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Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA Laptop Review: Low Weight, Low Price

No frills with easy upgrades. It's not the sleekest-looking laptop around, but at least it has got the core basics down. The VivoBook 17 is a large and relatively lightweight laptop designed primarily for browsing and other low processing loads.

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The Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA is the Intel Comet Lake-U version of the AMD Ryzen-powered VivoBook 17 M712DA. Both share the same chassis design and so we recommend checking out our review on the AMD version for all our comments on the case, keyboard, clickpad, and other physical features.

Competitors to the VivoBook 17 include other budget 17.3-inch multimedia laptops like the Dell Inspiron 17, HP Pavilion 17, Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17, or the Acer Aspire ES1. Our specific test unit can be found on Computer Upgrade King for $875 USD.

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Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76 (VivoBook 17 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-10510U 4 x 1.8 - 4.8 GHz, Comet Lake-U
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620, 26.20.100.7372
Memory
24576 MB 
, 8 GB soldered + 16 GB DDR4-2666, 19-19-19-43, Dual-Channel
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, BOE NV173FHM-N49, IPS, BOE084E, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Comet Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Storage
Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8, 1024 GB 
Soundcard
Intel Comet Lake PCH-LP - cAVS
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: MicroSD reader
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 x 406 x 253 ( = 0.83 x 15.98 x 9.96 in)
Battery
37 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0.9 MP, 16:9 (1280x720)
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, McAfee LiveSafe, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.3 kg ( = 81.13 oz / 5.07 pounds), Power Supply: 135 g ( = 4.76 oz / 0.3 pounds)
Price
870 USD
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
76 %
06/2020
Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620
2.3 kg21 mm17.3"1920x1080
79 %
05/2019
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
i7-8565U, Radeon 520
2.8 kg25 mm17.3"1920x1080
82 %
04/2020
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
i5-10210U, GeForce MX250
1.7 kg17.9 mm15.6"1920x1080
82 %
06/2019
Lenovo Ideapad 330S-15ARR-81FB00C7GE
R5 2500U, Vega 8
1.9 kg19.4 mm15.6"1920x1080
75 %
05/2020
HP 17-by2437ng
i3-10110U, UHD Graphics 620
2.4 kg24.5 mm17.3"1600x900

Case

Chassis is largely plastic with matte surfaces and a brushed outer lid designed to mimic brushed aluminum
Chassis is largely plastic with matte surfaces and a brushed outer lid designed to mimic brushed aluminum
Surfaces are fairly rigid for the price. Pushing down on the keyboard center does not result in much flexing
Surfaces are fairly rigid for the price. Pushing down on the keyboard center does not result in much flexing
Ventilation grilles hidden underneath the bottom bezel
Ventilation grilles hidden underneath the bottom bezel
Dotted design adds texture to an otherwise dull plastic surface
Dotted design adds texture to an otherwise dull plastic surface
Brushed outer plastic lid designed to look like brushed aluminum. Warping is most noticeable on the outer lid
Brushed outer plastic lid designed to look like brushed aluminum. Warping is most noticeable on the outer lid
Rounded edges and corners
Rounded edges and corners
Maximum lid angle of only 140 degrees. A wider angle would have been appreciated
Maximum lid angle of only 140 degrees. A wider angle would have been appreciated
423.3 mm / 16.7 inch 289.9 mm / 11.4 inch 27.3 mm / 1.075 inch 2.8 kg6.17 lbs418 mm / 16.5 inch 292.6 mm / 11.5 inch 24.9 mm / 0.98 inch 2.8 kg6.17 lbs415.4 mm / 16.4 inch 279.2 mm / 11 inch 25 mm / 0.984 inch 2.8 kg6.15 lbs414.8 mm / 16.3 inch 272.2 mm / 10.7 inch 24.5 mm / 0.965 inch 2.4 kg5.31 lbs406 mm / 16 inch 253 mm / 9.96 inch 21 mm / 0.827 inch 2.3 kg5.07 lbs399 mm / 15.7 inch 259 mm / 10.2 inch 19.3 mm / 0.76 inch 2.7 kg6.02 lbs

Connectivity

Ports include the expected HDMI with both USB-A and USB-C options not unlike the Lenovo IdeaPad 330S-15. The USB-C port does not support DisplayPort monitors or laptop charging. There is no RJ-45 either which is becoming increasingly common on newer laptops.

Front: No connectivity
Front: No connectivity
Right: MicroSD reader, 3.5 mm combo audio, USB Type-C 3.1 Gen. 1 (No DisplayPort), HDMI, USB 3.0, AC adapter
Right: MicroSD reader, 3.5 mm combo audio, USB Type-C 3.1 Gen. 1 (No DisplayPort), HDMI, USB 3.0, AC adapter
Rear: No connectivity
Rear: No connectivity
Left: Kensington Lock, 2x USB 2.0
Left: Kensington Lock, 2x USB 2.0

SD Card Reader

It's strange to see a MicroSD card reader instead of a full-size one considering the large 17.3-inch form factor. Transfer rates are otherwise respectable for the category and much faster than what we recorded on the Ryzen-powered Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA.

