Standard business friendly machine
Display and Design
The Asus S56CA-XX056R Ultrabook poses a conventional 15.6-inch HD LED backlit display offering visuals with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It comes wrapped in a 21 mm thick outfit with a weight of 2.3 kg. The sturdy body looks nice and comes with a brushed hairline finish on the lid to keep scratches and smudges away.
Processor and OS
Under the hood, the machine is packed with a 1.7GHz Intel Core i5 processor from the 3rd generation and based on HM76 Express chipset. It is aided by a regular 4GB DDR3 RAM expandable up to 8GB via 2 unused memory slots. The inbuilt Intel HD 4000 GPU is capable of dealing with only simple videos and games. It runs on 64 bit Windows 7 Home Basic OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Asus S56CA-XX056R Ultrabook features a webcam above the display to take care of video calling needs. While the 750GB SATA HDD provides plenty of space for creating a big library of your favorite media and important docs, the 24GB makes sure that you don't have to wait to start working.
The 8X SuperMulti DVD Drive having dual layer support gives you the freedom to stream high quality files with sheer smoothness. Powered by SonicMaster Lite, the stereo speakers don't disappoint in terms of sound.
Battery and Connectivity
The Asus S56CA-XX056R Ultrabook is armed with a 4 cell Li-ion battery with up to 3 hours of backup. Coming to the connectivity features, the laptop supports Gigabit Ethernet, digital media reader, WLAN, HDMI out, Bluetooth v4.0, 2 USB 2.0 ports and 1 USB 3.0 port.
The term ultrabook in the Asus S56CA-XX056R Ultrabook sounds like a gimmick. It is just a standard portable business friendly laptop with some unconventional features. The Intel Core i5 processor makes business easy while features like Gigabit Ethernet and USB 3.0 slot allow you to stay connected all the time. It also has a SuperMulti drive and combination of hard disk and SSD.