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...
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
The Asus S56CA is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.
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.
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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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.
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.
Only 24 Solid-State Drive Capacity
The Asus S56CA is a 24 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Colour of Product
Black, Stainless steel
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Intel HM76 Express, Intel HM76
System Bus Rate
Processor Boost Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
HDD, HDD+SSD, SSD, SSD
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
1366 x 768
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
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