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Asus S56CA 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jan 2013
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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... More
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7 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

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.

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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.

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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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Asus S56CA is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity portable PC.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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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Average Weight

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.

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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.

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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.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Manufacturer
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Networking
Cabling Technology
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Networking Features
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
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
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
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® 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
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

Expert Reviews

(10)
12 May 2013

The Asus VivoBook S56CA-DH31-CA ultrabook boasts an integrated DVD burner, reasonable price tag, and generous two-year warranty...

10 May 2013

Although the Asus VivoBook S56CA-DH31-CA boasts an integrated DVD burner, reasonable price tag, and generous two-year warranty, its subpar keyboard and average performance hold it back from...

8 January 2013

Buying Guide 25 best laptops in the world Let's get this bit out of the way: Is the Asus S56CA a good Ultrabook? No. It's too heavy, too large, too noisy and too slow. But is it a good mid-range...

8 January 2013

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11 December 2012

As a very recent release, the S56CA unsurprisingly runs Windows 8, which we?ve noted before isn?t ideal for a device without a touchscreen such as this. So a third-party widget to reinstate the...

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User Reviews

(33)
Reviewed 11 April 2013 by Ryan L.

I don't know what the first reviewer is talking/mad about. First is stating Cons that it isn't a "Touchscreen" that's because it's not. Windows 8 "steep" learning curve? I have recently setup... Read more…

Reviewed 10 December 2012 by Brad H.
(Verified Purchase)

For $500, I thought it was a great deal for what you get. I don't think you can find a better laptop for that price (I looked)...

Reviewed 9 December 2012 by Ian W.
(Verified Purchase)

I am very happy with this ultrabook given the $500 price tag. It is perfect for daily usage. Handles most recent/older games well, though the integrated graphics aren't the best. My only real... Read more…

Reviewed 30 November 2012 by Jayme A.
(Verified Purchase)

- The Newegg description doesn't mention that it has bluetooth, but it does. - The Newegg description says it's upgradeable to 8gb of RAM, but I put in an 8gb stick of RAM along with the default... Read more…

Reviewed 11 February 2013 by William P.

Bought this for my girlfriend to replace an old AMD turion x2 powered laptop. She likes the portability and the decent graphics power of the ivy bridge intel hd 4000. Complains about wireless and... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus s56, asus s56c, s56caxx056, asus s56ca, s56caxx056r, asus s56caxx081, asus s56caxx081h

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