Asus S56 Series

Asus S56CB-XX372HProcessor: Intel Core i3 3217U, Intel Core i5 3317U, Intel Core i7 3517U, Intel Core i7 3537U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000, NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.2kg, 2.3kg
Price: 600, 699, 700, 800 euro
Average Score: 72.36% - average
Average of 11 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 58%, performance: 75%, features: 83%, display: 71%
mobility: 70%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 87%

 

Asus S56CM-XX079H

Specifications

Asus S56CM-XX079HNotebook: Asus S56CM-XX079H
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 699 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 77.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% Review Asus S56CM Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
Mainstream ultrabook. Asus now wants to conquer the wide ultrabook consumer market with its new S56CM beside its premium Zenbook range. A strong graphics unit, an elegant aluminum finish and a low price might lure some potential buyers. Read in the following review whether the S56CM lives up to its promise.
85% Viel Multimedia, wenig Ultrabook
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/10/2012
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 75% display: 80% mobility: 75% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 90%
70% Đánh giá ultrabook Asus S56CM
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/18/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 80%
Asus S56CM
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
Positive: Attractive design; compact size; optical drive; excellent performance. Negative: Somewhat less autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/21/2012

 

Asus S56CA-DH51

Specifications

Asus S56CA-DH51Notebook: Asus S56CA-DH51
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% Asus S56CA-DH51
Source: Techreview Source English
The Asus S56CA-DH51 is another new 15-inch Windows 8 Ultrabook that has an attractive aluminum design and a speedy Intel Core i5 CPU to back up its looks. Thanks to a 24GB SSD HD, it boots up quickly but the keyboard and battery life need some work.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% ASUS S56CA-DH51
Source: Laptop Mag English
The ASUS S56CA-DH51 delivers strong performance, a speedy boot time and good sound inside a slim and solid design. We just wish this system lasted longer on a charge and that the keyboard had a little more spring in its step. If you want to dip your toes into the Windows 8 pool --and you don't need touch -- then the S56CA-DH51 should serve you well for years to come.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Asus S56CA-XX024H

Specifications

Asus S56CA-XX024HNotebook: Asus S56CA-XX024H
Processor: Intel Core i3 3217U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Asus S56CA review
Source: Techradar English
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 home laptop in general? It's not bad. It packs the waking speed of an SSD, an optical drive and good usability into a body that's still slimmer than most non-Ultrabook laptops.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Asus S56CM-XX033H

Specifications

Asus S56CM-XX033HNotebook: Asus S56CM-XX033H
Processor: Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 91% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

91% 광학드라이브를 갖춘 15.6인치 고성능 울트라북 - 에이수스 S56CM (통합편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/10/2012
Rating: Total score: 91%

 

Asus S56CA-DH31

Specifications

Asus S56CA-DH31Notebook: Asus S56CA-DH31
Processor: Intel Core i3 3217U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

60% Asus VivoBook S56CA-DH31-CA
Source: IT Reviews English
The Asus VivoBook S56CA-DH31-CA ($599.99 CAD list) is a Windows 8-equipped ultrabook that stands apart from the increasingly saturated field by virtue of its integrated DVD burner, reasonable price tag, and generous two-year warranty. 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 ultrabook greatness.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Asus VivoBook S56CA-DH31-CA
Source: PC Mag English
Although the market is presently brimming with ultrabooks, the Asus VivoBook S56CA-DH31-CA stands apart from the pack thanks to its integrated DVD burner, reasonable price tag, and generous two-year warranty. That said, its subpar keyboard and average performance hold it back from achieving pure ultrabook nirvana. It's worth checking out, but be sure to fully explore other options before doing so.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/10/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Asus S56CA-XO124H

Specifications

Asus S56CA-XO124HNotebook: Asus S56CA-XO124H
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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

 

80% Asus S56CA-XO124H
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 83% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%

 

Asus S56CB-XX372H

Specifications

Asus S56CB-XX372HNotebook: Asus S56CB-XX372H
Processor: Intel Core i7 3537U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Asus S56CB-XX372H
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 55% performance: 79% features: 100% display: 50% mobility: 55% ergonomy: 81%

 

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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.

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

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 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 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.


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.


2.2 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:


72.36%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Asus K550LB-XX182D
Core i5 4200U
» Acer Aspire E1-570G
Core i3 3217U
» Lenovo Ideapad Z500A
Core i5 3230M
» Asus K56CB
Pentium 2117U
» Lenovo Essential M5400
Core i5 4200M
» HP Pavilion 15-n213eg
Core i5 4200U
» Sony Vaio SV-F1521K1EB
Core i3 3227U
» Asus X550VB-XX047H
Core i5 3230M
» HP Pavilion 15-n007sg
Core i5 4200U
» Sony Vaio SV-F1521S2EB
Core i5 3337U
» Sony Vaio SV-F1521C6EW
Pentium 2117U
» Asus X550VB-XO003D
Core i5 3230M
» HP Envy 15-j001tx
Core i7 4700MQ
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-11-13 (Update: 2012-11-13)