Asus X756UX-HI51105W is an affordable 17.3 inch desktop replacement with relatively lighter design for gaming and multimedia. The X756UX-HI51105W is the newest member of Asus X series notebooks targeting home user, video creator and creative professionals who have a limited budget. Comes with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M dedicated graphics and 2GB of video memory, this machine can handle most medium modern games in 720p resolution without any problems. Inside, the Intel Core i5-6200U processor as the heart and 12GB memory provides an enough fast mobile computing experience, even for multitasks.
Asus X756UX-HI51105W is not designed for a travel companion, but its still comes with relatively slimmer profile than most 17.3 inch notebook on the market. Its comes with a high-gloss dark brown plastic casing with high curved corners. The 5.93 lbs notebook is may not designed for a travel companion, but with measuring only at 10.7 x 16.3 x 1.2 inch, the latest Asus X756UX laptop model still deliver lighter profile than its competitor. For comparison, the Dell Inspiron i5559-1080BLK measures at 11.2 x 16.4 x 1.2 inches and has weight on 7.4 lbs. Under the bottom cover, the 2-cell lithium-Ion battery lasted up to 8 hours on the idle mode or up to 4 hours of web browsing with a fully charged battery.
Asus X756UX-HI51105W has more than enough power to enjoy multimedia and most medium games. The Intel Core i5-6200U dual core processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M dedicated graphics deliver excellent performance to running multimedia and play most 720p games. You can playing and running CAD, Photoshop, FIFA and more cool games and software without to much problems, even for two demanding tasks, thanks to the 12GB of DDR4 SDRAM. Of course, for some demanding graphics games, you should change the graphics setting to low or medium setting. The 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5-6200U processor as the heart of the laptop also optimized with new Intel Turbo Boost technology. With this feature, the internal processor can reach up to 2.8 GHz when you handle most demanding tasks.
As a multimedia and gaming notebook, the X756UX-HI51105W widescreen laptop’s display is bright and clear for watching 1080p HD video and play modern games. The LED backlit display optimized with ASUS Splendid Technology and supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels native resolution. There is a standard front facing web camera fitted on the top of the display for Skype face to face video chats. Yeah, as an affordable notebook, the laptop’s speakers is may not the best in its class. But the internal audio system still fairy crisp and produces loud enough volume for listening music, videos, and games without headphones.
Like its competitor, Asus X756UX-HI51105W also equipped with a large disk drive. The 1TB of an internal drive has plenty of room for all your media files and software. It also has a SuperMulti DVD/CD burner that placed on the side. The one-piece chiclet keyboard has a large keypad and full numeric keypad which make it is relatively comfortable and fast for typing document and spreadsheets.
The budget notebook comes with wide range of ports and interface. You will find USB 2.0, USB 3.0, new USB type C version, combo audio jack, security lock slot, Ethernet port and full media card reader slot. There are also two essential external display connector, the VGA port, and HDMI port. Sadly, the newest Asus X756UX 17.3 inch notebook only shipped with the older version of WiFi 802.11 b/g/n for wireless connection.
Yeah, the X756UX-HI51105W is not designed for a professional video maker or full gamers. Some of demanding modern 3D games and dedicated video editing software will not run at a comfortable speed. The 17.3 inch LED backlit screen also not suited for direct sunlight. But for most moderate games and video applications, it’s still run fast without any delays. However, with a starting price only at $799, Asus X756UX-HI51105W is still a great machine and provides an excellent value for the money. If you looking for a more comfortable multimedia and gaming notebook for a travel companion, you should check the Acer Aspire E5-575G-527J notebook.
Asus X756UX-HI51105W Notebook Specifications and Features
- Laptop’s Design: Glossy dark brown IMR, Sturdy plastic design, IceCool design, Matte Brown hairline
- Operating system: 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 10
- Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5-6200U
- Processor Features: Turbo Boost 2.8 GHz, dual core
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
- Graphics Card Feature: 2GB video memory
- Memory: 12 GB DDR4 SDRAM
- Storage : 1 TB SATA 5400 RPM
- Optical Drive : SuperMulti DVD/CD burner
- Display : 17.3 inch Full High Definition Widescreen Display
- Display Features : ASUS Splendid Technology, LED backlight, 1920 x 1080 resolution
- Camera : web camera
- Audio : integrated digital microphone, stereo speakers, ASUS SonicMaster Lite, ASUS AudioWizard
- Keyboard : Full-size keyboard, one-piece chiclet keyboard, 10-numeric keypad
- TouchPad : responsive touchpad
- Port : COMBO audio jack, RJ45 LAN Jack, 4-in-1 card reader, VGA port, HDMI port, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB Type C, Security lock
- Connectivity : Bluetooth V4.0, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN
- Battery : 2-cell Lithium Ion battery
- Battery life : up to 8 hours between charge
- Dimension : 10.7 x 16.3 x 1.2 inch
- Weight : 5.93 lbs
- Other: ASUS IceCool Technology, Microsoft Office 365, CyberLink PowerDirector