Fully inserted MicroSD card. The reader is not spring-loaded
Fully inserted MicroSD card. The reader is not spring-loaded
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
77 MB/s ∼100%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
74.96 MB/s ∼97% -3%
Lenovo Ideapad 330S-15ARR-81FB00C7GE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
62.4 MB/s ∼81% -19%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
35.8 MB/s ∼46% -54%
HP 17-by2437ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
33.9 MB/s ∼44% -56%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27.95 MB/s ∼36% -64%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
82.8 MB/s ∼100%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
82.6 MB/s ∼100% 0%
Lenovo Ideapad 330S-15ARR-81FB00C7GE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
73.9 MB/s ∼89% -11%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
37.1 MB/s ∼45% -55%
HP 17-by2437ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
36.2 MB/s ∼44% -56%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
34.17 MB/s ∼41% -59%

Communication

Wi-Fi 802.11ac or Wi-Fi 5 is provided by the Realtek 8822CE. We didn't experience any connectivity issues when paired with our Netgear RAX200 router.

Removable WLAN module
Removable WLAN module
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP Envy 17t-cg000
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1382 (min: 726, max: 1504) MBit/s ∼100% +133%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1354 (min: 746, max: 1510) MBit/s ∼98% +128%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1293 (min: 628, max: 1379) MBit/s ∼94% +118%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
RealTek Semiconductor, Device ID: C821
632 (min: 615, max: 642) MBit/s ∼46% +7%
Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
593 (min: 416, max: 627) MBit/s ∼43%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1338 (min: 1304, max: 1355) MBit/s ∼100% +128%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1297 (min: 574, max: 1585) MBit/s ∼97% +121%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1133 (min: 892, max: 1299) MBit/s ∼85% +93%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
RealTek Semiconductor, Device ID: C821
663 (min: 431, max: 696) MBit/s ∼50% +13%
Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
588 (min: 282, max: 660) MBit/s ∼44%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø593 (416-627)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø579 (282-660)

Webcam

ColorChecker
7.5 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76: 7.29 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 12.33 ∆E

Maintenance

Servicing is relatively easy and it requires only a Philips screwdriver
Servicing is relatively easy and it requires only a Philips screwdriver

Accessories and Warranty

There are no extras in the box other than the usual paperwork. The one-year limited manufacturer warranty applies with additional options if purchased from CUKUSA.com

Input Devices

Keyboard and Touchpad

Backlit Keyboard and layout hasn't changed from last year's VivoBook 17
Backlit Keyboard and layout hasn't changed from last year's VivoBook 17
Fingerprint reader is inconveniently on the Precision clickpad (10.5 x 7.5 cm). Feedback is light and travel is shallow
Fingerprint reader is inconveniently on the Precision clickpad (10.5 x 7.5 cm). Feedback is light and travel is shallow
Though roomy, the keys could have been firmer for better feedback
Though roomy, the keys could have been firmer for better feedback
The NumPad and Arrow keys are even smaller and spongier than the main QWERTY keys
The NumPad and Arrow keys are even smaller and spongier than the main QWERTY keys

Display

The BOE NV173FHM-N49 IPS panel here can be found on no other laptop in our database, but the NV173FHM series is quite common. This particular panel is characterized by its relatively fast response times at the cost of both limited contrast ratio and gamut. Though content is crisp for a matte panel, colors and pictures don't pop with the same depth or vividness that high-end Ultrabooks have to offer.

No edge-to-edge glass options. A lesser 1600 x 900 version is available
No edge-to-edge glass options. A lesser 1600 x 900 version is available
Bezels are relatively thick by today's standards
Bezels are relatively thick by today's standards
Matte subpixel array
Matte subpixel array
Moderate uneven backlight bleeding along the edges
Moderate uneven backlight bleeding along the edges
281.3
cd/m²
279.7
cd/m²
261.1
cd/m²
262.2
cd/m²
289.5
cd/m²
251.3
cd/m²
237.4
cd/m²
270
cd/m²
235.6
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE NV173FHM-N49
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 289.5 cd/m² Average: 263.1 cd/m² Minimum: 14.76 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 81 %
Center on Battery: 289.5 cd/m²
Contrast: 591:1 (Black: 0.49 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.83 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.9, calibrated: 4.41
ΔE Greyscale 2.7 | 0.64-98 Ø6.1
59.2% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 38.1% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.21
Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76
BOE NV173FHM-N49, IPS, 17.3, 1920x1080
HP Envy 17t-cg000
AU Optronics AUO168E, IPS, 17.3, 3840x2160
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
AU Optronics B173HAN01.3, IPS, 17.3, 1920x1080
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
BOE084E, IPS, 17.3, 1920x1080
Acer Aspire ES1-732-P7YA
Chi Mei N173FGE-E23, TN LED, 17.3, 1600x900
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
BOE0685, TN LED, 17.3, 1600x900
Response Times
-132%
-153%
-31%
-93%
-59%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
17.2 (8.8, 8.4)
45.2 (24, 21)
-163%
46 (24.4, 21.6)
-167%
24 (12, 12)
-40%
49 (28, 21)
-185%
38.8 (20, 18.8)
-126%
Response Time Black / White *
14.8 (7.6, 7.2)
29.6 (16.4, 13.2)
-100%
35.2 (22, 13.2)
-138%
18 (9, 9)
-22%
15 (10, 5)
-1%
13.6 (8.4, 5.2)
8%
PWM Frequency
961
Screen
27%
29%
14%
-37%
-43%
Brightness middle
289.5
383.4
32%
322.9
12%
262
-9%
227
-22%
210.5
-27%
Brightness
263
382
45%
322
22%
234
-11%
209
-21%
204
-22%
Brightness Distribution
81
86
6%
84
4%
84
4%
80
-1%
94
16%
Black Level *
0.49
0.34
31%
0.26
47%
0.265
46%
0.15
69%
0.63
-29%
Contrast
591
1128
91%
1242
110%
989
67%
1513
156%
334
-43%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.83
6.24
-29%
4.19
13%
5.13
-6%
12.93
-168%
9.48
-96%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
19.23
10.18
47%
7.04
63%
19.16
-0%
20.92
-9%
17.19
11%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
4.41
3.7
16%
3.55
20%
3.96
10%
4.04
8%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.7
6.6
-144%
4.5
-67%
1.22
55%
14.69
-444%
12
-344%
Gamma
2.21 100%
2.272 97%
1.97 112%
2.42 91%
2.38 92%
2.12 104%
CCT
6868 95%
5973 109%
7041 92%
6584 99%
19863 33%
13874 47%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
38.1
88
131%
57.6
51%
38
0%
51
34%
49.4
30%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
59.2
100
69%
88.4
49%
59
0%
80
35%
75.8
28%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-53% / 2%
-62% / 1%
-9% / 7%
-65% / -46%
-51% / -45%

