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alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews of ASUS S56CM-QS52-CB. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and battery. The usability and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the portability, and there are some critical views about the image quality and glare.

design, performance, usability, battery, size

screen, glare, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the ASUS S56CM-QS52-CB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Review Asus S56CM Ultrabook


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...

Stylish design with aluminum applications, Good graphics performance due to the dedicated graphics card, Good multimedia performance, Low price, Good cooling system, The ultrabook's stylish and elegant design featuring a brushed aluminum lid and base...

ULV CPU slows down Nvidia's graphics, Glare-type screen with poor viewing angles, Very poor battery life, Build quality only on class average, The aluminum design of Asus' S56CM suggests a high product quality, which the ultrabook cannot completely...

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: MW (

Great Gaming Laptop


I got this for Xmas and so far so good, the keyboard does take a bit of getting use to and the caps key as the previous reviewer mentioned does not light up when pressed but I find the speed good I play various games on it and so far no problems I...

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Frank Larkin (

Very slow computer and irritating touch pad


I'm very disappointed with this computer. It's very slow, seems to wait (dual core) for something or other. Touch pad is very difficult to use, no caps on light. It does have a nice feel in general, battery time is respectable 4-5hrs, not worth the...

Jan, 2013

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera: No


HD type: No


Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1


Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:65707 / 65714
Processor package size:31


Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:24
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000 / 500