Asus S56CA-DH31

Specifications

Asus S56CA-DH31Notebook: Asus S56CA-DH31 (S56 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 3217U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Asus S56CA-DH31

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%

Comment

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.

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

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


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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.


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.

Asus reviews


60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-05-15 (Update: 2013-05-15)