* ... smaller is better

Color space covers just 59 percent of sRGB to be indicative of a budget panel. Most mid-range Ultrabooks cover around 90 percent of sRGB for deeper and potentially more accurate colors.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB

Colors and grayscale are decently calibrated out of the box which is a surprise for a budget laptop. Color temperature is only slightly too cool. Calibrating the panel ourselves addresses this for a final average grayscale DeltaE of just 1.0. However, colors still become increasingly inaccurate the higher the saturation level due to the narrow color space mentioned above. Blue in particular is represented much more inaccurately than other colors.

Grayscale before calibration
Grayscale before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration

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
14.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7.6 ms rise
↘ 7.2 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. » 18 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
17.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 8.8 ms rise
↘ 8.4 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 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 13 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (39.2 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 18037 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The display is not bright enough to used comfortably in most outdoor conditions. The wide viewing angles help a bit, but glare will be inevitable.

Outdoors on a cloudy day
Outdoors on a cloudy day
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors on a cloudy day
Outdoors on a cloudy day
IPS viewing angles. Colors and contrast degrade if viewing from extreme angles
IPS viewing angles. Colors and contrast degrade if viewing from extreme angles

Performance

Asus offers a wide range of U-class processor options for its VivoBook 17 series ranging from the Core i3-7100U up to the Core i7-10510U with some Ryzen SKUs on the side as well. Certain Intel SKUs may include an optional GeForce MX130 GPU for faster graphics performance. There are no Ice Lake options which might be for the best since the GeForce MX GPU can offer roughly the same or better performance than the Iris Plus G7.

There is 8 GB of soldered RAM with one DDR4 SODIMM slot for expanding up to 24 GB total.

 

Processor

The Core i7-10510U offers just minor performance advantages over the last generation Core i7 Whiskey Lake-U series and even the older Core i7 Kaby Lake-R series. Cheaper alternatives like the Ryzen 5 3500U or Core i5-10210U, for example, are within single-digit percentages of the Core i7-10510U in multi-threaded workloads. Instead, the Core i7 shines in single-threaded workloads where it can outperform the Ryzen 5 3500U by 40 percent.

Performance sustainability is good for a budget laptop. Running CineBench R15 Multi-Thread in a loop results in a dip of only about 6 percent over time.

