Taste the responsiveness in office automation on a light 17 inch with the Asus R702UA-GC1031T. This large format laptop PC has opted to optimize its measurements for easier handling while offering a functional office package at a low price. It concentrates a balanced configuration around an Intel Core i3 processor, a good total of RAM (8 GB) and especially a SSD storage of (512 GB) which ensures a lively system and an honest storage space. What\’s more, it opens onto a bright, 100% sRGB IPS screen. Be aware that the autonomy like the plastic of the case are not really favorable to mobility.
Specifications for the Asus R702UA-GC1031T
|17.3 “Full HD IPS LED 300nits 100% sRGB (1600×900, anti-reflective)
|Intel Core i3-6006U Skylake (2.0 GHz, 2 cores)
|8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2133 MHz, 2 slots
|Intel UHD Graphics 520
|512 GB M.2 SSD (SATA3)
|2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.1 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI, SD / SDXC
|Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.1
|2 SonicMaster speakers
|Windows 10 Home 64 bit
|Autonomy announced / Battery
|5 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 42Whr
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)
|2.1 Kg / 411 x 270.5 x 23
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus R702UA-GC1031T
Asus has chosen to install its Asus R702UA-GC1031T 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. On the other hand, the absence of a backlit keyboard can upset some.
At the opening, we discover a Full HD screen (1920 x 1080 pixels), a beneficial definition with its high display density allowing to view High Definition content in the best conditions and to modulate the display. But the most of this screen is its IPS panel with wide approach angles. What is more, the screen is given with 300 nits of brightness and 100% of the sRGB colorimetric surface covered, which is rare at this price level / End with its comfortable anti – reflective treatment in bright environment.
The connection 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 restyling of the shell has led to the elimination of 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.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus R702UA-GC1031T
On the front line, storage is the decisive element in this configuration since it is entrusted to a dedicated SSD of 512 GB . This type of storage is essential in 2020 to benefit from a reactive and functional environment. Indeed, compared to the traditional hard drive that we still find in some configurations, the SSD is notably quieter, robust and energy efficient. It also allows Windows (or any other operating system) to reach an ideal level of fluidity with short loading times and execution without latencies. And if its main complaint is often the capacity which until then had difficulties to compete with the HDD standard, the problem does not arise too here thanks to the 512 GB available.
The heart of the Asus R702UA-GC1031T does not leave indifferent either even if we could expect a more recent generation processor in early 2019. It is entrusted to a 6th generation Core i3-6006U (as a reminder, we are at the 10th gen in 2020). This processor is intended for office automation aimed at all everyday tasks (web browsing, Office pack, video playback, etc.) with only a very small field of action for occasional photo editing. On the other hand, the 8 GB of RAM is precious to give navigation a boost and an impression of “performance”, all the more if you like multitasking.
From a graphical point of view, the HD 520 chip integrated into the processor is not capable of satisfying gamers but easily supports current use such as video streaming or the display of complex web pages.
The autonomy should be around 5 hours in Internet browsing with active Wifi, this is satisfactory for this diagonal which is not very transportable.