The Asus VivoBook S17 S712FA-AU286T is a new lightweight, responsive and lightweight 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare laptop. Silver, it is based around a Quad Core i5 Whiskey Lake processor, a large capacity 256 GB SSD storage, USB 3.1 Type-C connectivity and a backlit chiclet keyboard.
Asus VivoBook S17 S712FA-AU286T
|Slab||17.3 “Full HD LED IPS 250nits NanoEdge thin edges (1920×1080, anti-glare / matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-8265U Whiskey Lake (1.6GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB DDR4 2400 MHz (20 GB), 1 slot|
|Storage space||SSD M.2 of 256 GB 1 TB 5400 rpm|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2W) SonicMaster|
|webcam||Yes, HD with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (1×1)|
|Card reader||SD / SDHC|
|Video output (s)||HDMI|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-Polymer 2 cells 32Whr|
|Autonomy announced||4 hours|
|Dimensions (mm)||406.9 x 253.75 x 21.4|
|Other||Backlit chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad, multi-touch touchpad|
Chassis, Connectivity, Display of Asus VivoBook S17 S712FA-AU286T
It has an elegant and discreet look with its clear Silver Silver ErgoLift hinged silver design that raises it slightly forward.
This PC benefits from a good connection including 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, wireless modules Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.1 for connections and remote communications, a convenient HDMI video output to connect easily to a TV or a monitor, an audio port and 3 USB all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 ensuring transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if a USB 3.0 device is plugged in.
The chiclet keyboard can be backlit which is very convenient to correctly distinguish its keys when the ambient light is reduced.
The screen lends itself well to the display of High Definition content including videos with its precise Full HD definition and its 16 / 9th format. Thanks to its IPS technology, it offers more accurate colorimetry than average, as well as important vertical and horizontal viewing angles. With its anti-reflective coating, the screen is also more legible than a bright tile in a bright environment.
Performance, autonomy of Asus VivoBook S17 S712FA-AU286T
The Asus VivoBook S17 S712FA-AU286T is a compact and lightweight 17-inch notebook designed for everyday use.
It stands out with its hybrid storage offering on one side a hard drive of 1000 GB for a large capacity and the other a 256 GB SSD for high responsiveness while most is content with 128 GB.
With SSD, startups / shutdowns and software launches are faster than with a hard drive. In general, we benefit from better fluidity.
The SSD thus accompanies very well the heart of this thin and light computer. It consists of 8GB of RAM and a low-consumption Whiskey Lake i5-8265U Quad Core processor. As a result, we obtain good overall performance that is able to satisfy many users.
However, those who wish to regularly perform heavy work in processor resources will benefit from privileging a PC with a non-low-power processor.
Players will go their way too, just like those who need good graphics power because this laptop is missing a dedicated GPU. Nevertheless, it allows of course to look at photos and videos thanks to the (modest) benefits of the Intel UHD 620 solution integrated into the Quad Core i5.
As for battery life, rely on approximately 4 hours of battery operation in light use for this computer whose weight and finesse make it easy to transport for a 17 inch.