Asus Vivobook S1702QA-BX104W, a versatile 17-inch AMD performance multimedia oriented laptop with a webcam cover – LaptopSpirit
Our review of the Asus Vivobook S1702QA-BX104W
Do you need CPU power? A multifunction laptop Asus Vivobook S1702QA-BX104W the powerful AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne with Radeon Vega graphics module suitable for light gaming combined with 16 GB of RAM to accelerate multimedia processing is well equipped in this area. Featuring a 17-inch anti-reflective display, this sleek silver Windows 11 lightweight laptop benefits from a fast 512GB SSD storage, a webcam cover and improved responsiveness thanks to USB-C connectivity.
Features of Asus Vivobook S1702QA-BX104W
|Screen(s)||17” WXGA++ anti-glare slim bezel (1600×900, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne (3.2 GHz, TDP 45W)|
|Installed RAM (maximum)||16 GB (8 GB soldered + 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz, 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphics card||Integrated into the AMD Radeon Vega 8 processor|
|Storage||512 GB 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|
|Declared autonomy / Battery||5 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 50Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.8 Kg / 399.3 x 254.3 x 19.8|
Asus Vivobook S1702QA-BX104W against the competition
Asus Vivobook S1702QA-BX104W is currently available Sold by 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 the competition with a Full HD display.
Asus Vivobook S1702QA-BX104W chassis, connectors, screen
It has a sober and elegant look with a slim and light light silver design.
This multifunctional laptop is cooled with IceCool technology via an IceBlade fan (87 blades), 2 heat pipes and an air outlet.
The connectivity integrated into this laptop is good, 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 remote access and communication, an audio port or 3 USB, including 1 USB 3.2 (USB 2.0/3.0 compatible) guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if connecting a USB 3.0 device.
We appreciate that we can protect our privacy by sliding the internal physical cover designed for this purpose in front of the webcam.
It remains to be seen if the chiclet keyboard will be backlit so that we can better distinguish its keys during limited ambient light.
The display adopts standard specifications with 1600×900 resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio suitable for playing videos. Fortunately, it’s reflective, which makes it less tiring on the eyes over long periods of time than a glossy panel, and more legible in bright environments (such as outdoors).
Performance, Asus Vivobook S1702QA-BX104W autonomy
The Asus Vivobook S1702QA-BX104W is a thin and light 17-inch processor-efficient and multimedia-oriented laptop.
The overall power it provides can attract demanding users. Because it relies on 16GB of RAM, which is very noticeable in multitasking. And above all, the powerful AMD Octo Core APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne processor.
Creators will be especially interested in this heart. Because it guarantees faster performance than 8GB DDR4 and Quad/Hexa Core. We feel the difference most in areas that require RAM and CPU resources, such as video editing, photo editing or 3D rendering using multi-core capabilities.
Thanks to the Radeon Vega 8 graphics module built directly into the Octo Core Ryzen 7, you can view photos and videos, as well as enjoy light games, and gamers will be on their way.
In any case, the memory supports the heart of this light laptop very well, as it is entrusted to the SSD, which clearly enhances responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive.
Because SSD consumes less power, is more robust and quieter, and is faster than hard disk.
As a result, the SSD ensures faster startup / shutdown, processing and launching of applications or even faster access to cards of online games.
Here we find a capacity of 512 GB SSD, according to the standard of hard drives. However, if you need more space, you can use an external storage device such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device to take advantage of fast transfers.
As for the autonomy of this computer, whose large format by nature is not easily portable, but the weight is high enough to carry it around, you can bet on about 6 hours of battery life with light use. In any case, the 17-inch offers the advantage of being particularly comfortable for mostly sedentary use (e.g. at home).