As a preamble to this test
Latest release in the range Asus, we’ve been running tests on VivoBook S712DA-AU132T Argent -…Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
This article will help you make the right choice according to your needs.
VivoBook S712DA-AU132T Argent – enough for 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 S712DA-AU132T Argent -, the company wanted to design a very basic model. Even if the material is not of a very high quality, with plastic materials (at the level of the hull), the components and the internal circuits of the machine are still designed by Asus; a manufacturer who has been offering laptops for several years already. In other words, don’t expect to keep it for more than 3 years.
The screen is quite large, with 17 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. The processor at the heart of this laptop, a Ryzen 7 3700U, is a rational choice. Considering that the components evolve very quickly, Asus offers a laptop of good quality that will remain a good choice over several years. Moreover, because of this processor, you can be sure that you have a tool that allows you to navigate the Internet correctly. The 8 Gb of RAM is in the average for this type of product. Everyone is free to hand in a little more memory, for work that requires it.
For hard drive sizing, Asus decided to put 500 Gb. This is the standard model. If, on the other hand, you are storing photos, video or music, it will be filled up quickly. Asus comes with this VivoBook S712DA-AU132T Argent – a laptop that you’ll keep for a few years before it becomes obsolete.
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 S712DA-AU132T Argent – is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
VivoBook S712DA-AU132T Argent – the right choice for watching movies ?
This VivoBook S712DA-AU132T Argent – is a sensible option for anyone who will use it for watching movies and listening to music. It’s easy to find much better ones, although you won’t find any in this price range.
It is sometimes complicated to choose among all the laptops, which ones are specifically designed for this type of use; this section is made to identify if this model is made for you.
Asus presents this model in a large size version. Large by size, with 17 inches and a high 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.
One of the disadvantages of this size, however, is the overall weight: 2.3 kg that will have to be transported.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. 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.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
For the sound part, the VivoBook S712DA-AU132T 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 short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
The VivoBook S712DA-AU132T Argent – has a processor Ryzen 7 3700U, a little more powerful than average, compared to those dedicated to office automation. A mid-range element with the latest components (chipsets) ensuring better compatibility with your peripherals. So your multimedia sessions will be fluid.
With AMD Radeon Vega 10, 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. 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.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this VivoBook S712DA-AU132T Argent – may not be suitable. Indeed, with 4 hours of autonomy, it is one of the worst specifications. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. In other words, do not rely too much on performance and prefer to use this device always connected to electricity.
VivoBook S712DA-AU132T Argent – compatible with on the move use ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. 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.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
This is one of the heaviest models compared to the competition: 2.3 Kg. Every transport is painful. For a laptop it”s bulky to move. 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.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
The manufacturer offers the processor Ryzen 7 3700U on this laptop; in average in terms of power compared to other products in the same range, and also in terms of energy 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.
Unfortunately for the specifications of the batteries will only allow 4 hours of availability, one of the lowest at the moment.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 500 Gb. 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.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
When it comes to taking your laptop with you, it will seem safer to do so only occasionally. You will limit transport as much as possible because of its bulk. Indeed, because of its size, 17 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
At the connector level, this model provides 4 inputs. 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.
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this VivoBook S712DA-AU132T Argent – on holiday.
The VivoBook S712DA-AU132T 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 S712DA-AU132T 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. Note that this model is not of the latest generation. So use this laptop for simple tasks, otherwise you’ll reach the limits and very often you’ll have frozen screens .
Generally speaking, for occasional use, the choice of processor Ryzen 7 3700U makes it possible. 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.
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 S712DA-AU132T 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.
With 4 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. 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.
For the connector part, the VivoBook S712DA-AU132T Argent -has 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.
A quality product, designed by Asus with facilities on the use in audiovisual editing mode. In the end, it is a product not allowing audio and video editing. However, it will be perfect for web browsing and word processing.
VivoBook S712DA-AU132T Argent – for video games?
There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. And this VivoBook S712DA-AU132T 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.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
The graphics AMD Radeon Vega 10 card and processor Ryzen 7 3700U will be sufficient to fill your screen. Even if the components are not to the level of the best, the processor Ryzen 7 3700U and the board AMD Radeon Vega 10 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.
Asus like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
A space of 500 Gb to save your data; this is in the average of what other brands offer. Useful for local games; as there are still many of them, even though online games are progressing.
For online gaming, it VivoBook S712DA-AU132T Argent – has high quality Wi-Fi. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
With 2.3 Kg, it is likely to remain on your desk more often than in a case to take it on a trip.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 4 hours available.
In conclusion, it VivoBook S712DA-AU132T Argent – is good when used for local games or online games, although other competing models may be preferred in the same price range. And if necessary, you can use it for internet browsing and e-mail.
VivoBook S712DA-AU132T 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 S712DA-AU132T Argent – is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
Customary of this OS, Asus has chosen as usual. It is equipped with Windows 10.
As soon as you have to take this laptop to the office, or on a trip, you will regret its consequent weight. This model weighs 2.3 Kg, making it one of the heavyweight.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
Asus chose the matt tile option for this VivoBook S712DA-AU132T Argent – that does not reflect 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.
Storage in this model is in the middle of what is available elsewhere. About 500 Gb, more than enough for office use.
In conclusion, the VivoBook S712DA-AU132T Argent – is an excellent choice for office use. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.
Finally, the VivoBook S712DA-AU132T Argent -….
In the end, our analysis will have shown that it VivoBook S712DA-AU132T Argent – is disappointing whatever the uses. It’s not expensive, but it’s almost too much considering its low power.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– web browsing
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– office tasks