Asus VivoBook 17 S1702QA-AU965W, thin and light multimedia versatile 17″ laptop with 1 TB SSD and powerful AMD processor – LaptopSpirit

Our review of the Asus VivoBook 17 S1702QA-AU965W (S1702QA-AU065W)

Versatile thin and light laptopAsus VivoBook 17 S1702QA-AU965W (S1702QA-AU065W) which runs on Windows 11 benefits from a high-capacity SSD storage of 1 TB fast, which enhances its reactivity, as well as 16 GB of RAM and a powerful AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne processor with Radeon Vega graphics, which accelerates multimedia processing and enables easy game. With a 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective screen, this laptop with an elegant and discreet silver design has a backlit keyboard and USB-C connection.

Features of Asus VivoBook 17 S1702QA-AU965W (S1702QA-AU065W)

screen(s) 17” IPS Full 45% NTSC 250cd/m² thin edges (1920×1080, anti-reflective)
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne (3.2 GHz, TDP 45 W)
Installed RAM (max) 16 GB (8 GB soldered + 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz, 1 slot (occupied)
Graphics card AMD Radeon Vega 8 integrated into the processor
Storage 1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)
plug 2 USB 3.2 (Gen2) + 1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4
Network Wi-Fi 5ac, Bluetooth 4.1
Backlit keyboard Yes, 1.4mm stroke
Numeric keypad
Windows Hello
Sound system 2 Sonic Master speakers
Operating system Windows 11 64 bit
Advertised autonomy / battery 5 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 50Wh
Weight/dimensions (mm) 1.8 kg / 399.3 x 254.3 x 19.8

Asus VivoBook 17 S1702QA-AU965W (S1702QA-AU065W) against the competition

Asus VivoBook 17 S1702QA-AU965W (S1702QA-AU065W) is currently listed in promotion at Darty And by Fnac. It is positioned as one of the most powerful processors in its category.

Chassis, connector, screen on Asus VivoBook 17 S1702QA-AU965W (S1702QA-AU065W)

With the Asus Antibacterial Guard ISO 22196 treatment, which protects against the spread of 99% of bacteria, and robust due to its compliance with the military resistance standard MIL-STD-810H, this 180° completely flat opening laptop has an elegant and discreet appearance with its thin and light light silver design.

Its cooling is provided by IceCool technology using an IceBlade fan (87 blades), 2 heat pipes and air outlet.

This versatile laptop has good connectivity options, including 1 USB-C, its Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.1 modules for wireless remote connections and communication, an audio port, a practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor for example, but also 3 USBs including 1 USB 3.2 (USB 2.0/3.0 compatible) that guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect a USB 3.0 device.

The webcam can be hidden behind a physical cover that can be slid forward, which is important when you want to maintain your privacy.

The keys on the chiclet keyboard can of course be backlit, which is handy to better distinguish them in case of limited ambient light.

Asus VivoBook 17 S1702QA-AU965W (S1702QA-AU065W)

The screen benefits from significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to its IPS technology, though not advanced as its colorimetry here is classic. In any case, with its 16:9 format and its Full HD definition, the screen is well suited for showing videos and more generally High Definition content. Being anti-reflective, the screen is also more readable in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors) than a shiny panel and less tiring on the eyes in the long run.

Performance, battery life for Asus VivoBook 17 S1702QA-AU965W (S1702QA-AU065W)

Asus VivoBook 17 S1702QA-AU965W (S1702QA-AU065W) is a thin and light notebook PC in large format with a powerful processor and designed for daily multimedia-oriented general use.

It incorporates an AMD Octo Core APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne processor which delivers overall power capable of appealing to demanding users, especially when coupled with a good amount of 16GB of RAM.

This core will be of particular interest to creators because it provides faster processing than a Quad/Hexa Core and 8 GB DDR4, where the difference is very noticeable during work that uses CPU and RAM resources by using multicores. This is the case, for example, with photo editing or video editing.

On the other hand, there is no dedicated on-board graphics card here. Thanks to the Radeon Vega 8 solution integrated into the Ryzen 7 Octo Core, you can view photos and videos, but also play light titles. However, gamers and those who need a lot of graphics power will go their separate ways.

In any case, the storage will be unanimous both in terms of capacity and in terms of services. Because it is entrusted to a 1 TB hard drive that can hold more software and files, including a personal creation.
As a bonus, an SSD is quieter, while being more energy efficient than a hard drive, more resistant to shocks and much faster.

In practice, the SSD guarantees much better responsiveness and fluidity of use than a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, we achieve, for example, much faster processing, start/stop and launch of applications or even a faster arrival on the cards in online games.

In terms of autonomy, count on around 6 hours of battery life with light use for this mobile computer that is as easy to transport as an Ultrabook due to its contained weight and finesse. However, a 17 inch is by nature not the most easily transportable due to its large format. However, the latter offers the advantage that it is comfortable for mainly sedentary use (e.g. at home).

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