An elegant silver large format laptop with a controlled weight, the relatively thin Asus VivoBook S17 S712JA-BX372T with 17-inch anti-glare screen performs in everyday use thanks to its Intel Quad Core i5 Ice Lake processor and 8 GB of RAM. This laptop also benefits from a fast SSD storage of 512 GB which reinforces its responsiveness as well as a USB-C connection.
Specifications of the Asus VivoBook S17 S712JA-BX372TT
|Screen (s)||17.3 “WXGA HD LED NanoEdge thin edges (1600×900, anti-glare / matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1035G1 Ice Lake (1.0 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W|
|RAM installed (max)||8 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||6 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-BX372T
Relatively thin and light for a 17-inch, this laptop PC has a sober and elegant look with its clear silver Transparent Silver design with ErgoLift hinge which raises it slightly forward when opened.
It is equipped with a good connection consisting of 1 USB-C, a useful HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or a monitor for example, Bluetooth 4.1 wireless modules and Wi-Fi ac for communicate and connect remotely, 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 is anti-reflective which makes it more readable in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel and less tiring for the eyes in the long run. For the rest, the screen adopts classic specifications with its 16: 9 format lending itself well to video playback and its definition of 1600×900.
Performance, battery life of the Asus VivoBook S17 S712JA-BX372T
The Asus VivoBook S17 S712JA-BX372T is a relatively thin and light large-format notebook PC designed for everyday use.
In this field, including Internet surfing and office automation, it delivers good performance because it has a good amount of 8 GB RAM coupled to a low-power Intel Quad Core i5-1035G1 processor.
This may be sufficient to carry out occasional small jobs using multicore. It also houses the Intel UHD 620, a modest graphics solution for viewing photos and videos.
As for storage, Asus chooses a silent SSD but also more robust than a hard drive, less energy and much faster.
Result thanks to the SSD, we benefit from a much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than with a simple hard drive. This notably results in much faster software launches and starts / stops.
On the capacity side, the SSD offers 512 GB here, which is equivalent to the standard for hard drives. In case you need more space, you can rely on an external storage unit such as a USB 3.0 / USB-C device to take advantage of fast transfers.
As for the battery life of and relatively low weight computer as the thickness for a PC whose large format is not the most easily transportable, expect about 6 hours on battery in light use.
It should be noted that a 17 inch is quite comfortable for mainly sedentary use (eg at home).