As a preamble to this test
Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more for multimedia, and others more for games.
So we did some tests Asus VivoBook M712JA-BX081T Argent to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
This article will help you make the right choice according to your needs.
VivoBook M712JA-BX081T Argent to surf the Internet?
Because a computer is above all a tool for leisure and educational use (browsing e-commerce or information sites, writing e-mails, etc.), you need to make sure that it will stand the test of time and that it is of high quality.To be able to perform regular tasks that will not deteriorate over time.
It is to respond to this type of need that Asus has developed this VivoBook M712JA-BX081T Argent.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. When you get used to it, you can see that the equipment is of good quality.
With a 17 inches size, you’re going to have some trouble carrying it around. The processor chosen for this model is a Core i3-1005G1. Indeed, the power it delivers is interesting, even if it is not the latest generation of component. Moreover, because of this processor, you can be sure that you have a tool that allows you to navigate the Internet correctly. With 8 Gb of RAM, it VivoBook M712JA-BX081T Argentis a good product. Even if it has free slots in which you can add memory strips, it’s more than enough to get you started.
The 500 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. Almost the same as its competitors and what is currently done on the market, you will have room to store. Asus comes with this VivoBook M712JA-BX081T Argent a laptop that you’ll keep for a few years before it becomes obsolete.
Finally, the autonomy of 4 hours is one of the worst on the market. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the VivoBook M712JA-BX081T Argent is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
VivoBook M712JA-BX081T Argent the right choice for watching movies ?
Asus has not designed this model for strictly multimedia use. This VivoBook M712JA-BX081T Argent is a multipurpose laptop that will suit most uses, whether it’s for playing resource-efficient games, light photo editing, or for office work and web browsing. In short, this is a an unremarkable computer that is not comfortable with strictly multimedia use.
Asus presents this model in a large size version. A 17 inches screen, and a resolution of 1600×900 make it one of the great products available on the market at the moment. This model has a wide screen that will be essential for viewing your movies and streaming video. Very good quality rendering, both in brightness and image detail.
One of the disadvantages of this size, however, is the overall weight: 2.3 kg that will have to be transported.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. 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. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this VivoBook M712JA-BX081T Argent. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. 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 i3-1005G1 sufficient one for audio and video. With this, you are sure to have a scalable product (if needed), and that will fit perfectly with your peripherals (speakers, video projectors, etc…). 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. Only the operating system is installed. As a standard, you have some Windows 10 on which it will be possible to add all the software you need. For multimedia, you can possibly take VLC .
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel UHD Graphics 620, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 4 ports. Much better than most of the competition. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this VivoBook M712JA-BX081T Argent may not be suitable. With only a little autonomy, you don’t have a lot of time. A management of the time available to take into account when you are on the move watching a movie. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.
VivoBook M712JA-BX081T 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 M712JA-BX081T Argent to be easily carried around. At least that’s what we find out a priori. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
It is one of the heaviest laptops in its class, with 2.3 Kg. Every transport is painful. If you use it on your lap, you will find that it is cumbersome. The main cause is due to the size of the screen. Its weight is a disadvantage, but the17 inches screen will make it an advantage when writing e-mails or doing word processing.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
With its processor Core i3-1005G1, this laptop has a power consumption in the average of the others.
The manufacturer estimates a possible range that you can reduce. This is an estimate for average current use; you can consider that the actual range will be around 75%.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 4 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 500 Gb SSD hard drive. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
When away on business, your laptop will mostly stay at the hotel. And the only times you’ll have to carry it will be between the bus or train and your hotel room. The reason for this is its size; with 17 inches, it is one of the largest laptops of the moment.
At the connector level, this model provides 4 inputs. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this VivoBook M712JA-BX081T Argent for travel use.
The VivoBook M712JA-BX081T Argent for audio or video editing ?
Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this VivoBook M712JA-BX081T Argent can suit you. Even for an amateur level, editing and creating music requires processor speed and sufficient RAM. 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 i3-1005G1 of this laptop is within the market average. With its 8 Gb of RAM, it has enough memory for image processing. As standard, you will have the applications to make your video editing or your photo or music modifications. If you decide to install pro applications, you may need to add more memory or you may experience performance degradation.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. The VivoBook M712JA-BX081T Argent allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 500 Gb. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
The autonomy of this VivoBook M712JA-BX081T Argent is of 4 hours in normal use; It’s not much, and it’s best to let it plugged in while you’re editing audio or video. With most competitors on the market, this figure is better.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it VivoBook M712JA-BX081T Argent receives the USB3 connection. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
It will also do very well for word processing or web browsing when you need it. A sensible choice for a product in this price range.
The VivoBook M712JA-BX081T Argent- the right model to play with?
Most manufacturers are aware that the use of laptops is not limited to word processing and spreadsheets. It appears that in terms of performance or on the issue of general cooling, this VivoBook M712JA-BX081T Argent is one of the models in the average. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
This laptop has a resolution in 1600×900, which is one of the poorest existing today. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
With its graphics Intel UHD Graphics 620 card and processor Core i3-1005G1, Asus has indeed chosen an interesting option. Even if the components are not to the level of the best, the processor Core i3-1005G1 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.
With its 500 Gb of space, this VivoBook M712JA-BX081T Argent is on a level playing field with its competitors. Not necessary for everyone who plays online, but convenient for those who prefer to play locally.
For online gaming, it VivoBook M712JA-BX081T Argent has high quality Wi-Fi. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
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.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. And if necessary, you can use it for internet browsing and e-mail.
The VivoBook M712JA-BX081T Argent for office automation.
Whatever the type of operating system, it is possible today to have an office use on all laptops. For those of you who are users of specific operating systems, your choice will probably not head towards this model. Perfectly office oriented, this VivoBook M712JA-BX081T Argent is efficient.
Customary of this OS, Asus has chosen as usual. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. 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. This model weighs 2.3 Kg, making it one of the heavyweight.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
Our tests have verified that the matt treated screen limits the effects of light. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
Storage in this model is in the middle of what is available elsewhere. Equipped with a hard drive of 500 Gb, it will give you the possibility to store all your documents locally.
In short, it VivoBook M712JA-BX081T Argent is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.
In short, is the VivoBook M712JA-BX081T Argent, the right choice ?
The conclusion of the test VivoBook M712JA-BX081T Argent is that almost all its specifications are below the others. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– web browsing
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
In summary, we advise this model for :
– office tasks