The comfort of a large 17-inch screen in a sleek and rather compact design is what the Asus VivoBook F712DA-BX572T offers. This PC has everything of a productive tool for everyday office automation with its Ryzen 5 Quad Core coupled with a large amount of RAM (16 GB) and a fast SSD storage of 512 GB. The connection is correct and its weight well optimized allows you to transport it from time to time and in good conditions. Be aware that you shouldn\’t expect much from its battery life and that the screen is limited by a standard definition (1600 x 900 px / TN).
Specifications of the Asus VivoBook F712DA-BX572T
|Screen (s)||17.3 “HD LED thin edges (1600×900, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 3500U Picasso (2.1 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed||16 GB (8 GB soldered 8 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz, 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon RX Vega 8|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|Connection||2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI, SD / SDHC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.1|
|Audio system||2 SonicMaster speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-ion 2 cells 32Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.3 Kg / 406.9 x 253.75 x 21.4|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus F712DA-BX572T
Asus installs its Asus VivoBook F712DA-BX572T in a compacted chassis, looking big 15 inches. On the front of the stage, its compact 406 x 253 mm format and its beautiful 21 mm thinness which guides it towards a little mobility. Then, the aesthetic opts for an elegant sober and smooth silver on the entire shell, except around the keyboard with an embossed effect, and drawn edges. The assembly is correct even if the plastic predominates and the clean silhouette of the PC is welcome.
Around the screen, Asus has sought to slightly refine the borders but without being borderless, which does not detract from the charm of the ultrabook. We discover a screen with basic specifications: a standard definition (1600 x 900 px) and the support of a TN panel leading to narrow viewing angles. Good point however, the anti-reflective treatment will prevent glare situations in a bright environment.
Well distributed, the connectors bring together most of the interfaces currently expected at this level of the range. There is an HDMI output, a microSD card reader and three USB Type-A ports, two of which are still limited by the 2.0 standard. A USB Type-C is also part of the game as well as the AC Wifi and Bluetooth 4.1 modules. No fingerprint reader is planned, however.
Performance, battery life of the Asus VivoBook F712DA-BX572T
Let’s continue with the very heart of the VivoBook symbolized by the low-power AMD Quad Core Ryzen 5 3500U processor . It approaches the level of an Intel Core i5 Quad Core (i5-8265U / i5-10210U). In fact, everyday usage is perfectly supported and you can even tackle photo editing, video editing, and light computing missions without too much shaking.
Especially since the APU is supported by 16 GB of RAM , a total higher than the standard which allows to navigate with great fluidity in multitasking.
The graphics part is managed by the AMD Radeon Vega 8 chipset integrated into the processor, that is to say that it holds the upper hand to the Intel UHD 620 chip of the Intel Comet Lake GPUs (10th Gen). While the latter is similar to a GeForce MX110 in terms of performance, the Vega 8 will approach a GeForce MX130 and allow a bit of game in definition and medium details (1600 x 900 px).
Another more fundamental element, the storage is entrusted to a 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD . This significantly improves the overall responsiveness of the system on a daily basis. Based on a PCIe interface faster than SATA3, the SSD ensures shorter load times, almost instantaneous Windows launch and very fast file copies. What’s more, its capacity is quite honest and can accommodate a good part of your game library.
Finally, battery life is not the strong point of our VivoBook F712DA-BX572T even if its design leaves us dreaming of a little mobility. Its small battery does not offer much more than 4 to 5 hours of battery life in Internet browsing with active Wifi.