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Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA Review: Lackluster 17.3-inch laptop for home

Compact office. The VivoBook scores with a Core i5 processor, 8 GB of working memory (dual-channel mode), and an NVMe SSD. Asus did some cost-cutting in terms of the battery, which only offers a capacity of 32 Wh.
Sascha Mölck, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch (translated by Mark Riege),

With the VivoBook 17 F712FA, Asus offers a simple office laptop in the 17.3-inch format, which is run by a Core i5-10210U processor (Comet Lake) and is available for less than 600 Euros (~$709). The laptop is not unknown to us, since it is the sibling model of the VivoBook 17 M712DA, which is identical in construction. The competitors include devices such as the Lenovo V340-17IWL, the HP 17, and the Lenovo IdeaPad L340-17API.

Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T (VivoBook 15 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-10210U 4 x 1.6 - 4.2 GHz, Comet Lake-U
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Core: 3300-1100 MHz, Dual channel mode, 27.20.100.8587
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4 3200, dual-channel, one storage slot (occupied), 4 GB soldered in
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, BOE NV173FHM-N49, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Comet Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Storage
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8, 512 GB 
, 436 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC256 @ Intel Comet Point-LP PCH - cAVS
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: audio combo port, Card Reader: MicroSD, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 21.4 x 406.9 x 256 ( = 0.84 x 16.02 x 10.08 in)
Battery
32 Wh, 4050 mAh Lithium-Ion, 7.6 V
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, McAfee LiveSafe (trial version), MS Office 365 (trial version), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.3 kg ( = 81.13 oz / 5.07 pounds), Power Supply: 153 g ( = 5.4 oz / 0.34 pounds)
Price
599 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
77 %
09/2020
Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
2.3 kg21.4 mm17.3"1920x1080
75 %
05/2020
HP 17-by2437ng
i3-10110U, UHD Graphics 620
2.4 kg24.5 mm17.3"1600x900
81 %
08/2019
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
R5 3500U, Vega 8
2.8 kg24.3 mm17.3"1600x900
77 %
07/2020
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Pentium 5405U, UHD Graphics 610
2.8 kg27 mm17.3"1920x1080

Case and Equipment - The F712 has a compact plastic case

Asus uses a matte silver plastic case in the VivoBook, which turns out very compact, having the smallest footprint in the field of our comparison devices. The gaps between the materials are small and we did not notice any sharp edges. However, the lid and base unit could have been stiffer, since they can be warped easily. The battery is built in, and there is no maintenance flap. In order to access the insides, you have to remove the bottom of the case, which is easy to do.

Asus has equipped the F712 with three USB Type-A ports (2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1). The additional Type-C port (USB 3.2 Gen 1) only serves to connect peripheral devices, since it neither supports DisplayPort via USB C nor power delivery. An external display can be connected via HDMI.

While the laptop does not offer a full-size SD storage card reader, there is a microSD model. With maximum transfer rates of 83.9 MB/s (transferring 250 jpg image files of about 5 MB each) and 72.5 MB/s (copying large data blocks), it belongs to the faster representatives of its kind. We test card readers using a reference card (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64 GB).

The WLAN chip (Realtek RTL8822CE) supports the 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards. The transfer speeds we measure under optimal conditions (no additional WLAN devices nearby and close distance between laptop and server PC) turn out to be good. We carry out this test using the Netgear Nighthawk AX12 Wi-Fi 6 tri-band router.

Size Comparison

414.8 mm / 16.3 inch 272.2 mm / 10.7 inch 24.5 mm / 0.965 inch 2.4 kg5.31 lbs413 mm / 16.3 inch 284.6 mm / 11.2 inch 24.3 mm / 0.957 inch 2.8 kg6.17 lbs410 mm / 16.1 inch 281 mm / 11.1 inch 27 mm / 1.063 inch 2.8 kg6.17 lbs406.9 mm / 16 inch 256 mm / 10.1 inch 21.4 mm / 0.843 inch 2.3 kg5.07 lbs

