ASUS X556 preview – affordable performance and style

Rcently we saw ASUS release a very intriguing laptop – the X556. The stylish model may very well be a great solution for those of yo who are after a reliable and affordable all-rounder.

This elegant device comes in several configurations that may appeal even to more demanding users. Today we would like to acquaint you with the more important specs of this device.

If you are interested, you can find out more about its price and available configurations here:

Light, elegant and harmless to your eyesight


ASUS X556 offers simplistic and yet very stylish design. The manufacturer has chosen colors that easily attract one’s attention. On the back we find the iconic concentric circles surrounding the company’s logo. Additionally, the interior design is the same, and the only inscription that is to be observed there is “ASUS”, placed below the screen. Also, the weight of 2.3 kg is relatively low for a 15.6-incher.

ASUS X556 features up to a Full HD  (1920 x 1080) TN matte display which has a diagonal of 15.6″. Furthermore, ASUS has implemented the ASUS Splendid Technology which offers color temperature correction for the purpose of richer colors. Additionally, there are four visual modes that are meant to guard your eyesight and facilitate your work.

High performance


In the available configurations you will find the following CPUs – Core i3-6100U, Core i5-6200U or Core i7-6500U. These chips will ensure more than satisfying performance. You can find them in our top CPU ranking.

Graphics performance is ensured by NVIDIA GeForce 940M (2GB DDR3), while the RAM is  8GB DDR4 (2133 MHz) and is expandable up to 12 GB. The good news here is that there are configurations with SSDs, allowing you to work faster.

Comfortable input devices and decent sound


This model boasts quite comfortable input devices. We are dealing with a full-size one-piece keyboard with key travel of 1.8 mm. ASUS X556 also features a larger touchpad (106 x 74 mm). The engineers from ASUS have implemented the so called ASUS Smart Gesture technology that allows you to quickly manipulate your device via gestures.

The integrated Sonic Master loudspeakers ensure great sound quality. Additionally, a professional codec is used for accurate performance. Also available are an optimized amplifier and bigger speakers. All this makes it possible for you to enjoy your favourite songs. You can expect more information about this model in our in-depth review.

If you are interested, you can find out more about its price and available configurations here:

Specs sheet

  • Intel Core i3-6100U (2-core, 2.30 GHz, 3MB cache)
  • Intel Core i5-6200U (2-core, 2.30 – 2.80 GHz, 3MB cache)
  • Intel Core i7-6500U (2-core, 2.50 – 3.10 GHz, 4MB cache)
RAM8GB (1x 8192MB) – DDR4, 2133MHz
HDD/SSD1TB HDD (5400 rpm) + optional SSD configuration
Display15.6-inch (39.62 cm) – 1920×1080 (Full HD), matte
Optical driveDVD burner
ConnectivityLAN 10/100/1000 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
  • 1x USB 2.0
  • 1x USB 3.0
  • 1x USB 3.1 Type C (gen 1)
  • webcam
  • integrated microphone
  • combo audio jack
  • RJ-45
  • HDMI
  • VGA (D-Sub) port for external monitor
  • SD card reader
  • loudspeakers Sonic Master
Thickness25.5 mm
Weight2.3 kg

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