Are you looking for a responsive and light large format PC that does not explode the budget? The Asus X705QA-BX022T is the perfect tool. Installed in a sophisticated silver chassis with a weight contained for a 17 inch, it concentrates a balanced configuration around a capable processor (AMD A10), a large amount of RAM (8 GB) and generous storage (HDD 1 TB). On the other hand, its thin profile is absent, the DVD player and the frame around the screen is thick.
Specifications for the Asus X705QA-BX022T
|Screen (s)||17.3 “WXGA LED 200nits (1600×900, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||AMD Quad Core A10-9620P Bristol Ridge (2.5 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2133 MHz (16 GB), 2 slots|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon R5 Graphics|
|Storage||1 TB at 5400 rpm|
|Connectors||2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI, SD / SDHC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.1|
|Audio system||2 SonicMaster speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||Li-Polymer 3 cells 42Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.1 Kg / 411 x 270.5 x 22|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus X705QA-BX022T
Asus has chosen to install its Asus X705QA-BX022T in a compact chassis , looking like big 15 inches. At the front of the stage, its weight of 2.1 kg guides it towards a little mobility. Then, the aesthetics opt for an elegant gray cover adorned 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. However, the absence of a backlit keyboard can upset some.
Connectivity is largely gathered on the right side of the computer, a detail to take into account if you plan to handle a mouse and connect different peripherals at the same time (RJ45, HDMI, power supply …). The level is correct even if the refinement of the shell led to eliminating the optical drive. There is an SD card reader, an HDMI output and four USB ports including a USB 3.0 and a USB 3.1 Type-C (versatile). Data transfer is provided by Gigabit Ethernet and recent Wifi AC and Bluetooth 4.1 modules.
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, the anti- reflective treatment will prevent glare situations in a bright environment.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus X705QA-BX022T
Designed for essentially office use, the PC uses an AMD A10-9620P Quad Core APU supported by 8 GB of RAM . As it stands, this combination delivers sufficient performance to run all of the common tasks (surfing the Internet, office automation tool, video playback) as well as a touch of editing, bringing its capabilities up to a Core. i3 at Intel. In order not to spoil anything, the RAM assures him of the multitasking respondent .
On the other hand, there is no point in hoping to play with this portable PC since the Radeon R5 chip integrated into the processor is simply not big. No problem for anything related to everyday use however, such as playing video or viewing complex web pages.
Storage can appeal to those who need a large capacity thanks to its 1000 GB hard drive . Obviously, we are far from the responsiveness of a dedicated SSD and those who are used to working on this support will surely have difficulty coping with the latencies imposed by the DD. Note also that an M.2 location is logically free inside for scalability. If this is not the case (or that it is not equipped), it is still possible later to replace the hard drive in place with a 2.5-inch SSD, a good solution to ensure some additional years as well as a very different processing reactivity.
The autonomy should be around 5 hours in Internet browsing with active Wifi, this is satisfactory for this diagonal.