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Asus VivoBook S17 S712EA-BX509W Specs and Details

Stylish silver design relatively thin and light for the Asus VivoBook S17 S712EA-BX509W which is a versatile laptop equipped with a fast SSD storage of 512 GB that enhances its responsiveness in the form of an Intel Optane H10 module. Featuring a 17-inch anti-glare display, this versatile, large-format laptop with a backlit chiclet keyboard and USB-C connectivity is suitable for everyday use with 8GB of RAM and Intel G4 graphics Core i3 Tiger Lake processor capable of running lightweight gaming.

Asus VivoBook S17 S712EA-BX509W Specs and Details

Asus VivoBook S17 S712EA-BX509W Features

Screen(s) 17.3″ WXGA HD 60% NTSC 200cd/m² (1600×900, anti-reflective/matte)
Processor Intel Core i3-1115G4 Tiger Lake (3.0 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)
Installed RAM (max) 8 GB (soldered) DDR4 3200 MHz
Video card Intel UHD G4 integrated into the processor
Storage Intel Optane H10: 512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0) 32GB Optane
Connection 1 USB 3.0 2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4, microSD
Network Wi-Fi ac (Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1
Backlit keyboard
Keypad Yes
Windows Hello
Audio system 2 speakers (2W) SonicMaster ICEpower
Operating system Windows 10 64-bit
Announced battery life / Battery 4 hours / Li-Ion 2 cells 32Whr
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 2.3 Kg / 406 x 256 x 21.4

Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus VivoBook S17 S712EA-BX509W

With its relatively thin and lightweight Clear Silver Transparent Silver design, this versatile laptop sports a sleek and unobtrusive look.

It is equipped with a good connectivity composed of 1 USB-C, a convenient HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.1 modules for wireless remote connections and communications, an audio port or 3 USB all compatible USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guarantees transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you plug in a USB 3.0 device.

Asus VivoBook S17 S712EA-BX509W Specs and Details

With its anti-reflective treatment, the screen is less tiring for the eyes over a long period of time than a shiny slab and more readable in bright environments (eg outside). For the rest, it adopts classic specifications with its definition of 1600×900 and its 16/9th format lending itself well to video playback.

Performance, battery life of the Asus VivoBook S17 S712EA-BX509W

The Asus VivoBook S17 S712EA-BX509W is a relatively thin and lightweight large format laptop intended for everyday versatile use.

The overall performance it provides in everyday use, such as office automation and Internet surfing, is good because it integrates 8 GB of RAM very useful in multitasking associated with a Core i3-1115G4 Processor Intel low power Tiger Lake.

However, the latter shows its limits under CPU-intensive applications, such as amd Ryzen 3 and less powerful processors of course.

The Core i3-1115G4, however, has the advantage of housing within it the Intel UHD G4, a graphics solution that performs better than the Intel UHD 620. Concretely thanks to the Intel G4, you can watch photos and videos but also play light titles.

SSD storage clearly enhances its fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive. Because it is much faster but also less energy-consuming, more robust and silent.

In practice, the SSD guarantees in particular starts/stops and launches of software much faster than a hard disk, or a faster arrival on the cards of online games.

With its 512 GB, the SSD offers a capacity corresponding to what hard drives offer as standard. However, in the event that more space is needed, you can rely on an external storage unit. Opting for a USB 3.0/USB-C device is then an interesting solution to benefit from fast transfers.

In fact here we are dealing with an Intel Optane H10 solution combining a 512 GB SSD part with a 32 GB Optane module. This one offers a contribution close to an SSD, except for the fact that it can not be used to store files or install software.

Asus VivoBook S17 S712EA-BX509W Specs and Details

If Optane represents an undeniable asset when combined with a hard drive, its presence is not significant associated with an SSD.

And in terms of autonomy? Count on about 4 hours on battery in light use for this relatively thin and light computer for a 17-inch model. This large format, which is however not the most easily transportable, has the advantage of being particularly comfortable in the context of a mostly sedentary use (eg at home).

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