Asus Vivobook E12 X207NA-FD053T
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Reviews for the Asus Vivobook E12 X207NA-FD053T
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 69% features: 32% display: 61% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 93%
Model: The ASUS VivoBook E12 X207NA-FD053T is extremely lightweight, ultra- slim and always cuts a fine figure on the go thanks to its sleek design. It features a 11.6-inch LED-backlit glare-type HD display with ergonomic surrounds. 11.6-inch screen diagonal, a weight of only 1.0 kilograms and excellent battery life, this is a laptop that can hardly be more mobile. Especially in simulated office use with occasional coffee breaks, the Asus Vivobook E12 X207NA-FD053T shows its strengths and holds a whopping 11:36 hours. With constant video operation, the battery life measures a good 8:12 hours. By comparison, only the Acer TravelMate B117-M-P994 (12:18 hours in office mode) and the Asus Vivobook E14 L403NA-FA017TS (13:38 hours in office mode) perform even better, but both are noticeably heavier than the Vivobook. On the whole, the ergonomics are convincing. Thanks to clearly defined keys and a good stroke, typing on the keyboard is fluent and error-free. The mouse replacement responds quickly and precisely to inputs, but sometimes shows something sticky. This is not really disturbing in everyday life.
The Vivobook E12 X207NA-FD053T performs a little better on the display. Although the 11.6-inch panel with its 1,366 x 768 pixels cannot compete with a Full HD device such as the TrekStor Primebook C13, the pixel density is sufficient for a clear display of the content. The maximum brightness of 257 cd/m² is convincing. It allows outdoor work despite reflective surface. The above-average display is rounded off by an even brightness distribution of 94.1 percent and a checkerboard contrast of 167:1. In order to enable high battery life, Asus dispenses with energy-hungry hardware in the Vivobook E12. The processor is an Intel Celeron N3350 with 1.1 GHz (Turbo Boost up to 2.4 GHz), which is supported by 2 GB of RAM. Although the RAM capacity is significantly below today's standard of 4 to 6 GB, the performance of the Vivobook is sufficient for everyday office and Internet tasks. On the other hand, with many programs open at the same time and more complex tasks, such as an image or video editing, the laptop quickly reaches its load limit. It has an Intel HD Graphics 500, which is an integrated low-end graphics adapter with DirectX 12 support, which can be found in some ULV SoCs from the Apollo Lake series. Non-demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. In particular, the built-in eMMC memory is extremely small with 32 GB. After all, the memory can be expanded by a microSD card. The Vivobook is a suitable laptop for those who travel a lot and need a very basic machine for document editing and other minor tasks.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
Intel HD Graphics 500: Integrated low-end graphics adapter with DirectX 12 support, which can be found in some ULV SoCs from the Apollo Lake series.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Celeron N3350: An Apollo Lake family, dual-core, ultra-low-power processor (SoC) that saw the light of day in 2016. Its two cores run at 1.1 GHz to 2.4 GHz; these are not Hyper-Threading-enabled meaning there are no additional threads. This chip has a fairly competent integrated graphics solution, the Intel HD Graphics 500, and eats very little (~6 W). The Celeron N3350 is based on the Goldmont CPU microarchitecture that came to replace Silvermont (2013), bringing with it several welcome improvements. The CPU is Secure Boot-compatible; technically, it will have no issue running 64-bit Windows 11. The average N3350 in our database is just as fast as the venerable Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 is in multi-thread loads; the two cores of this Celeron trail behind a single core of any half-decent CPU such as the Intel Core i3-7130U.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a standard display format for tablet computers or small convertibles. You see more on the screen than on a smartphone but you can't use big resolutions well. On the other hand, mobility is not a problem.» 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.
70%: 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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