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ASUS S56CM-QS52-CB

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 really like the size and battery. The usability and performance are also appreciated, but the image quality and glare get less positive comments. There are some mixed comments about the portability.

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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Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

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 (bestbuy.ca)

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 (bestbuy.ca)

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

Audio

Audio system:HD / SonicMaster / SonicMaster Lite
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:44
Battery capacity (Watt hours):44
Battery life (max):5.5
Battery performance:2950
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 1280 x 768
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera:N

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Black, Stainless Steel / Black, White
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Ultrabook
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 / Yes
Touchscreen:N / Y

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50 / 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 / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum Resolution:1920 x 1080
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
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 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

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
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, WIFI / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD / SonicMaster / SonicMaster Lite
Compatible operating systems:Windows 8\nWindows 7 Ultimate\nWindows 7 Professional\nWindows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8\nWindows 8 Pro
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Diagonal (metric):15.6
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit / Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA
Indication light: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Number of products included:1
NVIDIA Optimus technology: Yes
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

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
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
S-Video port: 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 / 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 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-3217U / I5-3317U / I7-3517U / I7-3537U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-3217U / I5-3317U / I7-3517U / I7-3537U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 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):N / 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):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65697 / 65707 / 65714 / 72054
Processor code:SR0N6 / SR0N8 / SR0N9 / SR0XG
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS, HDD
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Ultimate / Windows 8

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:24
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000 / 500
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:24
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 500 / 524 / 750 / 774

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.5
Height:0.827 / 0.866
Height (front):0.827
Height (rear):0.827
Weight:5.07 / 5.73
Width:15