A lightweight and responsive 17-inch notebook, the Asus VivoBook R702UB-BX328T is the perfect tool for large format enthusiasts who want a desktop machine with a bit of responsiveness without breaking the bank. Housed in a sophisticated silver-weighted chassis, it concentrates a balanced configuration around a recent processor, a hybrid storage that ensures a vivid system and vast space and an entry-level graphics card. On the other hand, his thin profile is missing, the DVD player and the frame around the screen is thick.
Asus VivoBook R702UB-BX328T Specs
|Slab||17.3 ” WXGA LED 200nits (1600×900, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Pentium Gold 4417U Kaby Lake Refresh (2.3 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2133 MHz (16 GB), 2 slots (1 free)|
|Storage space||SSD M.2 (SATA 3.0) 128 GB 1 TB at 5400 rpm|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Maxwell GeForce MX110 2GB GDDR5 Dedicated, Intel HD 610 and Optimus|
|Audio system||2 SonicMaster speakers|
|webcam||VGA with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi b / g / n Gigabit Ethernet|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 4.0|
|Card reader||SD / MMC|
|Video output (s)||HDMI|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-Polymer 3 cells 42Whr|
|Dimensions (mm)||411 x 270.5 x 22.65|
|Other||Chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad, multi-touch touchpad|
Chassis, connectors, Asus VivoBook R702UB-BX328T display
Asus has chosen to install its Asus R702UB-BX328T in a compact chassis , looking like 15 inches. On the front of the stage, his weight of 2.1 kg guides him to a little mobility. Then, the aesthetic opts for an elegant gray cover decorated with a soft effect with concentric circles while the interior opts for a silver coating brushed around the touchpad and stitched around the keyboard. The assembly is correct even if the plastic predominates and the refined silhouette of the PC is welcome. On the other hand, the absence of backlit keyboard can upset some.
Connectivity is widely gathered on the right side of the computer, a detail to consider if you intend to manipulate a mouse and connect different devices at the same time (RJ45, HDMI, power …). The level is correct even if the restyling of the shell led to eliminate the optical drive. There is an SD card reader, an HDMI output and four USB ports including a USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 Type-C(versatile). Data transfer is provided by Gigabit Ethernet and recent modules Wifi AC and Bluetooth 4.1.
Inside, we discover a 17.3-inch screen with basic specifications: a standard definition (1600 x 900 px) and the support of a TN panel leading to narrow viewing angles. Good point however, anti-glare treatment will prevent glare situations in a bright environment.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus VivoBook R702UB-BX328T
Then let’s look at one of the most interesting elements inside this Asus R702UB-BX328T: storage. This solution consists of a dedicated SSD of 128 GB and a hard disk of 1000 GB will be decisive point of view reactivity. In principle, the SSD will be able to host the operating system and programs while the hard drive takes care of the storage of your toy library, thus ensuring effective overall performance, rapid turn-on / turn-off and copies of data to accelerated flows.
Another decisive point, the GeForce MX110 dedicated graphics card . It succeeds the GeForce 920MX with comparable performance. In fact, this entry-level solution is mainly intended to support the processor in the processing of certain tasks and the operation of editing programs. The game is not really in its strings if it can not be the old titles and greedy with a very small level of detail but the processor can also be a limiting factor on this level.
Built around a recent Pentium Dual Core 4417U mobile processor and 8GB of RAM , the ultrabook has a heart that will honor all common tasks such as surfing the web, playing video or video. Work on Office with a nice fluidity in multitasking thanks to the RAM in good quantity. Nevertheless, it will hardly be able to deal with more demanding, if not a little light edition.
Autonomy should be around 5 hours in Internet browsing with active Wifi, it is satisfactory for this diagonal.