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Asus K56 Series

Asus K56CBProcessor: Intel Core i3 3217U, Intel Core i5 3317U, Intel Core i7 3517U, Intel Core i7 3537U, Intel Pentium 2117U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 76% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 67%, features: 72%, display: 69%
mobility: 73%, workmanship: 93%, ergonomy: 94%, emissions: 73%

 

Asus K56CM-XX128H

Specifications

Asus K56CM-XX128HNotebook: Asus K56CM-XX128H
Processor: Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

Ултра тънък 15,6-инчов лаптоп–Asus К56
Source: PC Store BU→EN
Positive: Perfect design; excellent keyboard and touchpad; wonderful picture and sound; price. Negative: Reflectivity of the display; very hot under high load.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/15/2013

 

Asus K56CB-X0100H

Specifications

Asus K56CB-X0100HNotebook: Asus K56CB-X0100H
Processor: Intel Core i7 3537U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Asus K56CB - X0100H
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 100%

 

Asus K56CB-XX102H

Specifications

Asus K56CB-XX102HNotebook: Asus K56CB-XX102H
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 72% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

67% Standard-Notebook
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 67% performance: 69% features: 72% display: 56% mobility: 61% ergonomy: 82% emissions: 85%
77% Asus K56CB teszt
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 100% emissions: 65%

 

Asus K56CB-X0319H

Specifications

Asus K56CB-X0319HNotebook: Asus K56CB-X0319H
Processor: Intel Core i3 3217U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Asus K56CB-X0319H
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/31/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 50% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 70%

 

Asus K56CB

Specifications

Asus K56CBNotebook: Asus K56CB
Processor: Intel Pentium 2117U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

Asus K56CB – Элегантный Бюджетник С Хорошим Потенциалом
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good performance; good keyboard with numeric block; large touchpad; good battery life; attractive and elegant look. Negative: Poor webcam.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2014

 

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Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M:

Essentially a renamed GeForce GT 555M available in two or more variants with 96 or 144 shaders and 128 bit / 192 bit  DDR3 or GDDR5 memory.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M: Mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GT 700M series. Based on the Kepler architecture and manufactured by TSMC in a 28nm process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

3517U: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.9 - 3.0 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1150 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.

3537U: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q1 2013. Offers a core clock of 2.0 - 3.1 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1200 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.

Intel Core i5:

3317U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.7 - 2.6 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.

Intel Core i3:

3217U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.8 GHz (no Turbo Boost) and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.

Intel Pentium:

2117U: Ultra Low Voltage Dual-core processor based on the Ivy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. Due to the Pentium brand, many features of the Ivy Bridge core are deactivated.


15.6: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.3 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.3 kg:


76%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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GeForce GT 740M, Core i5 4200M
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GeForce GT 740M, Core i7 4702MQ
Toshiba Satellite M50T-A-10G
GeForce GT 740M, Core i5 4200U

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GeForce 840M, Core i7 5500U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
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GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 4710HQ, 17.3", 4.8 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-06-25 (Update: 2013-06-25)