Asus U56E Series

Asus U56E-XX028VProcessor: Intel Core i5 2410M, Intel Core i5 2430M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.5kg, 2.6kg
Price: 600, 730, 800 euro
Average Score: 80.8% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 4 reviews)
: - %, performance: 76%, features: 70%, display: 73%
mobility: 86%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 86%

 

Asus U56E-BBL5

Specifications

Asus U56E-BBL5Notebook: Asus U56E-BBL5
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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

 

80% Asus U56E-BBL5
Source: PC Mag English
The Asus U56E-BBL5 offers a multitude of ways to connect you to the internet: Via WiMAX, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi 802.11n. The Lenovo IdeaPadV570-1066A9U also offers these options. Both laptops are similar in everything from performance to aluminum design. Where they depart is in ports and battery life: The Asus U56E-BBL5 offers a more standardized USB 3.0 port and over 7 hours of battery life whereas the Lenovo V570-1066A9U offers an eSATA port and only 4:41 battery time. So if you're more the road warrior, the U56E-BBL5 sounds like the better option. It may only cost $20 more the Lenovo V570-1066A9U, but the U56E-BBL5's bigger battery, 2GB more memory, and USB 3.0 will make the difference when transferring files to your external hard drives. It's for these reasons that the Asus U56E-BBL5 replaces the Lenovo IdeaPad V570-1066A9U as the new Editors' Choice for budget laptops.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus U56E-BBL6

Specifications

Asus U56E-BBL6Notebook: Asus U56E-BBL6
Processor: Intel Core i5 2430M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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

 

80% Asus U56E-BBL6
Source: PC Mag English
Given its impressive list of parts, it's a happy surprise to discover that the Asus U56E-BBL6 is a budget laptop. It has all the intangibles, including a fast Core i5 processor, cutting-edge features, and best-in-class battery life. More importantly, it's sold for a price few can pass on. That made it easy to give it the Editors' Choice for budget laptops
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus U56E-RBL8

Specifications

Asus U56E-RBL8Notebook: Asus U56E-RBL8
Processor: Intel Core i5 2430M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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

 

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%

 

Asus U56E-XX028V

Specifications

Asus U56E-XX028VNotebook: Asus U56E-XX028V
Processor: Intel Core i5 2430M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 730 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 82% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

82% Review Asus U56E-XX028V Notebook | Notebookcheck
Run notebook, run! The motto: Small and mobile is no longer only to apply to ultrabooks. Asus promises that the U56E is a high performance, enduring runner that will stir up the office field properly. Is this enough to justify a purchase price of over €700?
82% Test Asus U56E-XX028V Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/26/2012
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 76% display: 73% mobility: 86% workmanship: 82% ergonomy: 82% emissions: 86%

 

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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge): Processor graphics card which is integrated in the Sandy Bridge Pentium and Celeron processors. Similar to the desktop HD Graphics 2000 and not related to the old Arrandale processor graphics with the same name.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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).

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


Intel Core i5:

2410M:

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 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).

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).


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.

2.6 kg:


80.8%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-10-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)