Latest release in the range Asus, we’ve been running tests on VivoBook S512DA-EJ1099T Argent -…Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
VivoBook S512DA-EJ1099T Argent – to surf the Internet?
Because a computer is above all a tool for leisure and educational use (browsing e-commerce or information sites, writing e-mails, etc.), you need to make sure that it will stand the test of time and that it is of high quality.To be able to perform regular tasks that will not deteriorate over time.
That’s the direction taken by Asus with this VivoBook S512DA-EJ1099T Argent -.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. Easy to handle, and cleverly thought out during its development.
It’s a big screen that you have: 15 inches that will be less easily transported compared to an ultra book. A reasonable choice equips this model; the Ryzen 7 3700U. Indeed, the power it delivers is interesting, even if it is not the latest generation of component. Contrary to a video editing style use that requires computing power, this model is correct for surfing the internet; a use that does not require too much computing power. Having 12 Gb of RAM, VivoBook S512DA-EJ1099T Argent – is a laptop in the average. If needed you can add more, thanks to the extra slots inside.
By offering a hard drive of this size, the company is making this model one of the laptops with the largest disk space on the market. You’ll actually have plenty of space to store files and video locally on the 1200 Gb provided. In case you would have to do without any internet connection, this size of space can be interesting.
Finally, the autonomy of 4 hours is one of the worst on the market. Batteries store little energy, and the computer consumes a lot of energy when it is used. In other words, you will have to keep this VivoBook S512DA-EJ1099T Argent – most of the time connected to the power cable.
Is VivoBook S512DA-EJ1099T Argent – okay to watch videos ?
This VivoBook S512DA-EJ1099T Argent – is an interesting option for anyone who uses laptops to view movies, photos, or listen to music. It’s easy to find much better ones, although you won’t find any in this price range.
Through all the available laptops, you will know if, despite an average score, it corresponds to your needs.
Asus presents this model in a large size version. It is one of the largest, with a screen size of only a few 15 inches, and it has a good resolution of 1920×1080. Multimedia oriented, you will enjoy watching your films. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
Note that one eliminatory criteria for some nomadic users is its weight; here this model weighs 1.6 kg, partly because of the screen size.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
For the sound part, the VivoBook S512DA-EJ1099T Argent – is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
The processor installed on this model is a Ryzen 7 3700U sufficient one for audio and video. Although it is in the middle of the range, this processor will be able to evolve according to your future needs, and in the immediate future will allow a good compatibility with all your peripherals. You won’t have to worry about launching your audio and video applications.
You will do what you want for the applications, as it is not Asus installed by default. There’s only the operating system. As a standard, you have some Windows 10 on which it will be possible to add all the software you need. For multimedia, you can possibly take VLC .
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one AMD Radeon Vega 10, which with 12 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 4 ports. That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
In short, for those who wish to replace their TV set with this laptop, it VivoBook S512DA-EJ1099T Argent – seems inappropriate. With its autonomy of 4 hours, don’t expect to do a movie marathon. Before the end of some movies in long version, you will have to put the power cable back on, otherwise this laptop will turn itself off. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.
VivoBook S512DA-EJ1099T Argent – compatible with on the move use ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model Asus. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
It VivoBook S512DA-EJ1099T Argent – is in the average, neither too light nor too heavy: 1.6 Kg. It’s still an easy-to-handle computer, even if it’s not an ultrabook. On the other hand, it is also pleasant to use it to surf the internet or write e-mails. With its 15 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
The processor Ryzen 7 3700Uinstalled on this model makes it possible to save batteries.
The manufacturer estimates a possible range that you can reduce. It is unlikely that you will reach manufacturer’s figures; rather, consider 70-80% at best.
With 4 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
Thought for faster booting and calculations, and storage, this laptop has 2 hard disks; one type SSD, accompanied by another standard, of 1200 Gb in total. The main advantage of this disc mix is that the SSD contains fewer moving parts, and is faster, and that the standard disc allows more recording-erasing phases. The time it takes the laptop to start and leave the sleep mode is ultra-fast. And if you still need more storage, you’ll need to add an external drive, or take out a private cloud subscription.
