Our review of the Asus VivoBook S17 S712JA-BX742W
Slim full-size laptop silver, theAsus VivoBook S17 S712JA-BX742W relatively thin and light with a 17-inch anti-glare display, running Windows 11 with an Intel Quad Core i5 Ice Lake processor and 8 GB of RAM to provide good everyday performance. Equipped with fast 512GB SSD storage that enhances its responsiveness, this laptop is also equipped with USB-C connectivity.
Features of Asus VivoBook S17 S712JA-BX742W
|screen(s)||17.3″ WXGA++ HD LED NanoEdge thin edges (1600×900, anti-glare/matt)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1035G1 Ice Lake (1.0 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (soldered) DDR4 2400 MHz, 1 slot (free)|
|Graphics card||Intel UHD 620 integrated in the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2, 2280) + 1 free 2.5 inch slot|
|plug||2 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4, microSD/SDHC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1|
|Sound system||2 speakers (2W) SonicMaster, ICEPower|
|Operating system||Windows 11|
|Advertised autonomy / battery||6 hours / Li-Ion 2 cells 32Wh|
|Weight/dimensions (mm)||2.3 kg / 406.9 x 253.75 x 21.4|
Asus VivoBook S17 S712JA-BX742W against the competition
Asus VivoBook S17 S712JA-BX742W is currently in promotion in the house of Darty and Fnac. It is placed in the good average of its category, where it is one of the only ones that runs under Windows 11.
Chassis, connector, screen on the Asus VivoBook S17 S712JA-BX742W
Equipped with an ErgoLift hinge that raises it slightly forward when opened, this versatile laptop has a sober and elegant look with its relatively thin, weight-controlled Transparent Silver light silver design.
This laptop is equipped with good connectivity options consisting of 1 USB-C, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example, Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi ac wireless modules. to communicate and connect externally, an audio port but also 3 USBs, all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if a USB 3.0 device is connected to it .
Thanks to its anti-reflective treatment, the screen provides better visibility than a blank panel in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors), while being less tiring on the eyes over a longer period of time. For the rest, it uses classic specifications at this price level for a 17 inch, namely a 16:9 format that is well suited for video playback combined with a definition of 1600×900 lower than Full HD.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus VivoBook S17 S712JA-BX742W
The Asus VivoBook S17 S712JA-BX742W is a relatively thin and light full-size laptop intended for everyday use.
In this area such as in office automation and web surfing as well as under software that utilizes multicore, it delivers a good overall performance that is able to suit many users.
It must be said that it is based on a low-power Intel Quad Core i5-1035G1 processor associated with 8 GB of RAM.
In addition, thanks to the Intel UHD 620 graphics module directly integrated into the Quad Core i5, you can view photos and videos. On the other hand, since there is no dedicated graphics card on board, players will go their own way.
In any case, the storage is up to the task, entrusted to an SSD, which supports the heart very well on a daily basis by ensuring much better fluidity and responsiveness than a hard drive.
In this regard, remember that compared to the latter, an SSD is silent, while being less energy-intensive, more robust and much faster.
Thanks to the SSD, we benefit in practice from starting/stopping, processing and starting software much faster than with a simple hard disk.
Here we find an SSD whose capacity of 512 GB corresponds to what hard drives offer as standard. However, it is possible to add an additional SSD or a hard drive via the available 2.5 inch slot. Or relying on an external storage device. Choosing a USB-C / USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting solution to achieve fast transfers.
Regarding the autonomy of this computer with the weight contained for a 17 inch and in any case relatively thin, expect about 6 hours of battery with light use. A large format PC is by its nature not the most portable, but offers the advantage of being comfortable for mainly sedentary use (eg at home).