A slim large-format laptop with an elegant silver design, the Asus VivoBook S17 S712JA-BX431T with a 17-inch anti-glare screen is suitable for everyday use with its 8 GB of RAM and its Intel Core i3 Ice Lake processor. In addition, this weight-controlled laptop PC benefits from enhanced responsiveness thanks to its fast 512 GB SSD storage as well as USB-C connectivity.
Specifications of the Asus VivoBook S17 S712JA-BX431T
|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-BX431T
With its Transparent Silver design in fine light silver with ErgoLift hinge which raises it slightly forward when opened, this laptop PC has an elegant and discreet look.
It is equipped with good connectivity with its USB-C, its wireless Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.1 modules for remote connections and communications, its practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor via example, its audio port or its 3 USBs all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if a USB 3.0 device is connected to it .
Thanks to its anti-reflective coating, the screen is less tiring for the eyes in prolonged use than a shiny panel but also more readable in bright environments (eg outdoors). For the rest, it adopts classic specifications with its definition of 1600×900 and its 16: 9 format lending itself well to video playback.
Performance, battery life of the Asus VivoBook S17 S712JA-BX431T
The Asus VivoBook S17 S712JA-BX431T is a relatively thin and light full-size laptop designed for everyday use.
In this area, as in office automation and surfing the Internet, it delivers good performance because it is based on 8 GB of RAM coupled with a low-power Intel Core i3-10005G1 Ice Lake processor.
The latter houses the Intel UHD 620, a modest graphics solution that is not designed for heavy graphics work such as games but of course still allows you to watch photos and videos.
Keep in mind in any case that the Core i3 reveals its limits under applications requiring processor resources, like the AMD Ryzen 3 and less powerful processors of course.
In any case, the storage will seduce more than one because it is entrusted to an SSD which clearly reinforces the fluidity and responsiveness in use compared to a simple hard drive.
It must be said that an SSD is much faster than a hard drive but also less energy, more robust and silent.
Concretely thanks to the SSD, the starts / stops and launches of software are much faster.
With its 512 GB, the onboard SSD offers a capacity similar to that offered by standard hard drives. However, if you need more space, you can add a second SSD or a hard drive via the free 2.5-inch slot. It is also possible to use an external storage unit. Opting for a USB-C / USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting solution to obtain fast transfers.
As for the battery life of this thin computer with a controlled weight for a 17-inch, large format not the most easily transportable but comfortable for mainly sedentary use (eg at home), expect about 6 hours of battery operation in use slight.