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.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
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. 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 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. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. In the end, you shouldn’t ask too much of this computer, otherwise you’ll get annoyed by its slowness when you launch several applications in parallel. 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.
The 500 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. 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.
Finally, the autonomy of 4 hours is one of the worst on the market. 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 ?
Asus presents this laptop as a standard product dedicated to a low-resource usage. 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.
The laptop from .Asus is imposing by its size. 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. 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 1.7 kg, partly because of the screen size.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
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. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Core i7-1065G7 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 Iris Plus G7, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Regarding the connectivity part, Asus has made efforts with 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 X512JA-EJ197T Argent may not be suitable. With only a little autonomy, you don’t have a lot of time. A management of the time available to take into account when you are on the move watching a movie. In other words, do not rely too much on performance and prefer to use this device always connected to electricity.
VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent compatible with on the move use ?
It VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. 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. For 15 inches, on the other hand, it allows you to have a clear display when you want to browse the internet or write e-mails.
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.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. The screen shows an interesting result.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
The processor Core i7-1065G7 is inferior to other competitive products.
Note that like all manufacturers, Asus is optimistic about the autonomy of this VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of Asus; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 4 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 500 Gb. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. 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 away on business, your laptop will mostly stay at the hotel. 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.
The connector part is very interesting, with 4 inputs available. 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.
Finally with the VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent, Asus deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.
The VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent- the right model for audio or video editing ?
Not really designed for video editing or music. 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. 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 software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Core i7-1065G7 that is almost obsolete. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. Here with 500 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
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.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent receives the USB3 connection. 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 X512JA-EJ197T Argent designed for audio-visual editing. However, it will be perfect for web browsing and word processing.
The VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent for online or local games.
Some laptops with sufficient performance, the right processors and the latest graphics cards can afford to gamble. Our tests have shown that yhis VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent wasn’t designed for video games. The Asus technical choices were rather made to meet classic needs such as internet browsing or word processing.
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
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 500 Gb drive. Useful for local games; as there are still many of them, even though online games are progressing.
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’ll like this handy laptop, and rather light (1.7 Kg and 15 inches), comparable to most similar products.
One of the lowest battery life 4 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
In short, an average rendering that makes this VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent a poor choice for video games, whether local or online. And save this one for more classic uses, like surfing the net.
VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent the right choice for office automation ?
Like the majority of its competitors, Asus has designed VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent 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.
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.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
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 . It’s 500 Gb available, perfect for office use, but maybe tight for recording movies.
Ultimately, this VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent is an intermediate choice. It makes it possible to make office automation for a tight price.
The VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent in conclusion
The conclusion of the test VivoBook X512JA-EJ197T Argent is that almost all its specifications are below the others. It’s not expensive, but it’s almost too much considering its low power.
This model does not seem relevant to us 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