ASUS F556UA-AB32 Traditional Laptop Review

ASUS F556UA-AB32 is a 15 inch laptop of ASUS VivoBook series laptops. This is an everyday laptop with a good mix of best performing specifications and premium design.

Lets see the review of ASUS F556UA-AB32.

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Design:

Design looks very luxurious with mix of silver and black colors. Laptop frame is made up of an icicle-gold metallic frame for better strength. Black color keyboard and black color of the display frame looks beautiful together. The base of the laptop is bulky at the hinge and becomes thin at the edges facing you.

Large keyboard with well spaced keys is for easy typing and large trackpad is for using smart gestures easily. Type longer without feeling any heat, thanks to its ASUS IceCool Technology.

This laptop weighs around 5.1 pounds and is about 1 inch thin. One inch thin is amazing for an everyday laptop. Overall, design material is good and looks premium.

Display:

Everyday laptops of this price range have at least a Full HD resolution displays. So, getting a FHD display is acceptable. If you want more resolution and better display, you have to go for higher-end laptops. ASUS F556UA-AB32 is a 15.6 inch Full HD Matte display laptop using few of the ASUS display technologies. These panels are good at reducing reflections but color intensity and contrast are decreased. This display is best for working under lighting conditions like sunlight.

With ASUS Splendid technology, you can enjoy richer and deeper colors of display even on matte display panel. You can set different display modes suitable for different situations. ASUS Eye Care feature protects your eyes by reducing blue light levels emitted by LED panels. So, you can read or watch movies for long hours.

Overall, Full HD display with ASUS display technology is good for watching movies or reading or for working long hours.

Performance:

This laptop's performance is way more than average but not ultimate and that what everyday laptops are for. ASUS F556UA-AB32 is powered by 2.3 GHz Intel Core i3-6100U Processor. This is processor is mostly used in ultra-books and everyday laptops. It is power-efficient and use Hyper-Threading for faster performance. With this processor, you are getting a 4 GB DDR4 SDRAM, which is a major pro of this laptop.

DDR4 SDRAM is the best RAM standard to get in a laptop at the time of writing this review. Intel Core i3-6100U processor with 4 GB DDR4 RAM is a powerhouse for daily laptop users. You can run demanding applications without any difficulties. Do light multi-tasking, browse internet, watch Full HD videos, this laptop can handle.

With processor and RAM ,storage is also important for everyday laptops. This laptop comes with 1 TB HDD @ 5400 RPM. 1 TB of storage should be enough for most of the daily users. If you want more storage, you can use an external hard drive.

This laptop has no dedicated GPU. This laptop comes with an integrated Intel HD Graphic 520 chip with the processor. Play low graphic or medium graphic video games in this laptop without any issues. You can also play few of the modern games in low settings. So, you can play games, but with limitations.

Overall, this laptop's performance is idle for daily usage, gaming, browsing less multi-tasking and even for using demanding applications.

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Webcam and Audio:

The major con of this laptop is its VGA webcam. You can make video calls but in low quality. At least 480p webcam will be better for this laptop. So, if you don't care about webcam, go for this laptop.

Two large stereo speakers of this laptop are placed in a way to deliver best audio with bass. With ASUS SonicMaster audio technology, you can enjoy better audio for right situations. Change audio modes to match the situation and to get best audio possible from the speakers and headphones.

So, webcam is a con but audio is a pro for this laptop.

Connectivity:

Connectivity needed for an everyday user can be found in this laptop. At left side of the laptop, you will find power socket, one USB 3.0 port, one HDMI port, one USB 3.1 Type C (Gen 1) port, one RJ45 LAN Jack, one VGA Port (D-Sub) and lock set. On right side, you will find DVD writer, one USB 2.0 port, SD card reader and Headphone in/out combo jack.

For wireless connectivity, this laptop has 802.11 ac WiFi adapter and Bluetooth V4.1.

Overall, you have almost all connectivity options found in a laptop. You can have faster data transfers via USB 3.0 port, connect to LAN, connect to internet wireless via the best WiFi adapter, connect to other display etc. These connections are needed for an everyday laptop. So, you will get best connectivity options from this laptop.

Battery:

This laptop comes with a non-removable 38 Whr Li-Polymer battery which can give up to 6 hours of battery life in normal usage. Battery life totally depends on the usage.

Others:

This laptop runs on Windows 10, 64-bit operating system.

Pros:
  • Design looks premium.
  • Well spaced keyboard with large trackpad.
  • Full HD display with ASUS Splendid technology.
  • You can run demanding applications and performance is good for everyday computing.
  • DDR4-2133 RAM is a major pro feature for this laptop.
  • You can play low-medium graphic video games.
  • Large storage capacity.
  • Connectivity options are good.
  • DVD writer is available.

Cons:
  • VGA webcam is a major con.
  • Average battery life.
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Specifications:

Technical Specification of ASUS F556UA-AB32
Display 15.6 inch Full HD Matte display
Processor 6th Generation Intel Core i3-6100U Processor
RAM 4 GB DDR4 SDRAM
Storage 1 TB HDD @ 5400 RPM
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 520
Webcam VGA Webcam
Audio Two Stereo Speakers
Headphone Jack
ASUS SonicMaster Technology
Wireless Connectivity 802.11 ac WiFi
Built-in Bluetooth V4.1
Interface One COMBO audio jack
One USB 3.0 port
One USB 2.0 port
One USB 3.1 Type C (Gen 1) port
One RJ45 LAN Jack
One HDMI port
VGA Port (D-Sub)
One Super-Multi DVD Drive
One SD Card Reader
Battery non-removable 38 Whr Li-Polymer battery (Up to 6 hours of battery Life)
Dimensions 10.1 x 15 x 1 inches
Weight Approx. 5.1 lbs

Conclusion:

Overall, this is a powerful and stylish everyday laptop for your every day computing. You can watch Full HD videos or movies, listen to songs, browse internet, play games and you can even run demanding applications without any issues. Want a budget-friendly laptop for everyday computing? Try this laptop.

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