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Latest release in the range Asus, we’ve been running tests on VivoBook S712FA-AU552T Argent…Some computers have power, others have more basic features.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
VivoBook S712FA-AU552T Argent the right choice for surfing the internet?
Considering that your use of a computer is simple (surfing the internet, writing e-mails and/or letters, doing calculations on an Excel spreadsheet), it is important to focus on a laptop that is both of high quality and strong enough to last over time.Ensuring proper operation requires quality components and proven technological competence on the part of the manufacturer.
That’s the direction taken by Asus with this VivoBook S712FA-AU552T Argent.A product positioned as mid-range but of good quality. When you get used to it, you can see that the equipment is of good quality.
The screen is quite large, with 17 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. The processor at the heart of this laptop, a Core i7-10510U, is a rational choice. Indeed, the power it delivers is interesting, even if it is not the latest generation of component. A logical decision in relation to the intended use of this computer: surfing the Internet and sufficient computing power. The 8 Gb of RAM available on this VivoBook S712FA-AU552T Argent is correct, equivalent to other products in the same price range. It’s up to you to add more on the additional pitches provided if your needs arise.
Of all the computers available at the moment, this one is the laptop with the largest hard drive. Even if you think 1200 Gb is more than enough, it’s surprising to discover that it’s easy to fill a disc completely with photos, movies or games in a very short time. Here, Asus provides with this VivoBook S712FA-AU552T Argent a laptop that will allow you to watch all your films locally for a long time.
Last point concerning the autonomy of 4 hours: A time of freedom that you will have to take into account and keep the power kit not too far away. This is lower than what you can find in its competitors for the same price range. Not as good as what you can get on competing products, and that’s a pity, because in the end the laptop is pleasant to use.
The VivoBook S712FA-AU552T Argent- the right model for streaming and videos ?
This VivoBook S712FA-AU552T Argent is an interesting option for anyone who uses laptops to view movies, photos, or listen to music. It’s easy to find much better ones, although you won’t find any in this price range.
Through all the available laptops, you will know if, despite an average score, it corresponds to your needs.
For this model, Asus thought big. It is one of the largest, with a screen size of only a few 17 inches, and it has a good resolution of 1920×1080. Because of its wide screen, it is perfectly designed for watching movies. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 2.3 kg.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
For the sound part, the VivoBook S712FA-AU552T Argent is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
The processor installed on this model is a Core i7-10510U sufficient one for audio and video. Although it is in the middle of the range, this processor will be able to evolve according to your future needs, and in the immediate future will allow a good compatibility with all your peripherals. You won’t have to worry about launching your audio and video applications.
You will do what you want for the applications, as it is not Asus installed by default. The operating system and that’s it. This is a Windows 10 on which you can install the software you need. For multimedia, you can possibly take VLC .
With Intel UHD Graphics 620, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Regarding the connectivity part, Asus has made efforts with available 4 ports. Much better than most of the competition. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
Nothing is more unpleasant than a computer that shuts down before the end of the film because of batteries of poor autonomy. With its autonomy of 4 hours, don’t expect to do a movie marathon. Before the end of some movies in long version, you will have to put the power cable back on, otherwise this laptop will turn itself off. In other words, do not rely too much on performance and prefer to use this device always connected to electricity.
VivoBook S712FA-AU552T Argent the right choice for travelling connected ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes VivoBook S712FA-AU552T Argent to be easily carried around. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model Asus. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
It is one of the heaviest laptops in its class, with 2.3 Kg. It’s unpleasant to carry. It’s bulky, and when you’re on the go you’ll only dream of having one of these ultra slim models of the competition. The weight is mainly related to the size of the screen. For 17 inches, on the other hand, it allows you to have a clear display when you want to browse the internet or write e-mails.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. The screen shows an interesting result.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
By equipping this model with a processorCore i7-10510U, the manufacturer is on a par with most of its competitors; it is in the average range and it allows a contained power consumption.
However, please note that the autonomy indicated by Asus must be reduced. It is unlikely that you will reach manufacturer’s figures; rather, consider 70-80% at best.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 4 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
Because use is likely to consist of travel and traveling, this laptop was thin and relatively light with 2 hard drives, one SSD, the other normal, for an overall size of 1200 Gb. The main advantage of this disc mix is that the SSD contains fewer moving parts, and is faster, and that the standard disc allows more recording-erasing phases. The time it takes the laptop to start and leave the sleep mode is ultra-fast. For those who want more space, you will then have the option of a cloud account.
