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Ivy Bridge Diet plan. Asus shrinks a classic multimedia laptop to ultrabook dimensions in the A56CB. But the affordable incher has quite a bit to offer beyond that as well.


For the original German review, see here. Slim, light, portable is the trend that can be currently observed across the entire laptop market.

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What began with the first ultrabooks one or two years ago has now infested office and multimedia laptops. Asus' new A56CB falls right into this category. At the same time, the laptop is also to let gaming hearts beat faster. As a special treat, Asus installs the brand new Nvidia GeForce GT M that we want to examine in a first performance test in this review. Alternately, various other configurations are available excerpt: Case Aluminum casing with high-quality build A pleasant surprise to begin with: The A56CB makes an impressive high-quality impression for a laptop of this price range. Unlike many other contenders where the label "plastic bomber" would seem appropriate, our device relies on a high-end aluminum chassis. The elegant light metal is used on both the base unit's top and the display's lid.

The other parts of the casing are made of a subtly textured, matte-black plastic. Although the Asus laptop is not officially sold as an ultrabook - the manufacturer only speaks of "ultra-thin" unlike its S56CM - its dimensions and weight easily correspond to the standards of this device category. A ASUS K56CB Atheros WLAN of just 21 millimeters and a weight of 2. The casing easily defies selective pressure and barely exhibits visible deformations even at typical problem zones such as over the DVD drive. The screen is also stiffer than the class average despite its slim build. It is held by two tight, yet slightly wobbly hinges and requires both hands for opening the laptop. Apart from a few insignificant details, the build quality is overall compelling.

We did not find any sharp material transitions, annoying gaps or other flaws in our test model. The other two of the three USB ports are still regrettably the older 2.


However, the lack of a DisplayPort makes resolutions over x pixels only inconveniently possible, which will particularly affect owners of or inch displays. We will soon examine this issue found across the market more closely in a separate article. There are only minor complaints ASUS K56CB Atheros WLAN the interface positioning. For example, we would have appreciated the Gbit LAN port at the rear. However, the casing's build and the battery prevent this. The user can easily access all essential ports, such as the headphone jack or SD card reader.

Headphone jack, 2x USB 2. However, it is limited to the 2. Nevertheless, the range and speed will usually be sufficient for home use. Windows certified excellent wireless signal strength at a distance of approximately 5 meters, which means that the aluminum casing does not significantly restrict the Wi-Fi transmission.

Unfortunately, Bluetooth is generally not ASUS K56CB Atheros WLAN. Users who value an appealing picture quality should avoid using the p webcam. Low details and high noise ruin the fun of video chats. At least the integrated microphone makes good recordings and could thus replace an additional headset.

Accessories The laptop alongside the battery, a compact 65 watt power supply and a few mandatory ASUS K56CB Atheros WLAN — there aren't really many accessories. However, it is better that the manufacturer cuts back on accessories than on the laptop's equipment and quality. Asus also only installs the essentials in terms of software.

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These include a virus scanner though only ASUS K56CB Atheros WLAN trial version of McAfee Internet Security and the very handy "Asus Tutor" tool that explains the main modifications of the new operating system in simple steps to Windows 8 newcomers. Maintenance The user can open the maintenance cover after removing two screws on the bottom and then access the laptop's key components. The hard drive can be exchanged or the working memory can be upgraded in a few steps.

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The laptop would also have to be completely disassembled to clean the fan and heat sink. However, that may include risking loss of warranty. As usual, this period can be upgraded for a surcharge. Input Devices Keyboard The chiclet-style keyboard merges seamlessly into the solid aluminum top of the laptop's ASUS K56CB Atheros WLAN. Owing to the protruding inch casing, the manufacturer could install both a number pad as well as generous keys with an edge length of 15 millimeters, which contributes to typing comfort. Overall, the keyboard belongs to the better models on the market although details of the typing feel seem to have room for improvement.

The fairly soft stroke could convey a bit more accuracy and have a longer key drop. Download Asus K56 WLAN + Bluetooth driver directly: For Windows 7(64bit) ((Download)) WiFi (Intel) driver ((Download)) WiFi (Atheros) driver ((Download)). At the moment there are four Wireless LAN vendors: Intel, Qualcomm Atheros, Broadcom, Mediatek (Ralink). How to find the correct Wireless.

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