ASUS F556UA-AB32 15.6-inch

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The ASUS F556UA-AB32 is a bestselling 2016 15.6-inch laptop that was praised for its great price, Full HD display, next generation USB 3.1 Type-C port and for its pitch-perfect SonicMaster audio. The new ASUS F556UA-AB32 now features double the storage space of its predecessor, which was criticized for its smaller 500GB hard drive. You still get the same amount of RAM, but thanks to the sixth generation Intel Core i3 processor, you now get the newer DDR4 RAM. While more RAM would have been nice, at this price point you couldn’t ask for more. Like its predecessor, you will get a Full-HD display, but it seems that ASUS have fixed the screen bleed issue that some reviewers mentioned online.


The ASUS F556UA-AB32 replaces the ASUS F555LA-AB31 in ASUS’s line up of affordable laptops. Sporting an updated Intel Core i3-6100U processor, the ASUS F556UA-AB32 now boasts more power than its predecessor. The Skylake-based processor allows the ASUS F556UA-AB32 to run the newer DDR4 RAM, which offers improved performance over its older DDR3L counterpart.

While you still only get 4GB of RAM, this will easily cope with basic tasks such as Skype, Internet browsing and word processing. For more RAM hungry apps such as Google Chrome, we recommend adding a second 4GB RAM module, however, this is not as easy as with other laptops on the market. ASUS have also doubled the storage space to 1TB, however you still get a slower 5400rpm mechanical drive that will mean slower boot and app loading times.

Sporting a crystal clear 15.6-inch Full-HD display, the ASUS F556UA-AB32 will cater to media enthusiasts who enjoy streaming online content. The award winning ASUS SonicMaster audio is paired with stereo speakers to allow you to enjoy your favorite music or audiobooks while you work. ASUS have also used a polymer battery, which offers 2.5 times the lifespan of a standard Li-ion battery.

This will allow you to work for longer between charges. Another new feature is the addition of a USB 3.1 Type-C port, which will allow you to use a host of next generation computer peripherals. ASUS have once again included their Ice Cool technology which keeps the touchpad and palm rest area of the laptop nice and cool at all times for ergonomic comfort while typing. All-in-all you get a great laptop for a bargain price.


Pros

  • Intel Skylake-based processor
  • USB 3.1 Type-C
  • Ample storage space
  • Polymer battery

Cons

  • Only two full size USB ports
  • Slower hard drive
  • Not easy to upgrade
  • VGA webcam

Bottom Line

The ASUS F556UA-AB32 offers decent hardware for everyday users at a bargain price. However the slower storage drive and the limited RAM might annoy some users as it is not easy to replace.


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$364.99
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Full Specifications

Processor Intel Core i3-6100U 2.3GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 520 [View Benchmarks]
Graphics TypeIntegrated
Graphics Memory Shared
RAM 4GB DDR4 2133MHz
Operating System Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home
Weight5.1 lbs
Battery Life6 hours
Hard Drive 11024 HDD 5400
Display Size15.6 inch
Display TypeTN
Display Resolution1920 x 1080
Display TechnologyLED backlit | ASUS Eye Care
ConnectivityUSB 3.0 | USB 2.0 | USB 3.1 Type-C | VGA | HDMI | Ethernet | AC WiFi | Bluetooth 4.1
AudioStereo speakers | ASUS SonicMaster Technology
WebcamVGA 0.3MP
Additional FeaturesASUS IceCool Technology, memory card reader
Dimension (LxWxH)10.1 x 15 x 1
Warranty1 year
Manufacturer Website

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