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8.1 out of 10

Asus S56CA

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Overall 8

A good deal for the tech savy

Francisco A., Newegg
7 March 2014
  • Summary: If I wasn't very tech savvy I probably would have taken this back.
  • Pros: You get a solid ultra notebook chassis at a rock bottom price that can be upgraded for high-end performance.
  • Cons: Comes with Windows 8 and the user info is severely lacking.
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Overall 4

not quite right

Andrew H., Newegg
28 February 2014
  • Pros: Good weight, stiffness, keyboard. Decent processor for price
  • Cons: Not configured properly. HD is all chopped up into about 7 partitions. No factory restore image. Fails when I try to create a system backup. The SSD is just sitting there, it is not configured for 2 second boot or ssd caching. 24 GB is to small for a system partition, si I can not just reinstall, even if I had a windows 8 disk.
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Overall 2

Beware of ASUS laptops!

Andrew A., Newegg
25 February 2014
  • Summary: ASUS warranty has been unbelievably difficult to work with. They wanted me to send back all 240 laptops to have them service the keyboard. They would "fix" the ones I sent back and then they had the exact same problem. If I send the keyboard back to be fixed - you think they would push the key after "repairing" it - but no they send it back still broken.
  • Pros: Only Pro is it is light.
  • Cons: These were bought by a previous technology director of the school I work at. He bought about 250 of these laptops spending well over $100,000 on them. They are complete junk. On 240 out of 250 of them the number 2 key sticks on the keyboard. We have had HDDs crash (thankfully I disabled SSD as I have heard nothing but issues with those), Wireless stop working, screws fall out of the laptop, USB ports break, VGA ports break out of the laptop, DVD drives break, and othe...
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Overall 6

not quite as advertised

marian henrici, Amazon
24 February 2014
Overall 6

Good laptop, horrible wifi

Francois G., Newegg
24 February 2014
  • Summary: There is perhaps a problem with the wifi chip of my machine but I can't connect to Wifi unless I'm very close to a router (15-30' tops). The problem occurs on Windows 8 and on a linux distro.
  • Pros: The hardware product is overall good for the cost.
  • Cons: Windows 8 comes preinstalled on the HDD part of the SSD-HDD disk and there is no way to reinstall it optimally without buying another Windows 8 license.
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Overall 10


John C., Newegg
22 February 2014
  • Pros: Price,compatible with computer, great graffics
  • Cons: Older model
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Overall 10

great value for the price

Philippe C., Newegg
10 February 2014
  • Pros: The laptop is able to run games on unreal engine 3 smoothly, which is what I wanted; so for the price I paid (480$CAD), its a very good value.
  • Cons: none so far.
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Overall 4

Not as good as I expected

Mohammad, Amazon
24 January 2014
Overall 4

Poor design

17 January 2014
Overall 6


momo, Amazon
15 January 2014
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