Our opinion on the Asus R702UA-BX1078T
Responsive thanks to its fast 512 GB SSD storage, theAsus R702UA-BX1078T is an inexpensive laptop with a sleek silver design that relies on a good amount of 8 GB RAM as well as an Intel Core i3 Kaby Lake processor which is suitable for everyday use. Equipped with a 17-inch anti-glare screen, this large-format laptop benefits from a USB-C connection.
Best known price: 449 €
Specifications of the Asus R702UA-BX1078T
|Screen (s)||17.3’’ WXGA++ LED 200nits (1600×900, antireflet)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-7100U Kaby Lake (2.4 GHz, 2 cœurs, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 Go DDR4 2400 MHz (16 Go), 2 slots|
|Graphic card||Intel HD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||SSD de 512 Go|
|Connectivity||2 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4, SD/MMC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1 + Ethernet Gigabit||Backlit Keyboard||–|
|Audio system||2 SonicMaster speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bits|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||6 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 42Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.1 Kg / 411 x 270.5 x 22.65|
The Asus R702UA-BX1078T against the competition
The Asus R702UA-BX1078T is currently offered by ElectroDépôt and is positioned as one of the cheapest in its category where it is one of the few to benefit from such a high capacity SSD.
If this laptop does not completely meet your needs, we invite you to consult our guide to cheap laptops, you will find other similar laptops that can be good alternatives to the Asus R702UA-BX1048T.
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus R702UA-BX1078T
Rechargeable to 60% in 49 minutes, this laptop PC equipped with IceCool technology that keeps palm rest temperatures at a reasonable level has a sober and elegant look with its silver design.
This laptop has good connectivity that does not have to be ashamed of that of many more expensive models. It includes 1 USB-C, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.1 modules for wireless remote connections and communications, Ethernet and audio ports, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this PC to a TV for example as well as 3 USBs all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if a USB 3.0 device is plugged in.
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 is distinguished by its anti-reflective treatment making it more readable in bright environments (eg outdoors) and less tiring for the eyes over a long period.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus R702UA-BX1078T
The Asus R702UA-BX1078T is a large format laptop designed for everyday use.
It benefits from SSD storage which significantly enhances fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive. Because an SSD is much faster than the latter but also more resistant to shocks, more energy efficient and silent.
Concretely thanks to the SSD, starts / stops are much faster for example than with a simple hard disk as the launching of applications.
Here we find a 512 GB SSD, a capacity in phase with what hard disks offer as standard. However, if you need additional space, you can use an external storage unit. Opting for a USB 3.0 / USB-C device then represents an interesting solution to benefit from fast transfers.
The SSD supports the heart of this laptop well in use. It consists of a low-power Kaby Lake Intel Core i3-7100U processor but also a good amount of 8 GB RAM which is very appreciable in multitasking.
Keep in mind, however, that this Core i3-7100U reveals its limits under software requiring processor resources, like other Core i3s and AMD Ryzen 3 (and less powerful processors of course).
Best known price: 449 €
Logically considering the positioning of this elegant silver laptop PC, no dedicated graphics card is on board. This computer is not designed for heavy work such as playing games. On the other hand, it allows you to watch photos and videos thanks to the Intel HD 620, a modest graphics part integrated into the Core i3.
As for the autonomy of this computer which is not the most easily transportable because of its large format but whose weight is significant, expect about 6 hours of battery operation in light use. In any case, remember that a 17 inch is particularly comfortable in the context of predominantly sedentary use (eg at home).