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Asus R556LA

Asus R556LA 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB Dec 2014
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6 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 2,723 owner and expert reviews for Asus notebook PCs and found that on average Asus has good ratings. We also found that Asus has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 gigabytes, the Asus R556LA has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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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 portable PCs of a similar age and type to it. This Asus portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of a comparable age and type to the R556LA.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus R556LA has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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13 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of this age and type is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Asus R556LA has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. The Asus R556LA has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus R556LA does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec 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.

If you are looking for a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Laptops of this spec and age have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Asus R556LA has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the R556LA.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The Asus R556LA is a two battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type have between one and eight battery cells.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 23Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. The Asus R556LA has a fairly small battery capacity (only 37 watt-hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the R556LA.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the R556LA, the Asus R556LA does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Asus R556LA is a one USB 2.0 port laptop.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Asus R556LA

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Asus released the R556LA.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus R556LA has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the R556LA.

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Asus R556LA has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Asus R556LA has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the R556LA.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Weight

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

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.9 gigahertz, the Asus R556LA has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the R556LA.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Latitude 12 7000 (2GHz), or the Latitude 15 5000 (2GHz) both from DELL.

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Specification

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Processor Codename
Processor Series
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PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives 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
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
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
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® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
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
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
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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Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus r556, asus r556l, r556ladm750, r556laxx289, asus r556la, r556ladm750h, r556laxx289h
Barcodes 04716659867388, 04716659956839
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