The Asus VivoBook S17 S712DAM-BX581T is a sleek silver 17-inch anti-glare screen laptop PC that takes advantage of fast 512 GB SSD storage for increased responsiveness. This discreet laptop is suitable for everyday use with its 8 GB of RAM as well as its AMD Ryzen 3 Picasso processor and benefits from a USB-C connection.
Specifications of the Asus VivoBook S17 S712DAM-BX581T
|Screen (s)||17.3 “WXGA LED 60% NTSC 200cd / m² NanoEdge thin edges (1600×900, anti-glare / matt)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 3 3250U Picasso (2.6 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB DDR4 2400 MHz|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 3 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0) 1 free 2.5 inch slot|
|Connectivity||2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4, microSD / SDHC / SDXC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (1×1), Bluetooth 4.1|
|Audio system||2 SonicMaster speakers (2W)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 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 VivoBook S17 S712DAM-BX581T
It has a sober and elegant look but also original with its transparent silver design with ErgoLift hinge which slightly elevates the PC forward when opened.
The connectivity integrated into this relatively thin laptop PC is good, consisting of 1 USB-C, Bluetooth 4.1 wireless modules and Wi-Fi ac to communicate and connect remotely, a practical HDMI video output for easy connection this computer has a TV or monitor for example, an audio port but also 3 USBs all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers taking place up to 10 times faster than ‘in USB 2.0 if you plug a USB 3.0 device into it.
Thanks to its anti-reflective coating, the screen is more readable in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel and less tiring for the eyes over a long period. For the rest, it adopts classic specifications for a 17 inch: definition of 1600×900 and 16: 9 format suitable for playing videos.
Performance, battery life of the Asus VivoBook S17 S712DAM-BX581T
The Asus VivoBook S17 S712DAM-BX581T is a large form factor laptop intended for everyday use.
In this area as in Internet surfing and office automation, it delivers good performance because it incorporates an AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 3 3200U low-consumption Picasso processor associated with a good amount of 8 GB RAM which is very appreciable in multitasking.
The Radeon Vega 3 solution housed within the Ryzen 3 allows you to view photos and videos. But this relatively thin laptop PC is not designed for heavy graphics work like gaming. In addition, it shows its limits under software that consumes processor resources, such as Intel Core i3s and less powerful processors.
On the storage side, there is an SSD which has the advantage of being silent but also more robust than a hard drive, less energy consuming and much faster.
Result thanks to the SSD, we benefit from much faster starts / stops as well as application launches.
With its 512 GB, the SSD offers a capacity similar to the standard of hard disks. But if one needs additional space, one can rely on an external storage unit. Opting for a USB 3.0 / USB-C device then represents an interesting solution to obtain fast transfers.
As for the battery life of this relatively thin and light mobile PC for a 17-inch model, large format particularly comfortable within the framework of a mainly sedentary use (ex: at home), bet on approximately 4 hours of operation on battery in light use.