As an introduction to this analysis
Experienced users do not have the same needs as beginners. You are looking for a laptop and you hesitate between several models.Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.So we ran tests on Asus VivoBook S712FA-AU490T Argent to find out what it was worth.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.
VivoBook S712FA-AU490T 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.The objective is to ensure the proper execution of the tasks you request.
It is to respond to this type of need that Asus has developed this VivoBook S712FA-AU490T Argent.A well-made laptop that positions itself as mid-range compared to its competitors and because of its price. Material that seem to be well-designed.
With a 17 inches size, you’re going to have some trouble carrying it around. A reasonable choice equips this model; the Core i7-10510U. Considering that the components evolve very quickly, Asus offers a laptop of good quality that will remain a good choice over several years. Contrary to a video editing style use that requires computing power, this model is correct for surfing the internet; a use that does not require too much computing power. The 8 Gb of RAM available on this VivoBook S712FA-AU490T Argent is correct, equivalent to other products in the same price range. Everyone is free to hand in a little more memory, for work that requires it.
Of all the computers available at the moment, this one is the laptop with the largest hard drive. Even if you think 500 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. This VivoBook S712FA-AU490T Argent allows you to save locally, and guarantees that you can watch all the movies you want without internet access.
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. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the VivoBook S712FA-AU490T Argent is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
The VivoBook S712FA-AU490T Argent- the right model for streaming and videos ?
You are considering laptops for standard multimedia use (watching movies, storing photos, listening to music)! Asus offers the VivoBook S712FA-AU490T Argent perfect for that. Not the best, however it is one of the models existing in a tight price range.
Through all the available laptops, you will know if, despite an average score, it corresponds to your needs.
The laptop from .Asus is imposing by its size. 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 rendering is bright and vivid, and if you take a moment to look at the screen from several angles you will see that there is no distortion of the image or inverted colors.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 2.3 kg.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this VivoBook S712FA-AU490T Argent. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. 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 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.
As far as applications are concerned, did Asus not install any. There’s only the operating system. As a standard, you have some Windows 10 on which it will be possible to add all the software you need. Can only be VLC to manage the audio and video part.
Equipped with the Intel UHD Graphics 620 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 4 ports. Much better than most of 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.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this VivoBook S712FA-AU490T Argent may not be suitable. That’s only 4 hours of battery life you have at your disposal. 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.
The VivoBook S712FA-AU490T Argent- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. At least that’s what we find out a priori. 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.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
With its 2.3 Kg, it VivoBook S712FA-AU490T Argent is one of the heaviest in its class. It’s complicated when you have to transport it. Its size will make you regret the format of ultrabooks. The weight is mainly related 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.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. The viewing is up to the mark.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
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.
With 4 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 500 Gb SSD hard drive. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. 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 it comes to taking your laptop with you, it will seem safer to do so only occasionally. Its size does not invite you to carry it everywhere you go. Indeed, because of its size, 17 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
The connector part is very interesting, with 4 inputs available. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this VivoBook S712FA-AU490T Argent for travel use.
The VivoBook S712FA-AU490T Argent- the right model for audio or video editing ?
Definitely not intended for audio and video editing. Indeed, to meet this need it is necessary to have a laptop with a high processor and RAM speed, but this is not the case here. Even if it would be possible to do audio or video cutting, it doesn’t seem to correspond to this need. Asus has favoured more standard uses, which require less computing speed. 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 .
Possibly for occasional use, the processor Core i7-10510U will allow you to perform certain tasks, if they are initiated individually. Having 8 Gb de ram, it is good and powerful enough. As standard, you will have the applications to make your video editing or your photo or music modifications. And in case you want to go further, you will be able to do so provided you add a bit of memory.
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 S712FA-AU490T Argent has only got one, with total 500 Gb storage for your movies and music. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
The autonomy of this VivoBook S712FA-AU490T Argent is of 4 hours in normal use; Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. With most competitors on the market, this figure is better.
For the connector part, the VivoBook S712FA-AU490T 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.
With this VivoBook S712FA-AU490T Argent product, Asusoffer us a good start for an advanced use of audio and video editing. As you will have understood, it VivoBook S712FA-AU490T Argent proposes a rather basic oriented use. However, it will be perfect for web browsing and word processing.
VivoBook S712FA-AU490T Argent for video games?
If the question you are asking yourself is “Can I play games with this laptop?” then the answer is yes, even though most computers today can meet this need. For a long time, laptops were not powerful enough to be used to play games. On this VivoBook S712FA-AU490T Argent, Asus has implemented a cooling system perfectly dimensioned for advanced uses of online games.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
The graphics Intel UHD Graphics 620 card and processor Core i7-10510U will be sufficient to fill your screen. Of course, there are much better ones, but with the processor Core i7-10510U’s computing power, the image recreated in terms of colorimetry and fluidity are of good quality.
The most demanding will prefer a processor and graphics chip of the latest generation, but for the majority, Asus has chosen the features resulting in good playability on most games currently available.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
Even though online games today do not require disk space, the one installed on this model is one of the largest. The 500 Gb of VivoBook S712FA-AU490T Argent can still be used by a large number of players in the case of locally installed games.
For online gaming, it VivoBook S712FA-AU490T Argent has high quality Wi-Fi. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
You will limit your travels with this laptop; the cause? Its weight of 2.3 Kg which makes it one of the biggest on the market.
One of the lowest battery life 4 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
In summary, an excellent machine, whether for the graphics, the processor, or the acceptable weight, this VivoBook S712FA-AU490T Argent is an excellent choice for video game use. In addition, it is good value for money compared to competitors. The right tool for maximum performance!
VivoBook S712FA-AU490T Argent the right choice for office automation ?
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. This VivoBook S712FA-AU490T Argent is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
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. With a weight of 2.3 Kg, you will limit as often as possible the various movements of this laptop.
This computer was really designed for office use. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
This VivoBook S712FA-AU490T Argent eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
Regarding the size of the hard disk, it has 500 Gb.You may never fill it out, especially if you are just browsing the Internet, word processing and making spreadsheets.
In short, it VivoBook S712FA-AU490T Argent is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
The VivoBook S712FA-AU490T Argent in conclusion
Hard to do very well for all purposes; in any case this computer is doing well. With the VivoBook S712FA-AU490T Argent you can be sure to have an efficient laptop, compared to competitors.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
In summary, we advise this model for :
– playing video games
– office tasks