CineBench R15
CineBench R15
CineBench R20
CineBench R20
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Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76 UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø632 (585.94-668.57)
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H); CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø623 (615.53-651.72)
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 i5 UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø530 (520.93-665.09)
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø486 (482.58-488.76)
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585 Vega 10, R7 3700U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø654 (639.01-676.19)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit - CPU Multi 64Bit
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U
1103 Points ∼100% +65%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
Intel Core i5-8265U
748 Points ∼68% +12%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (520 - 856, n=30)
692 Points ∼63% +3%
Schenker VIA 15
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
682 (min: 572.66, max: 672.25) Points ∼62% +2%
Lenovo Yoga S740-14IIL-81RS001DGE
Intel Core i5-1035G4
676 Points ∼61% +1%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
672 Points ∼61% 0%
Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76
Intel Core i7-10510U
669 (min: 585.94, max: 668.57) Points ∼61%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
622 Points ∼56% -7%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
603 (min: 543.52, max: 602.8) Points ∼55% -10%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
586 (min: 546.91, max: 585.69) Points ∼53% -12%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Intel Core i7-8565U
492 Points ∼45% -26%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit - CPU Single 64Bit
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U
191 Points ∼100% +4%
Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76
Intel Core i7-10510U
183 Points ∼96%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (141 - 202, n=28)
181 Points ∼95% -1%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
180.91 Points ∼95% -1%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Intel Core i7-8565U
172 Points ∼90% -6%
Lenovo Yoga S740-14IIL-81RS001DGE
Intel Core i5-1035G4
169 Points ∼88% -8%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
161 Points ∼84% -12%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
Intel Core i5-8265U
154 Points ∼81% -16%
Schenker VIA 15
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
144 Points ∼75% -21%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
135 Points ∼71% -26%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
131 Points ∼69% -28%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core) - CPU (Multi Core)
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U
2598 Points ∼100% +71%
Lenovo Yoga S740-14IIL-81RS001DGE
Intel Core i5-1035G4
1648 Points ∼63% +9%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
Intel Core i5-8265U
1564 Points ∼60% +3%
Schenker VIA 15
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
1540 Points ∼59% +2%
Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76
Intel Core i7-10510U
1516 Points ∼58%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1505 Points ∼58% -1%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
1499 Points ∼58% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (1015 - 1897, n=23)
1445 Points ∼56% -5%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
1310 Points ∼50% -14%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Intel Core i7-8565U
1110 Points ∼43% -27%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core) - CPU (Single Core)
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U
460 Points ∼100% +4%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
453 Points ∼98% +2%
Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76
Intel Core i7-10510U
442 Points ∼96%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (362 - 497, n=23)
440 Points ∼96% 0%
Lenovo Yoga S740-14IIL-81RS001DGE
Intel Core i5-1035G4
436 Points ∼95% -1%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
415 Points ∼90% -6%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Intel Core i7-8565U
405 Points ∼88% -8%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
Intel Core i5-8265U
403 Points ∼88% -9%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
334 Points ∼73% -24%
Schenker VIA 15
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
317 Points ∼69% -28%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU - BMW27 CPU
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
846.4 Seconds * ∼100% -16%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
812 Seconds * ∼96% -11%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (680 - 990, n=17)
795 Seconds * ∼94% -9%
Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76
Intel Core i7-10510U
730 Seconds * ∼86%
Lenovo Yoga S740-14IIL-81RS001DGE
Intel Core i5-1035G4
703 Seconds * ∼83% +4%
Schenker VIA 15
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
680 Seconds * ∼80% +7%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76
Intel Core i7-10510U
4726 MIPS ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (3747 - 4891, n=17)
4571 MIPS ∼97% -3%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4327 MIPS ∼92% -8%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
4230 MIPS ∼90% -10%
Lenovo Yoga S740-14IIL-81RS001DGE
Intel Core i5-1035G4
4190 MIPS ∼89% -11%
Schenker VIA 15
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3540 MIPS ∼75% -25%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 - 7z b 4
Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76
Intel Core i7-10510U
20158 MIPS ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga S740-14IIL-81RS001DGE
Intel Core i5-1035G4
19548 MIPS ∼97% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (15128 - 21298, n=17)
18114 MIPS ∼90% -10%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
18106 MIPS ∼90% -10%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
17045 MIPS ∼85% -15%
Schenker VIA 15
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
17014 MIPS ∼84% -16%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1324 Points ∼100% +6%
Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76
Intel Core i7-10510U
1244 Points ∼94%
Lenovo Yoga S740-14IIL-81RS001DGE
Intel Core i5-1035G4
1240 Points ∼94% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (977 - 1287, n=17)
1199 Points ∼91% -4%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
1055 Points ∼80% -15%
Schenker VIA 15
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
777 Points ∼59% -38%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4626 Points ∼100% +15%
Lenovo Yoga S740-14IIL-81RS001DGE
Intel Core i5-1035G4
4315 Points ∼93% +8%
Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76
Intel Core i7-10510U
4007 Points ∼87%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
3689 Points ∼80% -8%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (1713 - 4467, n=18)
3594 Points ∼78% -10%
Schenker VIA 15
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
2543 Points ∼55% -37%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset - 4k Preset
Lenovo Yoga S740-14IIL-81RS001DGE
Intel Core i5-1035G4
5.61 fps ∼100% +10%
Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76
Intel Core i7-10510U
5.09 fps ∼91%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (3.8 - 5.5, n=17)
4.62 fps ∼82% -9%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4.53 fps ∼81% -11%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
4.46 fps ∼80% -12%
Schenker VIA 15
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4.15 fps ∼74% -18%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF - 20 Documents To PDF
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
63.9 s ∼100% +26%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
63.4 s ∼99% +25%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (50.7 - 72.9, n=13)
58.6 s ∼92% +16%
Lenovo Yoga S740-14IIL-81RS001DGE
Intel Core i5-1035G4
58.4 s ∼91% +15%
Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76
Intel Core i7-10510U
50.7 s ∼79%
Schenker VIA 15
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
0.01 s ∼0% -100%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean - Overall mean
Schenker VIA 15
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
0.763 sec * ∼100% -14%
Lenovo Yoga S740-14IIL-81RS001DGE
Intel Core i5-1035G4
0.716 sec * ∼94% -7%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
0.712 sec * ∼93% -7%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
0.695 sec * ∼91% -4%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (0.638 - 0.81, n=14)
0.683 sec * ∼90% -2%
Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.668 sec * ∼88%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
669 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
60 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
183 Points
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System Performance

PCMark benchmarks are where we expect them to be relative to other laptops with the same Core i7-10510U processor. We experienced a major software bug during our time with the test unit that we will detail in the Stress Test section below.

PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Radeon 520, i7-8565U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
3710 Points ∼29% +18%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2537 - 4741, n=12)
3319 Points ∼26% +6%
Lenovo Ideapad 330S-15ARR-81FB00C7GE
Vega 8, R5 2500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
3318 Points ∼26% +6%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3231 Points ∼25% +3%
Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
3142 Points ∼24%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
GeForce MX250, i5-10210U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
3067 Points ∼24% -2%
HP 17-by2437ng
UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
2335 Points ∼18% -26%
Productivity
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Radeon 520, i7-8565U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
7862 Points ∼75% +6%
Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
7429 Points ∼71%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6554 - 8036, n=12)
7264 Points ∼70% -2%
HP 17-by2437ng
UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
6758 Points ∼65% -9%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
GeForce MX250, i5-10210U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
6298 Points ∼60% -15%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5840 Points ∼56% -21%
Lenovo Ideapad 330S-15ARR-81FB00C7GE
Vega 8, R5 2500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
5250 Points ∼50% -29%
Essentials
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (8020 - 10546, n=12)
9356 Points ∼82% 0%
Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
9354 Points ∼82%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Radeon 520, i7-8565U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
9023 Points ∼79% -4%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
GeForce MX250, i5-10210U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
7864 Points ∼69% -16%
HP 17-by2437ng
UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
7583 Points ∼66% -19%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
7397 Points ∼65% -21%
Lenovo Ideapad 330S-15ARR-81FB00C7GE
Vega 8, R5 2500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
7272 Points ∼63% -22%
Score
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Radeon 520, i7-8565U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
4594 Points ∼57% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3783 - 4688, n=12)
4351 Points ∼54% +1%
Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
4317 Points ∼53%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
GeForce MX250, i5-10210U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
3825 Points ∼47% -11%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3719 Points ∼46% -14%
Lenovo Ideapad 330S-15ARR-81FB00C7GE
Vega 8, R5 2500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
3600 Points ∼44% -17%
HP 17-by2437ng
UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
3542 Points ∼44% -18%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Radeon 520, i7-8565U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
5260 Points ∼80% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (4396 - 5366, n=10)
5110 Points ∼78% +2%
Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
5022 Points ∼76%
HP 17-by2437ng
UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
4764 Points ∼72% -5%
Lenovo Ideapad 330S-15ARR-81FB00C7GE
Vega 8, R5 2500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
4447 Points ∼67% -11%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3182 - 4251, n=10)
3732 Points ∼61% +4%
Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
3601 Points ∼59%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Radeon 520, i7-8565U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
3509 Points ∼58% -3%
Lenovo Ideapad 330S-15ARR-81FB00C7GE
Vega 8, R5 2500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
3326 Points ∼55% -8%
HP 17-by2437ng
UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
3116 Points ∼51% -13%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3601 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5022 points
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DPC Latency

LatencyMon shows minor DPC latency issues when opening multiple tabs on our homepage. 4K UHD video playback on YouTube is otherwise smooth with no dropped frames.

DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10875H, SK Hynix PC611 512GB
9855.5 μs * ∼100% -766%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
4777.6 μs * ∼48% -320%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
GeForce MX330, i7-1065G7, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3071 μs * ∼31% -170%
Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
1138.6 μs * ∼12%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

One M.2 2280 slot and a secondary 2.5-inch bay are available. According to HWiNFO, the M.2 slot supports PCIe x4 speeds. Our test unit comes with a 1 TB Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8 NVMe SSD and a secondary 2 TB Seagate ST2000LM007 HDD. It's a little overkill since you won't be editing videos or playing many games on this machine, but the wide storage options are welcomed nonetheless.

CDM 5.5
CDM 5.5
AS SSD
AS SSD
Primary M.2 2280 slot
Primary M.2 2280 slot
Secondary 2.5-inch SATA III bay
Secondary 2.5-inch SATA III bay
Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76
Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
Lenovo Ideapad 330S-15ARR-81FB00C7GE
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
HP 17-by2437ng
Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
AS SSD
-27%
27%
-37%
8%
-37%
Copy Game MB/s
1439.56
512.45
-64%
339.7
-76%
416.42
-71%
Copy Program MB/s
863.94
653.21
-24%
153.88
-82%
248.28
-71%
Copy ISO MB/s
2217.85
875.9
-61%
690.4
-69%
448.41
-80%
Score Total
1880
1434
-24%
2695
43%
1489
-21%
1810
-4%
1722
-8%
Score Write
601
468
-22%
961
60%
515
-14%
1030
71%
515
-14%
Score Read
826
650
-21%
1153
40%
652
-21%
528
-36%
809
-2%
Access Time Write *
0.115
0.034
70%
0.044
62%
0.047
59%
0.047
59%
0.157
-37%
Access Time Read *
0.036
0.063
-75%
0.051
-42%
0.102
-183%
0.058
-61%
0.09
-150%
4K-64 Write
312.03
314.79
1%
772
147%
326.15
5%
835.24
168%
333.84
7%
4K-64 Read
639.48
504.61
-21%
958.6
50%
464.66
-27%
323.96
-49%
628.37
-2%
4K Write
134.59
104
-23%
93
-31%
79.92
-41%
104.25
-23%
105.7
-21%
4K Read
55.94
39.13
-30%
54
-3%
34.7
-38%
45.24
-19%
45.04
-19%
Seq Write
1543.99
491.42
-68%
952.7
-38%
1086.87
-30%
900.47
-42%
758.82
-51%
Seq Read
1303.4
1061.12
-19%
1404.5
8%
1530.37
17%
1591.56
22%
1359.07
4%
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-14%
-8%
-9%
-12%
-21%
Write 4K
188.1
120.3
-36%
100.4
-47%
120.4
-36%
132
-30%
126.7
-33%
Read 4K
63.7
41.81
-34%
47.16
-26%
41.23
-35%
52.05
-18%
52.52
-18%
Write Seq
560.5
618.7
10%
992.5
77%
1293
131%
973.1
74%
668.5
19%
Read Seq
1653
1119
-32%
1176
-29%
1289
-22%
1606
-3%
881.2
-47%
Write 4K Q32T1
279.4
492.2
76%
354.7
27%
206
-26%
210.4
-25%
272.2
-3%
Read 4K Q32T1
544.7
398.8
-27%
473
-13%
275.7
-49%
312.2
-43%
483.5
-11%
Write Seq Q32T1
1660
811.6
-51%
1034
-38%
1301
-22%
982
-41%
796.4
-52%
Read Seq Q32T1
1985
1616
-19%
1635
-18%
1739
-12%
1847
-7%
1503
-24%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-21% / -22%
10% / 12%
-23% / -27%
-2% / -0%
-29% / -31%

* ... smaller is better

Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 1985 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1660 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 544.7 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 279.4 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1653 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 560.5 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 63.7 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 188.1 MB/s

Disk Throttling: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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GPU Performance

The years-old UHD Graphics 620 is not made for gaming and it's definitely showing its age. For the occasional game of Rocket League or League of Legends, invest in the AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 or the GeForce MX150/250/330 instead.

