Need processor power? The versatile Asus Vivobook S1702QA-BX104W laptop is well stocked in that regard with its powerful AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne with Radeon Vega graphics module suitable for light gaming, coupled with 16GB of RAM to speed up multimedia processing. Featuring a 17-inch anti-glare display, this sleek silver Windows 11 lightweight laptop enjoys responsiveness boosted by its fast 512GB SSD storage, webcam shutter as well as USB-C connectivity.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus Vivobook S1702QA-BX104W
The Asus Vivobook S1702QA-BX104W is a slim and light 17-inch laptop with a powerful processor and multimedia orientation.
The overall power it provides is able to seduce the demanding user. Because it relies on a good amount of RAM of 16 GB very appreciable in multitasking. And above all a powerful AMD Octo Core APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne.
Creative people will be particularly interested in this core. Because it guarantees faster processing than 8 GB DDR4 and a Quad/Hexa Core. The difference can be felt in areas that require a lot of RAM and CPU resources and take advantage of multi-core processing, such as video editing, photo editing or 3D rendering.
Gamers, on the other hand, will have to pass, even if thanks to the Radeon Vega 8 graphics module directly inserted in the Octo Core Ryzen 7, we can watch photos and videos but also play light games.
In any case, the storage supports very well the heart of this light laptop since it is entrusted to an SSD which clearly reinforces the reactivity and fluidity in everyday life compared to a simple hard disk.
Because in addition to being less energy consuming, more robust and silent, an SSD is much faster than a hard drive.
As a result, the SSD ensures much faster start/stop, processing and launching of applications, or even a faster arrival on the maps of online games.
We find here a 512 GB SSD, capacity in phase with the standard of hard disks. However, if you need more space, you can use an external storage unit such as a USB-C/USB 3.0 device for fast transfers.
As for the autonomy of this computer whose large size is not easily transportable by nature but whose contained weight is appreciable to carry it, bet on approximately 6 hours of operation on battery in light use. In any case, a 17″ offers the advantage of being particularly comfortable for a mostly sedentary use (e.g. at home).
Asus Vivobook S1702QA-BX104W Specifications
|Screen(s)||17” WXGA++ thin edge anti-glare (1600×900, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne (3.2 GHz, TDP 45W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (8 GB soldered + 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz, 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 8 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.2 (Gen2) + 1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4|
|Network||Wi-Fi 5ac, Bluetooth 4.1|
|Audio system||2 Sonic Master speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced autonomy / Battery||5 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 50Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.8 Kg / 399.3 x 254.3 x 19.8|
The Asus Vivobook S1702QA-BX104W versus the competition
The Asus Vivobook S1702QA-BX104W is currently on sale at ElectroDépôt and offers an attractive configuration/price ratio for its category where it is one of the most powerful in terms of processor but meets competitors with Full HD screen.
Asus Vivobook S1702QA-BX104W chassis, connectors, screen
It has a sober and elegant appearance with its thin and light light silver design.
This versatile laptop is cooled by IceCool technology via an IceBlade fan (87 blades), 2 heatpipes and air vents.
The connectivity integrated into this laptop is good, consisting of 1 USB-C, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to a TV or monitor for example, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.1 modules for wireless connections and remote communications, an audio port or 3 USBs including 1 USB 3.2 (USB 2.0/3.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if a USB 3.0 device is connected.
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We appreciate being able to preserve our privacy by sliding the integrated physical cover in front of the webcam.
It remains to be seen whether the chiclet keyboard can be backlit so that you can better distinguish its keys in limited ambient light.
The screen adopts standard specifications with its definition of 1600×900 and its 16/9th format adapted to the reading of videos. Fortunately it is treated anti-reflection which makes it less tiring for the eyes over a long period of time than a glossy slab and more readable in bright environments (eg: outdoor).