Connection Equipment

Left side: slot for a cable lock, 2x USB 2.0 (Type-A)
Left side: slot for a cable lock, 2x USB 2.0 (Type-A)
Right side: microSD card reader, audio combo, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-C), HDMI, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), power
Right side: microSD card reader, audio combo, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-C), HDMI, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), power
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
72.5 MB/s ∼100%
Average of class Office
  (10.2 - 191, n=317)
62.5 MB/s ∼86% -14%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
35.8 MB/s ∼49% -51%
HP 17-by2437ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
33.9 MB/s ∼47% -53%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
83.9 MB/s ∼100%
Average of class Office
  (9.5 - 255, n=290)
78.1 MB/s ∼93% -7%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
37.1 MB/s ∼44% -56%
HP 17-by2437ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
36.2 MB/s ∼43% -57%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
633 (624min - 642max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
  (486 - 685, n=17)
623 MBit/s ∼98% -2%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter
542 (500min - 555max) MBit/s ∼86% -14%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
340 (323min - 347max) MBit/s ∼54% -46%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
329 (316min - 337max) MBit/s ∼52% -48%
HP 17-by2437ng
Realtek RTL8723DE
60.8 (54min - 72max) MBit/s ∼10% -90%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
  (588 - 690, n=17)
646 MBit/s ∼100% +3%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
627 (564min - 692max) MBit/s ∼97%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter
610 (555min - 640max) MBit/s ∼94% -3%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
310 (251min - 369max) MBit/s ∼48% -51%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
301 (277min - 342max) MBit/s ∼47% -52%
HP 17-by2437ng
Realtek RTL8723DE
65.2 (35min - 84max) MBit/s ∼10% -90%
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Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø633 (624-642)
HP 17-by2437ng Intel Core i3-10110U, Intel UHD Graphics 620; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø60.3 (54-72)
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000); iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø328 (316-337)
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE Intel Pentium Gold 5405U, Intel UHD Graphics 610; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø339 (323-347)
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000); iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø542 (500-555)
Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø627 (564-692)
HP 17-by2437ng Intel Core i3-10110U, Intel UHD Graphics 620; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø65.1 (35-84)
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000); iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø301 (277-342)
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE Intel Pentium Gold 5405U, Intel UHD Graphics 610; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø310 (251-369)
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000); iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø610 (555-640)
ColorChecker
11.4 ∆E
14 ∆E
24.4 ∆E
25 ∆E
27.3 ∆E
18 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
28.9 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
21.5 ∆E
16.5 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
25.8 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
23.6 ∆E
23.2 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
18.7 ∆E
17.3 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
ColorChecker HP 17-by2437ng: 16.83 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 28.89 ∆E
ColorChecker
23.3 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
17.3 ∆E
19.3 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
24 ∆E
20 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
19.3 ∆E
16 ∆E
24.3 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
21.3 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE: 15.99 ∆E min: 3.32 - max: 24.29 ∆E
ColorChecker
17.3 ∆E
12 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
19.2 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
20.3 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
15 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
14 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
16.4 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
9 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T: 12.03 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 20.28 ∆E

Input Devices - No keyboard illumination for the VivoBook

Asus has equipped the VivoBook with a non-backlit chiclet keyboard. The flat, smooth keys have a short stroke and a clear pressure point. The key resistance could have turned out a bit more crisp for our tastes. While typing, the keyboard has some slight give. Overall, Asus delivers a keyboard suitable for everyday tasks here.

The multi-touch capable touchpad has a footprint of about 10.5 x 7.3 cm (~4.1 x 2.9 in). This offers sufficient space for using gesture controls. The smooth touchpad surface facilitates the sliding of fingers and also responds to input in the corners. The pad offers a short stroke and a clear pressure point.

VivoBook input devices
VivoBook input devices

Display - IPS onboard

Pixel grid
Pixel grid

The 17.3-inch display of the F712FA has a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. While the contrast of 1.200:1 turns out to be good, the brightness (261.6 cd/m²) could have been higher. We consider values beyond 300 cd/m² as good. The fact that the display does not produce any PWM flickering is a positive.

