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Asus U56E-RBL8

Specifications

Asus U56E-RBL8Notebook: 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
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Asus U56E-RBL8

80% Asus U56E-RBL8
Source: PC Mag English
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%

Comment

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.

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


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.


15.6": 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.


2.5 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 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


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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-11- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)