Latest release in the range Asus, we’ve been running tests on VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent…Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.
VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent compatible with internet use?
What you expect from a mobile phone is that it allows you to surf the Web, and possibly allow you to write e-mails, do calculations in a spreadsheet or word processor. With this VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent, the company wanted to design a very basic model. Asus is a manufacturer that has been offering laptops for several years now, but for this laptop they have used lower quality components. In the end, it is a product that will make you think about changing it in less than 4 years.
The screen is quite large, with 15 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Core i7-1065G7. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. The power required for a fluid internet navigation, will sometimes be low on this model and may require a new purchase in 3 years. Having 8 Gb of RAM, VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent is a laptop in the average. It’s up to you to add more on the additional pitches provided if your needs arise.
With its 500 Gb of hard disk, you are within the average of other computers. In any case, it should be enough for a use like surfing the web. Considering the offers currently available in terms of public cloud, and your internet usage, it is highly likely that you will never completely fill the disk space of this laptop.
Last point about the autonomy. the VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent can work 4 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. 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 X512JA-EJ197T Argent is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent the right choice for watching movies ?
With this laptop, Asus offers a product oriented toward general use. If you are very mindful of the quality for multimedia use, we advise you to turn to models other than the VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent; more high-end products, which on the other hand will be a little more expensive. In short, this is a an unremarkable computer that is not comfortable with strictly multimedia use.
For this model, Asus thought big. A 15 inches screen, and a resolution of 1920×1080 make it one of the great products available on the market at the moment. Multimedia oriented, you will enjoy watching your films. Very good quality rendering, both in brightness and image detail.
Note that one eliminatory criteria for some nomadic users is its weight; here this model weighs 1.7 kg, partly because of the screen size.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Core i7-1065G7 that is several years old now. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
On the application side, Asus chose to let you do it. The operating system and that’s it. This is a Windows 10 that allows you to add the free or paid software you want. Clearly, to watch movies, nothing more.
Equipped with the Intel Iris Plus G7 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 4 ports. It’s better than the competition. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
In short, for those who wish to replace their TV set with this laptop, it VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent seems inappropriate. With only a little autonomy, you don’t have a lot of time. 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. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.
VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent the right choice for travelling connected ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model Asus. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
An acceptable gap regarding the displacement of this VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent of 1.7 Kg. It’s still an easy-to-handle computer, even if it’s not an ultrabook. On your lap, this laptop holds well, and the size of the screen and the base remain acceptable. With its 15 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. The viewing is up to the mark.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
CPU Core i7-1065G7 power consumption is a bit high considering the performance of the laptop.
The result is a poorer autonomy. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of Asus; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
Unfortunately for the specifications of the batteries will only allow 4 hours of availability, one of the lowest at the moment.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 500 Gb SSD hard drive. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.Thanks to this, Asus was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.For those who will need more space, this VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
When it comes to traveling, you’ll probably think twice before you take that computer with you. You will limit transport as much as possible because of its bulk. The main reason is its 15 inches, which makes it one of the largest in its class; every move, with its weight, may be difficult.
On the connector side, it VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent has 4 ports. That makes it one of the best equipped models 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 X512JA-EJ197T Argent for travel use.
The VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent- the right model for audio or video editing ?
The publishing or the musical creation are not the uses that the engineers of Asus have thought of for this VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent. This type of use requires power and memory, which this model lacks. Of course you could still use it for this, but you will find that the result is too tight. Here, both the processor and the general design of the model are obsolete. So use this laptop for simple tasks, otherwise you’ll reach the limits and very often you’ll have frozen screens .
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Core i7-1065G7 does best. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T 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.
As with most laptops, don’t expect incredible battery life (4 hours). This is less than average, so we advise you to keep the power cable close by, otherwise you may lose your work unexpectedly. On this point Asus could have done much better.
For the connector part, the VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argenthas the USB3 format. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
As you will have understood, it VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent proposes a rather basic oriented use. This also explains its price positioning below the laptops designed for this specific use.
The VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent for online or local games.
It is now possible to use laptops for online or local gaming. With this VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent, it will certainly be possible to play simple games, but as soon as the need for calculations requires more power, the image rendering will degrade. The Asus technical choices were rather made to meet classic needs such as internet browsing or word processing.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
Asus like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
With its 500 Gb of space, this VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent is on a level playing field with its competitors. A feature that interested those, and there are still many, who want to install and play locally.
For Wi-Fi technology, Asus decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
As far as space requirements are concerned, this computer weighs 1.7 Kg and is 15 inches sized; it is in the average range of other laptops.
For autonomy, 4 hours, this model is worse than most other laptops.
In the end, we do not recommend this VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. And save this one for more classic uses, like surfing the net.
VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent for office automation ?
Asus has chosen to respond to all users who wish to have a basic use of their VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent. It corresponds to a good quality computer.
Asus has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. It’s up to you to download and/or purchase the software suite that suits you. It is one of the laptops available in the range. Its weight of 1.7 Kg is not too high for a mobile computer.
For office use, chances are that the absence of the numeric keypad will annoy you over time. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
Asus chose the matt tile option for this VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent that does not reflect light. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
About storage, this model has average space . About 500 Gb, more than enough for office use.
In conclusion, this laptop is interesting. The middle groud for recurring use in office automation mode.
Finally, the VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent….
This VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent will be a one-time choice, and for moderate use. Its aging technology will make its use disappointing fairly quickly.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– office tasks