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Asus R556LA

Asus R556LA 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Apr 2015
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Designed for everyday multitasking and entertainment for smart and practical users, the ASUS R Series notebooks redefine your expectations of all-rounder notebook. With a spun-circle finish and... More
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13 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We calculated the average ratings for all Asus notebook PCs and also specifically for Asus medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Asus had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Asus R556LA has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the R556LA. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the R556LA is 1.7GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of laptops of a similar spec and age to the R556LA range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. The Asus R556LA has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.4 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of laptops that have been available for more than a year range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. The Asus R556LA has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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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 notebook PCs of this spec and age. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the R556LA the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the R556LA is 6.3GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Asus R556LA has one of the bigger internal memory amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the R556LA the screen sizes range from 11" to 18". The Asus R556LA has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Asus R556LA has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the R556LA processor families range from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus R556LA has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the R556LA also have a front camera.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the R556LA the hard drive capacity range from 5GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB. The Asus R556LA has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Asus R556LA's processor cache is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the R556LA. The smallest processor cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the R556LA is 1MB and the biggest is 6MB.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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 similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the R556LA.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age. 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 laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The Asus R556LA is a two battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the R556LA have between two and eight battery cells.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh. With a battery capacity of only 37 watt-hours, the Asus R556LA has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus R556LA does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the R556LA also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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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 notebook PCs of this spec and age. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 14GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Asus R556LA is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the R556LA have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Thick

The heights of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the R556LA range from 11mm to 2,400mm. At 25.8 millimeters, the Asus R556LA is fairly thick compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus R556LA

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Asus R556LA has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the R556LA.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
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 Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
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
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
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
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® Smart Cache
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
Processor ARK ID
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
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 r556lars71, asus i75500, asus i75500u, asus r556lars71
Barcodes 00886227970612
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