255
cd/m²
250
cd/m²
239
cd/m²
271
cd/m²
288
cd/m²
269
cd/m²
254
cd/m²
264
cd/m²
264
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE NV173FHM-N49
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 288 cd/m² Average: 261.6 cd/m² Minimum: 15.5 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 83 %
Center on Battery: 282 cd/m²
Contrast: 1200:1 (Black: 0.24 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.14 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8, calibrated: 4.6
ΔE Greyscale 4.55 | 0.64-98 Ø6
58.1% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 37% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.37
Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T
BOE NV173FHM-N49, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
HP 17-by2437ng
BOE NT173WDM-N21, TN LED, 1600x900, 17.3
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AU Optronics B173RTN02.1, TN LED, 1600x900, 17.3
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
CMN N173HCE-E31 CMN1738, , 1920x1080, 17.3
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
BOE084E, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
Response Times
-25%
-22%
-58%
-7%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
24 (13, 11)
42 (22, 20)
-75%
42 (22, 20)
-75%
37 (17.7, 19.3)
-54%
24 (12, 12)
-0%
Response Time Black / White *
16 (8, 8)
12 (7, 5)
25%
11 (7, 4)
31%
25.8 (15.2, 10.6)
-61%
18 (9, 9)
-13%
PWM Frequency
250 (80)
25000 (24)
Screen
-47%
-40%
22%
5%
Brightness middle
288
222
-23%
230
-20%
284
-1%
262
-9%
Brightness
262
208
-21%
201
-23%
268
2%
234
-11%
Brightness Distribution
83
89
7%
78
-6%
77
-7%
84
1%
Black Level *
0.24
0.649
-170%
0.46
-92%
0.23
4%
0.265
-10%
Contrast
1200
342
-71%
500
-58%
1235
3%
989
-18%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.14
11.77
-92%
10.36
-69%
4.98
19%
5.13
16%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
18.55
20.78
-12%
18.63
-0%
8.45
54%
19.16
-3%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
4.6
3.5
24%
1.87
59%
3.96
14%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.55
14.31
-215%
13.32
-193%
5.3
-16%
1.22
73%
Gamma
2.37 93%
2.24 98%
2.54 87%
2273 0%
2.42 91%
CCT
7161 91%
19250 34%
14124 46%
7065 92%
6584 99%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
37
48
30%
48
30%
61
65%
38
3%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
58.1
74
27%
74
27%
94
62%
59
2%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-36% / -44%
-31% / -37%
-18% / 10%
-1% / 3%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
16 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 8 ms rise
↘ 8 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 20 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
24 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 13 ms rise
↘ 11 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 16 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.8 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17714 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

In the state of delivery, the color reproduction of the display is fairly decent but misses the target (Delta-E < 3) with a Delta-E 2000 color deviation of about 6.1. It does not suffer from a blue tint. Calibration only leads to marginal improvements. The AdobeRGB (37%) and sRGB (58%) color spaces are not reproduced fully.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation (calibrated)

Asus has equipped the laptop with an IPS panel with stable viewing angles, allowing the display to be read from any position. Outdoors, the display can only be read if the sun is not too bright.

The VivoBook outdoors
The VivoBook outdoors

Performance - Sufficient for office and Internet

With the VivoBook 17 F712FA, Asus offers a 17.3-inch laptop that brings sufficient performance for office and Internet applications. Our test unit is available for just under 600 Euros (~$709), with other equipment configurations also being available.

Processor

Asus has equipped the VivoBook with a Core i5-10210U quad-core processor based on Intel's Comet Lake architecture. The CPU runs at a basic clock speed of 1.6 GHz, which can be increased via Turbo up to 3.9 GHz (four cores) or 4.2 GHz (single core).

For a short time, the processor runs through the multithread tests of the Cinebench benchmarks at 3.9 GHz, before the clock speed slowly and gradually drops down to between 2.4 and 2.7 GHz. It runs through the single-thread tests with a speed of 3.9 to 4.2 GHz. In battery operation, the clock speeds are between 1.8 and 2.4 GHz (multithread) and 2.9 - 4.1 GHz (single-thread).

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
HWInfo
HWInfo
HWInfo
HWInfo

We evaluate whether the CPU Turbo is maintained constantly in mains operation by running the multithread test of the Cinebench R15 benchmark for at least 30 minutes in a constant loop. The results drop from the first to the second run and then remain at a constant level. The CPU Turbo usage is at a medium level.

