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ASUS S56CA Ultrabook - Intel Core i5 6GB RAM 750GB HDD+24GB SSD 15.6" Windows 8 (S56CA-DH51)

  • Intel Core i5-3317U (1.70GHz)
  • 6GB DDR3 RAM, 750GB HDD+24GB SSD
  • 15.6" HD LED 1366x768, Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • Windows 8 64-Bit (Free Upgrade to Windows 8.1)
  • Built in DVD±R/RW

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Performance Ultrabook™ with Optical Drive

  • Runs Windows 8
  • Houses a 21mm optical drive
  • Blasts SonicMaster Lite for more powerful sound performance
  • Instantly powers on in two seconds
  • Holds longer standby time with the efficiency of Super Hybrid Engine II technology
  • Hosts Smart Gesture touchpad for fingertip-natural computing
  • Combines SSD performance and HDD capacity for better computing experiences

Sleek Aesthetic Design

Beyond being extra thin and light, ASUS S56 ultrabooks pack all the best features in just 21mm. The cool grey streamlined design expresses a personal and professional approach. One-piece molded top casing reinforces the notebook's strength and rigidity, and the overall style embodies a subtlety that meets all your performance portability needs.

Amazing Audio

ASUS SonicMaster Lite gives the ASUS S Series the ability to deliver more powerful sounds and richer bass - providing the best audio experience in the mainstream-notebook class.


Smartphone-Like Responsiveness with Instant On*

Only ASUS notebooks offer you true, two-second instant-on from sleep or hibernate, cutting out long reboot times and getting you back to your work and entertainment right where you left off. Thanks to ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II technology, you also get up to 13 days of standby, with auto data backup should battery charge drop to 5% or less.


*Actual S56 standby time may vary due to specific component performance, connected devices, and environmental differentiation.


User-Centric Innovations

The large Smart Gesture touchpad enables fingertip-natural computing, and the back-assembled chiclet keyboard assures extra-solid typing for greater comfort.

ASUS warranty

Relax, ASUS Has Got You Covered!

One-Year International Warranty
  • 30-Day zero bright dot display guarantee
  • Free two-way standard shipping
  • 24/7 technical support
One-Year Accidental Damage Protection
  • Covers accidental drops, spills, power surges, and fire damage for the first year (valued at $99).

Learn more about the ASUS S56CA-DH51

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Customer Reviews of the ASUS S56CA-DH51

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  • Daniel D.
  • 2/4/2014 11:13:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: New for 569$ very good price
work well,
good sound

Cons: Windows 8

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  • Paul S.
  • 1/21/2014 3:05:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBeautiful

Pros: Beautiful laptop - quick & responsive. No major flaws with the refurb. Super happy with the purchase!

Cons: Nothing -

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  • Manjinder S.
  • 1/12/2014 5:08:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Price Tag with Good Configuration

Pros: 1. Good screen
2. Battery life
3. Configuration
4. Build Quality
5. Full keyboard
6.Audio Chipset/ Speakers
7.Overall Experience

Cons: No touch Screen
No backlit Keyboard

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  • Michael K.
  • 1/11/2014 6:11:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsASUS S56CA



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  • Stephen S.
  • 1/4/2014 10:37:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: + Lightning fast SSD drive supported by large capacity HD
+ Light weight - not as light as a tablet of course, but comfortable to carry in one hand
+ Great display, large resolution, sharp colors and contrast
+ Good battery life
+ Sharp looking design, better than your average cheap black plastic casing
+ Good wi-fi connectivity

Cons: - Windows 8 pre-loaded (don't know that you can avoid this any longer anywhere on a new computer purchase)
- No touch screen (a pity, because Windows 8 is meant for touchscreen devices imho)

Other Thoughts: This is a powerful laptop for the average user. I bought this for my wife to travel with and it quickly replaced her desktop computer for day to day use. She's no power user but she does get a lot of mileage out of this laptop and can run Photoshop, Illustrator, etc. with no issues. All apps and software seem to respond fast. Had no issues with wi-fi or other connectivity. Windows 8 can be challenging at first but easy to get used to.

This is a great laptop for anyone that needs a travel companion or as their main computer.

