Combining the comfort of a 17-inch format and the elegance of an ultrabook, the Asus VivoBook S712JA-BX171T has something to seduce. Inside its 2.3 kg silver case, no less than 512 GB of SSD storage supports a 10th generation Core i3 Dual Core Turbo processor as well as 8 GB of RAM. Its configuration thus reconciles all fans of office automation and its large 17-inch matte screen with thin edges allows you to work in good conditions even if its definition is basic is that it is based on a TN panel.
Specifications of the Asus VivoBook S712JA-BX171T
|Screen (s)||17.3 “HD LED NanoEdge thin edges (1600×900, anti-glare / matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-1005G1 Ice Lake (1.2 GHz, 2 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (4 GB soldered 4 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD Graphics G1|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD|
|Connectivity||2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.1 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.1|
|Audio system||2 SonicMaster speakers (2W)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||4 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 S712JA-BX171T
Asus installs its Asus S712JA-BX171T in a compacted chassis, looking big 15 inches. On the front of the stage, its compact 406 x 253 mm format and its thinness of 21 mm which guide it towards a little mobility. Then, the aesthetic opts for an elegant sober and smooth silver over the entire shell, except around the keyboard with an embossed effect, and drawn edges. The assembly is correct even if the plastic predominates and the clean silhouette of the PC is welcome. Note that the keyboard is backlit , a plus for working in a dark environment.
Around the screen, Asus has sought to slightly refine the borders but without being borderless, which does not detract from the charm of the ultrabook. We discover a screen with basic specifications: a standard definition (1600 x 900 px) and the support of a TN panel leading to narrow viewing angles. Good point, however, the anti-reflective treatment will prevent glare situations in a bright environment.
Well distributed, the connections bring together most of the interfaces currently expected at this level of the range. There is an HDMI output, a microSD card reader and three USB Type-A ports, two of which are still limited by the 2.0 standard. A USB Type-C port is also part of the game as well as the AC Wifi and Bluetooth 4.1 modules. No fingerprint reader provided on the other hand, but a numeric keypad that makes up the keyboard, a plus for those who regularly enter numbers.
Performance, battery life of the Asus VivoBook S712JA-BX171T
The VivoBook S712JA-BX171T is powered by a 10th generation Intel Core processor Core i3-1005G1 . This very recent processor has the advantage of taking advantage of a Turbo mode allowing it to seek a little more power if necessary. Be careful, we stay on a Dual Core i3 which is mainly intended for everyday office automation with Web browsing, Office suite, video playback, light touch-ups, etc. It’s hard to imagine performing more demanding tasks on this PC, even if the 8 GB RAM opens the way to multitasking.
Good point, the dedicated SSD storage will also directly support the system fluidity to bring a boost to the PC. Quieter, more robust and more energy efficient than a mechanical disk, it allows Windows to achieve a remarkable level of speed with short load times and a performance without latencies. What’s more, its storage capacity of 512 GB is sufficient in most cases to archive and store a few heavy videos.
The integrated graphics Intel UHD G1 is comparable to an Intel UHD 620 integrated in the processors of previous generations. This one takes care of the graphic tasks related to the current use and can even support some occasional parts as long as these are not too greedy.
Finally, battery life is not really the strong point of our VivoBook S712JA-BX171T even if its design leaves dream of a little mobility. Its small battery does not offer much more than 4 to 5 hours of battery life in Internet browsing with active Wifi.