The Asus VivoBook S17 S712FA-BX699T is a new 17 inch anti-reflective laptop with an elegant silver design. It benefits from a large capacity hybrid storage with fast SSD which strengthens its responsiveness and benefits from a Quad Core i5 Comet Lake processor and good amount of RAM providing good performance in current use. USB 3.1 Type-C connectors and backlit chiclet keyboard are also on the program for this PC.
Specifications Asus VivoBook S17 S712FA-BX699T
|Screen (s)||17.3 “WXGA LED 60% NTSC 200cd / m² NanoEdge thin edges (1600×900, anti-reflective / 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||128 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2) 1 TB at 5400 rpm|
|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|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes a priori|
|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-BX699T
It has a sober and elegant design with its light silver frame Transparent Silver with ErgoLift hinge which raises it slightly forward when opened.
The connectivity built into this relatively thin and light PC for a 17 inch is good, composed of 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi ac wireless modules to communicate and connect remotely, a Convenient HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor, for example, an audio port but also 3 USB all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 ensuring transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you plug in a USB 3.0 device.
A priori, the chiclet keyboard can be backlit which is practical to better distinguish its keys in case of limited ambient light. However, this remains to be confirmed because the sources contradict each other on this subject. So be careful.
The screen is adorned with an anti-reflective treatment making it less tiring for the eyes over a long period of time than a glossy panel and more readable in a light environment (ex: outdoor). For the rest, it adopts classic specifications with its definition of 1600×900 and its 16: 9 format suitable for playing videos.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus VivoBook S17 S712FA-BX699T
The Asus VivoBook S17 S712FA-BX699T is a rather light large format laptop with a large capacity and designed for everyday use.
It delivers good general performance because it incorporates a low-power Quad Core i5-10210U Comet Lake processor and a good amount of 8 GB RAM.
There is no dedicated graphics card on board, however: this elegant PC is therefore not designed for demanding graphic work such as gaming. It still allows of course to view photos and videos thanks to the Intel UHD 620, graphics solution housed within Comet Lake.
Storage is the strong point of this relatively thin and light computer for a 17 inch which facilitates its transport. Hybrid, it offers both great fluidity thanks to the fast 128 GB SSD provided to house the system as well as the main software, but also a large capacity thanks to the 1000 GB hard drive capable of hosting multiple files as a bonus. and software.
On a daily basis, the SSD guarantees much better responsiveness than a simple hard drive. This implies much faster start / stop times as well as software launches for example.
As for autonomy, bet on about 6 hours of battery operation in light use.