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Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel Core i5-10210U: Ø632 (625.46-683.92)
HP 17-by2437ng Intel Core i3-10110U, Intel Core i3-10110U: Ø307 (301.6-321.01)
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U: Ø626 (614.9-661.93)
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE Intel Pentium Gold 5405U, Intel Pentium Gold 5405U: Ø227 (225.51-228.28)
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U: Ø503 (436.46-546.44)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
172 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
684 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
55.4 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.81 %
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T
Intel Core i5-10210U
172 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (154 - 174, n=26)
167 Points ∼97% -3%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
160 Points ∼93% -7%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
143 Points ∼83% -17%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
131 Points ∼76% -24%
Average of class Office
  (20 - 202, n=594)
117 Points ∼68% -32%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
91.1 Points ∼53% -47%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T
Intel Core i5-10210U
684 Points ∼100%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
662 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (479 - 790, n=26)
625 Points ∼91% -9%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
622 Points ∼91% -9%
Average of class Office
  (36 - 1346, n=602)
373 Points ∼55% -45%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
321 Points ∼47% -53%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
227 (225.51min - 228.28max) Points ∼33% -67%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2191 Seconds * ∼100% -167%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
1385 Seconds * ∼63% -68%
Average of class Office
  (367 - 9415, n=77)
1085 Seconds * ∼50% -32%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T
Intel Core i5-10210U
822 Seconds * ∼38%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (585 - 1004, n=15)
809 Seconds * ∼37% +2%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (14717 - 21679, n=15)
17450 MIPS ∼100% +17%
Average of class Office
  (2794 - 39649, n=77)
16934 MIPS ∼97% +13%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T
Intel Core i5-10210U
14940 MIPS ∼86%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
9858 MIPS ∼56% -34%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
6446 MIPS ∼37% -57%
7z b 4 -mmt1
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
4269 MIPS ∼100% +22%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (3504 - 4467, n=15)
4222 MIPS ∼99% +20%
Average of class Office
  (1286 - 5923, n=77)
4051 MIPS ∼95% +16%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T
Intel Core i5-10210U
3504 MIPS ∼82%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2493 MIPS ∼58% -29%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T
Intel Core i5-10210U
424 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (351 - 428, n=21)
413 Points ∼97% -3%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
400 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Office
  (79 - 497, n=82)
386 Points ∼91% -9%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
370 Points ∼87% -13%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
204 Points ∼48% -52%
CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
1476 Points ∼100% +1%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T
Intel Core i5-10210U
1464 Points ∼99%
Average of class Office
  (143 - 3050, n=83)
1344 Points ∼91% -8%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (1105 - 1820, n=21)
1326 Points ∼90% -9%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
753 Points ∼51% -49%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
513 Points ∼35% -65%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T
Intel Core i5-10210U
3946 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (2800 - 4256, n=16)
3674 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Office
  (873 - 6444, n=43)
3478 Points ∼88% -12%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
2017 Points ∼51% -49%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
1255 Points ∼32% -68%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T
Intel Core i5-10210U
1126 Points ∼100%
Average of class Office
  (431 - 1327, n=43)
1083 Points ∼96% -4%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (1014 - 1133, n=16)
1082 Points ∼96% -4%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
1017 Points ∼90% -10%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
570 Points ∼51% -49%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (3.35 - 6.28, n=15)
4.45 fps ∼100% +33%
Average of class Office
  (0.4 - 9.55, n=75)
4.33 fps ∼97% +29%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T
Intel Core i5-10210U
3.35 fps ∼75%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
2.72 fps ∼61% -19%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
1.5 fps ∼34% -55%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
105 s ∼100% +31%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T
Intel Core i5-10210U
80.32 s ∼76%
Average of class Office
  (51 - 244, n=38)
68.7 s ∼65% -14%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
65.4 s ∼62% -19%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (49.6 - 80.3, n=10)
53.6 s ∼51% -33%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
1.254 sec * ∼100% -39%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T
Intel Core i5-10210U
0.901 sec * ∼72%
Average of class Office
  (0.613 - 3.11, n=42)
0.793 sec * ∼63% +12%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
0.74 sec * ∼59% +18%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (0.658 - 0.901, n=15)
0.723 sec * ∼58% +20%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The combination of the Core-i5 processor, working memory running in dual-channel mode, and NVMe SSD ensures a quick and smooth-running system. The CPU offers sufficient computing performance for all the usual application areas. The results in the PCMark benchmarks are also good.

The working memory (8 GB; 4 GB module + 4 GB onboard) runs in dual-channel mode.
The working memory (8 GB; 4 GB module + 4 GB onboard) runs in dual-channel mode.
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3595 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3866 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4920 points
Help
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
3232 Points ∼25% +1%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3231 Points ∼25% +1%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3199 Points ∼25%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2487 - 4463, n=21)
3116 Points ∼24% -3%
Average of class Office
  (320 - 5547, n=208)
2827 Points ∼22% -12%
HP 17-by2437ng
UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
2335 Points ∼18% -27%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
UHD Graphics 610, Pentium 5405U, Lenovo UMIS AM610 RPFTJ256PDD2MWX
1559 Points ∼12% -51%
Productivity
Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
7124 Points ∼68%
HP 17-by2437ng
UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
6758 Points ∼65% -5%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6099 - 7317, n=21)
6736 Points ∼65% -5%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
5921 Points ∼57% -17%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5840 Points ∼56% -18%
Average of class Office
  (1266 - 8567, n=208)
5768 Points ∼55% -19%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
UHD Graphics 610, Pentium 5405U, Lenovo UMIS AM610 RPFTJ256PDD2MWX
4133 Points ∼40% -42%
Essentials
Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
8854 Points ∼77%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (7172 - 10000, n=21)
8633 Points ∼75% -2%
HP 17-by2437ng
UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
7583 Points ∼66% -14%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
7507 Points ∼66% -15%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
7397 Points ∼65% -16%
Average of class Office
  (2683 - 9821, n=208)
7333 Points ∼64% -17%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
UHD Graphics 610, Pentium 5405U, Lenovo UMIS AM610 RPFTJ256PDD2MWX
5559 Points ∼49% -37%
Score
Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4205 Points ∼52%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3752 - 4353, n=21)
4048 Points ∼50% -4%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
3754 Points ∼46% -11%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3719 Points ∼46% -12%
HP 17-by2437ng
UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
3542 Points ∼44% -16%
Average of class Office
  (803 - 5409, n=209)
3472 Points ∼43% -17%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
UHD Graphics 610, Pentium 5405U, Lenovo UMIS AM610 RPFTJ256PDD2MWX
2363 Points ∼29% -44%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Average Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3182 - 4284, n=17)
3658 Points ∼60% +2%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3595 Points ∼59%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
3423 Points ∼56% -5%
Average of class Office
  (1169 - 4770, n=457)
3117 Points ∼51% -13%
HP 17-by2437ng
UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
3116 Points ∼51% -13%

