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Asus 15.6" Ultrabook Computer, Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB HDD + 24GB SSD, Windows 8 64-Bit

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About the Asus S56CA-WH31

The Asus S56CA-WH31 15.6" Ultrabook Computer features a cool gray hairline design in a one-piece molded top casing, which reinforces notebook strength and rigidity. The 15.6" HD widescreen display uses LED backlight technology for low power consumption. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1366 x 768 native resolution, which is supported by integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000.

Windows 8, is the installed operating system. Windows 8 replaces the traditional Start menu with a redesigned Start screen. The Start screen features tiles that update in real-time, which provide faster access to news, weather forecasts, sports scores, social network updates and more. Windows 8 also focuses more on cloud storage as well as apps, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store. Windows 8 provides a unique user experience.

The system is powered by a dual-core Ivy Bridge 1.8GHz Intel Core i3-3217U processor. It also has 4GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM, a 500GB 5400rpm hard drive with a 24GB solid state drive cache, a SuperMulti DVD burner, a SD media card slot, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in Altec Lansing stereo speakers with Asus SonicMaster Lite technology.

The Asus S56CA-WH31 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Tech savvy among others.One reason why the Asus S56CA-WH31 is popular is because of its Quiet.

Asus S56CA-WH31 Includes

  • Asus 15.6" Ultrabook Computer
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Asus 1 Year Warranty (International/ Accidental)
  • 30 Day Zero Bright Dot Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Quiet (4) , Lightweight (3)
Best Uses:
Web browsing (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Tech savvy (4) , Multimedia professional (1)

Asus S56CA-WH31 Features

  • Dual-Core Ivy Bridge Intel Core i3 Processor: Asus notebook is powered by an Ivy Bridge Intel Core i3-3217U processor. Its dual cores can reach a stock speed of 1.8GHz. With a dedicated 3MB L3 cache, 4GB of DDR3 RAM & Intel Hyper-Threading technology, you'll be able to experience smooth multitasking
  • 15.6" HD Widescreen LED-Backlit Display: The 15.6" HD widescreen LED-backlit display of this Asus notebook provides full-screen views of HD content. With a 1366 x 768 native resolution powered by integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000, subtle yet significant refinements elevate your viewing experience
  • Hybrid Hard Drive: With a hybrid hard drive with a solid state drive cache, this Asus notebook delivers faster load times and responsiveness than a traditional hard drive for a faster computing experience
  • Asus Super Hybrid Engine II Technology: With Asus Super Hybrid Engine II technology, this Asus notebook provides long standby times and instant on 2-second resumption from sleep mode
  • Asus SonicMaster Lite Technology: With Asus SonicMaster Lite technology, this Asus notebook gives you the ability to deliver more powerful sounds and richer bass for an immersive audio experience
  • Asus IceCool Technology: This Asus notebook has Asus IceCool Technology, which keeps the palm rests cool by placing heat-generating components away from users
  • The Redesigned Start Screen: Windows 8 introduces a new Start screen, which has all the information you need in one place. The traditional Windows desktop screen has been replaced with a more tablet style design featuring tiles
  • To the Cloud: With Windows 8, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favorites
  • Windows Store: In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps

Asus S56CA-WH31 Specifications

Processor 1.8GHz Intel i3-3217U Dual-Core Ivy Bridge
Cache L3: 3MB
System Bus 5GT/s
Memory Type: 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 4GB
Graphics Card Type: Integrated
Installed: Intel HD Graphics 4000 Shared
Display Type Widescreen
Display Size 15.6"
Backlight LED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Native Resolution 1366 x 768
Brightness 200cd/m2
Response Time 16ms
Hard Drive Installed: 524GB (1x 500GB HDD 5400rpm; 1x 24GB SSD)
Type: SATA
Optical Drive SuperMulti DVD Burner
Ports 1x USB 3.0 (A)
2x USB 2.0 (A)
Display 1x HDMI
1x VGA
Audio Integrated Stereo Speakers
Integrated Microphone
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
Flash Media Slot 1x SD
Network 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Mobile Broadband No
Webcam Yes, 2 Megapixel
Operating System Windows 8 Home Premium 64-Bit
Keyboard Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
Pointing Device TouchPad
Battery 4-Cell Lithium-Ion (2950mAh)
Power Requirements AC: 100-240 V AC, 50/60Hz
Consumption: 65W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 15x0.8x10.5" / 38.1x2.0x26.7cm
Weight 5.1lbs / 2.31kg
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