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

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Sep 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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8 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Laptop Reviews

We checked 3,179 owner and expert reviews for Asus portable PCs and found that on average Asus has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Asus has good ratings specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the S56CA which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Asus S56CA has a full-size keyboard.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Asus S56CA has one of the bigger total storage capacitys amongst laptops of this age. The average total storage capacity of portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 510GB, and the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the S56CA, the Asus S56CA has a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the S56CA have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Asus S56CA which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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12 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity

Most portable PCs that are a comparable age to the S56CA have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the Asus S56CA which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD+SSD storage media, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that are a comparable age 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 the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The processor frequencys of laptops of a comparable age and type to the S56CA range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz. At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Asus S56CA has a quite slow processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the S56CA.

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Only 24 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

Most similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the S56CA have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacitys, including the Asus S56CA which has 24 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Asus S56CA does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Portable PCs of this age and spec have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. The Asus S56CA has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The processor boost frequencys of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the S56CA range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. The Asus S56CA has a fairly slow processor boost frequency (only 2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the S56CA.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus S56CA

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Display Diagonal

The Asus S56CA has a relatively standard display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the S56CA.

If you want a laptop with a bigger display diagonal then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17R (17.3") which is also 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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Weight

The Asus S56CA has a pretty standard 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 S56CA has a fairly typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
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
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Operating System Architecture
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® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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, s56caxx056h, asus b01kt84, asus hdd4324, asus hdd4324g, asus b01kt84t, asus s56cadh51, asus b01kt84tn, asus hdd4324gb, asus b01kt84tng
Barcodes 06953040925151, 06953040950252

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