With a compact, angular and elegant design, the Asus VivoBook S512FA-EJ594T is attractive at first glance, especially as Asus has a borderless Full HD screen that will delight moviegoers and fans. a state-of-the-art office base that is quite capable of supporting productive use. The system is responsive thanks to good RAM and 512GB SSD storage and the backlit keyboard will be a great help for working in the dark. By cons, it will not expect anything from the small battery and we have already seen ultrabook 15 inches finer.
Specification of the Asus VivoBook S512FA-EJ594T
|Slab||15.6 “Full HD NTSC 45% 200 nits (1920×1080, anti-glare / matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-8265U Whiskey Lake (1.6GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (4 GB soldered 4 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz (20 GB), 1 slot (busy)|
|Storage space||512 GB M.2 SSD (SATA 3.0)|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 8 integrated into the processor|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2W) SonicMaster|
|webcam||Yes, with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (1×1)|
|Card reader||microSD / 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-ion 2 cells 37Whr|
|Autonomy announced||4 hours|
|Dimensions (mm)||357 x 230 x 19.5|
|Weight||1.6 Kg (with battery)|
|Other||Backlit chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad, multi-touch touchpad|
Chassis, connectivity, screen of the Asus VivoBook S512FA-EJ594T
With its refined design and narrow screen edges “NanoEdge”, the Asus Vivobook S512FA-EJ594T does not lack charm. Its small weight of 1.6 kg and its compact size (357 x 230 mm) make it the perfect little companion for studious outings. Its silver metallic finish is embellished with no particular finish for a purest appearance, a mark of elegance and sobriety. Note that Asus strengthens the back of the aluminum cover for more robustness and a numeric keypad is slid on the right side, a detail that is not one for those who regularly enter numbers. Also welcome to make typing easier in a dark environment, the backlightwhite of the keyboard is adjustable on three levels of intensities, a more significant.
The screen also plays a key role in the aesthetics of the ultrabook and its refined NanoEdge contours will not only increase the feeling of immersion but also allow to slide a slab of 15 inches in a 14-inch chassis. It has a full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 px) that provides a healthy display density to modulate the display or view in the best conditions High Definition content. In addition, the antireflection treatment facilitates the viewing in strong ambient light and the viewing angles are stabilized despite the use of TN. Note that the screen is placed on ErgoLift hinges which will raise the keyboard base when opening the lid, a plus for comfort.
Well distributed, connectivity brings together most of the interfaces currently expected at this level of range. There is an HDMI output, a microSD card reader and three Type-A USB ports, two of which are still limited by the 2.0 standard. A USB Type-C is also part of it as well as Wifi modules AC and Bluetooth 4.1. No fingerprint reader on the menu, however.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus VivoBook S512FA-EJ594T
This ultrabook is also characterized through a powerful heart. The latest-generation Quad Core i5-8265U processor will significantly improveperformance (about 10 percent) over the Kaby Lake Refresh generation (i5-8250U). Common usage is therefore supported as a whole (web browsing, Office processing, video) and greener applications drawing on the multicore architecture (video editing, Photoshop pushed …) will have a few resources. In addition, the 8 GB RAM is present in satisfactory quantity to ensure a fluid multitasking environment.
Opposite, the storage is far from indifferent since it is entrusted to a dedicated SSD of 512 GB . This type of storage is quieter, more robust, and more energy efficient than a mechanical drive, and allows Windows to achieve outstanding fluidity with short load times and latency-free operation. To avoid spoiling, its storage capacity is generous for a SSD and may contain a large portion of your toy library without necessarily resorting to an external solution.
The lack of dedicated graphics card is not a fatality in this configuration. Indeed, the Asus VivoBook S512FA-EJ594T can count on the chip Intel UHD 620integrated into the processor to handle graphics and game processing, proportionally kept of course. Its performance is estimated at a GeForce MX110, enough to allow some players to launch low-demanding titles in Full HD Low / Medium. 3D work is not in its strings, however, with the first factor limiting the processor.
To end with a point that can be angry: autonomy does not follow at all the nomadic direction borrowed by this Asus VivoBook S512FA-EJ594T with barely 4 to 5 hours Internet browsing with WiFi active. It is below the average of its category.