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Asus S56CA 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB 750GB HDD+SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB Apr 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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14 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Laptop Reviews

We checked the user and expert reviews of hundreds of portable PCs to determine an average rating for each laptop manufacturer. On average portable PCs from Asus have good ratings from experts and owners.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs of this age and spec is 23GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Asus S56CA has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 350 megahertz, the Asus S56CA has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the S56CA. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the S56CA range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus S56CA has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the S56CA do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops that were launched more than two years ago, the Asus S56CA has a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus S56CA supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of this spec and age. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Asus portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the S56CA.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC.

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Very Big Screen Size

When compared to other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the S56CA, the Asus S56CA's screen size of 15.6 inches is one of the biggest. The average screen size of comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the S56CA is 14".

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Asus S56CA has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the S56CA. The average total storage capacity of portable PCs of this age and spec is 360GB, and the total storage capacity range from 64GB to 1.1TB.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on ultrabooks that are a comparable age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Asus S56CA has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the S56CA. This portable PC is a two USB 2.0 port laptop compared to most of the comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the S56CA which only have one USB 2.0 port.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

Laptops that were launched more than two years ago have hard drive capacity of between 120GB and 1TB. The Asus S56CA has a fairly big hard drive capacity (750 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the S56CA.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the Asus S56CA is 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 1x SO-DIMM portable PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

This portable PC's memory slots (2x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots amongst all ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the S56CA.

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots across similar types of portable PC.

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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 portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Asus S56CA is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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

The Asus S56CA is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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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 commonly found display resolution on similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Heavy

The weight of the Asus S56CA of 2.3 kilograms is one of the heaviest amongst laptops of this type and age. Across all the ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 870g to 3.3kg.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of a comparable spec and age to the S56CA do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Asus S56CA is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 24 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Asus S56CA is a 24 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on ultrabooks that came out around the same time as it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, including the Asus S56CA which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The Asus S56CA has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 2,950 milliamperes * hour) amongst ultrabooks of this age. Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the S56CA have battery capacities of between 14mAh and 7,600mAh, and the average battery capacity is 4,300mAh.

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Thick

The Asus S56CA is quite thick (21 millimeters) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The thinnest similar spec laptop that came out around the same time as the S56CA is 6mm thick, the thickest is 31mm, and the average height is 19mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus S56CA

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Asus laptop was released over three years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus S56CA has a better processor family than most ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Asus S56CA has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus S56CA has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the S56CA.

If you want a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Toshiba Z30 (1.9GHz).

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HDD Storage Medium

The Asus S56CA has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most ultrabooks that have been available for a comparable 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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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
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
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 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
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
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)
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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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus s56, asus s56c, s56caxx206, asus s56ca, s56caxx206h, asus b01kt84, asus hdd4324, asus hdd4324g, asus b01kt84t, asus s56cadh51, asus b01kt84tn, asus hdd4324gb, asus b01kt84tng
Barcodes 04716659459248, 06953040925151, 06953040950252
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