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.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
This article will help you make the right choice according to your needs.
VivoBook M712DK-AU006T 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.Ensuring proper operation requires quality components and proven technological competence on the part of the manufacturer.
It is to respond to this type of need that Asus has developed this VivoBook M712DK-AU006T 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.
It’s a big screen that you have: 17 inches that will be less easily transported compared to an ultra book. The manufacturer has chosen to equip this model with a processor Ryzen 5 3500U. Asus basic idea that you’re not going to put too much strain on that laptop. A logical decision in relation to the intended use of this computer: surfing the Internet and sufficient computing power. The 8 Gb of RAM is in the average for this type of product. 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 with 1100 Gb, you can be sure that many video and audio files are continuously stored. In case you would have to do without any internet connection, this size of space can be interesting.
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. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. 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.
VivoBook M712DK-AU006T Argent – for videos?
This VivoBook M712DK-AU006T Argent – is an interesting option for anyone who uses laptops to view movies, photos, or listen to music. Not the best, however it is one of the models existing in a tight price range.
In order to see if it will meet your needs, we have tested it for audio and video use.
Asus presents this model in a large size version. 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.
Note that one eliminatory criteria for some nomadic users is its weight; here this model weighs 2.3 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. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
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 M712DK-AU006T 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 short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
This VivoBook M712DK-AU006T Argent -, equipped with a processor Ryzen 5 3500U, corresponds to a price/power ratio in the average, sufficient for a dedicated multimedia use. 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. This will result in fluid video and audio sessions.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one AMD Radeon RX 540, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). 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. That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
It VivoBook M712DK-AU006T Argent – is one of the worst endowed laptops on the market. 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. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.
Is VivoBook M712DK-AU006T Argent – planned for travelling ?
It VivoBook M712DK-AU006T Argent – is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. This seems to be the issue that the Asus didn’t really take into account in the design of this VivoBook M712DK-AU006T Argent -. 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.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
With its 2.3 Kg, it VivoBook M712DK-AU006T Argent – is one of the heaviest in its class. 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. With its 17 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
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.
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.
With its processor Ryzen 5 3500U, this laptop has a power consumption in the average of the others.
However, please note that the autonomy indicated by Asus must be reduced. This is an estimate for average current use; you can consider that the actual range will be around 75%.
Unfortunately for the specifications of the batteries will only allow 4 hours of availability, one of the lowest at the moment.
Thought for faster booting and calculations, and storage, this laptop has 2 hard disks; one type SSD, accompanied by another standard, of 1100 Gb in total. The SSD for speed and lightness, and the standard disk for storing personal data (photos, music and your movie collection). This reduces the noise caused by the movement of the read/write heads of the standard disk and preserves the storage capacity. And if you still need more storage, you’ll need to add an external drive, or take out a private cloud subscription.
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. The main reason is its 17 inches, which makes it one of the largest in its class; every move, with its weight, may be difficult.
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 M712DK-AU006T Argent – for travel use.
The VivoBook M712DK-AU006T Argent – to make audio or video editing.
If you’re serious about editing and creating music, then you pay a lot of attention to processor speed and memory. With this VivoBook M712DK-AU006T Argent -, you can be sure you have the right machine. Since the last generation designed by Asus, there have been many improvements on the components. This laptop will facilitate multitasking, and you will be able to simultaneously run applications such as Photoshop, Magix Video or Vegas pro with an operating Windows 10 system.
In the event of occasional audio-visual use, the processor Ryzen 5 3500U of this laptop is within the market average. With its 8 Gb of RAM, it has enough memory for image processing. All the applications you’ll need to get started are available. If on the other hand you start on pro applications, it will be necessary to add more memory.
Valuable flash memory via the SSD for fast program execution, and a standard disk for storing personal data. Here, the laptop advantageously has a good space of storage. This model offers the best possibilities with a storage space of 1100 Gb. It’s one of the best models on this point. The short film scenes you will have created will be stored locally without any problems. Finally, if you really need it, you can add storage via an external hard drive.
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.
On the connection side, the VivoBook M712DK-AU006T Argent -i s equipped with USB 3 technology. 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 VivoBook M712DK-AU006T Argent – is consequently well designed for this type of use. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. And at a price that is well ranked.
A quality product, designed by Asus with facilities on the use in audiovisual editing mode.
The VivoBook M712DK-AU006T Argent – for online or local games.
Most manufacturers are aware that the use of laptops is not limited to word processing and spreadsheets. And this VivoBook M712DK-AU006T Argent – is one of the average laptops you can play with. But if you’re used to playing the latest games of the moment, you’ll soon reach the limits.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
The graphics AMD Radeon RX 540 card and processor Ryzen 5 3500U will be sufficient to fill your screen. Even if the components are not to the level of the best, the processor Ryzen 5 3500U and the board AMD Radeon RX 540 allow to achieve a very good result in terms of image and colors.
During the tests we ran on this laptop, the components used by the brand’s engineers proved that they could hold the load.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
Although you won’t need it because of online games, it’s probably one of the biggest hard drives today. With 1100 Gb of available space, you will be able to store your backups, music and movies.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
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.
For autonomy, 4 hours, this model is worse than most other laptops.
In conclusion, it VivoBook M712DK-AU006T Argent – is good when used for local games or online games, although other competing models may be preferred in the same price range. You can also use it for word processing if you need it.
The VivoBook M712DK-AU006T Argent – 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 M712DK-AU006T Argent – is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
Asus has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. In this case, it is Windows 10.
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.
For office use, chances are that the absence of the numeric keypad will annoy you over time. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
We gave it the lamp test, positioned next to the screen, and it was found to be sufficiently matt to avoid the reflection phenomenon. In use, a matte screen gets dirty less quickly than a glossy one.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
Regarding the size of the hard disk, it has 1100 Gb.Today it is one of the largest storage capacities available.
Clearly, this is an excellent one in this price range. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.
The VivoBook M712DK-AU006T Argent – in conclusion
Hard to do very well for all purposes; in any case this computer is doing well. The VivoBook M712DK-AU006T Argent -‘ is average but will do the job very well.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
In summary, we advise this model for :
– making audio and video editing
– office tasks