[Specs and Info] ASUS Vivobook 17X (K1703 / S1703) – One display away from greatness

Another day, another Vivobook, however, while usually the brand offers smaller 14 and 15-inch notebooks, the 17X is a big boy with a 17.3-inch display and capable hardware under the hood. Moreover, it’s not locked to either AMD or Intel, coming with processors from both manufacturers. Does the Vivobook 17X have enough to compete in the segment?

Today we’re giving you a quick overview of the ASUS Vivobook 17X (K1703 / S1703).

ASUS Vivobook 17X (K1703 / S1703): Full Specs


Design

The laptop is crafted from metal and has a navy blue or grey finish. It has sharp edges and rounded corners, along with a diamond cut on the sides, which is found on the more expensive Zenbooks. The chevron patterns that appear on the Pro models aren’t visible here, instead replaced by a simple Vivobook inscription. In terms of weight and height, the laptop weighs only 2.10 kg and has a profile of 19.8 mm.


Display

There is only one display option, with a FHD IPS panel. It has a max brightness of 250 nits, but sadly it doesn’t provide sufficient color coverage to be ready for professional work. Otherwise, it would have worked well with the larger size and capable hardware.


Specifications and features

The laptop is powered by a total of four H-series processors, two from Intel’s 12th Gen Alder Lake series, and two from AMD’s Ryzen 5000H-series. We also have one P-series chip, the Core i3-1220P, which still has 10 cores and 12 threads, so we could expect decent performance out of it.

So far, Alder Lake processors have been fantastic, so if we had to pick between the models, the Intel variant will be our choice. In terms of graphics, there are only integrated options, with either the Iris Xe Graphics or the Radeon RX Vega.

The I/O consists of three USB Type-A ports, one Type-C port, an HDMI 1.4 connector, and a 3.5 mm audio jack.

The cooling consists of only 2 heat pipes and one fan, which doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence in us. This is why we don’t like to see the H-series inside laptops that can’t contain them. The higher-end Alder Lake P-series is close when it comes to performance, especially if you factor in any thermal throttling that might happen to the 45W TDP CPUs.


All ASUS Vivobook 17X (K1703 / S1703) configurations:

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