The ASUS X-Series laptop combines premium design with all-round features to deliver a superb value laptop for work and play. It's ideal for entertainment thanks to a Full HD display and SonicMaster audio technology, which work together to create an immersive gaming and movie experience. Plus, there's no delay when you want to start working on your next project as the X556UA is designed with a 2-second resume from sleep mode function, allowing you to get typing at a moment's notice.
Ready for anything
The X556UA is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor and 8GB of RAM, delivering superb performance for almost any task. Run multiple apps at once, edit HD video and play games, the i7 is primed for giving the best performance even when tackling the most demanding tasks.
High quality design
ASUS X series notebooks are designed to complement great performance with clean, attractive aesthetics, and the X556UA is no different. It features a tactile finish and premium feel to ensure you'll be happy taking it with you, while the chicklet keyboard makes for a comfortable typing experience and a gesture-enabled multi-touchpad ensures navigation is simple and intuitive.
The screen on the X556UA features a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, or Full HD, making it ideal for watching movies on. It also uses ASUS Splendid technology to ensure colours are accurate, with automatic fine-tuning helping to deliver brilliant, vibrant colours. Splendid technology also includes various modes for different scenarios, so you can easily tweak the setting to bring the most out of movies and photos or take complete control with the manual setting.
With ASUS SonicMaster technology, the X556UA can deliver immersive, omni-directional audio that sounds as it was meant to. SonicMaster is designed to ensure audio is revamped with balanced sound, noise reduction, volume and dynamic range to eliminate distortion and boost performance.
Standby for action
The X556UA features a 2-second instant resume, letting you come out of standby and start working or browsing as soon as possible. A variety of optimised power modes will help you get the most out of your battery, while it's possible to keep the X556UA in standby mode for up to two weeks without the battery running out. It'll also automatically backup your data when the battery level drops below 5%, so you don't need to worry about losing your work due to lack of battery power.
An assortment of ports
Extensive connectivity options ensures that the X556UA is compatible with a wide range of peripherals and devices. Two ultra fast USB 3.0 and a single USB 2.0 port will let you connect a range of devices and transfer data with ease, while the integrated card reader makes transferring photos from a camera to your computer simple. With the HDMI port, you can output a Full HD display to any compatible TV, monitor or projector, while the VGA port ensures compatibility with even more displays.
◾ASUS Smart Gesture
◾ASUS WebStorage Sync Agent
◾McAfee Internet Security (Trial version)
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Up to 5 hours
Bluetooth Enabled Information Wireless way of transferring data between electronic devices over short distances
Camera (front-facing) Information Used for making video calls
Camera (rear-facing) Information A camera on the back of the device, typically used for taking photos and videos.
CD/DVD/Blu-ray Drive Information Whether this machine can play/burn Blu-ray discs, DVDs or CDs.
Computer Support Helpline Information We offer access to a 90 day helpline when you buy a new laptop or desktop computer from John Lewis. The service is available for a period of 90 days from the date you make your purchase.
Free 90 day computer support
H2.55 x W38.2 x D25.6cm
Graphics card Information Generate the images you see on your computer screen
Intel HD Graphics 520
Graphics card type Information A dedicated graphics card enables you to run advanced programmes such as games or design packages more smoothly. Computers without graphics cards run these programmes through their processors.
Hard drive Information Stores files and programmes. A portion of this may already be consumed by pre-installed data.
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Memory (RAM) Information Random Access Memory (RAM) allows your computer to multitask.
Memory Card Slots Information A memory card slot allows you to transfer photos and files directly from a memory card.
Model name / number
ASUS X556UA Notebook
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Operating system Information Determines the interface you see on screen and the types of programmes you can run.
Windows 10 (64 bit)
Ports Information Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display.
1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB3.1 Type C (gen 1), 1x Headphone-out and Audio-in Combo Jack, 1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert, 1x VGA Port (D-Sub), 1x HDMI
Processor Information The processor (also called CPU) is the "brain" of your computer and enables programmes to run.
Dual-Core Intel Core i7
Processor speed Information Determines how quickly programmes run. Processors with 'Turbo Boost' can enhance their performance to deal with more demanding tasks.
2.5GHz to 3.1GHz with Turbo Boost
Screen finish Information A matte screen is easier to view in bright light. Gloss screens can provide more vivid colours.
Screen Resolution Information Picture quality defined by the number of individual dots (pixels) used to create an image. The higher the number of pixels, the higher the image quality.
1920 x 1080 pixels
Screen size Information Measured diagonally.
SonicMaster built-in speakers and microphone
Voice Recognition Information Can be operated using spoken commands, so no need for typing, scrolling or clicking.
Wireless Display Information Wireless Display technology can be used to present your device's display on a compatible TV or display without using wires.