Relatively light for a large-format laptop, the cheap Asus R702UA-BX1048T is equipped with a 17-inch anti-glare screen and fast SSD storage with an interesting capacity of 512 GB which enhances its responsiveness. This elegant silver laptop PC that is suitable for everyday use with its good amount of 8 GB RAM and its low Pentium Intel Kaby Lake processor benefits from a USB-C connection.
Specifications of the Asus R702UA-BX1048T
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” WXGA LED 200nits (1600×900, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Pentium 4405U Skylake (2.1 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB DDR4 2400 MHz (16 GB), 2 slots|
|Graphic card||Intel HD 510 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB SSD|
|Connectivity||2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI, SD / MMC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.1 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||2 SonicMaster speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||6 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 42Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.1 Kg / 411 x 270.5 x 22.65|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus R702UA-BX1048T
Rechargeable to 60% in 49 minutes, this sleek silver-designed laptop PC benefits from IceCool technology to keep palm rest temperatures at a reasonable level.
The connectivity built into this computer is good, easily rivaling that of many more expensive models. We find here 1 USB-C, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.1 modules for wireless remote connections and communications, a useful HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV for example, Ethernet and audio ports or even 3 USBs all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, with USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if a USB 3.0 device is plugged into it.
The screen adopts a 16: 9 format suitable for video playback as well as a definition of 1600×900, classic characteristics for a 17 inch. However, it stands out for its anti-reflective treatment making it more readable than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors) and less tiring for the eyes in prolonged use.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus R702UA-BX1048T
The Asus R702UA-BX1048T is a large format laptop designed for everyday use.
In this area as in office automation and surfing the Internet, it delivers very good performance thanks to its good amount of 8 GB RAM and its entry-level low-power Intel Pentium Dual Core 4405U processor.
But you have to keep in mind that the latter is a Skylake, a processor which dates back several years and which therefore shows its limits all the more under software requiring processor resources, in this case involving slowdowns.
The fact remains that the Pentium incorporates the Intel HD 510, a very modest graphics solution that allows you to watch photos and videos.
This laptop PC is therefore not designed for heavy processor or graphics work such as gaming.
However, it has a retail advantage with its SSD storage. Because it has a capacity of 512 GB similar to the standard of hard disks, while showing less energy, more robust, silent and much faster.
Result thanks to the SSD, we obtain a much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than with a simple hard drive. Thus, for example, we benefit from much faster starts / stops and launches of applications.
In addition, if you need more space, you can use an external storage unit. Opting for a USB-C / USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting solution to benefit from fast transfers.
As for the autonomy of this computer, the weight of which facilitates transport while the large 17-inch format is particularly comfortable in the context of predominantly sedentary use (eg at home), expect around 6 hours battery operation in light use.