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ASUS S56CA-DH51 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • 1.7GHz Intel Core i5-3317U Dual-Core
  • 6GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM
  • 750GB 5400rpm HDD + 24GB SSD Cache
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 15.6" HD Widescreen LED-Backlit Display
  • 1366 x 768 Native Resolution
  • SuperMulti DVD Burner
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Integrated Webcam, Microphone & Speakers
  • Windows 8 (64-bit)

The S56CA-DH51 15.6" Notebook Computer from ASUS features a cool black hairline design in a one-piece molded top casing, which reinforces notebook strength and rigidity. The 15.6" HD widescreen display uses LED backlight technology for low power consumption. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1366 x 768 native resolution, which is supported by integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000.

Windows 8 is the installed operating system. Windows 8 replaces the traditional Start menu with a redesigned Start screen. The Start screen features tiles that update in real-time, which provide faster access to news, weather forecasts, sports scores, social network updates and more. Windows 8 also focuses more on cloud storage as well as apps, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store. Windows 8 provides a unique user experience.

The system is powered by a dual-core Ivy Bridge 1.7GHz Intel Core i5-3317U processor. It also has 6GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM, a 750GB 5400rpm hard drive with a 24GB solid state drive cache, a SuperMulti DVD burner, a SD media card slot, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, and an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in Altec Lansing stereo speakers with ASUS SonicMaster Lite technology.

Dual-Core Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5 Processor
This ASUS notebook is powered by an Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5-3317U processor. Its dual cores can reach a stock speed of 1.7GHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to 2.6GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. With a dedicated 3MB L3 cache, 6GB of DDR3 RAM and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, you'll be able to experience smooth multitasking
15.6" HD Widescreen LED-Backlit Display
The 15.6" HD widescreen LED-backlit display of this ASUS notebook provides full-screen views of HD content. With a 1366 x 768 native resolution powered by integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000, subtle yet significant refinements elevate your viewing experience. You can connect this ASUS notebook to an external display via the HDMI or VGA port
Hybrid Hard Drive
With a hybrid hard drive with a solid state drive cache, this ASUS notebook delivers faster load times and responsiveness than a traditional hard drive for a faster computing experience
ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II Technology
With ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II technology, this ASUS notebook provides long standby times and instant on 2-second resumption from sleep mode
ASUS SonicMaster Lite Technology
With ASUS SonicMaster Lite technology, this ASUS notebook gives you the ability to deliver more powerful sounds and richer bass for an immersive audio experience
ASUS IceCool Technology
This ASUS notebook has ASUS IceCool Technology, which keeps the palm rests cool by placing heat-generating components away from users

Windows 8

The Redesigned Start Screen
Windows 8 introduces a new Start screen, which has all the information you need in one place. The traditional Windows desktop screen has been replaced with a more tablet style design featuring tiles. These tiles are customizable to your liking as well as update in real time. News, weather forecasts, sports, contacts, apps and more are available for you to use. It's all right there on the Start screen. If you prefer the traditional Start screen of Windows 7, you have the option to switch to it
To the Cloud
With Windows 8, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favorites. You can also connect to services as well as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and more
Windows Store
In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you buy it so you can make sure you absolutely want an app before you spend your hard-earned money on it
Performance
Processor 1.7GHz Intel i5-3317U Dual-Core Ivy Bridge
Cache L3: 3MB
System Bus 5GT/s
Memory Type: 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 6GB
Graphics Card Type: Integrated
Installed: Intel HD Graphics 4000 Shared
Display
Type Widescreen
Size 15.6"
Backlight LED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Finish Not Specified By Manufacturer
Native Resolution 1366 x 768
Storage
Hard Drive Installed: 774GB (1x 750GB 5400rpm; 1x 24GB SSD)
Type: SATA
Optical Drive SuperMulti DVD Burner
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 1x USB 3.0 (A)
2x USB 2.0 (A)
Display 1x HDMI
1x VGA
Audio Integrated Stereo Speakers
Integrated Microphone
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
Flash Media Slot 1x SD
Communications
Network 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth None
Mobile Broadband None
Webcam Yes
General
Operating System Windows 8 (64-bit)
Security Not Specified By Manufacturer
Keyboard Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
Features: Chiclet Style
Pointing Device TouchPad
Battery 4-Cell Lithium-Ion (2950mAh)
Power Requirements AC: 100-240 V AC, 50/60Hz
Consumption: 65W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 14.9 x 0.8 x 10.5" / 37.8 x 2.0 x 26.7 cm
Weight 4.6 lb / 2.09 kg
ASUS S56CA-DH51 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black)
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    ASUSS56CA-DH51 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black)
     
