Comfortable laptop with its large format, the Asus VivoBook S17 S712JA-BX337T with 17-inch anti-glare screen benefits from a fast 512 GB SSD storage which enhances its responsiveness. This slim, weight-controlled laptop PC has a USB-C connection and is perfectly suited for everyday use with its Core i3 Turbo Intel Ice Lake processor and its good amount of 8 GB RAM.
Specifications of the Asus VivoBook S17 S712JA-BX337T
|Screen (s)||17.3 “WXGA HD LED NanoEdge thin edges 60% NTSC 200cd / m² (1600×900, anti-glare / matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-1005G1 Ice Lake (1.2 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (4 GB soldered 4 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz, 1 slot (occupied)|
|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 speakers (2W) SonicMaster, ICEPower|
|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 S712JA-BX337T
It sports an understated and elegant appearance with its ErgoLift hinged Transparent Silver design which has the effect of raising it slightly forward when opened.
The connectivity integrated into this laptop is good, consisting of 1 USB-C, wireless Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.1 modules for remote connections and communications, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this PC to TV or monitor for example, from an audio port but also from 3 USBs all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if a USB 3.0 device is plugged into it.
The screen adopts a 16: 9 format suitable for video playback as well as a definition of 1600×900, classic characteristics for a 17 inch. However, it stands out for its anti-reflective treatment, which makes it more readable in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel and less tiring for the eyes in prolonged use.
Performance, battery life of the Asus VivoBook S17 S712JA-BX337T
The Asus VivoBook S17 S712JA-BX337T is a relatively thin and light large-format notebook PC intended for everyday use.
It benefits from SSD storage which clearly reinforces the responsiveness and fluidity of this computer on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive.
Result thanks to the SSD, we benefit from much faster starts / stops for example just like the launches of applications.
It must be said that an SSD is much faster than a hard drive but also more robust, less energy-consuming and silent.
In terms of capacity, the integrated SSD here offers 512 GB, which corresponds to the standard of hard drives.
What if we need more space? At this point, we can add a second SSD or a hard drive via the free 2.5 inch slot. Or use an external storage device like a USB-C / USB 3.0 device for fast transfers.
In any case, the SSD supports the heart of this computer well in use. It consists of a Core i3-1005G1 Turbo low consumption Ice Lake processor and a good amount of 8 GB RAM which is very useful in multitasking.
This core delivers good performance in everyday use, such as Internet surfing and office automation.
But it shows its limits under software that is greedy in processor resources, like any PC based on an AMD Ryzen 3 processor (and less powerful processor of course).
Within the Core i3 Ice Lake, we find the Intel UHD 620, a modest graphic part but thanks to which you can watch photos and videos.
On the other hand, this laptop PC is not designed for heavy graphics work such as games because it does not embed a dedicated graphics card.
As for the battery life, bet on approximately 6 hours of operation on battery in light use for this computer whose transport is facilitated for a 17 inches thanks to its smoothness and its controlled weight. That said, this PC is not the most easily transportable because of its large format which is however particularly comfortable in the context of mainly sedentary use (eg at home).