DPC Latencies

In our standardized Latency Monitor test (web surfing, 4k video reproduction, Prime95 high load), we were able to observe some unusual behavior in the DPC latencies. The system does not appear to be suited for real-time video and audio-processing.

Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3900.1 μs * ∼100%
HP 17-by2437ng
UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
2578.8 μs * ∼66% +34%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
UHD Graphics 610, Pentium 5405U, Lenovo UMIS AM610 RPFTJ256PDD2MWX
1216 μs * ∼31% +69%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

A 512-GB NVMe SSD (M.2-2280) from Intel, which reaches good transfer rates, serves as the system drive. While in principle the laptop would offer sufficient space for a second 2.5-inch storage drive, you cannot insert such a drive because it lacks the necessary SATA slot and insertion frame. 

An NVMe SSD serves as the system drive.
An NVMe SSD serves as the system drive.
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 1779 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 972.5 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 343 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 397.4 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1608 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 972 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 62.1 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 180.3 MB/s
Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
HP 17-by2437ng
Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Lenovo UMIS AM610 RPFTJ256PDD2MWX
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Average Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
 
Average of class Office
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-18%
-50%
-59%
-12%
-8%
-18%
Write 4K
180.3
126.7
-30%
94.36
-48%
64.06
-64%
132
-27%
132 (93.1 - 203, n=22)
-27%
105 (0.217 - 227, n=209)
-42%
Read 4K
62.1
52.52
-15%
32.45
-48%
10.54
-83%
52.05
-16%
54.3 (44.3 - 65.3, n=22)
-13%
36.6 (0.176 - 166, n=209)
-41%
Write Seq
972
668.5
-31%
482.8
-50%
296.24
-70%
973.1
0%
965 (872 - 986, n=22)
-1%
852 (21.4 - 2714, n=207)
-12%
Read Seq
1608
881.2
-45%
524.4
-67%
524.86
-67%
1606
0%
1506 (1291 - 1651, n=22)
-6%
1114 (74 - 2827, n=207)
-31%
Write 4K Q32T1
397.4
272.2
-32%
232
-42%
220.54
-45%
210.4
-47%
356 (210 - 526, n=22)
-10%
294 (0.222 - 701, n=210)
-26%
Read 4K Q32T1
343
483.5
41%
253.6
-26%
274.66
-20%
312.2
-9%
327 (212 - 346, n=22)
-5%
317 (0.647 - 773, n=210)
-8%
Write Seq Q32T1
972.5
796.4
-18%
496.5
-49%
294.4
-70%
982
1%
973 (920 - 987, n=22)
0%
1089 (56.5 - 3407, n=210)
12%
Read Seq Q32T1
1779
1503
-16%
540.3
-70%
872.5
-51%
1847
4%
1713 (1390 - 1883, n=22)
-4%
1800 (78.6 - 3564, n=210)
1%
AS SSD
-29%
-50%
-41%
-2%
-3%
-267%
Copy Game MB/s
568.14
416.42
-27%
184.93
-67%
280
-51%
768 (104 - 971, n=19)
35%
381 (17.5 - 3007, n=283)
-33%
Copy Program MB/s
340.92
248.28
-27%
128.08
-62%
220
-35%
476 (163 - 852, n=19)
40%
213 (12.8 - 1353, n=283)
-38%
Copy ISO MB/s
800.87
448.41
-44%
282.8
-65%
290
-64%
1104 (566 - 1707, n=19)
38%
616 (21.1 - 3024, n=283)
-23%
Score Total
1849
1722
-7%
869
-53%
1242
-33%
1810
-2%
1657 (1077 - 1901, n=23)
-10%
1508 (21 - 5782, n=413)
-18%
Score Write
1037
515
-50%
343
-67%
375
-64%
1030
-1%
894 (285 - 1083, n=23)
-14%
535 (8 - 2668, n=413)
-48%
Score Read
548
809
48%
342
-38%
584
7%
528
-4%
508 (459 - 548, n=23)
-7%
650 (6 - 2373, n=413)
19%
Access Time Write *
0.046
0.157
-241%
0.061
-33%
0.065
-41%
0.047
-2%
0.0662 (0.044 - 0.144, n=23)
-44%
0.963 (0.021 - 34.1, n=441)
-1993%
Access Time Read *
0.088
0.09
-2%
0.085
3%
0.134
-52%
0.058
34%
0.0917 (0.048 - 0.24, n=23)
-4%
1.341 (0.025 - 32, n=435)
-1424%
4K-64 Write
792.12
333.84
-58%
236.16
-70%
273.25
-66%
835.24
5%
692 (94.1 - 835, n=23)
-13%
366 (0.23 - 2280, n=442)
-54%
4K-64 Read
324.36
628.37
94%
262.17
-19%
480.48
48%
323.96
0%
323 (320 - 326, n=23)
0%
485 (0.34 - 2072, n=442)