3DMark 11
3DMark 11
Ice Storm Extreme
Ice Storm Extreme
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Time Spy
Time Spy
 
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
HP Envy 17t-cg000
NVIDIA GeForce MX330, i7-1065G7
1160 Points ∼100% +163%
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i5-8550U
1050 Points ∼91% +138%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, R7 3700U
852 Points ∼73% +93%
Lenovo Ideapad 330S-15ARR-81FB00C7GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, R5 2500U
705 Points ∼61% +60%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
AMD Radeon 520, i7-8565U
459 Points ∼40% +4%
Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U
441 Points ∼38%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U
390 Points ∼34% -12%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (299 - 443, n=64)
374 Points ∼32% -15%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U
373 Points ∼32% -15%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U
317 Points ∼27% -28%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
HP Envy 17t-cg000
NVIDIA GeForce MX330, i7-1065G7
3762 Points ∼100% +169%
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i5-8550U
3517 Points ∼93% +152%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, R7 3700U
2999 Points ∼80% +115%
Lenovo Ideapad 330S-15ARR-81FB00C7GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, R5 2500U
2476 Points ∼66% +77%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, R5 3500U
2462 Points ∼65% +76%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
AMD Radeon 520, i7-8565U
1616 Points ∼43% +16%
Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U
1397 Points ∼37%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U
1164 Points ∼31% -17%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (557 - 1418, n=180)
1145 Points ∼30% -18%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U
1092 Points ∼29% -22%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U
967 Points ∼26% -31%
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Intel HD Graphics 515, 6Y30
735 Points ∼20% -47%
Acer Aspire ES1-732-P7YA
Intel HD Graphics 505, Pentium N4200
403 Points ∼11% -71%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, R7 3700U
20784 Points ∼100% +93%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
NVIDIA GeForce MX330, i7-1065G7
20729 Points ∼100% +92%
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i5-8550U
18770 Points ∼90% +74%
Lenovo Ideapad 330S-15ARR-81FB00C7GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, R5 2500U
17712 Points ∼85% +64%
Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U
10790 Points ∼52%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
AMD Radeon 520, i7-8565U
10669 Points ∼51% -1%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6910 - 11436, n=193)
9179 Points ∼44% -15%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U
9079 Points ∼44% -16%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U
9036 Points ∼43% -16%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U
7787 Points ∼37% -28%
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Intel HD Graphics 515, 6Y30
6078 Points ∼29% -44%
Acer Aspire ES1-732-P7YA
Intel HD Graphics 505, Pentium N4200
3229 Points ∼16% -70%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Combined
HP Envy 17t-cg000
NVIDIA GeForce MX330, i7-1065G7
4559 Points ∼100% +140%
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i5-8550U
4126 Points ∼91% +117%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, R7 3700U
3247 Points ∼71% +71%
Lenovo Ideapad 330S-15ARR-81FB00C7GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, R5 2500U
2807 Points ∼62% +48%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
AMD Radeon 520, i7-8565U
2149 Points ∼47% +13%
Schenker VIA 15
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, R5 3500U
1958 Points ∼43% +3%
Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U
1900 Points ∼42%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (959 - 2142, n=211)
1563 Points ∼34% -18%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U
1548 Points ∼34% -19%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U
1488 Points ∼33% -22%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U
1226 Points ∼27% -35%
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Intel HD Graphics 515, 6Y30
1014 Points ∼22% -47%
Acer Aspire ES1-732-P7YA
Intel HD Graphics 505, Pentium N4200
559 Points ∼12% -71%
1280x720 Performance GPU
HP Envy 17t-cg000
NVIDIA GeForce MX330, i7-1065G7
4839 Points ∼100% +147%
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i5-8550U
4506 Points ∼93% +130%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, R7 3700U
4165 Points ∼86% +113%
Lenovo Ideapad 330S-15ARR-81FB00C7GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, R5 2500U
3706 Points ∼77% +89%
Schenker VIA 15
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, R5 3500U
3174 Points ∼66% +62%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
AMD Radeon 520, i7-8565U
2156 Points ∼45% +10%
Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U
1960 Points ∼41%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U
1879 Points ∼39% -4%
HP Pavilion x360 15-dq0065cl
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U
1759 Points ∼36% -10%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (1235 - 2006, n=211)
1734 Points ∼36% -12%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U
1501 Points ∼31% -23%
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Intel HD Graphics 515, 6Y30
1186 Points ∼25% -39%
Acer Aspire ES1-732-P7YA
Intel HD Graphics 505, Pentium N4200
660 Points ∼14% -66%
3DMark 11 Performance
2199 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
8919 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1259 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
507 points
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low med. high ultra
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 82.2 57.1 21.8 19.6 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 17.4 11.7 11.1 fps

Emissions

System Noise

17.3-inch laptops running on low-power Core U-series CPUs with no dedicated graphics should be some of the quietest systems available. Unfortunately, this is not the case for our Asus. The fan is always spinning no matter the load or power setting at 31.4 dB(A) against a background of 28.1 dB(A). It's not loud, but the system is never truly silent, either. If running high loads like gaming, fan noise becomes steady at a loud 44 dB(A).

