As a preamble to this test
Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.Some computers have power, others have more basic features.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
P17 P1701FA-AU678R Argent – the right choice for surfing the internet?
Your needs are almost exclusively internet browsing and some word processing documents, but you don’t want any quality defects in this laptop.To be able to perform regular tasks that will not deteriorate over time.
It is in this spirit that Asus has developed this P17 P1701FA-AU678R Argent -.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. Material that seem to be well-designed.
The screen is quite large, with 17 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. The manufacturer has chosen to equip this model with a processor Core i7-10510U. Asus basic idea that you’re not going to put too much strain on that laptop. Contrary to a video editing style use that requires computing power, this model is correct for surfing the internet; a use that does not require too much computing power. The 8 Gb of RAM available on this P17 P1701FA-AU678R Argent – is correct, equivalent to other products in the same price range. If needed you can add more, thanks to the extra slots inside.
The 500 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. In any case, it should be enough for a use like surfing the web. Considering the offers currently available in terms of public cloud, and your internet usage, it is highly likely that you will never completely fill the disk space of this laptop.
Last point about the autonomy. the P17 P1701FA-AU678R Argent – can work 4 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. This is lower than what you can find in its competitors for the same price range. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the P17 P1701FA-AU678R Argent – is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
P17 P1701FA-AU678R Argent – the right choice for watching movies ?
This P17 P1701FA-AU678R Argent – is an interesting option for anyone who uses laptops to view movies, photos, or listen to music. The model has sufficient basic equipment for this purpose.
In order to see if it will meet your needs, we have tested it for audio and video use.
For this model, Asus thought big. Large by size, with 17 inches and a high resolution of 1920×1080. Multimedia oriented, you will enjoy watching your films. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 2.3 kg.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
On the sound side, it P17 P1701FA-AU678R Argent – has good components: board and integrated speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
The P17 P1701FA-AU678R Argent – has a processor Core i7-10510U, a little more powerful than average, compared to those dedicated to office automation. A mid-range element with the latest components (chipsets) ensuring better compatibility with your peripherals. You won’t have to worry about launching your audio and video applications.
You will do what you want for the applications, as it is not Asus installed by default. There’s only the operating system. As a standard, you have some Windows 10 Pro on which it will be possible to add all the software you need. Clearly, to watch movies, nothing more.
Equipped with the Intel UHD Graphics 620 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 4 ports. That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
It P17 P1701FA-AU678R Argent – is one of the worst endowed laptops on the market. Indeed, with 4 hours of autonomy, it is one of the worst specifications. A management of the time available to take into account when you are on the move watching a movie. In other words, do not rely too much on performance and prefer to use this device always connected to electricity.
P17 P1701FA-AU678R Argent – the right choice for travelling connected ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes P17 P1701FA-AU678R Argent – to be easily carried around. This seems to be the issue that the Asus didn’t really take into account in the design of this P17 P1701FA-AU678R Argent -. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
With its 2.3 Kg, it P17 P1701FA-AU678R Argent – is one of the heaviest in its class. It’s complicated when you have to transport it. If you use it on your lap, you will find that it is cumbersome. The weight is mainly related to the size of the screen. Its weight is a disadvantage, but the17 inches screen will make it an advantage when writing e-mails or doing word processing.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. The screen shows an interesting result.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
With its processor Core i7-10510U, this laptop has a power consumption in the average of the others.
However, please note that the autonomy indicated by Asus must be reduced. It is unlikely that you will reach manufacturer’s figures; rather, consider 70-80% at best.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 4 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 500 Gb SSD hard drive. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
When away on business, your laptop will mostly stay at the hotel. Its size does not invite you to carry it everywhere you go. Indeed, because of its size, 17 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
The connector part is very interesting, with 4 inputs available. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this P17 P1701FA-AU678R Argent – for travel use.
The P17 P1701FA-AU678R Argent – for audio or video editing ?
The publishing or the musical creation are not the uses that the engineers of Asus have thought of for this P17 P1701FA-AU678R Argent -. The weak point of this model is its processor, and its amount of memory. However, this does not prevent you from editing as long as you are patient and no other applications are launched. Note that this model is not of the latest generation. So use this laptop for simple tasks, otherwise you’ll reach the limits and very often you’ll have frozen screens .
Possibly for occasional use, the processor Core i7-10510U will allow you to perform certain tasks, if they are initiated individually. With its 8 Gb of RAM, it has enough memory for image processing. As standard, you will have the applications to make your video editing or your photo or music modifications. If on the other hand you start on pro applications, it will be necessary to add more memory.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, Asus made the choice to put only one SSD. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. Here with 500 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
The autonomy of this P17 P1701FA-AU678R Argent – is of 4 hours in normal use; Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. With most competitors on the market, this figure is better.
On the connection side, the P17 P1701FA-AU678R Argent -i s equipped with USB 3 technology. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
This is a good product to start doing audio-visual editing. Clearly, it’s not P17 P1701FA-AU678R Argent – designed for audio-visual editing. However, it will be perfect for web browsing and word processing.
P17 P1701FA-AU678R Argent – the right choice to play online?
Laptops, thanks to the rise in performance of processors and graphics cards, allow some people to gamble. The tests we ran showed that the choices of Asus in terms of components – the chip, the processor generation, or the quality of cooling – make this an average laptop for gaming. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
With its graphics Intel UHD Graphics 620 card and processor Core i7-10510U, Asus has indeed chosen an interesting option. Thanks to the technical elements installed on this laptop, the card Intel UHD Graphics 620 and the processor Core i7-10510U are raised to a very good level.
For the vast majority of users, this brings a result perfectly adapted to most of the games of the moment.
With an average score on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) ranking, this laptop allows you to try some games. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
With its 500 Gb of space, this P17 P1701FA-AU678R Argent – is on a level playing field with its competitors. Not necessary for everyone who plays online, but convenient for those who prefer to play locally.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
One of the heaviest laptops of the moment, partly due to its 17 inches size.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 4 hours available.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. You can also use it for word processing if you need it.
P17 P1701FA-AU678R Argent – for office automation ?
Whatever the type of operating system, it is possible today to have an office use on all laptops. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. This P17 P1701FA-AU678R Argent – is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. In this case, it is Windows 10 Pro.
This laptop is mainly for office use and will require some work on your side of things. No applications pre-installed, one would expect more from. Asus in this product line. It P17 P1701FA-AU678R Argent – is not designed to be transported, but it will do the job in the case of an exclusively fixed use, and little displacement. Note that with its 2.3 Kg it is one of the heaviest.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
Our tests have verified that the matt treated screen limits the effects of light. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
As far as storage goes, this computer’s in the average. Equipped with a hard drive of 500 Gb, it will give you the possibility to store all your documents locally.
Clearly, this is an excellent one in this price range. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.
Finally, the P17 P1701FA-AU678R Argent -….
The conclusion of the test P17 P1701FA-AU678R Argent – is that almost all its specifications are below the others. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– office tasks