50%
4K Write
153.64
105.7
-31%
59.84
-61%
74.14
-52%
104.25
-32%
117 (90.1 - 170, n=23)
-24%
79.3 (0.21 - 182, n=442)
-48%
4K Read
56.12
45.04
-20%
29.14
-48%
28.09
-50%
45.24
-19%
49.6 (40.1 - 58.5, n=23)
-12%
31.8 (0.4 - 112, n=442)
-43%
Seq Write
910.11
758.82
-17%
472.22
-48%
278
-69%
900.47
-1%
849 (374 - 931, n=23)
-7%
582 (41.5 - 2649, n=443)
-36%
Seq Read
1678.61
1359.07
-19%
489.89
-71%
758
-55%
1591.56
-5%
1364 (907 - 1705, n=23)
-19%
945 (42.5 - 2978, n=443)
-44%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-24% / -25%
-50% / -50%
-50% / -48%
-7% / -6%
-6% / -5%
-143% / -176%

* ... smaller is better

Constant Performance Read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8: Ø1867 (1702.84-1875.51)
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE UHD Graphics 610, Pentium 5405U, Lenovo UMIS AM610 RPFTJ256PDD2MWX: Ø887 (761.06-890.66)

Graphics Card

The graphics output is handled by Intel's UHD Graphics 620 graphics core. The GPU supports DirectX 12 and runs at speeds between 300 and 1100 MHz. The results in the 3DMark benchmarks range at normal levels for the GPU used here.

GPU-Z
GPU-Z
DXVAChecker
DXVAChecker
3DMark 11 (mains operation)
3DMark 11 (mains operation)
3DMark 11 (battery operation)
3DMark 11 (battery operation)
Night Raid (mains operation)
Night Raid (mains operation)
3DMark 11 Performance
2100 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
67955 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
8888 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1125 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3146 Points ∼100% +68%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1878 Points ∼60%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (1235 - 2006, n=220)
1741 Points ∼55% -7%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-10110U
1501 Points ∼48% -20%
Average of class Office
  (185 - 5422, n=715)
1421 Points ∼45% -24%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel UHD Graphics 610, Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
915 Points ∼29% -51%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
584 Points ∼100%
Average of class Office
  (76 - 1164, n=94)
520 Points ∼89%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (299 - 443, n=70)
377 Points ∼65%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-10110U
317 Points ∼54%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel UHD Graphics 610, Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
194 Points ∼33%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
2462 Points ∼100% +101%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
1981 Points ∼80% +62%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1224 Points ∼50%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (557 - 1418, n=188)
1150 Points ∼47% -6%
Average of class Office
  (138 - 4109, n=530)
1090 Points ∼44% -11%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-10110U
967 Points ∼39% -21%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel UHD Graphics 610, Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
634 Points ∼26% -48%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
13777 Points ∼100% +45%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
9501 Points ∼69%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6910 - 11436, n=200)
9215 Points ∼67% -3%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-10110U
7787 Points ∼57% -18%
Average of class Office
  (1208 - 27117, n=572)
7482 Points ∼54% -21%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel UHD Graphics 610, Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
5139 Points ∼37% -46%

Gaming Performance

The hardware is able to bring some of the games from our database to the screen smoothly - in low resolutions and at low quality settings. These include games that only pose moderate demands on the hardware. The current top games, such as Death Stranding, cannot be played.

