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alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the usability and keyboard are overall positive. The performance and value for money also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the glare and build quality.

design, price, performance, keyboard, usability

screen, battery, durability, glare

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) the ASUS S56CM-QS52-CB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 81 reviews)

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Review Asus S56CM Ultrabook


Mainstream ultrabook. Asus now wants to conquer the wide ultraboo

Stylish design with aluminum applications; Good graphics performance due to the dedicated graphics card; Good multimedia performance; Low price; Good cooling system

ULV CPU slows down Nvidia's graphics; Glare-type screen with poor viewing angles; Very poor battery life; Build quality only on class average

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Consumer review by:

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...

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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...

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