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ASUS X556UA Laptop, Intel Core i7-6500u, 8GB RAM, 1TB, 15.6", Full HD £499.95 at John Lewis
ASUS X556UA Laptop, Intel Core i7-6500u, 8GB RAM, 1TB, 15.6", Full HD £499.95 at John Lewis

ASUS X556UA Laptop, Intel Core i7-6500u, 8GB RAM, 1TB, 15.6", Full HD £499.95 at John Lewis

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For the price I thought it was a great deal. Here is the full spec below from the John Lewis website:

Battery life Information Up to 5 hours
Bluetooth Enabled No
Brand ASUS
Camera (front-facing) Information VGA webcam Camera (rear-facing) Information No CD/DVD/Blu-ray Drive Information CD/DVD Read/Re-write Computer Support Helpline Information Free 90 day computer support Dimensions H2.55 x W38.2 x D25.6cm Graphics card Information Intel HD Graphics 520 Graphics card type Information Shared Hard drive Information 1TB SSD Keyboard Chicklet Manufacturer Part Number (MPN) 4712900407525 Memory (RAM) Information 8GB Memory Card Slots Information 1x SD Model name / number X556UA-DM326T NFC enabled Information No Operating system Information Windows 10 (64 bit) Ports Information 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 Quad-Core Intel Core i7 Processor speed Information 2.5GHz to 3.1GHz with Turbo Boost Screen finish Information Gloss Screen Resolution Information 1920 x 1080 pixels Screen size Information 15.6" Screen Type Backlit LED Sound SonicMaster built-in speakers and microphone Touch Screen No Voice Recognition Information No Weight 2.3kg Wireless Display Information No Wireless networking Wi-Fi- 802.11a/c

29 Comments

didn't realise they still made laptops without
Bluetooth!

It's a dual core, not a quad core like it says in description. Decent price for a dual core i7 nonetheless.

Could do with an SSD

Just read description - 1TB SSD?

Original Poster

Yea I haven't a clue with that. Think John Lewis messed up the description. Maybe they mean it's a hybrid?

thepupil

Yea I haven't a clue with that. Think John Lewis messed up the … Yea I haven't a clue with that. Think John Lewis messed up the description. Maybe they mean it's a hybrid?



they did that before with my laptop that turned out to have a matte screen when it was described as glossy

For what it's worth it's cheaper from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-X556UA-15-6-Inch-Notebook-Black/dp/B01HMZRIGO/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1469143594&sr=1-3&keywords=ASUS+X556UA

Also it's from Amazon so you can get free next day delivery if you have prime

George109

For what it's worth it's cheaper from Amazon: … For what it's worth it's cheaper from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-X556UA-15-6-Inch-Notebook-Black/dp/B01HMZRIGO/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1469143594&sr=1-3&keywords=ASUS+X556UAAlso it's from Amazon so you can get free next day delivery if you have prime



Two to four week delivery at the moment.

Original Poster

George109

For what it's worth it's cheaper from Amazon: … For what it's worth it's cheaper from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-X556UA-15-6-Inch-Notebook-Black/dp/B01HMZRIGO/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1469143594&sr=1-3&keywords=ASUS+X556UAAlso it's from Amazon so you can get free next day delivery if you have prime



​You also get 2 year guarantee from John Lewis which in comparison I think you only get one from everywhere else

thepupil

Yea I haven't a clue with that. Think John Lewis messed up the … Yea I haven't a clue with that. Think John Lewis messed up the description. Maybe they mean it's a hybrid?



John Lewis are terrible with their tech descriptions. All it would take is someone to check the box before it is listed.

If it is listed then they need to provide it surely? Or compensate you enough to buy one.

Would this have an IPS screen?

neo3998

If it is listed then they need to provide it surely? Or compensate you … If it is listed then they need to provide it surely? Or compensate you enough to buy one.


It does state 1TB SSD, not hybrid and certainly not a mechanical hard drive.
If this turned out to have either of the two lesser options, I would certainly complain about it for a partial refund. If you're purchasing this I'd say it's worth screenshotting or saving the webpage for future reference.

bleachershane

It does state 1TB SSD, not hybrid and certainly not a mechanical hard … It does state 1TB SSD, not hybrid and certainly not a mechanical hard drive. If this turned out to have either of the two lesser options, I would certainly complain about it for a partial refund. If you're purchasing this I'd say it's worth screenshotting or saving the webpage for future reference.



​not ssd l have notified them it's 1tb hdd the rest is correct

For someone looking for a quad core i7 with a 15.6 FHD screen there is a great deal for a Dell Workstation laptop for £652 delivered with a 3-year onsite warranty.
It’s a refurb though and the graphics should be an AMD FirePro W5130M which is not great so around R9 M265X level.