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 64.1 35.1 29.6 9.2 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 77 48.2 20.3 18 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 18.9 13 fps
BioShock Infinite - 1366x768 Medium Preset
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
55.9 fps ∼100% +59%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T
Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
35.1 fps ∼63%
Average of class Office
  (5.6 - 145, n=398)
33.1 fps ∼59% -6%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (11.5 - 45.5, n=182)
32.8 fps ∼59% -7%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
26.4 fps ∼47% -25%
Dota 2 Reborn - 1366x768 med (1/3)
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
58.2 (51.2min) fps ∼100% +21%
Average of class Office
  (9.7 - 107, n=96)
49.4 fps ∼85% +2%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T
Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
48.2 (42.4min) fps ∼83%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (33.7 - 57.1, n=69)
44.7 fps ∼77% -7%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U, Intel UHD Graphics 610
23.1 (18.8min) fps ∼40% -52%

Emissions and Power Management - Asus uses a tiny battery

Noise Emissions

During idle operation and under low load, you won't hear the fan, since it usually remains quiet. However, this ends when the load increases, and we register a maximum noise level of 43.4 dB(A) under medium load levels. During our stress test, the noise level is at 42.1 dB(A).

Noise Level

Idle
26.7 / 26.7 / 26.7 dB(A)
Load
43.4 / 42.1 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 26.7 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2030.527.43028.230.52538.236.336.132.338.23148.140.239.834.148.14032.725.13025.832.75030.528.832.927.130.56323.422.525.725.523.48020.722.123.720.720.710019.519.121.318.519.512520.320.321.918.820.316019.619.518.51819.620019.619.619.717.119.625019.419.517.816.219.431519.720.716.414.919.740022.923.114.914.622.950022.822.914.614.822.863026.226.91414.326.280029.832.114.314.329.8100032.233.313.91432.2125033.934.813.913.933.9160030.231.21414.130.2200032.833.514.314.132.8250031.232.714.314.631.2315028.229.514.814.628.2400030.231.414.914.730.250003132.314.814.831630029.331.815.114.829.3800022.523.915.115.122.51000019.82115.415.219.81250017.518.715.416.417.51600016.317.515.615.416.3SPL42.143.426.926.742.1N3.74.10.90.83.7median 22.9median 23.9median 14.9median 14.8median 22.9Delta5.36.11.70.75.3hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseAsus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T

Temperature

The VivoBook during the stress test.
The VivoBook during the stress test.

The processor (500 MHz to 1.6 GHz) and graphics core (300 to 650 MHz) run through our stress test (Prime95 and Furmark running for at least one hour) at varying speeds. During battery operation, the clock speeds are between 800 and 900 MHz (CPU) or at 500 MHz (GPU). The stress test represents an extreme scenario that does not occur in everyday operation. We use this test to evaluate whether the system will remain stable even under full load.

The F712 does not get extremely hot. During the stress test we measure temperatures beyond 40 °C (104 °F) in two measurement spots. In everyday operation, the temperatures remain within the green range throughout.

Max. Load
 26 °C
79 F
30.9 °C
88 F
41.1 °C
106 F
 
 26.3 °C
79 F
30.6 °C
87 F
39.4 °C
103 F
 
 25.2 °C
77 F
27.2 °C
81 F
27.7 °C
82 F
 
Maximum: 41.1 °C = 106 F
Average: 30.5 °C = 87 F
44.4 °C
112 F
35 °C
95 F
27.3 °C
81 F
36.9 °C
98 F
31.6 °C
89 F
27.7 °C
82 F
29.3 °C
85 F
28.2 °C
83 F
27.2 °C
81 F
Maximum: 44.4 °C = 112 F
Average: 32 °C = 90 F
Power Supply (max.)  57.1 °C = 135 F | Room Temperature 23.7 °C = 75 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 30.5 °C / 87 F, compared to the average of 29.4 °C / 85 F for the devices in the class Office.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 41.1 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 44.4 °C / 112 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.9 °C / 79 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 27.7 °C / 81.9 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28 °C / 82.4 F (+0.3 °C / 0.5 F).
Heat development - top (load)
Heat development - top (load)
Heat development - top (idle)
Heat development - top (idle)
Heat development - bottom (load)
Heat development - bottom (load)
Heat development - bottom (idle)
Heat development - bottom (idle)

