ASUS S56CA-WH31 review

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Beyond being extra thin and light, the new ASUS S56CA-WH51 Ultrabook pack a full feature set in just 0.83-inches.

Short Specifications:

Screen: 15.6-Inch
Processor: 1.8 GHz Intel Core i3
Graphics: Intel integrated
Ram: 4 GB DDR3
HDD: 500 GB + 24 GB SSD
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From the Manufacturer

ASUS and You – Incredible Together. Beyond being extra thin and light, the new ASUS S56CA-WH51 Ultrabook pack a full feature set in just 0.83-inches. The cool grey hairline design expresses a personal professional approach. One-piece molded top casing reinforces notebook strength and rigidity, and the entire style embodies subtlety that meets all your performance portability needs.

Tried and Tested for Quality

ASUS S56CA-WH31 review 1ASUS is a global technology leader who focuses on the mastery of innovation and design perfection. Today, it is the world’s #1 manufacturer of motherboards and is one of world’s top PC brands. With customers’ need in the forefront, ASUS embodies the passion to create products that truly enhance the computing experience. Not only does design matter, ASUS products are also strictly quality tested to surpass industry standards, surviving multiple drop tests, hinge tests cycles and LCD pressure tests to name a few, ensuring that every ASUS product you buy will be one of your best investments.

Reliability Matters

ASUS PCs finish near or at the top of the industry’s reliability rankings survey after survey. Known for their unmatched reliability, ASUS products clearly offers you peace of mind and quality you can trust. Using only premium materials, ASUS aims to break the industry mold and deliver a product that is truly incredible. In addition, ASUS free 1-year accidental damage protection so you sleep worry-free knowing ASUS’ got your back.

ASUS S56CA-WH31 review 3Key Features

– 15.6-inch LED-backlit HD display for immersive cinematic experience – 3rd generation Intel Core i5-3317U processor with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology for the best visibly smart performance that adapts to your needs – 750GB 7200RPM hard drive with 24G SSD and 6GB of DDR3 system memory for smooth computing and ample storage for all your media files – Instant on in 2 seconds and longer standby time with the efficiency of Super Hybrid Engine II technology – ASUS SonicMaster Lite deliver more powerful sounds and richer bass to provide the best audio experience


– Operating System: Windows 8 Home Premium (64-bit) – Display: 15.6-inch HD display (1366 x 768) – Processor: 3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3317U (1.7GHz) – Graphics: Intel GMA HD – Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n – LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet – Memory: 6GB DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM, 2 x SODIMM socket for expansion up to 8GB SDRAM Storage: 750GB 5400RPM HDD & 24GB SSD – Optical Drive: DL DVD±RW/CD-RW – Camera: HD Camera – Speakers: Built-in Stereo speakers with SonicMaster Lite – Card Reader: SD only – Input/ Output: – – 1 x Combo Mic-in & Headphone-out – – 1 x VGA portASUS S56CA-WH31 review 2 – – 1 x RJ-45 LAN – – 2 x USB 2.0 ports – – 1 x USB 3.0 ports – – 1 x HDMI port – – 1 x mini display port – Battery: 4-cell – Dimensions: 14.9″ x 10.5″ x .83″ (W x D x H) – Weight: 4.6lbs (with 4-cell battery) – Color: Black

What’s in the Box

– ASUS S56CA-WH51 Ultrabook – AC Adapter – Warranty Information Card

Product Description

Black, 15.6-Inch HD (1366 x 768), Intel Core i5-3317U (1.7GHz), 6GB DDR3, Intel GMA HD, 750GB 5400RPM + 24G SSD/DL, DVD±RW/CDRW, W8 Home Premium (64bit), 802.11BGN, HD Camera, 1YR Global/1YR Accidental Damage/30-Day Zero Bright Dot/2-way FREE shipping/24-7 tech support


  • Processor
    CPU: Intel Core i3-3217U
    Number of Cores: Dual-Core
    Clock speed: 1.8 GHz
    Cache: 3MB L3 cache
    64-bit Computing: Yes


  • Memory (RAM)
    RAM installed: 4 GB
    Max RAM Supported: 8 GB
    Technology: DDR3 SDRAM
    Speed: 1600 MHz
    Slots Qty.: 2
    Empty Slots: 0
    Features: Not populated


  • Video
    Graphics controller: Intel GMA HD Integrated
    Graphics memory: Not populated
    Features: Not populated


  • Storage
    Hard Drive: 500 GB HDD + 25 GB SSD
    Interface: SATA
    Features: 5400rpm


  • Display (Screen)
    Screen size: 15.6 inches
    Max resolution: 1366×768 pixels
    Widescreen: Yes
    Image aspect ratio: 16:9
    Features: LED-backlit HD


  • Battery
    Technology: Lithium ion
    Capacity: Not populated
    Run Time (up to): 5 hours
    AC Adapter: AC Adapter
    Features: Not populated


  • Other devices
    Optical Drive: DL DVD±RW/CD-RW
    USB ports: 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0
    eSATA: No
    ExpressCard Slot: No
    Audio: Built-in Stereo speakers with SonicMaster Lite
    Headphone/microphone: Yes/Yes
    HDMI: Yes
    VGA port: Yes
    S-Video: No
    Webcam: HD Camera
    Input: Touch Pad
    Wireless: 802.11bgn
    Bluetooth: Yes
    Network: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
    FireWire: No
    Card Reader: SD only
    Features: RJ-45 LAN, Mini display port


  • Dimensions & Weight
    Width: 14.9 inches
    Depth: 10.5 inches
    Height: 0.83 inches
    Weight: 4.6 lbs.



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