Asus Vivobook S1702QA-BX104W, versatile 17″ AMD performance multimedia-oriented laptop with webcam shutter – LaptopSpirit
Our Asus Vivobook S1702QA-BX104W review
Need CPU power? The versatile laptop Asus Vivobook S1702QA-BX104W is well equipped in this area with its powerful AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne with Radeon Vega graphics module suitable for light gaming, along with 16 GB of RAM to accelerate multimedia processing. Featuring a 17-inch anti-reflective screen, this elegant silver Windows 11 lightweight laptop benefits from improved responsiveness thanks to its fast 512 GB SSD storage, a webcam shutter and USB-C connectivity.
Features of Asus Vivobook S1702QA-BX104W
|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 is 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|
|Autonomy revealed / 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 against the competition
The Asus Vivobook S1702QA-BX104W is current on sale 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 competitors with a Full HD screen.
Chassis, connectors, screen of Asus Vivobook S1702QA-BX104W
It has a sober and elegant look with a thin and light light silver design.
This versatile laptop is cooled by IceCool technology through an IceBlade fan (87 blades), 2 heat pipes and air vents.
The connectivity included in 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 which is remote connection and communication, an audio port or 3 USB plus 1 USB 3.2 (USB 2.0/3.0 compatible) which guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when connecting to a USB 3.0 device.
We appreciate the ability to maintain our privacy by sliding the built-in physical cover provided for this purpose in front of the webcam.
It remains to be seen if the chiclet keyboard can be backlit so that we can better recognize its keys in the event of limited ambient light.
The screen uses standard specifications with a definition of 1600×900 and the 16:9 format suitable for playing videos. Fortunately, it is anti-reflective, which makes it less tiring for the eyes for long periods of time than a glossy panel and is more readable in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
Performance, autonomy of the Asus Vivobook S1702QA-BX104W
The Asus Vivobook S1702QA-BX104W is a thin and light 17-inch processor-efficient and multimedia-oriented laptop.
The overall power it provides appeals to demanding users. Because it relies on a good amount of 16 GB RAM, which is very good at multitasking. And above all a powerful AMD Octo Core APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne processor.
Creatives at heart will be especially interested in this. Because it guarantees faster processing than 8 GB DDR4 as well as Quad/Hexa Core. We really feel the difference in areas that require RAM and CPU resources that take advantage of multicore, such as video editing, photo editing or 3D rendering.
However, gamers will have their way, even thanks to the Radeon Vega 8 graphics module inserted directly into the Octo Core Ryzen 7 you can watch photos and videos but also indulge in light games.
In any case, storage supports the heart of this lightweight laptop as it is entrusted to an SSD that clearly reinforces responsiveness and fluidity every day compared to a simple hard drive.
Because in addition to less energy consumption, more stable and quieter, SSD is faster than a hard drive.
As a result, the SSD ensures faster start / stop, application processing and launch, or even faster arrival of online games cards.
Here we find a 512 GB SSD, a capacity in line with the standard of hard drives. However, if you need more space, you can use an external storage unit such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device to benefit from fast transfers.
As for the autonomy of this computer whose large format is not easily carried by nature but the weight content is remarkable for its haul, bet on approximately 6 hours of battery operation in light use. In any case, a 17 inch offers the advantage of being particularly comfortable for mainly sedentary (eg at home).