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ASUS U56E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 178 reviews of ASUS U56E. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and reliability. The design and battery also get good comments, whereas the touchpad and price get critical views.

performance, battery, design, reliability, durability

price, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the ASUS U56E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for ASUS U56E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of ASUS U56E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Views about the portability and battery are overall positive. The design and reliability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the price.

performance, reliability, design, battery, portability

price

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS U56E LAPTOP LCD SCREEN 15.6" WXGA HD LED DIODE (SUBSTITUTE REPLACEMENT LCD SCREEN ONLY. NOT A LAPTOP )ASUS U56E LAPTOP LCD SCREEN 15.6" WXGA HD LED DIODE (SUBSTITUTE REPLACEMENT LCD SCREEN ONLY. NOT A LAPTOP )

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Asus U56E-XX028V Notebook

 

Run notebook, run! The motto: Small and mobile is no longer only to apply to ultrabooks. Asus promises that the U56E is a high performance, enduring runner that will stir up the office field properly. Is this enough to justify a purchase price of over...

Extreme battery runtimes, Good application performance, Low noise development, USB 3.0, The U56E fuses the size and performance of a full-fledged work machine with the mobility of a netbook or ultrabook. Hardly another office notebook offers a longer...

Weak display, Comparatively high price, Average case stability, Somewhat clattery keyboard, Unfortunately, the reflective and somewhat dark screen prevents outdoor use. A slightly crisper keyboard is also on our wish list

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Matthew Murray (pcmag.com)

Asus U56E-RBL8

 

The only thing preventing the budget-minded Asus U56E-RBL8 from being a terrific buy is stiff competition from another Asus laptop.

Strong performance, battery life. Comes with lots of RAM, hard drive space. Attractive design.

No USB 3.0 ports. Cheaper Asus laptop offers more features for less money.

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Nov, 2011

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Natalie Shoemaker (pcmag.com)

Asus U56E-BBL5

 

The Asus U56E-BBL5 laptop will give you future-proof internal and external components and several wireless connectivity options, all for a sweet price.

USB 3.0 port. WiMAX and WiDi 2.0. Long 7-hour battery life. Powerful Core i5 processor. Aluminum casing.

Volume doesn't go up very high.

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Jul, 2011

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Asus U56E-BBL6

 

Its other standout features include a USB 3.0 port (the other two are USB 2.0 ports), and a 750GB, 5,400rpm hard drive, which should store all your digital memories for years to come. A DVD burner allows you to burn DVDs and watch the latest flicks...

Great battery life. WiDi 2.0 and WiMAX wireless technologies built-in. Gorgeous design. Priced reasonably. Numeric keypad included. Excellent performance scores. USB 3.0 port onboard. Largest hard drive available

WiDi 2.0 requires Netgear receiver, a $99 purchase

The Asus U56E-BBL6 budget laptop has all the desired features, including a fast Core i5 processor, cutting-edge features, and best-in-class battery life, sold for a price few can pass up.

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Good quality sound but...

 

perfect for students.

durability, battery life, weight

slow performance

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Meh

 

Would not buy. Seriously build your own, this computer isnt worth the trouble you'll have with it.

Fast, great for simple things like writing papers, low resolution games. Easy things

Fault USB 2.0 Ports on the right side and Audio ports. USB ports failed after about 1.5 years of usage so I cant complain much about that. The audio ports right out of the box. The wireless adapter inside died within 2 weeks of ownership. Constant blue...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

extremely slow write speed, slow read speed

 

Would not buy. Seriously build your own, this computer isnt worth the trouble you'll have with it.

Fast, great for simple things like writing papers, low resolution games. Easy things

Fault USB 2.0 Ports on the right side and Audio ports. USB ports failed after about 1.5 years of usage so I cant complain much about that. The audio ports right out of the box. The wireless adapter inside died within 2 weeks of ownership. Constant blue...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: (tigerdirect.com)

Great Value

 

I bought the Laptop in November 2013. Has been working great for me.

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: NLL66 (tigerdirect.com)

Loved Machine but it bombed

 

I loved this machine. It had all the specs I was looking for. Unfortunately, while I was setting it up, it abruptly powered off and rebooted. I experienced this 3 more times over the next 2 hours of installing software. I then noticed that the...

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Nevets (tigerdirect.com)

Asus

 

Great ASUS laptop and great service from this reseller.Very satisfied with all and no surprises!

Feb, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:5200
Battery performance:5200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8

Camera

Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Design

Color of product:Black, Grey
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

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

Energy Management

AC adapter power:65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

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:1333
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
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 outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
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 power:65

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):24
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I5-2430M
Processor boost frequency:3
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i5-2xxx
Processor frequency:2.4
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-2430M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series
Processor socket:Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: 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 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 My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):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® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:53450
Processor code:SR04W
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Fingerprint reader: No

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium

Storage

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.6
Height:1.06
Weight:5.51
Width:14.9