|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1920*1080 pixels|
|Processor||2.5 GHz Core i5-5287U|
|RAM||8 GB DDR4 SDRAM|
|Hard Drive||256 GB Flash Memory Solid State|
|Wireless Type||802.11 A/C|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||1|
ASUS F556UA-AB54 NB 15.6" FHD Intel Core i5 8GB 256G SSD Windows 10 Laptop (Gold)
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- Powerful 15.6” Full HD laptop with latest 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor 2.5 GHz
- Thin and light design for superior portability weighing only 5.1 lbs and 1” thin profile
- Fast memory and storage for superior boot times and multitasking. Equipped with 256GB SSD and 8GB DDR4 RAM
- Extensive connectivity with HDMI/D-SUB/USB Type C, 802.11a/c WiFi, and SD Card Reader
- Long-lasting 38 Whr polymer battery 2.5 times the lifespan of standard Li-ion
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ASUS F556 Laptop
More than your everyday laptop
Your laptop is often your main device, so it’s important that it has the speed and features to get you through all of life’s needs. The new ASUS F556 is redesigned to sport the perfect balance of specifications for all your productivity and entertainment needs, like a blazing-fast 256GB Solid-State Drive, a 7th-generation Intel Core i5 Processor, and Windows 10.
The F556 features a new chassis for superior portability and a luxurious look and feel. It features the latest connectivity, housing multiple USB 3.0 ports for fast data transfer and the latest 802.11ac wireless for fast Internet connectivity. You will be amazed by how fast and easy it is to get things done with the F556.
- Windows 10 (64bit) pre installed.
- 15.6” matte FHD display minimizes screen glare, providing a comfortable content viewing experience.
- 7th-Gen Intel Core i5 Processor
- 256 GB Solid-State Drive
- Latest 802.11ac wireless connectivity offers faster performance even at longer range.
- 1 year accidental damage protection included, covering accidental drop, liquid spill, fire surge etc
Modern and timeless design
The newly redesigned F556 features a slim profile for effortless portability. The icicle-gold metallic frame adds luxurious sheen to create a remarkable appearance.
Just because it’s a value laptop doesn’t mean you have to settle for something basic. The ASUS F556 delights for both its performance and clean looks.
Windows 10 preinstalled
Windows 10 gives you a familiar experience combined with great new features like a digital assistant* and a new browser for getting things done online. It’s fast, great at multi-tasking, and even helps you stay up to date on the latest features and security.
*Cortana available in select markets at launch; experience may vary by region and device
With the latest 7th generation Intel Core i5 processor, the F556 gives you the performance you need while consuming power efficiently to ensure a longer battery life.
The 256GB Solid-State drive and 8GB DDR4 RAM speeds things up even more, letting you boot up faster and launch applications in a blink.
Lastly, the F556 is equipped with the latest standard in WiFi: 802.11ac. All around, the F556 will keep up with your most demanding workloads.
ASUS F556 gives you a wide array of connectivity options that include USB 3.0 Type-C, HDMI, and VGA Ports, a 3-in-1 card reader, and more.
Most LED panels emit blue light - the main cause of macular degeneration and retinal problems. ASUS Eye Care mode effectively reduces blue light levels by up to 33% to make reading comfortable, and to protect you from potential eye fatigue and other ailments.
In addition ASUS F556 features Splendid Technology for color temperature correction to reproduce richer, deeper colors. It features four visuals modes which can be accessed with a single click.
Long Lasting Polymer Battery
ASUS F556 features a Li-Polymer battery that gives you up to 700 charge cycles — 2.5 times the lifespan of standard Li-ion cylinder batteries. On top of that, a Li-Polymer battery retains up to 80% of its original charge capacity even after hundreds of charge cycles so you won't have to worry about deteriorating battery performance. Thanks to a clever combination of hardware and software optimization, the battery adheres to the highest battery safety standards and gives you optimal charging performance to prolong its lifespan.
Cool and Stable
To keep heating issues at bay, ASUS IceCool Technology features a unique internal layout that keeps palm rest surface temperatures consistently at a below body temperature lever. This enables you to stay comfortable for hours on end while using the laptop.
A mixture of hardware, software, and tuning, ASUS SonicMaster was developed with the clear goal of giving you the best notebook PC audio. A professional codec ensures precise sound performance; an optimized amplifier gives you louder volumes, while larger speakers and resonance chambers deliver powerful audio output and deeper bass. Additional signal processing helps fine tune the hardware, filtering noise and improving audio clarity so you can enjoy unrivalled audio on your ASUS laptop.