Single ~50 mm fan. Interestingly, the fan is not directly connected to the heat pipe
Single ~50 mm fan. Interestingly, the fan is not directly connected to the heat pipe
One copper heat pipe for both the CPU and GPU. The GPU slot is empty underneath the heat pipe since our SKU does not include the GeForce option
One copper heat pipe for both the CPU and GPU. The GPU slot is empty underneath the heat pipe since our SKU does not include the GeForce option
Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Radeon 520, i7-8565U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
HP 17-by2437ng
UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
Acer Aspire ES1-732-P7YA
HD Graphics 505, Pentium N4200, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
GeForce MX150, i5-8550U, WDC Blue WD10SPZX-24Z10T0
Noise
-0%
9%
7%
6%
7%
off / environment *
28.1
28.1
-0%
30.3
-8%
30.1
-7%
30.2
-7%
28.6
-2%
Idle Minimum *
31.4
31.7
-1%
30.3
4%
31.4
-0%
31
1%
29
8%
Idle Average *
31.4
31.8
-1%
30.3
4%
31.4
-0%
31
1%
29
8%
Idle Maximum *
31.4
31.8
-1%
30.3
4%
31.4
-0%
31
1%
31.8
-1%
Load Average *
44
38.7
12%
31.6
28%
32.6
26%
35.1
20%
34.8
21%
Load Maximum *
44
48.5
-10%
35.7
19%
33
25%
35.1
20%
40.8
7%
Witcher 3 ultra *
39.9

* ... smaller is better

Noise Level

Idle
31.4 / 31.4 / 31.4 dB(A)
Load
44 / 44 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   BK Precision 732A (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 28.1 dB(A)

Temperature

Surface temperatures will always be warmer on the right half than the left due to the positioning of the motherboard inside. When running very high loads for over an hour, hot spots can be as warm as 41 C and 47 C on the top and bottom, respectively. Luckily, the palm rests and QWERTY keys remain relatively cool no matter the workload.

Exhaust underneath the hinges of the lid
Exhaust underneath the hinges of the lid
Very warm AC adapter when running extreme loads
Very warm AC adapter when running extreme loads
Max. Load
 22 °C
72 F
25.4 °C
78 F
41 °C
106 F
 
 22.4 °C
72 F
26 °C
79 F
38.6 °C
101 F
 
 22.4 °C
72 F
25 °C
77 F
30.6 °C
87 F
 
Maximum: 41 °C = 106 F
Average: 28.2 °C = 83 F
47.6 °C
118 F
31 °C
88 F
25 °C
77 F
38.8 °C
102 F
29.6 °C
85 F
26.4 °C
80 F
30.6 °C
87 F
27.6 °C
82 F
27 °C
81 F
Maximum: 47.6 °C = 118 F
Average: 31.5 °C = 89 F
Power Supply (max.)  62 °C = 144 F | Room Temperature 23 °C = 73 F | Fluke 62 Mini IR Thermometer
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 28.2 °C / 83 F, compared to the average of 31 °C / 88 F for the devices in the class Multimedia.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 41 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 36.6 °C / 98 F, ranging from 21.1 to 71 °C for the class Multimedia.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 47.6 °C / 118 F, compared to the average of 38.9 °C / 102 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.8 °C / 80 F, compared to the device average of 31 °C / 88 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 30.6 °C / 87.1 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 29 °C / 84.2 F (-1.6 °C / -2.9 F).
System idle (top)
System idle (top)
System idle (bottom)
System idle (bottom)
Maxiimum stress (top)
Maxiimum stress (top)
Maxiimum stress (bottom)
Maxiimum stress (bottom)

Stress Test

We stress the system with synthetic loads to identify for any potential performance issues. When running Prime95, the CPU can be observed struggling between 400 MHz and 2.8 GHz for the first few seconds which is very odd for any processor. It eventually stabilizes at 2.8 GHz and at a very warm core temperature of 97 C as shown by our screenshot below.

If the power profile is set to High Performance mode, however, clock rates will inexplicably throttle to just 400 MHz with small bursts up to 4.3 GHz. Switching the power profile back to Balanced mode fixes this. This abnormal behavior means users should stick to Balance mode in order to get the most performance out of the laptop until Asus can address the issue.

If running both Prime95 and FurMark simultaneously, CPU and GPU clock rates would cycle between 1.8 GHz to 3.5 GHz and 600 MHz to 1150 MHz, respectively. Fan noise remains constant while core temperatures do not.

Running on battery power will limit performance. A 3DMark 11 run on batteries would return Physics and Graphics scores of 6245 and 1686 points, respectively, compared to 7764 and 1960 points when on mains.

System idle
System idle
Prime95+FurMark stress
Prime95+FurMark stress
Prime95 stress (Balanced mode)
Prime95 stress (Balanced mode)
Prime95 stress (High Performance mode)
Prime95 stress (High Performance mode)
CPU Clock (GHz) GPU Clock (MHz) Average CPU Temperature (°C)
System Idle -- -- 42
Prime95 Stress (Balanced mode) 2.8 -- 97
Prime95 Stress (High Performance mode) 0.4 - 4.4 -- 60
Prime95 + FurMark Stress 1.8 - 3.5 600 - 1150 84 - 98

Speakers

Audio quality is not bad with roll-off beginning at about 250 Hz
Audio quality is not bad with roll-off beginning at about 250 Hz
Stereo speakers located near bottom corners
Stereo speakers located near bottom corners

Energy Management

Power Consumption

The system consumes between 9 W and 15 W depending on the brightness level when idling on desktop which is more than what we had anticipated. At most, we're able to record a maximum of 44.8 W from the small (~5.3 x 5.3 x 2.8 cm) 45 W AC adapter. Gaming alone will draw around 42 W meaning charging will slow to a crawl if running demanding loads.

