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ASUS S56C 15.6-inch Ultrabook Review

Mar 01,2013 0 Comments

ASUS S56C 15.6-inch Ultrabook Review

ASUS S56C 15.6-inch Ultrabook Review. A couple of weeks ago, we posted a look at ASUS’ VivoBook X202E, a modest notebook that came just shy of earning itself “Ultrabook” status. Despite its lacking performance, we ended up loving everything else about the notebook, so we had great interest in seeing what ASUS could pull off with something a bit larger.

That’s where the S56C comes in. It is an Ultrabook, and a rather large one, too. It comes in at 15.6-inches, and packs in an SSD for caching, a 750GB hard drive, a beefier processor (with Turbo), is equipped with an ODD, and offers Gigabit Ethernet – something the X202E oddly didn’t.

The exact model we’re taking a look at here is the S56CA-DH51, which officially retails for $699 but can be found for as low as $630. Another option exists for those who like the S56C, but are willing to forgo a couple of niceties. The S56CA-WH31 drops the CPU down to a non-Turbo model, and likewise changes the 750GB HDD into a 500GB one and hauls out 2GB of RAM to make it 4GB. Everything else remains the same – even the SanDisk SSD used for caching. This model retails for $599, but comparison shopping can find it for closer to $499.

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