Full HD IPS display ready for High Definition and videos for the cheap Asus VivoBook S17 S712EA-AU747W 17-inch laptop performing in everyday use and light gaming thanks to its 8GB of RAM and Core i3 Tiger Lake processor with Intel UHD G4 graphics. Featuring a fast 512GB SSD storage that boosts its responsiveness and USB-C connectivity, this versatile Windows 11 laptop sports a sleek and discreet appearance with its slim silver design.
Performance, battery life of the Asus VivoBook S17 S712EA-AU747W
The Asus VivoBook S17 S712EA-AU747W is a relatively slim 17-inch full-size laptop designed for everyday multi-tasking.
It benefits from a good amount of above-average 16GB RAM that is very useful for multitasking. It accompanies very well the processor that shows its limits under CPU-intensive software, the low-power Intel Core i3-1115G4 Tiger Lake.
This core delivers good performance in everyday use, such as office work and surfing the Internet, and allows you to watch photos and videos as well as play light games thanks to the Intel UHD G4 graphics module housed in the Core i3.
On the storage side, there is a 512GB SSD that rivals the standard hard drives in terms of capacity. While being silent, less energy consuming, more robust and much faster.
In practice, the SSD ensures a much better fluidity and reactivity in everyday life compared to a simple hard disk.
Thanks to the SSD, you get, for example, much faster start/stop and launch of applications, or a faster arrival on the maps of online games.
Of course, if you need 512 GB, you can use an external storage device such as a USB 3.0/USB-C device to enjoy fast transfers.
We also have the option of adding a second SSD or hard drive via the available 2.5-inch slot.
As for the autonomy of this thin computer for a large format model by nature not the most nomadic that is, expect about 4 hours of operation on battery in light use. In any case, a 17″ is comfortable for a mostly sedentary use (e.g. at home).
Asus VivoBook S17 S712EA-AU747W Features
|Screen(s)||17.3″ IPS Full HD 45% NTSC 250cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-glare/matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-1115G4 Tiger Lake (3.0 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (8 GB soldered + 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz, 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD G4 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2, 2280) + 1 free 2.5 inch slot|
|connectors||2 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4, microSD card reader|
|Network||Wi-Fi 5ac (1×1), Bluetooth 4.1|
|Backlit Keyboard||No (1.4mm stroke)|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2W) SonicMaster ICEpower|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced autonomy / Battery||4 hours / Li-Ion 2 cells 32Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.3 Kg / 406 x 256 x 21.4|
The Asus VivoBook S17 S712EA-AU747W vs. the competition
The Asus VivoBook S17 S712EA-AU747W is currently on sale at Asus France and is one of the cheapest laptops in its category to offer such a powerful graphics solution with such a high capacity SSD storage, such a large amount of RAM and a Full HD IPS display.
If this laptop doesn’t fully meet your needs, we invite you to check out our cheap laptop guide, where you will find other similar laptops that can be good alternatives to the Asus VivoBook S17 S712EA-AU747W.
Asus VivoBook S17 S712EA-AU747W chassis, connectors, screen
With its thin Transparent Silver design and controlled weight, it has an elegant and discreet look.
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This versatile laptop is equipped with good connectivity with its USB-C, its Wi-Fi 5 ac and Bluetooth 4.1 modules for wireless connections and remote communications, its audio port, its practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example or its 3 USBs, all of which are USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 compatible, with USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if a USB 3.0 peripheral is connected.
Video lovers and more generally lovers of high definition content will be delighted that the screen adopts a 16:9 format associated with a Full HD definition higher than the standard 1600×900 at this price level. Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen has large vertical and horizontal viewing angles. But its colorimetry is logically classic in view of the price positioning, and therefore inferior to that of a high-end IPS panel. In any case, as it is anti-reflective, the screen is less tiring for the eyes over a long period of time than a glossy panel and more readable in bright environments (eg: outdoor).