Your Always On-call PC Medics
1 year Accidental Damage Protection with 30 days Zero Bright Dot Guarantee is the most comprehensive coverage available. Gives you protection against drops, spills and electrical surges while ensuring a flawless display with zero bright dots. Something does happen, there’s a free 24/7 technical support line and 2-way free standard shipping for repairs.
*ASUS ADP program applies only to select ASUS branded notebook and tablet products sold within the United States and Canada from select Authorized ASUS Resellers. Products must be purchased in brand new factory sealed condition and not of refurbished or open-box condition. Units sold and purchased outside of the United States and Canada are not eligible.
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|RAM Size||8 GB||4 GB||8 GB||8 GB||8 GB||8 GB|
|Processor (CPU) Manufacturer||Intel||Intel||Intel||Intel||Intel||Intel|
|Processor Speed||2.5 GHz||2.4 GHz||1.6 GHz||1.6 GHz||2.5 GHz||2.7 GHz|
|Display Resolution Maximum||1920*1080 pixels||1920 x 1080 pixels||1920 x 1080 pixels||1920x1080 pixels||1920 x 1080 pixels||—|
|Screen Size||15.6 in||15.6 in||15.6 in||15.6 in||13.3 in||15.6 in|
|Hard-Drive Size||256 GB||1,000 GB||—||1,000 GB||256 GB||1 TB|
|Item Dimensions||1 x 15 x 10.1 in||15.02 x 10.2 x 1.19 in||10.2 x 15.02 x 1.19 in||9.6 x 14.2 x 0.8 in||12.7 x 8.7 x 0.5 in||9.93 x 14.88 x 0.78 in|
|Item Weight||5.1 lbs||5.27 lbs||5.27 lbs||3.7 lbs||2.6 lbs||4.21 lbs|
|Operating System||Windows 10||Windows 10||Windows 10||Windows 10||Windows 10||Windows 10|
|RAM Type||DDR4 SDRAM||DDR3 SDRAM||DDR SDRAM||DDR3 SDRAM||DDR3 SDRAM||DDR3 SDRAM|
|Wireless Compatibility||802.11 A/C||802.11 A/C||—||802.11 A/C||802.11 A/C||802.11 A/C|
ASUS NB 15.6" FHD, matte, Gold, Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5 GHz Processor, 8GB DDR4, Intel HD, 256G SSD, DL DVDRW/CD-RW, Windows 10 (64 bit), VGA Camera, Bluetooth 4.1, includes Adapter, User E-Manual, Warranty Card, 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB3.1 Type C (gen 1), 1x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack, 1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert, 1x VGA Port (D-Sub), 1x HDMI, Card Reader
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DESIGN & BUILD QUALITY:
- The laptop is made entirely of Hard-shell plastic with a beautiful looking Deep Blue 'Spun Metal' finish on the lid that is definitely going turn some heads or evoke questions when it catches the light in the right way
- The palm rests and the rest of the inner surface area also has a sliver brushed metal finish that feels nice to touch and rest your hands on.
- At 15.6" Screen size, it isn't the most portable size but its relatively lightweight at 5 lbs making it easy to carry around to school/collage and the ideal size for media consumption
- Overall I would describe the build quality & materials as decent , apart from the spun metal finish lid you do definitely get the impression that this is a budget laptop
REAL LIFE PERFORMANCE & BENCHMARKS:
The 6th Generation Intel Core i3 processors have a significant performance boost over the 5th Generation Core i3 Processor in the previous/500GB model. In synthetic benchmarks the 6th Generation Core i3 processors are comparable in performance to the 5th Generation Core i5 processors!
- The laptop has more than enough processing power to handle whatever you throw at it for daily use. I've used it for accessing my work emails via outlook, created documents and presentations, browsed with 5-6 tabs open at a time, streaming 1080p Netflix movies and even used Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom to manage an edit my photos without any issues or performance hiccups
- The RAM used on this model is the newest DDR4 RAM which is faster and has more bandwidth than the DDR3 RAM used on the previous model
- While 4GB is ok for most everyday uses I would recommend upgrading it to at least 8GB by adding another 4GB (See the RAM Upgrade Section)
- Even when I was running intensive performance benchmarks on the laptop, its keyboard area never got hot which means the laptop has a good cooling system and the typing surface is well isolated
- The battery lasts about 3 hours for me with moderate use
KEYBOARD & TOUCHPAD:
-The laptop features a full-fledged keyboard with a numeric keypad. The keys are standard chicklet type keys that are large and widely spaced making typing a breeze once you get accustomed to it
-There is only a moderate amount of flex in the keyboard, not any more than what you'd expect from a plastic frame - Even my much more expensive Dell Latitude E5470 has similar amounts of flex
-In terms of the typing experience on the keyboard its average at best. The biggest reason for this is that the travel distance of the keys is too shallow and they feel mushy - Unlike my Dell or a Macbook Pro for that instance where the keys travel deeper and feel firmer providing a tactile feedback.
