Beyond being extra thin and light, ASUS S56 ultrabooks pack a full feature set in just 21mm. The cool grey hairline design expresses a personal professional approach. One-piece molded top casing...
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This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on notebook PCs of this spec and age.
Asus Laptops Have Good Reviews
We calculated the average reviews for all Asus laptops and also specifically for Asus medium processor cores notebook PCs and found that in both cases Asus had good reviews.
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
At 750 gigabytes, the Asus S56CA has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the S56CA. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB.
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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys
The Asus S56CA is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity portable PC.
Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity
Across all the portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the S56CA the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. The Asus S56CA has a fairly big hard drive capacity (750 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the S56CA.
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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots
This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
10 Reasons Against
Only Not Supported HD Type
The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.
Does Not Have a Front Camera
The Asus S56CA does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the S56CA which have a front camera.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Most notebook PCs that are a similar age to the S56CA do not have a full-size keyboard. The Asus S56CA is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.
Only HDD Storage Media
This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.
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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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates
This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.
Only SonicMaster Audio System
This notebook PC audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on notebook PCs of this type and age.
Does Not Have a Touchscreen
The Asus S56CA does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago also do not have a touchscreen.
Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency
The processor boost frequencys of laptops that are a similar age to the S56CA range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. With a processor boost frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the Asus S56CA has a fairly slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.
6 Other reasons to consider the Asus S56CA
Released Over Four Years Ago
Asus released the S56CA over four years ago.
Average Display Diagonal
The Asus S56CA has a fairly standard display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.
If you would prefer a bigger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B (17.3" and higher rated).
Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family
The Asus S56CA has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops of this spec and age.
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At 2.3 kilograms, the Asus S56CA has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the S56CA.
Average Internal Memory
The Asus S56CA has a fairly typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the S56CA.
Average Processor Frequency
At 1.7 gigahertz, the Asus S56CA has a fairly typical processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the S56CA.
Colour of Product
Black, Stainless steel
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Intel HM76 Express, Intel HM76
System Bus Rate
Processor Boost Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
1366 x 768
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
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