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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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7 Reasons For

Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the R556LA range from 1.7GB to 16GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the Asus R556LA has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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Asus Laptops Have Good Reviews

Based on 2,981 user and expert reviews, Asus has good ratings for its portable PCs. Asus also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor cores portable PCs.

SSD Storage Media

The Asus R556LA has an SSD storage media which is better than most portable PCs of this age and type. Most medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to it have an HDD storage media. 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.

An SSD storage media is actually the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the R556LA.

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

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2899678_price] which has better reviews.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

Medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the R556LA have display diagonals of between 11" and 18", and the average display diagonal is 15". With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Asus R556LA has one of the bigger display diagonals amongst laptops of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus R556LA has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the R556LA.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

At only 900 megahertz, the Asus R556LA has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the R556LA range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This portable PC has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus R556LA does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the R556LA.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 240 gigabytes, the Asus R556LA has one of the smaller total storage capacitys amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. The total storage capacitys of laptops of this spec and age range from 32GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Only Two Number of Battery Cellss

The Asus R556LA is a two number of battery cells portable PC. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the R556LA have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other portable PCs of this type and age, the Asus R556LA does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the R556LA is 45Wh, and the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 23Wh to 120Wh. With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of only 37 watt-hours, the Asus R556LA has a fairly small battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the R556LA.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Asus R556LA has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the R556LA. The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Asus R556LA is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity laptop. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for more than a year have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus R556LA

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Asus released the R556LA.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.2 gigahertz, the Asus R556LA has a pretty standard processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

If this Asus laptop processor frequency is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2899678_price] (2.3GHz and higher rated).

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Average Weight

The Asus R556LA has a pretty typical weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Average Internal Memory

The Asus R556LA has a pretty typical internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the R556LA.

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Specification

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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Power
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AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
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Weight
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Width
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

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11 February 2015

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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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