As an introduction to this analysis
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 S512JA-EJ256T Argent – to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.Some computers have power, others have more basic features.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
VivoBook S512JA-EJ256T 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 S512JA-EJ256T 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.
It’s a big screen that you have: 15 inches that will be less easily transported compared to an ultra book. The manufacturer offers a processor Core i3-1005G1; A mid-range orientation. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. 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. The 8 Gb of RAM available on this VivoBook S512JA-EJ256T Argent – is correct, equivalent to other products in the same price range. If needed you can add more, thanks to the extra slots inside.
The 500 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. If, on the other hand, you are storing photos, video or music, it will be filled up quickly. And when you reach the limit, if you get there, you can always buy an external hard drive or a local file server like Synlogy NAS.
Last point about the autonomy. the VivoBook S512JA-EJ256T Argent – can work 4 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. Batteries store little energy, and the computer consumes a lot of energy when it is used. 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.
Is VivoBook S512JA-EJ256T Argent – one for watching movies and listening to music ?
With this laptop, Asus offers a product oriented toward general use. Due to its characteristics and internal components, this VivoBook S512JA-EJ256T Argent – is to be classified as entry-level: not exceptional, but on the other hand, not expensive. Finally, a simple computer, yet not really made for audio and video.
For this model, Asus thought big. Large by size, with 15 inches and a high resolution of 1920×1080. Because of its wide screen, it is perfectly designed for watching movies. Very good quality rendering, both in brightness and image detail.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 1.7 kg.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. 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 S512JA-EJ256T Argent -. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. 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.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Core i3-1005G1 that is several years old now. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel UHD G1, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 4 ports.It’s better than the competition. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
Nothing is more unpleasant than a computer that shuts down before the end of the film because of batteries of poor autonomy. With its autonomy of 4 hours, don’t expect to do a movie marathon. 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 S512JA-EJ256T Argent – to use while travelling.
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes VivoBook S512JA-EJ256T Argent – to be easily carried around. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model Asus. 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.
An acceptable gap regarding the displacement of this VivoBook S512JA-EJ256T Argent – of 1.7 Kg. It’s still an easy-to-handle computer, even if it’s not an ultrabook. On the other hand, it is also pleasant to use it to surf the internet or write e-mails. With its 15 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 necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
CPU Core i3-1005G1 power consumption is a bit high considering the performance of the laptop.
Note that like all manufacturers, Asus is optimistic about the autonomy of this VivoBook S512JA-EJ256T Argent -. You will need to expect 2/3 of this estimate for standard use; if you push the processor, the number will drop a little more.
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 speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 500 Gb. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. 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, 15 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
At the connector level, this model provides 4 inputs. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not VivoBook S512JA-EJ256T Argent – really made for travelling.
The VivoBook S512JA-EJ256T 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 S512JA-EJ256T 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. It will be more suitable for word processing and Internet browsing, and as soon as you try to run applications in parallel, you will have frozen screens and a rise in computer temperature, whose processor will quickly reach its operating limits.
The components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Core i3-1005G1 does best. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
The designers of Asus have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The VivoBook S512JA-EJ256T Argent – allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 500 Gb. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
With 4 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. Maybe the next model will be better off.
On the connection side, the VivoBook S512JA-EJ256T Argent -i s equipped with USB 3 technology. 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.
Clearly, it’s not VivoBook S512JA-EJ256T Argent – designed for audio-visual editing. However, it will be perfect for web browsing and word processing.
The VivoBook S512JA-EJ256T Argent — the right model to play with?
It is now possible to use laptops for online or local gaming. Our tests have shown that yhis VivoBook S512JA-EJ256T Argent – wasn’t designed for video games. The main causes are related to a lack of homogeneity in the choice of the graphics chip, associated with the processor, the screen and the cooling level of the laptop.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
Since Asus has not designed this model for gaming, the display system is not dimensioned for an exemplary reactivity during your gaming sessions. Unless you play games with designs older than 5-10 years.
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this VivoBook S512JA-EJ256T Argent – an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 500 Gb drive. 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. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
You’ll like this handy laptop, and rather light (1.7 Kg and 15 inches), comparable to most similar products.
For autonomy, 4 hours, this model is worse than most other laptops.
In the end, we do not recommend this VivoBook S512JA-EJ256T Argent – for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. And save this one for more classic uses, like surfing the net.
Is the VivoBook S512JA-EJ256T Argent – adapted to office automation ?
Access on efficiency, this VivoBook S512JA-EJ256T Argent – is part of the laptops provided for office automation. With this product, the manufacturer brings a quality computer to the market.
Asus has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
It is one of the laptops available in the range. In short, an average laptop with 1.7 Kg that can be carried on holiday or to the office.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
We gave it the lamp test, positioned next to the screen, and it was found to be sufficiently matt to avoid the reflection phenomenon. 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. About 500 Gb, more than enough for office use.
Ultimately, this VivoBook S512JA-EJ256T Argent – is an intermediate choice. It makes it possible to make office automation for a tight price.
The VivoBook S512JA-EJ256T Argent – – in summary
This VivoBook S512JA-EJ256T Argent – will be a one-time choice, and for moderate use. Its aging technology will make its use disappointing fairly quickly.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– office tasks