Asus VivoBook 17 S712UA-AU084T
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Reviews for the Asus VivoBook 17 S712UA-AU084T
Source: Think Digit
The ASUS VivoBook 17 is a laptop capable of performing daily productivity tasks and some light gaming. Its 17.3-inch FHD display combined with a loudspeaker system will fit well in your workflow and can offer a great viewing experience as well. However, the laptop's underutilized keypad real estate and weight can be a problem for some users. Further, if you're willing to settle for a smaller screen, you can also find a similarly specced laptop at a more affordable price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/11/2021
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 76% performance: 62% workmanship: 79%
The VivoBook 17 is quite a compelling choice for casual users, college-going students, or even professionals who don’t mind the extra weight, but would like to make use of the expansive screen real estate. The large size of the laptop could deter potential buyers who value portability over anything else, and it isn’t meant for gamers either. That said, it should suffice if your work involves moderate day-to-day tasks. If these are the criteria for your purchase, then the VivoBook 17 should make for a reasonable option worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/05/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
AMD Vega 7: Integrated graphics adapter of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 7 CUs (= 448 shaders) and a clock speed of up to 1,600 MHz.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
R5 5500U: A hexa-core APU designed for use in ultra-thin, upper mid-range laptops. The Ryzen features six Zen 2 CPU cores running at 2.1 GHz to 4.0 GHz alongside the Vega 7 graphics adapter (448 unified shaders running at up to 1,800 MHz). One could be forgiven for thinking Ryzen 5 5500U is a renamed Ryzen 5 4500U - which is not the case. Ryzen 5 5500U is most similar to Ryzen 5 4600U, the most noteworthy difference between the two being the faster iGPU model of the former.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
17.30": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.
Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.
Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.
Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.
73%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
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