Stylish thin and light silver ultrabook with 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen, the Asus VivoBook S17 S712FA-AU550T benefits from a fast 512 GB SSD storage which enhances its responsiveness. Thanks to its Quad Core i5 Comet Lake processor and its good amount of RAM, this laptop is efficient in everyday use and benefits from a backlit chiclet keyboard and USB 3.1 Type-C connectivity.
Specifications Asus VivoBook S17 S712FA-AU550T
|Screen (s)||17.3 “Full HD LED IPS NanoEdge thin edges 45% NTSC 250cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-glare / matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-10210U Comet Lake (1.6 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB DDR4 2400 MHz|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2) 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, SD / SDHC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (1×1), Bluetooth 4.1|
|Audio system||2 SonicMaster speakers (2W)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||6 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 47Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.3 Kg / 406.9 x 253.75 x 21.4|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus VivoBook S17 S712FA-AU550T
It has a sober and elegant look with its clear silver Transparent Silver frame with ErgoLift hinge which raises it slightly forward when opened.
In terms of connectivity, this Ultrabook is well equipped with its USB 3.1 Type-C, its wireless Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi ac modules to communicate and connect remotely, its useful HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor for example, its audio port but also its 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 USB 2.0 if a USB 3.0 device is plugged into it.
Good point, the chiclet keyboard can be backlit which is very practical to distinguish its keys in case of limited ambient light.
Thanks to its precise Full HD definition and its 16: 9 aspect ratio, the screen lends itself well to displaying High Definition content such as videos. As it adopts IPS technology, its vertical and horizontal viewing angles are important while its colorimetry is average, lower than that of more high-end IPS panels.
Thanks to its anti-reflective coating, the screen is also more readable in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel and more restful for the eyes in prolonged use.
Performance, battery life of Asus VivoBook S17 S712FA-AU550T
The Asus VivoBook S17 S712FA-AU550T is a light and compact large-format laptop designed for everyday use.
It actually delivers good overall performance capable of satisfying many users because it is built around 8 GB of RAM and a low-power Quad Core i5-10210U Comet Lake processor.
However, a non-low-power processor will be preferred to the latter if demanding processor work is to be carried out on a regular basis.
Ditto if we often have to perform heavy graphics processing, we will turn to a PC with an adequate dedicated graphics card.
Because this thin and light laptop does not have a dedicated graphics card. It is therefore not suitable for games in particular. However, thanks to the modest Intel UHD 620 graphics part integrated into the Comet Lake Quad Core i5-10210U, you can watch photos and videos.
As for storage, Asus has chosen an SSD that rivals the standard of hard drives in terms of capacity thanks to its 512 GB while being less energy-consuming, more robust, silent and much faster.
Concretely thanks to the SSD, we benefit from start / stop and launch of applications much faster than with a simple hard drive. More generally, better fluidity and reactivity are obtained.
If more space is needed, a 2.5 inch slot is free to add a second SSD or hard drive. You can also use an external storage unit. Favoring a USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting solution to benefit from fast transfers.
As for the autonomy, bet on approximately 6 hours of operation on battery in light use for this computer whose transport is facilitated by the smoothness and the controlled weight for a 17-inch, particularly comfortable large format for a predominantly sedentary use (ex: at home).