When it comes to traveling, you’ll probably think twice before you take that computer with you. And the only times you’ll have to carry it will be between the bus or train and your hotel room. Indeed, because of its size, 15 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
The connector part is very interesting, with 4 inputs available. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this VivoBook S512DA-EJ1099T Argent – for travel use.
The VivoBook S512DA-EJ1099T Argent – for audio or video editing ?
For non-professional use for audio or video editing, this VivoBook S512DA-EJ1099T Argent – may be fine. It is correctly equipped on the processor level for speed and RAM for task management; Of course, it is not at the level of what is done for professionals, but it responds well anyway.
In the event of occasional audio-visual use, the processor Ryzen 7 3700U of this laptop is within the market average. Having 12 Gb de ram, it is good and powerful enough. As standard, you will have the applications to make your video editing or your photo or music modifications. If you decide to install pro applications, you may need to add more memory or you may experience performance degradation.
For audio and video editing use, it is interesting to have a laptop combining hard drive and SSD; hard drive for large storage capacity, SSD for fast flash memory. Here, the laptop advantageously has a good space of storage. This model offers the best possibilities with a storage space of 1200 Gb. It’s one of the best on the market right now. You won’t have to worry about storage space for your audio and video creations. In extreme cases, you can always add an external hard drive to one of the USB ports.
With 4 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. On this point Asus could have done much better.
On the connection side, the VivoBook S512DA-EJ1099T Argent -i s equipped with USB 3 technology. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
With this VivoBook S512DA-EJ1099T Argent – product, Asusoffer us a good start for an advanced use of audio and video editing. It will also do very well for word processing or web browsing when you need it. A sensible choice for a product in this price range.
VivoBook S512DA-EJ1099T Argent – the right choice to play online?
Most manufacturers are aware that the use of laptops is not limited to word processing and spreadsheets. It appears that in terms of performance or on the issue of general cooling, this VivoBook S512DA-EJ1099T Argent – is one of the models in the average. During our tests, we found that the computer was raised correctly, as soon as the scenes in some games required fast movements and colour changes.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
With its graphics AMD Radeon Vega 10 card and processor Ryzen 7 3700U, Asus has indeed chosen an interesting option. Even if the components are not to the level of the best, the processor Ryzen 7 3700U and the board AMD Radeon Vega 10 allow to achieve a very good result in terms of image and colors.
For the vast majority of users, this brings a result perfectly adapted to most of the games of the moment.
Asus like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
Even though online games today do not require disk space, the one installed on this model is one of the largest. With 1200 Gb of available space, you will be able to store your backups, music and movies.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
You’ll like this handy laptop, and rather light (1.6 Kg and 15 inches), comparable to most similar products.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 4 hours available.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. You can also use it for word processing if you need it.
VivoBook S512DA-EJ1099T Argent – the right choice for office automation ?
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. This VivoBook S512DA-EJ1099T Argent – is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
Customary of this OS, Asus has chosen as usual. In this case, it is Windows 10.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. No applications pre-installed, one would expect more from. Asus in this product line. It is one of the laptops available in the range. Its weight of 1.6 Kg is not too high for a mobile computer.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. In use, a matte screen gets dirty less quickly than a glossy one.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
It has a storage space of 1200 Gb.Today it is one of the largest storage capacities available.
In conclusion, the VivoBook S512DA-EJ1099T Argent – is an excellent choice for office use. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.
The VivoBook S512DA-EJ1099T Argent – – in summary
There is no such thing as a perfect laptop for every purpose, unless you put a price tag on it, and keep in mind that it will be too powerful for most of your needs. The VivoBook S512DA-EJ1099T Argent -‘ is average but will do the job very well.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
In summary, we advise this model for :
– office tasks