A sleek silver laptop that’s relatively thin and light, the Asus Vivobook S712FA-BX585T with 17-inch anti-glare screen takes advantage of fast SSD storage for increased responsiveness. Thanks to its Quad Core i5 Comet Lake processor and its good amount of RAM, it delivers good performance in everyday use. This laptop PC also benefits from a USB 3.1 Type-C connection and a priori from a keyboard backlighting system, but does not have a Full HD screen.
Specifications Asus Vivobook S712FA-BX585T
|Screen (s)||17.3 “WXGA LED 60% NTSC 200cd / m² NanoEdge thin edges (1600×900, anti-glare / matt)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-10210U Comet Lake (1.6 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB DDR4 2400 MHz|
|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|
|Connectivity||2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4, SD / SDHC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (1×1), Bluetooth 4.1|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes a priori|
|Audio system||2 SonicMaster speakers (2W)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||6 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 47Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.3 Kg / 406.9 x 253.75 x 21.4|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus Vivobook S712FA-BX585T
Its light silver Transparent Silver frame with ErgoLift hinge, which raises it slightly forward when opened, gives it an elegant and discreet look.
Relatively thin and light for a 17-inch, this laptop benefits from a good connection including 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, Bluetooth 4.1 wireless modules and Wi-Fi ac to communicate and connect remotely, an HDMI video output practical for easily connecting it to a TV or monitor for example, an audio port as well as 3 USBs all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if a USB 3.0 device is connected to it.
The chiclet keyboard may be equipped with a backlighting system for the keys to distinguish them correctly in the event of reduced ambient light, but this is to be confirmed.
In any case, the screen adopts a 16: 9 format that lends itself well to video playback as well as a definition of 1600×900, classic characteristics for a 17 inch. However, it is distinguished by its anti-reflective treatment making it more readable than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors) and less tiring for the eyes in the long run.
Performance, battery life of Asus Vivobook S712FA-BX585T
The Asus Vivobook S712FA-BX585T is a relatively light 17-inch laptop designed for everyday use.
On the storage side, it incorporates a 512 GB SSD that rivals hard drives in terms of capacity while being silent, more energy efficient, more shock resistant and much faster.
Result thanks to the SSD, we benefit from starts / stops, processing and launches of applications much faster than with a simple hard drive for example.
Of course, if you need more space, you can use an external storage unit such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device to benefit from fast transfers.
Normally, you can also add a second SSD or a hard drive thanks to the free 2.5-inch slot.
The SSD goes well with the heart of this computer which provides good general performance able to satisfy many users. Because it consists of a Quad Core i5-10210U processor Comet Lake low consumption and a good amount of RAM of 8 GB.
However, it should be borne in mind that to carry out work that often requires processor resources, it is better to opt for a PC with a non-low consumption processor.
Ditto if you want to play or perform heavy graphics processing, you will turn to a laptop equipped with an adequate dedicated graphics card.
Because this computer is devoid of it, entrusting all the graphics to the care of the Intel UHD 620 solution integrated into the Quad Core i5 Comet Lake.
As for the battery life of this computer whose transport is facilitated for a 17-inch thanks to its finesse and controlled weight, expect about 6 hours of battery operation in light use.