-Having said that it’s still comfortable to type on once you get used to it. In fact this entire review was written on this laptop
- The touchpad is great for single finger tracking but gets a bit wonky from time to time with two finger scrolling
DISPLAY & SOUND:
- It has a full 1080P HD display which is rare for budget laptops in this price range, this means movies and text are crisp with sharp outlines
- Because this is a budget laptop it not use an IPS display panel found on more expensive laptops. As a result the you have slightly washed out colors and very narrow viewing angles
-Colors invert very quickly and you’ll find yourself adjusting the monitoring angle often if you shift positions in your chair (see pics)
- The SonicMaster speakers on the laptop are surprisingly good and give off rich and full sound which is decent enough for watching movies
-The laptop supports the latest wireless A/C protocols and I never had any issues with WiFi dropping or slowdowns in speeds
-There are plenty of connectivity options with 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB 3.0 Port, USB-C, HDMI, Latest Bluetooth 4.1 protocol, SD Card reader, VGA Port, HDMI Port, LAN port, VGA Camera and a DVD writer which is again more than expected for a Budget laptop
-For a budget laptop it does not skimp on features and has a newer 6th Gen Core i3 processor, DD4 RAM, Full HD display support for latest connectivity options (WiFi, Bluetooth, USB 3.0 and USB-C)
-Powerful enough for almost for everyday use including running Photoshop & Lightroom
-Generous 15.6” 1080 display size is ideal for media consumption with crisp text
-Surprisingly good sound for a laptop
-Dos not get hot even under high workloads
-Main components like RAM, Hard disk can be upgraded easily
THE NOT SO GOOD:
-The TFT display has narrow viewing angles & the colors invert very quickly
-Because it uses a mechanical Hard disk and 4GB it’s a bit noisy with the HDD ticking sound occurring frequently
-Average battery life of about 3 hours with moderate use
-Non replaceable battery
-Potato quality webcam
The Asus F556UA laptop is a solid budget laptop with a 6th Gen Core i3 processor & fast DDR4 memory which makes is powerful enough for everything that I threw at it for my everyday computing needs and had plenty of storage to boot and is definitely one of the better choices to consider if you’re looking for a good value for money laptop
A NOTE ON UPGRADING THE RAM:
I personally upgraded the RAM on this laptop to 8GB and would recommend the same, as a quick $20 upgrade made the following very noticeable differences in the performance of this laptop:
-Applications appears to run much faster now, especially when using Chrome
-The laptop runs much quieter now as more information can be left cached on the RAM not only making apps perform better and reduces number of times the Hard disk needs to be accessed for accessing cached data
-I’ve made a short video of the RAM upgrade process, in case you’d like to try it out
-This is the memory stick I used, while its not an endorsement of the RAM but just sharing that I’ve had good experience with it : Silicon Power 4GB Memory Module for Laptops 4 DDR4 2133 (PC4 2133) SO-DIMM SP004GBSFU213N02
- Irrespective of the the RAM brand you use, please make sure that the RAM you purchase is DDDR4 2133Mhz as mixing different types, speeds of RAM can cause stability issues
Pros: amazing design, a lot of memory, amazing sound, perfect for anybody (gamers, businessmen, artists, students, etc), great for league of legends and overwatch(gamers), great for running different art programs like firealpaca, Photoshop, and krita(artists), great with multitasking (businessmen and students) REMEMBER it doesn't come with Microsoft office installed BUT if you're a student you can get it for free from the company so don't worry, great"on the go" laptop, affordable (at least more so than other laptops that might run you $500-$2000 depending on your needs), just an overall amazing laptop.
Cons: no backlit keyboard, keyboard takes time to get used to (not really a con but still something you should be aware of), sometimes (VERY rarely) lags so may need to upgrade from 4gb of ram to 8 but it's not completely necessary, touch pad isn't as sensitive as I would like (I'm not sure if you can change that in settings but just something you should be aware of isn't a big deal if you use an external mouse), battery life isn't terrible but ya know it could be better
Hopefully I didn't miss anything. Overall, this laptop is amazing. The only "real" complaint that I had was that it was supposed to come July 13th and it came the 14th. Granted it was only a day late, but because of where I live the mail carrier is never consistent meaning sometimes he'll come and sometimes he won't. I was afraid that it would've taken longer and I needed my laptop like ASAP. You can't fault the laptop for that of course. I hope this helped!
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