The only group of buyer I can see it not satisfying is gamers. The processor and graphics card simply can't support high-end games.

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  • Theodore J.
  • 11/22/2013 7:22:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

2 out of 5 eggsDefective

Pros: Looks like a very nice laptop.

Cons: - Touchpad is not seated correctly. I can get my fingernail underneath the right side.
- Screen is defective. When I touch any part of the laptop (vibrate it) a spot in the upper left part of the screen look like a rock has been dropped into a pond. Very annoying.

Other Thoughts: Thanks to NewEgg's service, I will return this for a replacement. Will update once the replacement is received

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  • Cassandra O.
  • 11/17/2013 12:49:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat laptop for students.

Pros: Fast despite low processor clock speed and starts up right away (2-3 seconds). The graphics suck on this computer for gaming, but that's excusable given I expected it with the Intel Graphics and was not prioritizing that. Still streams television, Netflix, and Youtube great.
Extremely light and thin, large screen and he keyboard is comfortable. Everything feels solid rather than cheap plastic like some laptops can be.

Cons: Somewhat short battery life. If you're looking to get more than 4 hours max out of a charge, consider getting a second battery. So far, this is my only complaint.
Windows 8 takes getting used to compared to previous versions, but it runs smoothly and flawlessly despite what people seem t o say about it.

Other Thoughts: Wireless also cuts out sometimes, but that seems to be something to do with Windows 8, as it happens on a friend's Toshiba as well. Disconnecting and reconnecting to the router solves this, so just a minor annoyance.
Would definitely recommend this to anyone I knew who was looking for a laptop, great buy.

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  • Nicholas H.
  • 11/8/2013 11:06:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent mid range laptop

Pros: Great hardware for the price, and the SSD cache is a noticeable speed boost (though not as quick as a true SSD drive). The aluminium case feels sturdy which should be expected from Asus. And there's a DVD drive! Why are these dying out?

Cons: Windows 8 is best experienced with a touch screen, which this doessn't have. The touch pad gestures help, but I quickly installed 3rd party software to replace the Metro UI with a classic start menu. If you plan on keeping Windows 8, maybe you should look into touch

Other Thoughts: This machine is best for those with tons of media. Big HDD, a DVD tray, decent battery life (4.5 hours of YouTube), and surprisingly good sound out of such a slim laptop.

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  • Ryan L.
  • 4/11/2013 12:01:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Ultrabook for the $$

Pros: Design, price, spec's, warranty. Solid feel. Thin yet comes with a DVD drive. Hybrid Drive SSD for fast boot ups and OS functions. Yet larger space for other storage.

Cons: Track pad a little finicky. There aren't that many that are actually good.

Other Thoughts: I don't know what the first reviewer is talking/mad about. First is stating Cons that it isn't a "Touchscreen" that's because it's not. Windows 8 "steep" learning curve? I have recently setup windows 8 laptops with people in their 60's and they were good to go within a day or two, I wouldn't call it steep.

One has Con of "Spotty Wireless when not plugged in" There could be so many different factors that would cause spotty wireless. And that the "i5 has a low clock speed". That's because it's designed for low power consumption almost all Ultrabooks with an i5 have this clock speed.

My thoughts / probably unneeded Rant..sorry.

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  • Kevin E.
  • 3/10/2013 1:51:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsKevin in Houston

Pros: Nice build quality, light weight, warranty. SSD makes startup very quick.

Cons: Power State error, no touchscreen. Touch pad takes some getting used to. Windows 8 has steep learning curve.

Other Thoughts: When computer goes into standby mode, when you wake it up it has a "Driver Power State Failure" requires a reboot. Was rebooting extremely slow. I took it to the guys who wear white shirts with black ties. It failed hardware test. Sent in to replace motherboard under warranty. Will writ follow up review later.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Sorry to hear that you were having issues with the BSOD error message.

Here is a link below where you can update to the latest bios and drivers to see if that will help with the power state failure.

Here is a link on tips to use windows 8 to help speed the learning curve.

If you have any questions or comments you can email me again at which I reside in the U.S

ASUS strives to meet and exceeds our customer expectations within our warranty policy.


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