The Asus VivoBook X705UA-GC340T is a large-format notebook with a light weight (2.1 kg). Behind its sleek hull, it is based on a Kaby Lake Refresh i5 Quad Core, 8 GB of RAM and a valuable hybrid storage (1.1 TB), a perfect base to support productive office productivity . A full HD IPS matte screen is here to satisfy fans of beautiful images, not to mention the presence of USB Type-C and a satisfactory autonomy for the convenience. It is displayed at less than 830 euros . To know that Grosbill has apparently mistaken the reference of the PC that it sells, this configuration corresponds to the VivoBook X705UA-GC340T.
Technical Specs of the Asus VivoBook X705UA-GC340T
|Slab||17.3 ” Full HD LED IPS (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-8250U Kaby Lake Refresh (1.6GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB DDR4 2133 MHz (16 GB), 2 slots|
|Storage space||SSD M.2 128 GB 1 TB at 5400 rpm|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Audio system||2 SonicMaster speakers|
|webcam||2.0 megapixel with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac Gigabit Ethernet|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 4.1|
|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|
|Autonomy announced||4 hours|
|Dimensions (mm)||411 x 270.5 x 22.65|
|Other||Chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad, multi-touch touchpad|
The design of the Asus VivoBook X705UA-GC340T is characterized by compact measurements with a little over 2 kg on the scale and 22 mm thick. It is welcome if you wish to transport it. He chooses silver / gray tones to dress his hull with a dark lid underlined with a concentric design and a silver interior with a brushed effect. The result is neutral and goes everywhere but remains elegant.
Autonomy is around 7 hours and can easily reach 8 hours by lowering the brightness of the screen. It is satisfactory for a 17 inches but average otherwise.
The Asus VivoBook X705UA-GC340T is powered by a latest-generation Quad i5 Kaby Lake Refresh processor , a guarantee of performance. Indeed, this CPU surpasses its predecessor i5-7200U of the order of 50%. Perfectly comfortable with office and multimedia tasks, including surfing the Internet, playing videos, working on Office or photo editing (Photoshop, Lightroom), he can also tackle other missions a little more demanding thanks to a good exploitation of the Turbo (Adobe Premiere), in proportion kept however. Moreover, fans of multitasking will have all the necessary amplitude because of the 8 GB of RAM .
Lovers of beautiful images will not be left behind and will be able to appreciate the faithful colors and the homogeneous display authorized by the IPS panel , even more so on a 17 inch screen. With a Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 px), it has a large display density to get the most out of your High Definition content while the anti- glare treatment is there to ensure good visibility on the screen by strong ambient light.
The storage is entrusted to a hybrid solution revealing a 128 GB dedicated SSD supported by a 1000 GB hard drive . While the first, responsive and silent, will house the operating system and all programs and provide quick response times, the second will be responsible for archiving your entire library. This is the perfect compromise between liveliness and storage space at the moment.
Based on the Intel UHD 620 chip integrated into the processor, the graphics part is not cut for the game in the absence of a dedicated solution. Its mission is mainly focused on common graphical tasks even if its performance is similar to that of a GeForce 920M. Some casual players can find their account and launch some opuses greedy in Full HD. For the rest, it will inevitably return to a standard definition (1600 x 900 px), with limited details.
Finally, the level of connectivity is correct even if the optical drive has been removed with the refinement of the hull. 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.