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Asus R556LA

Asus R556LA 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 6GB 240GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 6GB Mar 2015
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Asus Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Asus is one of the better rated laptop manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Asus also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the R556LA the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. The Asus R556LA has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the R556LA.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus R556LA supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. In addition, this Asus laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Asus R556LA has a better storage medium than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of this type and age.

The worst storage medium across similar types of notebook PC is HDD.

If the storage medium of this Asus notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Elitebook 820 G2 (£750.00) (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2 (£778.63) (SSD) both from HP.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Similar spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago have screen sizes of between 11" and 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus R556LA has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the R556LA.

If this Asus laptop screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire E5-772 (£316.00) (17.3").

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago, the Asus R556LA has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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11 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on laptops of this spec and age.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 900 megahertz, the Asus R556LA has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the R556LA.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other laptops of this age and spec have a full-size keyboard, however the Asus R556LA does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the R556LA range from 16GB to 2TB. At only 240 gigabytes, the Asus R556LA has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the R556LA.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Only Two Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the R556LA have between two and eight battery cells, including the Asus R556LA which has two battery cells.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The Asus R556LA has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 37 watt-hours) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average battery capacity of portable PCs that are a similar age to the R556LA is 46Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus R556LA does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the R556LA also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Asus R556LA has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 14GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Asus R556LA has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the R556LA. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the R556LA have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the Asus R556LA which has one USB 2.0 port.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus R556LA

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Asus R556LA has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the R556LA.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Asus R556LA has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the R556LA.

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Average Internal Memory

The Asus R556LA has a pretty typical internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(2)
28 April 2015

Je wil een vlotte laptop hebben met een 15,6 inch scherm. Dan is deze ASUS R556LA-XX790H met 15,6 inch scherm best interessant. De Core i5-processor uit de Broadwell-generatie zet nette prestaties...

Snelle en grote ssd
Vlotte Broadwell-processor
Lange accuduur
Matig scherm
Slechte bouwkwaliteit
Bluetooth afwezig
11 February 2015

Intels Haswell-processors, die al sinds de zomer van 2013 meedraaien, gaven ons op zich geen reden tot klagen. Dat kwam enerzijds doordat ze al een stuk zuiniger en wat sneller waren dan hun...

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 30 November 2015 by Joe Berger
(Verified Purchase)

Everything is just great...

Hard To Set Up

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus 80211, asus i55200, asus 80211n, r556laxx1015, asus i55200u, r556laxx1015h, asus r556laxx1015, asus r556laxx1015h
Barcodes 04712900018875

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