ASUS TUF Gaming A14 Quick Impressions | Sleek and Stealthy

The new ASUS TUF Gaming series looks quite promising!

ASUS had quite the tech showcase at COMPUTEX 2024 with their release of brand new devices, one of which was the very portable ASUS TUF Gaming A14. Coming in hot amongst a slew of more clean cut consumer tech, it’s was quite the dark horse–serving as a counterpart to its ROG brethren of the same size. However, it begs the question. How does it stack up against said brethren and the other laptops in its series lineup?

First off, we need to address the ASUS TUF Gaming A14’s interesting design profile–coming in at a slim 1.69 cm in spite of its hefty 14-inch QHD+ display. Compared to the Zenbook and ViVobook series it also weighs a generous 1.46 kg. Not bad, considering how it’s being marketed as a gaming device–and we know how much needs to be packed into those bad boys. It sports an even more minimalist design, doing off with any large logos on the middle of its backside. Just simple font engravings to the side. 

When it comes to ASUS TUF Gaming A14’s internals, we have an AMD Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 processor combined with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 GPU. The goal is deliver an immersive gaming experience without neglecting the basics–by that, we mean no stuttering and frame drops. We wish we had more time on the device, but alas, we could only get a couple of minutes on Forza Horizon.

As for the gameplay, things ran rather smoothly as they should–but it would be very interesting to see how things would pan out after a few hours. It would also be nice to know for how long you can game on battery power alone. For now, we’re satisfied with how it runs more demanding games. As for the price, we’ve yet to have a ballpark estimate on how much it will cost once it lands on Philippine soil. But given how it’s from the TUF lineup, it’s safe to surmise that it won’t cost you an arm and a leg. We’re quite optimistic about this.

The ASUS TUF Gaming A14 and A16 are but two of several laptops released during COMPUTEX 2024. For more information, check out the ASUS official website and Facebook page.