

  • Capable cooling
  • Two M.2 PCIe slots and two RAM SODIMM slots
  • The display doesn't flicker at any brightness level Innolux N156HRA-EA1 (CMN1521)
  • Budget-conscious
  • Wi-Fi 6 and an RGB backlight
  • A good keyboard and touchpad combo

Cons

  • The panel has slow pixel response times Innolux N156HRA-EA1 (CMN1521)
  • Tiny Arrow keys
  • Covers only 57% of the sRGB gamut
  • No SD card reader
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