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alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 reviews of ASUS S56CM-QS52-CB. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the touchpad and software. The keyboard and performance are also appreciated. There are some negative reviews about the glare and battery. Views about the portability and durability are mixed.

design, performance, keyboard, software, touchpad

screen, battery, glare

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 84/100 = 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


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8


Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEFORCE GT635M


Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:HM76
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:i3-3217U / I7-3517U