Relatively constant consumption when running 3DMark 06
Relatively constant consumption when running 3DMark 06
Prime95 initiated at 10s mark. Consumption would spike to 44.8 after a few seconds before eventually cycling between 41 W and 45 W
Prime95 initiated at 10s mark. Consumption would spike to 44.8 after a few seconds before eventually cycling between 41 W and 45 W
Prime95+FurMark initiated at 10s mark. There are small recurring spikes in power consumption much like what we observed in clock rate behavior during our Stress Test above
Prime95+FurMark initiated at 10s mark. There are small recurring spikes in power consumption much like what we observed in clock rate behavior during our Stress Test above
Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.29 / 0.6 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 9.4 / 13 / 14.3 Watt
Load midlight 41.5 / 44.8 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
i7-8565U, Radeon 520, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
R5 3500U, Vega 8, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
HP 17-by2437ng
i3-10110U, UHD Graphics 620, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G, TN LED, 1600x900, 17.3
Acer Aspire ES1-732-P7YA
Pentium N4200, HD Graphics 505, Toshiba MQ01ABD100, TN LED, 1600x900, 17.3
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
i5-8550U, GeForce MX150, WDC Blue WD10SPZX-24Z10T0, TN LED, 1600x900, 17.3
Power Consumption
2%
31%
34%
36%
0%
Idle Minimum *
9.4
5
47%
4.2
55%
5.7
39%
6
36%
4.7
50%
Idle Average *
13
10.9
16%
7.9
39%
8.6
34%
9.6
26%
9.2
29%
Idle Maximum *
14.3
12
16%
8.4
41%
9
37%
10.7
25%
10.6
26%
Load Average *
41.5
49.6
-20%
34
18%
29.3
29%
21.2
49%
56.3
-36%
Load Maximum *
44.8
66.9
-49%
43.7
2%
30.5
32%
26
42%
75.3
-68%
Witcher 3 ultra *
55

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

Strangely, WLAN runtimes are almost three hours longer than the Ryzen 5 3500U SKU even though power consumption is generally higher. We suspect that background activity involving pre-installed software like McAfee Anti-Virus may have been activated during the Ryzen test. Nonetheless, 6 hours of real-world usage is pretty good considering the small 37 Wh battery.

Charging from empty to full capacity is slow at 2.5 hours compared to 1.5 hours on most other laptops.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
5h 56min
Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620, 37 Wh
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
i7-8565U, Radeon 520, 42 Wh
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
R5 3500U, Vega 8, 37 Wh
HP 17-by2437ng
i3-10110U, UHD Graphics 620, 41 Wh
Acer Aspire ES1-732-P7YA
Pentium N4200, HD Graphics 505, 37 Wh
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
i5-8550U, GeForce MX150, 34 Wh
Battery Runtime
-29%
-44%
-5%
-13%
-35%
Reader / Idle
578
507
WiFi v1.3
356
252
-29%
198
-44%
339
-5%
308
-13%
231
-35%
Load
66
92

Pros

+ dual storage bays, upgradeable RAM, M.2 NVMe support
+ good CPU performance sustainability
+ decent MicroSD reader performance
+ relatively lightweight for its size
+ fast black-white response times
+ not a fingerprint magnet
+ relatively inexpensive
+ easy serviceability
+ no PWM

Cons

- MicroSD reader instead of full-size SD reader
- key and touchpad feedback could be firmer
- strange CPU performance bug
- cannot recharge via USB-C
- fan is always active
- slow recharge rate
- narrow gamut
- no IR camera

Verdict

In review: Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76. Test unit provided by Computer Upgrade King
In review: Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76. Test unit provided by Computer Upgrade King

Our favorite aspects of the VivoBook 17 are its wide CPU options and easy serviceability. Adding a second storage bay is easier than on most other budget laptops and users have the option for either Intel U-series with GeForce MX graphics or AMD Ryzen. Users on tighter budgets, for example, can save money by purchasing a SKU with a small capacity SSD and then adding more storage on their own down the line. The system is lightweight and relatively sturdy considering its price range and class size as well.

There is a lot that the system can improve. Firmer keyboard keys, firmer clickpad, webcam shutter, full-size SD reader, and quieter fans would improve the user experience. A wider hinge angle with support for USB Type-C charging would also make the system more convenient to travel with. Otherwise, it's a decent no-frills laptop with nothing too outstanding or substandard.

Inexpensive 17.3-inch laptop with easy storage upgrades, wide port options, and a relatively strong chassis for the price. Display quality and keyboard feedback could be better.

Asus VivoBook 17 S712FA-DS76 - 06/21/2020 v7
Allen Ngo

Chassis
73 / 98 → 75%
Keyboard
75%
Pointing Device
84%
Connectivity
45 / 80 → 57%
Weight
61 / 20-72 → 79%
Battery
68 / 95 → 72%
Display
79%
Games Performance
52 / 90 → 58%
Application Performance
87 / 90 → 96%
Temperature
91%
Noise
82 / 95 → 87%
Audio
64%
Camera
50 / 85 → 58%
Average
70%
76%
Multimedia - Weighted Average

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Allen Ngo, 2020-06-21 (Update: 2020-06-21)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.