ASUS X556UB laptop, 6th-gen i3, 1080p, 128GB SSD, 2GB NVIDEA graphics

ASUS X556UB laptop, 6th-gen i3, 1080p, 128GB SSD, 2GB NVIDEA graphics

Found 8th Jan 2017

Processor Intel Core i3-6100U Dual Core (2.3GHz, 3MB Cache)
Screen 15.6" (1920x1080 Full HD Resolution)
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
RAM 8GB (DDR3 1600MHZ)
Solid State Drive 128GB SSD
Optical Drive DVD Rewriter (Records DVDs 8x & CDs 24x & Dual Layer Super Multi)
Graphics Dedicated (NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 940M with 2GB GDDR3 Dedicated Memory)
Wireless LAN Wireless (802.11b/g/n WiFi)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Network Card 10/100/1000 Gigabit Fast Ethernet
Integrated Webcam Integrated Webcam with Microphone
Card Reader SD Card Reader
USB Ports 1x USB2.0 1x USB 3.0 (Type A) 1x USB 3.1 (Type C)
Speakers Integrated Sound System
Charge Time 2.5 Hours
VGA Port 1 External VGA Port
HDMI Port 1 x HDMI Port
Warranty ASUS 12 Month Collect & Return Warranty (View More Information)
Battery Life 5-6 Hours (up to 6 hours with power management)
Weight 2-3 Kg (This Model 2.3Kg)
Product Type Laptop
Keyboard Type Laptop Keyboard
Colour Blue

IMO I think this is really good for the price. The i3 processor benchmarks only around 18% worse than the popular i5-6200u, not much difference in performance.

Seems like a very well performing PC with a decent graphics card for all the light PC gamers out there. SSD will give it some punch. 8GB of RAM is plenty enough.

Hope this helps someone
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Terrible deal for a dual core


Terrible deal for a dual core

​I disagree

From Toms Hardware

"As you've surmised, the only difference between mobile i3 and i5 U processors is the i5 has turbo boost. That's it. So whereas the i3-6100U has a max frequency of 2.3 GHz, the i5-6200U will boost up to 2.7 GHz (2 cores) or 2.8 GHz (1 core) if temperature limits permit. That's about 20% faster, which is just barely on the threshold of what I'd consider a noticeable difference. (The i5 also has an obscure additional instruction TSX-NI, which helps multi-threaded transaction code like databases.)"

From Game Debate, re the graphics card.


21:56 Jul-04-2016
"This is a really good card for casual gamers. It won't give you 60fps on new games, but you will hit 30 on med/low settings. For older games, this card is sweet. 45+ fps on most games from before 2012"

I think its a nice all-rounder for the money especially with the Nvidia Graphics, SSD additional to the 1TB HDD and its a fairly sizeable HD screen.

Perhaps those who are voting cold underestimate 6th Gen processors or need more cores for multitasking?

I'd take it over some of the I5 U laptops posted here recently for more money with integrated graphics!

Title is incorrect. This laptop does not come with a hard disk. It is SSD only.
Edited by: "mrcrypto" 9th Jan 2017
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