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Asus S56CM-XX079H

Specifications

Asus S56CM-XX079H
K56CM (S56 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-3317U 2 x 1.7 - 2.6 GHz, Ivy Bridge
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M - 2048 MB VRAM, Core: 660 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, DDR3, 9.18.13.697, Optimus
Memory
4 GB 
, DDR3 SDRAM
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, TN LED, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel HM76 (Panther Point)
Storage
Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380 + 24 GB SanDisk i100 SSD Cache, 500 GB 
, 5400 rpm
Soundcard
Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Modem, 1 Kensington Lock, Card Reader: card reader ( SD )
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit/s), Atheros AR9485WB-EG Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 1
Optical drive
MATSHITADVD-RAM
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 21 x 380 x 266 ( = 0.83 x 14.96 x 10.47 in)
Battery
44 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD Web Camera
Additional features
Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.3 kg ( = 81.13 oz / 5.07 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
699 Euro

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 78.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 80%, features: 66%, display: 78% mobility: 71%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 87%

Reviews for the Asus S56CM-XX079H

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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
Positive: Attractive design; compact size; optical drive; excellent performance. Negative: Somewhat less autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/21/2012

Comment

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.

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.


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


15.60":

15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.

Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.

Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.

Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.


78.33%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2012-11- 2 (Update: 2012-11- 2)