Speakers

The stereo speakers are placed in the frontal area of the case bottom. They produce decent sound that could use some more bass.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2028.428.228.42533.332.333.3313734.1374027.725.827.75030.527.130.56325.625.525.68024.520.724.510032.718.532.712540.918.840.916045.91845.920047.917.147.92504916.24931557.614.957.640066.314.666.35006614.86663063.814.363.880061.314.361.3100058.31458.3125055.113.955.1160054.614.154.6200062.914.162.9250055.214.655.2315052.714.652.7400058.114.758.1500062.714.862.7630061.114.861.1800059.515.159.51000064.515.264.51250062.516.462.51600060.915.460.9SPL72.726.772.7N32.10.832.1median 58.3median 14.8median 58.3Delta6.50.76.5hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseAsus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (66.31 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 12.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.5% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.3% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (9.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (14.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 11% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 86% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 12% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 85% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Power Consumption

In terms of the power consumption, the device does not show any unusual behavior. During idle operation, we measure a maximum power consumption of 7.7 watts, and during the stress test (Prime95 and Furmark running for at least one hour) the value increases up to 44.1 watt. The power supply is rated at 45 watts. 

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.35 / 0.45 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3 / 7.2 / 7.7 Watt
Load midlight 42 / 44.1 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Life

Our realistic WLAN test stimulates the load when opening websites via a script. The "Balanced" power profile is active, the display brightness is set at about 150 cd/m², and the power-saving functions are deactivated. The VivoBook 17 achieves a runtime of 5:24 hours.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 85)
5h 24min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Average of class Office
  (105 - 1124, n=409)
429 min ∼16% +32%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
R5 3500U, Vega 8, 36 Wh
414 min ∼16% +28%
HP 17-by2437ng
i3-10110U, UHD Graphics 620, 41 Wh
339 min ∼13% +5%
Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620, 32 Wh
324 min ∼12%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Pentium 5405U, UHD Graphics 610, 36 Wh
316 min ∼12% -2%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
R5 3500U, Vega 8, 37 Wh
198 min ∼8% -39%

Pros

+ matte IPS display
+ good system performance
+ compact case
+ NVMe SSD
+ easy maintenance
+ fast storage card reader

Cons

- display could have been brighter
- no keyboard illumination
- microSD card reader only
- mediocre battery life
- no Ethernet port
- fan is too loud under load

Verdict

The Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T, provided by notebooksbilliger.de
The Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T, provided by notebooksbilliger.de

The VivoBook 17 has a powerful Core i5-10210U processor onboard that offers more than sufficient computing performance for office and Internet applications. It is accompanied by 8 GB of working memory (dual-channel mode) and a fast NVMe SSD (512 GB). With this, the device should be able to handle the demands of most users. 

With the VivoBook 17 F712FA, Asus offers a compact 17.3-inch laptop for the home.

The device warms up moderately at most and produces little to no noise, at least during idle operation and under low load. Nonetheless, since the fan revs up too much under load for our tastes, Asus should rework the fan control.

Compared to the 17.3-inch competitors, the VivoBook turns out fairly compact. However, the low battery capacity of 32 Wh indicates that this is not a very mobile device. In practice, this leads to a battery life of barely 5.5 hours in the WLAN test, which is less than standard nowadays. 

The Full HD IPS display pleases with a matte surface, good contrast, stable viewing angles, and decent color reproduction. The maximum brightness and color-space coverage turn out too low. The keyboard has proven itself suitable for everyday tasks. However, we miss the keyboard illumination.

Note: We recently reported that the CPUs of some VivoBook 17 models run significantly slower when the "High Performance" Windows power profile is active. However, this is not the case in our current test unit.

Update: Asus informed us that there is a 47 Wh battery version available for the VivoBook 17. It should improve Wi-Fi battery runtime by around 2 hours. This option is currently not available in the U.S. However, an A-cover metal alternative under the name VivoBook S17 S712 with 47 Wh battery is available as an option.

Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA-AU518T - 09/09/2020 v7
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
73 / 98 → 75%
Keyboard
71%
Pointing Device
84%
Connectivity
45 / 80 → 56%
Weight
61 / 20-75 → 75%
Battery
66%
Display
80%
Games Performance
52 / 78 → 66%
Application Performance
84 / 95 → 89%
Temperature
92%
Noise
87%
Audio
59%
Camera
40 / 85 → 47%
Average
69%
77%
Office - Weighted Average

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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Reviews > Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA Review: Lackluster 17.3-inch laptop for home
Sascha Mölck, 2020-09-10 (Update: 2020-09-16)
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Studied computer science, working as an author in the IT sector for over 15 years.