Our Asus VivoBook 17 S1702ZA-BX015W review
A relatively thin and light smooth all-rounder, theAsus VivoBook 17 S1702ZA-BX015W the large format is great for daily use with its 8 GB of RAM and its Intel Core i5 Alder Lake processor with 12 hybrid cores and Intel Iris Xe graphics module capable of running simple games. Equipped with a fast 512 GB SSD storage that enhances its responsiveness, this laptop is equipped with a 17-inch anti-reflective screen and runs Windows 11 that benefits from USB-C connectivity but skips a retro solution . keyboard lighting.
Features of Asus VivoBook 17 S1702ZA-BX015W
|screen(s).||17.3” WXGA++ HD LED thin edges 60% NTSC 250cd/m² (1600×900, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1240P Alder Lake (12 cores: 4P 1.75 Ghz/8E 1.2GHz, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (4 GB embedded + 4 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (12 GB), 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe is integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0)|
|connectors||2 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.2 (Gen2) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 1.4|
|Network||Wi-Fi 5ac (1×1), Bluetooth 4.1|
|Backlit keyboard||No (1.4mm stroke)|
|Audio system||2 Sonic Master speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Autonomy revealed / Battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 42Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.1 Kg / 399.3 x 254.3 x 21|
The Asus VivoBook 17 S1702ZA-BX015W against the competition
The Asus VivoBook 17 S1702ZA-BX015W is currently sold by Asus France and meets many competitors in its category where it is one of the only ones offering such a recent processor (Intel Alder Lake).
If this laptop PC does not fully meet your needs, we invite you to consult our cheap laptop PC guide, you will find other similar laptops there that can be a good alternative to the Asus VivoBook 17 S1702ZA-BX015W.
Chassis, connectors, screen of Asus VivoBook 17 S1702ZA-BX015W
This versatile Ultrabook sports a sober and elegant look in its thin and light Icelight Silver design.
This versatile laptop PC is well equipped in terms of connectivity with its USB-C, its practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a monitor or TV for example, the Wi-Fi ac and Its Bluetooth 4.1 wireless modules for connections and wireless remote communication. , its audio port or its 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) which guarantee transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are plugged into it.
It’s too bad not to find newer and better Wi-Fi ax and Bluetooth 5 modules or a backlight solution for the chiclet keyboard to better recognize its keys in the dark.
The screen uses a 16/9th format suitable for playing videos and content in 1600×900 definition which is less than the Full HD we should expect at this price level. Since it is anti-reflective, the screen is in any case more readable in a bright environment (eg outside) than a glossy panel and is not tiring for the eyes during prolonged use.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus VivoBook 17 S1702ZA-BX015W
The Asus VivoBook 17 S1702ZA-BX015W is a relatively thin and light 17-inch laptop PC intended for everyday mobile use.
The overall performance provided by this versatile laptop can suit many users. Because it is built around 8 GB of RAM and an Intel Alder Lake-P low-power Core i5-1240P processor with 12 hybrid cores. Its TDP of 28W which is higher than the classic 15W affects autonomy but indicates better performance.
They deliver their full potential in areas that take advantage of multicore, such as image editing or video encoding.
However, if the goal is to often perform work that requires a processor and / or graphics resources, it is better to opt for a PC based on a not low power processor and / or an appropriate dedicated graphics card.
There is no dedicated graphics card here. All graphics are therefore managed by the Intel Iris Xe solution integrated directly into the Core i5 Alder Lake-P. Obviously, you can look at pictures but also play modest titles.
On the storage side, there is a 512 GB SSD, a capacity similar to that offered by hard drives as standard. However, if you need more space, you can rely on an external storage unit such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device to get fast transfers.
In any case, thanks to the SSD, processing, starting / stopping and launching applications are for example faster than a hard disk, and we can reach the cards of online games faster.
In general, SSD provides better responsiveness and fluidity than a simple hard drive. Because SSD is faster while quieter, consumes less energy and is more stable.
As for autonomy, expect around 5 hours of battery run time in light use for this versatile Ultrabook whose lightness and slimness make it easy to transport.