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Asus K56CA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Asus K56CA. The average rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the design and usability. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably.

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On average, users rate this product 97/100.

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Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Great Laptop

 

I bought another laptop with Windows 8, from another dealer. I took it back, would not run any special programs I have. This laptop with Windows 7 works great and is fast!

Apr, 2013

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Great Computer

 

The touchpad is almost impossible for me, but an inexpensive wireless mouse works great. I purchase another 4GB of RAM as it only cost $39

Apr, 2013

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

NOT BAD AT ALL!

 

I bought this ultrabook to take with me on my deployment next month, I have a $4000 gaming pc that i do all my hardcore task on and is extremely fast, so of course when i use this lap top it cant compete in speed and task wise. but i have to say for...

Mar, 2013

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Good for the money

 

The Ultrabook works great. The only problem I'm having with it is the mouse pad. It is super sensitive, and when typing it gets in the way. So, not too great if you are doing major assinments unless you had a seperate mouse and turned off the pad....

Feb, 2013

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Great laptop for the money

 

This laptop was easy to set up and has worked perfectly since day one. Windows 8 is getting easier as time goes one. I love the sleek design. 9 key pad is a bit slim from what I'm used to.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Amazing

 

This laptop is everything that I needed, the functionality has been flawless and I have no complaints at all. When I upgrade the ram and put a SSD inside it is going to be lightning fast. It's mouse pad has no problems and the keyboard is amazing. The...

Jan, 2013

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Great computer at a great price

 

This is a great computer as long as you upgrade the ram to 8GB and buy a cheap usb mouse you will be good to go my only complaint is the touchpad not a big fan but other than that its a great computer.

Jan, 2013

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

WhackBook who?

 

Yes, I'm starting this post off by comparing this Asus to a Macbook. Why? Because everyone thinks Macbooks are the best out there and this thing kills it at a fraction of the price! HDMI? Check! High-density LCD? Check! 3rd generation Core i3? Check!...

Jan, 2013

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Great little laptop

 

I have been searching and waiting for a new laptop for more than a year. The price and features of this ASUS was almost perfect. The one and only draw back, it was Windows 8 installed on it. The speed, the video, the hybrid drive make up for that...

Jan, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:SonicMaster / SonicMaster Lite
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:44
Battery capacity (Watt hours):44
Battery performance:2950
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes

Design

Color of product:Black, Silver / Black, Stainless Steel
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Built-in touchpad: Yes
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / No

Other Features

Audio system:SonicMaster / SonicMaster Lite
Infrared data port: No

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 18
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:i3-2365U / I3-3217U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.7 / 1.8
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i3-2365U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65707 / 72055
Processor code:SR0N8 / SR0N9 / SR0XL
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.5
Height:0.827
Height (front):0.827
Height (rear):0.827
Weight:5.07
Width:15