Relatively light for a large-format laptop, the sleek silver design Asus VivoBook 17 X705UA-BX1092T boasts fast 512GB SSD storage for increased responsiveness. Designed for everyday use with its 8 GB of RAM and its Intel Core i3 Kaby Lake processor, this inexpensive 17-inch anti-glare screen laptop PC has a USB-C connection.
Specifications of the Asus VivoBook 17 X705UA-BX1092T
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” WXGA LED 60% NTSC 200nits (1600×900, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-7100U Kaby Lake (2.4 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB DDR4 2400 MHz (16 GB), 2 slots|
|Graphic card||Intel HD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB SSD 1 free 2.5 inch slot|
|Connectivity||2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4, SD / SDHC / SDXC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||2 SonicMaster speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|battery life 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 VivoBook 17 X705UA-BX1092T
Thin and light for a large-format laptop, it has an elegant look with its Star Gray design and can be recharged to 60% in 49 minutes.
It is equipped with good connectivity consisting of 1 USB-C, Ethernet and audio ports, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.1 modules for wireless remote connections and communications, a useful HDMI video output in order to to connect it easily to a TV for example but also to 3 USBs all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers taking place up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if a device USB 3.0 is plugged into it.
Thanks to its anti-reflective coating, the screen is less tiring for the eyes in the long run than a shiny panel and more readable in a bright environment (eg outdoors). For the rest, the screen adopts classic specifications with its definition of 1600×900 and its 16: 9 format suitable for playing videos. We should also note an interesting advantage: the screen reproduces the colors more faithfully than the average, without achieving a colorimetry as faithful as that of high-end panels.
Performance, battery life of the Asus VivoBook 17 X705UA-BX1092T
The Asus VivoBook 17 X705UA-BX1092T is a 17-inch laptop designed for everyday use.
In this field as in office automation and surfing the Internet, this relatively thin laptop PC delivers good performance because it incorporates a good amount of 8 GB RAM coupled to a low consumption Intel Core i3-7100U Kaby Lake processor.
However, the latter shows its limits in applications that are greedy in processor resources, like the AMD Ryzen 3 and of course less powerful processors.
In any case, many people will appreciate that the heart of this computer is advantageously supported on a daily basis by the onboard SSD storage.
Remember that an SSD is silent, less energy consuming, more robust and much faster than a hard drive. Concretely, the SSD guarantees much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard drive.
Thanks to the SSD, starts / stops are much faster just like software launches.
Here we find a 512 GB SSD, which corresponds to what hard drives offer as standard. However, a 2.5 inch slot is free if needed to add a second SSD or a hard drive.
We also obviously have the option of using an external storage unit such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device to take advantage of fast transfers.
As for battery life, bet on about 6 hours of battery operation in light use for this computer with the weight contained for a 17-inch, large format which is not the most easily transportable but which has the merit of being comfortable for mainly sedentary use (eg at home).