Asus VivoBook 17 M712-WH34
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Reviews for the Asus VivoBook 17 M712-WH34
Source: PC Mag
COVID-19 complications and parts shortages have wreaked havoc on the availability and prices of budget laptops, so if you're wearily sorting through the meager options for an inexpensive, big-screen notebook, the Asus VivoBook 17 M712 ($550 at Amazon.com) might be a sight for your sore eyes. Yes, it uses an older third-generation instead of new fifth-generation AMD Ryzen processor, but it ticks nearly every other box. A stylish silver chassis, a comfortable keyboard, and just enough power for everyday computing tasks make this 17.3-inch rig one of the best large laptops you can buy if you're on a strict budget.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/15/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
AMD Vega 3: Integrated graphics card of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 3 CUs (= 192 shaders) and a clock of up to 1200 MHz.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
R3 3250U: A dual-core APU designed for affordable laptops. The Ryzen features two Zen cores clocked at 2.6 to 3.5 GHz (SMT support is enabled for a total of 4 threads) and a Vega series graphics adapter with 3 CUs clocked at up to 1,200 MHz. These specifications are similar to the older 3200U, with the higher peak operating temperature of the latter (105 °C versus 95 °C) being the only difference.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.
In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.