SpecificationsNotebook: Asus U56E-RBL8 (U56E Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2430M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 800 euro
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus U56E-RBL8
Source: PC Mag
Given its excellent components, the Asus U56E-RBL8 is a compelling choice from a performance standpoint: If you need a relatively powerful laptop but don't want to spend more than $800, it has almost everything you need. Its cousin, the Editors' Choice-winning Asus U56E-BBL6, however, delivers equivalent performance in most areas, runs longer on its battery, is equipped with a USB 3.0 port, and costs $80 less. The extra 2GB of RAM in the U56E-RBL8 isn't quite worth that much, so our final recommendation remains with the Asus U56E-BBL6. Even so, the U56E-RBL8 is a fine machine.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
2430M: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.4 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.7-3 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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.
80%: 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.