Asus F556UA-AB32 i3 Review

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The Asus F556UA is a budget laptop, that come in under $500. For this you get a 15.6-Inch Full-HD display with windows 10 pre-installed.

It does come with 4Gb ram which will be enough for most day to day uses and the storage is more then enough at 1Tb. Although i would like to mention that you should back up your file on an external disk in case the 1 Tb HDD fails, and when this happens you will be pulling your hair out about all those lost pictures and files. Check out this Samsung External Disk, it will do the job and keep your files safe.

 

The Asus F556UA-AB32 is a capable 15-inch desktop-replacement laptop that offers respectable features and performance which also comes with a port for USB-C. The frame is made of plastic, but it does feels sturdy for everyday use. The lid has a pattern of concentric circles, which does look nice and at the same time it will hid some marks keeping it looking good. The touchpad is responsive but nothing to write home about. The keyboard is positioned more towards the laptop screen which some people may not like, but typing is smooth and easy. Like most laptops at this price range there is no keyboard back lighting.



The Asus F556UA-AB32 full HD 15.6-inch display (1,920-by-1,080) resolution, gives a clean and clear look for both text and images, which for this price is very good. The system is powered by a 2.3GHz Intel Core i3-6100U processor with integrated Intel HD Graphics 520, which although is not the most powerful CPU around it does get the job done and keeps most programs running without causing slowness. If you do more heavy work other then web browser,writing letters or simple excel sheets, you may need a more powerful processor.

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Specs

Model: Asus F556UA-AB32 (F556 Series)

Manufacturer: Asus

PROCESSOR / CHIPSET
CPU Intel Core i3 (6th Gen) 6100U / 2.3 GHz
Number of Cores Dual-Core
64-bit Computing Yes
Features Hyper-Threading Technology, Intel Smart Cache

RAM
Memory Speed 1600 MHz
Configuration Features provided memory is soldered
Technology DDR3L SDRAM
Installed Size 4 GB

STORAGE
Interface Serial ATA
Optical Drive DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM

MEMORY
RAM 4 GB (provided memory is soldered)
Max Supported Size 12 GB
Technology DDR3L SDRAM
Speed 1600 MHz
Form Factor SO-DIMM 204-pin
Slots Qty 1
Empty Slots 1

DISPLAY
LCD Backlight Technology LED backlight
Resolution 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Widescreen Display Yes
Image Aspect Ratio 16:9
Monitor Features matte
Type LED
Diagonal Size (metric) 39.6 cm
Display Resolution Abbreviation Full HD

AUDIO & VIDEO
Graphics Processor Intel HD Graphics 520
Sound Stereo speakers, microphone
Features ASUS AudioWizard, ASUS SonicMaster

HARD DRIVE
Spindle Speed 5400 rpm
Type HDD
Capacity 1 TB

INPUT
Type keyboard, touchpad

COMMUNICATIONS
Wireless Protocol 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1
Wired Protocol Gigabit Ethernet

OPTICAL STORAGE
Drive Type DVD SuperMulti
Type DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM

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PROCESSOR
Type Core i3
Processor Number i3-6100U
Generation 6
Manufacturer Intel
Clock Speed 2.3 GHz

CARD READER
Type 3 in 1 card reader
Supported Flash Memory SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

BATTERY
Capacity 38 Wh
Cells 2-cell
Technology lithium ion

AC ADAPTER
Input AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
Output 45 Watt, 19 V, 2.37 A

CONNECTIONS & EXPANSION
Interfaces Headphone/microphone combo jack
USB 3.0
VGA
USB 2.0
HDMI
LAN
USB-C Gen1
Memory Card Reader 3 in 1 (SD Card, SDHC Card, SDXC Card)

NETWORKING
Data Link Protocol Bluetooth 4.1, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11ac

MONITOR
Diagonal Size 15.6 in

Extras
Features ASUS IceCool design, hard drive password, system password
Included Accessories power adapter
Theft/Intrusion Protection security lock slot (cable lock sold separately)

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Width 15 in
Depth 10.1 in
Height 1 in

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Weight 5.07 lbs

OPERATING SYSTEM / SOFTWARE
OS Provided: Type Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition

VIDEO OUTPUT
Graphics Processor Intel HD Graphics 520
Graphics Processor Series Intel HD Graphics

 

Verdict

Overall it is a selling at less than $500,  so you should ask for a lot, but the Asus F556UA-AB32  provides excellent value when you want a cheap new or replacement laptop, with its full 1080p HD resolution, a very large hard drive, 4Gb memory you can’t really go wrong. Just remember it is a low end laptop but it will every day task just fine.

If this is not what you are looking for read some of our other Asus reviews 

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