• CPU: Intel Core i5-6200U
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M (2GB DDR3)
  • Display: 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN
  • Storage: 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 12GB DDR4, 2133 MHz
  • Weight: 2.70 kg (6 lbs)


  • Good build quality
  • The display has almost full sRGB coverage
  • Decent input devices


  • Poor battery life
  • Not the most portable 17-inch solution
  • Fails to utilize the full performance of the CPU and GPU during heavy workloads
  • Dim TN display with low maximum brightness and poor viewing angles
  • Aggressive PWM from 0 to 99% brightness (our Health-Guard profile takes care of that)
  • No keyboard backlight

ASUS X756 - Specs

CPU Performance #121
  • Intel Core i5-4210M 0.6%
  • Intel Core i5-6300U 0.8%
  • Intel Core i5-6200U
  • Intel Core i7-4510U 0.3%
  • Intel Core i7-5600U 0.3%
GPU Performance #92
  • NVIDIA Quadro P520 (2GB GDDR5) 0.4%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M (4GB GDDR5) 0.4%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M (2GB DDR3)
  • NVIDIA Quadro M620 (2GB GDDR5) 0.1%
  • AMD Radeon Pro WX 2100 (2GB GDDR5) 0.1%
17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN
panel 1
Color accuracy 15 -> 1.5
1TB HDD, 5400 rpm
12GB DDR4, 2133 MHz
Windows 10 Home
38Wh, Li-Po, 2-cell
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum (Aluminum lid, plastic base)
415 x 273 x 30 mm (16.34" x 10.75" x 1.18")
2.70 kg (6 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 2x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • DVI
  • Card reader SD
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Audio jack headphone/microphone
  • Web camera
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot


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DISPLAY: 17.3-inch, 1920 x 1080, TN

Name CHI MEI N173HGE-E11
Diagonal 17.3"
Pixel density 127.34 ppi
Brightness 279 cd/m2
sRGB 97%
PWM frequency 1000 Hz
Panel Type TN
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 27 inches (69 cm)
Contrast 850:1
dE Color Checker 15 1.5
PWM Rating 1.5: (harmful)
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The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body.

Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Office Work and Web Design

The second profile type is Office Work and Web Design. Business tasks are various, most often related to a set of office-targeted applications. Sometimes, working outside is necessary. In such cases color accuracy is paramount, but so is image clarity, brightness, contrast etc. A piece of text must be legible, graphics and histograms must be clear. All of this is precisely what this profile is for. If you’re doing office work, web design, or simply value color accuracy when browsing the Internet, this is the profile to use!

It’s important to note that not all displays are suited for Web design – our profiles can not compensate for insufficient sRGB coverage (most TN panels have this problem), so you you might want to check our detailed color tests in the respective product reviews we’ve done if you want to use the machine for professional work.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Gaming and Movie Nights

Gaming is among the main driving forces for the fast clip of hardware development. Gamers are well-aware of the fact that a poor image can ruin the entire experience.

The same goes for watching movies. Imagine sitting down for a nice movie after a long day, and barely making out what’s on the screen. The ‘Gaming and movie night’ profile can make a huge difference. We strongly recommend you use it, since it’s gamma curve is specifically tuned to reveal details in the dark sections of the image.

Here’s what this amounts to:

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

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In addition to receiving efficient and health-friendly profiles, by buying LaptopMedia's products you also support the development of our labs, where we test devices in order to produce the most objective reviews possible.

Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

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Health-Guard - screen profile


THealth-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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ASUS X756 in-depth review

We often criticize the mid-range and low-end 17-inch notebooks because they often cost more than its 15-inch alternatives while offering less powerful hardware or even subpar image quality. This is exactly the case with the ASUS X756UQ, which is advertised as a multimedia machine but fails to impress as one mostly due to the 17.3-inch TN panel. We can immediately think of a much better multimedia solution that's not only more portable but considerably more powerful as well - the ASUS VivoBoo[...]

Read the full review

CPU Performance: Intel Core i5-6200U

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M (2GB DDR3)

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