ASUS F556UA-AB32 15.6-inch FHD Laptop
ASUS F556UA-AB32 is a late 2016 release 15.6 inch FHD screen laptop with the latest mid-range specs for you to perform your daily tasks smoothly and it is a bit more than an everyday laptop as it offers good speed and performance for more demanding tasks too, for both entertainment and work productivity, while using the power efficiently offering longer battery life. Technical specs include the latest Skylake dual-core Intel i3-6100U processor (3MB cache) at 2.3GHz speed without turbo boost but hyperthreading (2 cores and 4 threads), 4GB DDR4 RAM at 2133MHz to let you run different apps and browsers at once, 1TB Serial ATA hard drive at 5400rpm rotating speed as the spacious amount of storage and adequate speed and 64-bit Windows 10 operating system. Quarter 4 2015 release Intel i3-6100U has the benchmark score of 3665 which puts it in the higher mid-range category.
You can always add more memory and you also have the option to get the lower and slightly cheaper model Asus F555LA-AB31 with the Intel i3-5010U processor and 500GB SATA HDD. It has the DL DVDRW/CD-RW Optical Drive and comes with a decent range of connectivity including the latest- faster and wider coverage 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.1, Ethernet with RJ-45 connector, 3-in-1 Media Card Reader, HDMI output, a VGA port (D-Sub), a USB 3.0, a USB 2.0 and a USB Type-C (gen 1) port, a Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack. You have the 38 Whr lithium polymer battery that is claimed to last up to 2.5 times longer than the regular lithium ion so you can expect around 5 hours of average use. 15.6-inch matte LED-backlit Full HD display has the 1920×1080 pixel resolution and blue-light filter to protect your eyes from the blue light emission of LED panels and the Splendid Technology ensures deeper and richer colors with the temp correction. The graphics card is the built-in Intel HD 520 that scores similar to GeForce 820M for decent daily multimedia performance and to let you play the games of 2015 and 2016 at lower settings.
For how much it costs, the new icicle-gold metallic frame chassis on the Asus F556UA has a pretty clean, modern and premium look and feel, has a rather slim profile, measures 10.1 x 15 x 1 inches and weighs 5.1 pounds, which is about the average weight for a 15.6-inch laptop. ASUS IceCool Technology will make sure your palms stay comfortable even after typing for hours. You will hear good quality sound with the ASUS SonicMaster and two large stereo speakers + resonance chambers that offer loud sound output and deep bass. There is a standard VGA camera for your casual Skype chats with friends and family. There is no backlit keyboard and screen is non-touch so keep these in mind if you’re looking for a touchscreen model but we can’t really give these as cons of this product. We like the powerful 6th generation processor, large storage space, advanced connectivity options and Full HD display but we’d like to see more memory and SSD, which you can also upgrade yourself. This is a decent everyday laptop for daily productivity and entertainment, at and affordable price. In the package, you will find the Asus F556UA laptop, AC power adapter, User E-Manual and the warranty card with ASUS 1-year Accidental Damage Protection.