    4.4

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable keyboard (5)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Fast (4)
    • Quiet (4)
    • Good power output (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Web browsing (5)
      • Word processing (5)
      • Business use (4)
      • Music (4)
      • Video (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (3)

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      4.0

      Asus Note book Computer

      By Jerry

      from Paramus,N.J.

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Keyboard
      • Fast
      • Fast Start
      • Lightweight
      • Nice And Compact
      • Powerful
      • Quality Display
      • Quiet
      • Very clear screen

      Cons

      • Windows 8

      Best Uses

      • Business Use
      • Graphics
      • Music
      • Video
      • Web Browsing
      • Word Processing

      Comments about ASUS S56CA-DH51 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black):

      All around an excellent product. It is very fast.
      The only drawback is windows 8.
      It is not very user friendly.
      You have to go back and forth to get to your sites.

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      • Personal

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      5.0

      Great laptop

      By sanch00

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Keyboard
      • Fast
      • Lightweight
      • Quiet

      Cons

      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Business Use
      • Music
      • Video
      • Web Browsing
      • Word Processing

      Comments about ASUS S56CA-DH51 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black):

      I like it very much. I use it for my job - office docs, spreadsheets, database, internet, etc.
      Its very thin, cool looking and they even managed to squeeze dvd rom inside. From cold start it is up very fast.
      Only complain is that it comes with win8. I just don't like it.
      Battery life could be longer, but as it is plugged in most of times, its ok.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      5.0

      awesome laptop

      By zelus

      from nc

      About Me Avid Gamer, Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Keyboard
      • Fast
      • Lightweight
      • Long Battery Life
      • Powerful
      • Quality Display
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business Use
        • Music
        • Video
        • Web Browsing
        • Word Processing

        Comments about ASUS S56CA-DH51 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black):

        Very snappy laptop. Screen is crisp. Feels very sturdy compared to many ultrabooks!

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        4.0

        Amazing budget laptop

        By Tony

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Multimedia Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Keyboard
        • Fast
        • Lightweight
        • Long Battery Life
        • Powerful
        • Quality Display
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Music
          • Video
          • Web Browsing
          • Word Processing

          Comments about ASUS S56CA-DH51 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black):

          I use this product for home entertainment and for work-related stuff (MS word, powerpoint, excel, etc)
          The design is awesome, it's very powerful, it's very thin and light. Just the type of laptop I was looking for, and for an incredible price. So far, I can't find any negatives.

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          • Personal

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Nice laptop for work

          By Balian

          from Davis, CA

          About Me Hobby photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Keyboard
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Noisy

          Best Uses

          • Business Use
          • Graphics
          • Web Browsing
          • Word Processing

          Comments about ASUS S56CA-DH51 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black):

          I've been using this laptop for about a week. I use this laptop mainly for typing and photo editing. A 15.6 in screen shows much more than my little 12" tablet. The metal panel looks nice and seems durable. It is slightly thinner than my girlfriend's 13" Macbook pro. The battery life is OK unless you streaming movies or doing intense calculation works (like processing large RAW files or HD movies). The only thing I don't like is that the bottom parts are made of plastic and feels cheap. Also, it is a little noisy when the fans are running at full speed. I hope this laptop will last for a few years.

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          • Personal

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