ASUS S56CA-WH31 15.6" Ultrabook, Intel Core i3-3217U, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD+24GB SSD, Windows 8 Home Premium 64-Bit - Update your Windows 8 PC to Windows 8.1 for free through the Windows Store
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Customer Reviews of ASUS S56CA-WH31 15.6" Ultrabook, Intel Core i3-3217U, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD+24GB SSD, Windows 8 Home Premium 64-Bit
Do not buy!11/9/2014
This laptop worked for barely 5 months and then crashed. After several attempts to reformat and after performing Asus' recommended troubleshooting procedures, it still doesn't work. Turns out, after consulting with a computer technician, the motherboard died. ...After 5 months of moderate use! Asus was not at all helpful and neither was Rakuten.com.
I was very pleased and surprised at the performance and weight for the price paid. I loaded all my programs and was working away. However, 2 days after the 30 day warranty ended the laptop died. I contacted Adorama but was told I need to contact the manufacturer because the warranty is up. 20 days later and I'm still waiting on resolution. Software licenses tied to this non-working laptop.
Always a good experience8/14/2013
I have order previously from them and they have always ship promptly, well packaged, and accurately!
It is one of the great deal if you are looking for a cheap priced ultrabook. The performance is good. I would love if this ultrabook was available in smaller screen size.
Laptop is good8/7/2013
Pretty Ultrabook for good price8/5/2013
Pretty, good perfomance, easy weight
Excellent! Never had a problem with any order I've placed with Adorama.
Love the sleek look of this laptop; very light weight for its size.
Laptop was shipped quickly and in perfect condition. The laptop is very light and quick to boot up. Similar to most people, Windows 8 required an adjustment to get used to, but once you learn the shortcuts for Windows 8, it is very similar to Windows 7. Simply ignore the start window and use the desktop
nice quality, will purchase again
Fast, lightweight, sleek7/10/2013
At 4.6lbs, this computer is larger AND lighter than the notebook it replaced. Windows 8 is amazing and takes only a few days to become fluent with. The operating systems has the same feel and flow as Windows Phone 8 and XBox for familiarity. Windows 8.1 update is coming this fall and will add even more improvements, I look forward to that as well. The track pad works fine, but I prefer a wireless mouse that I bought for it since it's not a touch screen. Overall, this is the best value for the specs I could find after researching dozens of other deals over a 2 week period. I would buy this computer again!
Nice asus add ons7/10/2013
Hard to start but overall good unit
Purchased Asus Ultrabook and found it even better than expected
very fast, only bad thing is Windows 8
I did a lot of research before I bought this thing. It seemed to have the features I was looking for, it's a great brand, and it was the right price. I'm still playing with learning my way around windows 8, but that will come with practice. The display, sound, and overall look and feel of this machine are nice. It's very thin and light. It does seem to attract finger prints on the dark aluminum, but that's pretty minor. So far I'm really happy with it.
I bought ultra book in very good price , just love it .
Not amazing performance but a solid value7/4/2013
Overall, I'm satisfied with this item. It's not blazing fast, and the screen isn't as much of an upgrade as I'd expected, but a very nice step up from my previous 4 year old laptop. Touchpad isn't great--I keep making swipes I didn't mean to, and I wish the arrow keys were offset from the number pad. It's hard to figure out what the random software is that ASUS installs, and what can be removed, but I've had computers with much more bloatware, so it's not so bad. A very good, basic laptop.
Great deal on a good laptop7/3/2013
Decent specs, pretty good price and the bonus Rakuten points were a plus. Just need to figure out where to use them before they expire.
Great computer for its price!!7/1/2013
Performs great. Looks good too. The front cover has potential of collecting finger marks which are easily visible. The screen is great, the touchpad very responsive. Very satisfied overall.
This is a nice laptop for the money. Most Asus computers I've looked at for this price are refurbished models. I am not used to Windows 8 so I am a little frustrated using this computer, but it boots up and responds quickly. I am very satisfied with this purchase.
Fast & Faster6/29/2013
Great Asus netbook for great price. Advertised as Ultrabook but weighs 5-6 pounds with 3 cell battery. If weight matters to you. Ultrabooks are 3 pounds or less. Shipping extremely fast. Two days!
Pretty nice machine6/28/2013
This is a nice looking notebook, fairly light and with a good size keyboard. Asus didn't bloat it up too much which is nice. Windows 8 really is pretty annoying without a touchscreen and even more so if you are just using the touchpad rather than a mouse, but that's just Win8. For such a low power chip, I'm surprised at how often the fan comes on, I'd say that's my one quibble. Also haven't got into the BIOS, it seems pretty locked down. For the money, I think it's a nice little machine.