When it comes to traveling, you’ll probably think twice before you take that computer with you. And the only times you’ll have to carry it will be between the bus or train and your hotel room. Indeed, because of its size, 17 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
On the connector side, it VivoBook S712FA-AU552T Argent has 4 ports. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this VivoBook S712FA-AU552T Argent on holiday.
The VivoBook S712FA-AU552T Argent for audio or video editing ?
If your main professional activity is not audio or video editing, but you are looking for a laptop that can meet this need for your hobbies, then this VivoBook S712FA-AU552T Argent is the right choice. Thanks to its processor and its RAM, it accepts multitasking without flinching. This is below what dedicated computers do for professional use, but a good level for those who need it.
In the event of occasional audio-visual use, the processor Core i7-10510U of this laptop is within the market average. With its 8 Gb of RAM, it has enough memory for image processing. This model comes with a pre-installed software suite by default. And in case you want to go further, you will be able to do so provided you add a bit of memory.
For audio and video editing use, it is interesting to have a laptop combining hard drive and SSD; hard drive for large storage capacity, SSD for fast flash memory. It offers a total available storage space of 1 1200 Gb, the best available. It is one of the top of the range for this parameter. The short film scenes you will have created will be stored locally without any problems. In extreme cases, you will still have the option of external storage via usb ports.
With 4 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. This is less than average, so we advise you to keep the power cable close by, otherwise you may lose your work unexpectedly. Maybe the next model will be better off.
For the connector part, the VivoBook S712FA-AU552T Argenthas the USB3 format. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
This is a good product to start doing audio-visual editing. You will also be able to use it every day to browse the internet. In short, an interesting choice in this price range.
The VivoBook S712FA-AU552T Argent for online or local games.
Considering that today’s games involve a lot of fast movements, with thousands of calculations per second and requiring a lot of resources, this laptop can be made for that. Gone are the days of having to play where the computer is fixed; now you can play anywhere. Thanks to this VivoBook S712FA-AU552T Argent, Asus has designed a laptop powerful enough to meet this need.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
The graphics Intel UHD Graphics 620 card and processor Core i7-10510U will be sufficient to fill your screen. Even if the components are not to the level of the best, the processor Core i7-10510U and the board Intel UHD Graphics 620 allow to achieve a very good result in terms of image and colors.
For the vast majority of users, this brings a result perfectly adapted to most of the games of the moment.
With an average score on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) ranking, this laptop allows you to try some games. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
This laptop has one of the largest internal storage spaces. With 1200 Gb of available space, you will be able to store your backups, music and movies.
For online gaming, it VivoBook S712FA-AU552T Argent has high quality Wi-Fi. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
One of the heaviest laptops of the moment, partly due to its 17 inches size.
One of the lowest battery life 4 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
Clearly, a good quality rendering on the graphics, a size of 17 inches, thin and rather light (2.3 Kg), make this VivoBook S712FA-AU552T Argent an excellent one for a video game use. Be aware that in addition, you will benefit from an autonomy of 4 hours. The right tool for maximum performance!
VivoBook S712FA-AU552T Argent for office automation ?
Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. For those of you who are users of specific operating systems, your choice will probably not head towards this model. This VivoBook S712FA-AU552T Argent is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
Customary of this OS, Asus has chosen as usual. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
It’s not VivoBook S712FA-AU552T Argent equipped with all the applications you’ll need. No applications pre-installed, one would expect more from. Asus in this product line. Given its size, it is not advisable to be taken away too often. With a weight of 2.3 Kg, you will limit as often as possible the various movements of this laptop.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
Our tests have verified that the matt treated screen limits the effects of light. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
Regarding the size of the hard disk, it has 1200 Gb.Today it is one of the largest storage capacities available.
In conclusion, the VivoBook S712FA-AU552T Argent is an excellent choice for office use. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.
The VivoBook S712FA-AU552T Argent in conclusion
Hard to do very well for all purposes; in any case this computer is doing well. The VivoBook S712FA-AU552T Argent corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– travel use
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– playing video games
– office tasks