Base Precision M3510
Processor Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-6820HQ Processor (Quad-Core, 8MB Cache 2.70 GHz)
Operating System Windows 10 Pro (64bit)
Memory 16GB (2x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC
Hard Disk Drive 512GB M.2 SATA Solid State Drive
Media Bay No Optical Device
Network Interface Card Intel 8260 Dual band 2x2 802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.1
No WWAN Card Included
Hardware Upgrade Non Touch WWAN HD/FHD LCD Backcover
Non-Touch with Camera and Microphone
Laptop Battery Primary 4-cell 62W/HR Battery
NoteBook Screen 15.6 Inch FHD (1920x1080) Non-Touch Anti-Glare LCD
Keyboard Internal English Keyboard
Adapters Power Adapter - UK Type
Power Supply: 130W AC Adapter

With 3Yr Warranty - Next Business Day
£652 delivered

Code is $G7KGDB6TVBP6G

http://outlet.euro.dell.com/Online/InventorySearch.aspx?brandid=6&c=uk&cs=ukdfb1&l=en&s=dfb
This specs sells for £1,000 as a refurb on eBay and much more new.

I emailed them about the hard drive.

Got a reply saying their site is correct and it's ssd

Might buy it and check. I've got that email handy so let's see what happens


Most likely is HDD since even Asus website shows no 1tb ssd in the x556ua section
Edited by: "usy2k14" 22nd Jul 2016

usy2k14

I emailed them about the hard drive. Got a reply saying their site is … I emailed them about the hard drive. Got a reply saying their site is correct and it's ssd. I'll buy it and check. I've got that email handy so let's see what happens


They likely just read the description on their own website.

https://www.asus.com/Notebooks/X556UA/specifications/
Storage
- 500GB HDD 5400 RPM
- 500GB HDD 7200 RPM
- 1TB HDD 5400 RPM
- 1TB HDD 7200 RPM
- 2TB HDD 5400 RPM
- 128GB SSD
- 256GB SSD

It's currently extremely rare to see a 1TB SSD on a laptop at any price.

I can confirm that it definitely does not have a 1TB SSD Complained and they offered £40 partial refund. I ended up returning it due to the screen being poor anyhow.

SD1266

I can confirm that it definitely does not have a 1TB SSD Complained … I can confirm that it definitely does not have a 1TB SSD Complained and they offered £40 partial refund. I ended up returning it due to the screen being poor anyhow.



Oh no, disappointed to hear the screen is poor. What was wrong with it?

lump

Oh no, disappointed to hear the screen is poor. What was wrong with it?



​Whilst the 1080p resolution was nice, the viewing angles were rather poor as was the colour reproduction. That's just my opinion though

Whilst the 1080p resolution was nice, the viewing angles were rather poor … Whilst the 1080p resolution was nice, the viewing angles were rather poor as was the colour reproduction. That's just my opinion though



Was there anything about the laptop you liked/ disliked other than what you have mentioned?

Would be interested to know what was wrong with the laptop for SD1266 to return it. On paper the specs are good and I'm tempted to buy one.

I bought this laptop
I like it.
Touchpad is good and not cheap style like most lenovo laptops have.
The screen is nice but the viewing angle may annoy some as already mentioned above, however I find that adjusting the lid position is enough to improve the view.

Battery life is about 3 hours on moderate usage

Laptop wire is quite thin and short compared to other wires.

If you need any other info just ask

vtailor

Would be interested to know what was wrong with the laptop for SD1266 to … Would be interested to know what was wrong with the laptop for SD1266 to return it. On paper the specs are good and I'm tempted to buy one.


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Hello

Quick question as I am maybe going to buy this one ASUS X556UA

I would like to know what is wrong with the dual core (2.5GHZ), isnt it enough ?

Also, can you uninstall windows 10 and run any other operating system ?

thanks a lot

Hi,

I find nothing wrong with the CPU but I do not really do high demand activities so it will depend on what you are wanting if for.

I'm not sure about uninstalling the Windows 10 question but I don't see why you would want to as the OS is quite good I find.

Polyebyeb

HelloQuick question as I am maybe going to buy this one ASUS X556UAI … HelloQuick question as I am maybe going to buy this one ASUS X556UAI would like to know what is wrong with the dual core (2.5GHZ), isnt it enough ? Also, can you uninstall windows 10 and run any other operating system ?thanks a lot


Another Update:

This laptop has a problem with buzzing sounds appearing from the left side of the laptop (near the charger port).
The buzzing appears only when scrolling up and down and also when pressing the up & down keys.

A quick Google shows that similar machines (not just ASUS) have this issue around the charger area and is described as a "squeal" by some.

For me, the buzzing issue is not too bad as I'm always in a loud environment or have my music on. But if your prefer silence then this sound will distract you

£599.95 @ 02/11/2016 19:36:58

bpanther

didn't realise they still made laptops without Bluetooth!


Laptop does have bluetooth according to the manual asus.com/uk/…al/
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