Asus F570 Review Affordable Gaming Laptop with Potential


The Asus F570 is a fairly unique gaming notebook, as it is easily one of the most affordable on the market. It uses a construction made entirely of plastic, but does not look visibly too fragile or delicate. The body features a clean and brushed metallic finish that is easy on the eyes. The keyboard is easily one of the best Asus has ever made outside of its Rog line; the keys are soft and precise and include the long-lost context menu button.

There’s an AMD Ryzen 5 processor inside that runs most of the time. The internal GPU AMD Vega 8 is dedicated to an NVIDIA GPU GeForce GTX 1050 with 4 Gb of video RAM. The RAM is a healthy 8 GB, but the hard drive is a slow unit of 1 terabyte. How does all the money for a game machine for students and beginners? Let’s find out.


The Asus F570 is only plastic on the outside, but strong enough for everyday use. The top cover gives the impression that it can take minor scratches and dents, but not large drops. The top cover and the area around the keyboard have a brushed metallic finish that gives the laptop an attractive look. While the body itself is in black, some of the edges and the Asus logo are carefully accented in teal.

The screen can be opened by pressing a single finger, but requires some effort, and it will only have a maximum angle of 120 degrees. But be careful not to open the lid, as it is quite thin and fragile. We hope you don’t mind the glasses, because the glasses around the screen of the F570 are thick. The construction and design of the Asus F570 seem to live up to the reasonable.


The screen of the Asus F570 is a unit that has Full HD 15, 6-inch display with an aspect ratio of 16: 9. At 60 Hz, the refresh rate is less than half that offered by the screens of the Asus TUF series, but given the price of the laptop, it is forgivable. But what is not forgivable is the extremely low contrast of the screen. The white of the backlight bleeds the colors badly, at a point where you wonder if Asus has completely forgotten to add colors to the screen. According to our display review, the screen of the Asus F570 covers only 58% of the colors of the sRGB color gamut and 43% of the colors of the Adobe RGB color gamut.

The audio of the Asus F570 comes from The Asus SonicMaster speakers, which were jointly developed by the Asus Golden Ear Team. The speakers are neither too loud nor too weak. At maximum volume, you can hear instrumental music quite clearly when the booths around you in the office are empty. If there is a noisy gathering around you, you will have problems. These speakers are best reserved for voices and music that are not too heavy on the bass, since you will not hear or feel anything about it. In summary, they are slightly better than the usual hidden and down-facing speakers that you can find on the lowest laptops.

The Asus F570 does not hesitate to offer connectors for connectivity. On the left we see two USB 2.0 type a ports and a 3.5 mm jack for headsets, as well as a locking slot. On the right we see the power connector, a LAN connector, a USB 3.1 Type A connector, an HDMI connector, a USB 3.1 Type C connector and a microSD card slot. What is not offered is a fingerprint scanner. Your fastest connection method on Windows 10 is a four-digit PIN.


Despite some quirks, this keyboard is one of the best you will ever see on Asus. The buttons are large and soft to press. Even though they sometimes seem a little too soft for precise feedback, I have little trouble recording a keystroke. The backlight is single-zone and there are no limits around the WASD buttons. This may annoy some players, but I’m pretty pleased with the simplicity of it. What is special is that Asus has decided to do what is usually an Enter key on this super thin numeric keypad, a del key and the extra long Right Ctrl key. No, seriously, this Ctrl key is half the width of the spacebar. On the good side, the pop-up button gives a return to the Asus F570. Hooray!

The touchpad of the Asus F570 is a standard precision unit that facilitates scanning and clicking. Multi-finger gestures can be controlled directly from the Windows settings. The body buttons on the touchpad below require some power to be clicked, but are otherwise responsive.

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