The ASUS F556UA-UH71 comes with a 7th generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor. This model has a dual core CPU, a clock speed of 2.7 GHz up to max turbo of 3.5 GHz and a cache size of 4MB. Although this is not a quad core, still it is a powerful CPU which outperfoms some older generation desktop processors. This CPU is sufficient to handle even the most complex of tasks.
System memory which comes with this laptop is an 8 GB of DDR4 SDRAM and able to be improved by adding another 8 GB. This original amount is actually adequate to satisfy the needs of most majority users and as well heavy multitasking won’t be an issue. So in my opinion, adding the memory is not a worthwhile investment.
As the storage space, there is a spacious 1TB hard disk drive. For those who don’t need high performance from their laptop, then this HDD is enough for them. Instead, those who concern to this matter, it is better for them to replace the HDD with a 256 GB SSD. I think it is worth for you to invest on an SSD which is faster, more reliable and more energy efficient compare to a HDD. But first, let you laptop runs as it is and then find if it is suitable for your needs or not.
The F556UA-UH71 is not equipped with a dedicated video card since it is not planned to be a gaming laptop. It has an integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 model. This GPU is especially for a multimedia/office/multipurpose kind of laptop. However, it still can run some old game just on medium configuration. So gamers, if you are looking for a gaming laptop, then it isn’t for you and please finds another one.
Aside the GPU, ASUS completes this F556UA-UH71 with a 15.6 inch non-glare Full HD LED-backlit display with a ratio of 16:9 and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The screen will render sharp images and a built-in system called Eye Care mode will reduce the emitted blue light so your eyes will not get tired rapidly while working with this device. There is also the Splendid Technology that will give more rich colors and vivid imagery.
The ASUS F556UA-UH71 offers a plenty interface options. Uniquely, it also has some options that enable to connect to old devices such as VGA monitors and DVDs. Here are the all I/O options:
• 1 x USB-C port
• 1 x USB 3.0 port
• 1 x USB 2.0 port
• 1 x HDMI-out
• 1 x VGA port
• 1 x COMBO audio jack
• 1 x RJ-45
• 1 x DVD-Writer
And for connectivity, this laptop has more than one option. Here they are:
• 802.11a/c Wi-Fi
• Bluetooth 4.1
• 10/100/1000 LAN Card
For home or office users who experience messy wireless will have a more stable wired connection by using Ethernet LAN Card through the RJ-45 port.
The ASUS F556UA-UH71 has a weigh of 5.1 pounds and a dimension of 10.1 x 15 x 1 inches. It is heavy enough to take it with you. And it is also not a thin one. However, it is still possible to bring around the office or from dorm to college. Surely, it is not suitable to a travel companion.
A full charge of its 38 Whr battery pack will last up to 7-8 hours for normal usage.
It is quite enough to cover a day’s worth of work.
Thus, I think that ASUS F556UA-UH71 is powerful device. It comes with many features which will support it to work great both at the office and also on the go. This is a well suited laptop for home/office/college use.
Summary of ASUS F556UA-UH71 Laptop
ASUS F556UA-UH71 LAPTOP
|Processor||Intel Core i7-7500U/Dual Core/2.7GHz/4MB|
|RAM||8GB DDR4 SDRAM|
|Storage||1TB Hard Disk Drive|
|Graphics Processor||Intel HD Graphics 620|
|Display||15.6" Full HD LED-backlit non-glare display with a ratio of 16:9 and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Interfaces||•1 x USB-C port
•1 x USB 3.0 port
•1 x USB 2.0 port
•1 x HDMI-out
•1 x VGA port
•1 x COMBO audio jack
•1 x RJ-45
•1 x DVD-Writer
•10/100/1000 LAN Card
|Battery Life||up to 7-8 hours|
|Dimension||10.1 x 15 x 1 inch|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|Pros||ASUS VivoBook F556UA-UH71 is powerful device. It comes with many features which will support it to work great both at the office and also on the go. This is a well suited laptop for home/office/college use.|
|Cons||Not a good travel companion.|