Cheap thin laptop with a comfortable 17-inch format, the Asus Vivobook S17 S712JA-BX642W equipped with USB-C connectivity is suitable for everyday use with its Intel Ice Lake Core i3 processor and 8GB of RAM. Equipped with an anti-glare screen, this laptop that runs on Windows 11 benefits from a responsiveness reinforced by its fast 512GB SSD storage.
Performance, battery life of the Asus Vivobook S17 S712JA-BX642W
The Asus Vivobook S17 S712JA-BX642W is a relatively thin and light large format laptop for everyday use.
With 8GB of RAM and a low-power Intel Ice Lake Core i3-10005G1 processor, this notebook delivers good performance in everyday use, such as office work and Internet surfing.
It also allows you to watch photos and videos thanks to the Intel UHD 620 graphics module directly integrated into the Core i3. On the other hand, gamers will have to pass since no dedicated graphics card is included, which is quite logical considering the price we charge.
On the storage side, Asus makes the interesting choice of an SSD that competes with the standard hard drives in terms of capacity with its 512 GB while being silent, less energy consuming, more robust and much faster.
In practice, the SSD guarantees a much better reactivity and fluidity in everyday life than a simple hard disk. Thanks to the SSD, start/stop operations are much faster, as are application launches.
Of course, if 512GB is not enough, you can use an external storage unit. A USB 3.0/USB-C device is an interesting solution for fast transfers. You can also add a second SSD or a hard disk via the free 2.5-inch slot.
As for the autonomy of this mobile computer whose slimness and weight are contained for a 17-inch, count on about 6 hours of operation on battery in light use.
Like any large PC, this model is not easily transportable by nature but is comfortable for a mostly sedentary use (eg: at home).
Features of the Asus Vivobook S17 S712JA-BX642W
|Screen(s)||17.3″ WXGA++ HD LED NanoEdge thin edges 60% NTSC 200cd/m² (1600×900, anti-reflective/matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-1005G1 Ice Lake (1.2 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (4 GB soldered + 4 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz, 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2) + 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, SD/SDHC|
|Network||Wi-Fi 5ac (1×1), Bluetooth 4.1|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2W) SonicMaster, ICEPower|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced autonomy / Battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 2 cells 32Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.3 Kg / 406.9 x 253.75 x 21.4|
Asus Vivobook S17 S712JA-BX642W vs. the competition
The Asus Vivobook S17 S712JA-BX642W is currently offered by ElectroDépôt and meets very few competitors in its category.
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Asus Vivobook S17 S712JA-BX642W chassis, connectors, screen
With its slim transparent silver design with ErgoLift hinge that raises it slightly towards the front when opened, this laptop has a stylish and discreet appearance.
This notebook is well equipped in terms of connectivity with its USB-C, its wireless Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.1 modules for remote connections and communications, its practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor for example, its audio port or its 3 USBs, all of which are compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, with USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if a USB 3.0 peripheral is connected.
As it is treated anti-reflection, the screen is less tiring for the eyes in prolonged use than a glossy slab and more readable in bright environments (eg: outdoor). For the rest, it adopts classic specifications with its 1600×900 definition and its 16:9 format, standard at this price level.