ASUS VivoBook X556UQ-NB71

ASUS VivoBook X556UQ-NB71

Description

Intel Core i7-6500U 2.5 GHz, 15.6", 1920 x 1080, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Windows 10 Home 64-Bit, 5 hours battery life, 5.07 lbs.
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Gaming Performance

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Benchmarks / ratings

CPU Benchmark:73
GPU Benchmark:70
User ratings:85
Popularity score:99

Verdict

  • Fast processor suitable for demanding tasks.
  • Mid-Range graphics card, suitable for modern 3D games at medium detail settings.
  • Excellent value for the money (but even better alternatives exist, see below)
Shopineer score:92/ 100

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Compare specs with similar laptops

current
ASUS VivoBook X556UQ-NB71
Faster CPU
MSI GP Series GP62 Leopard Pro-042 9S7-16J312-042 N82E16834152949
Faster GPU
MSI GP Series GP62 Leopard Pro-042 9S7-16J312-042
Lighter
ASUS K501UX-NS51
Better Value
Lenovo Y50 4K (59425943) 9SIA8TK3HA8348
Product nameASUS VivoBook X556UQ-NB71MSI GP Series GP62 Leopard Pro-042MSI GP Series GP62 Leopard Pro-042ASUS K501UX-NS51Lenovo Y50 4K (59425943)
CPU Benchmark73better75better75worse70better90
GPU Benchmark70better80better80better80better81
Value for Money100worse76worse84worse84100
Popularity9999worse96worse98worse94
Rating85worse61worse61worseworse60
Shopineer score92worse77worse80worse84worse89
Price$759.00worse$799.00better$749.99better$749.00better$726.32
Theoretical Price
(based on other laptops with similar specs)
$1541.00$931.00$931.00$925.00$1961.00
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home 64-BitWindows 10 Home 64-BitWindows 10 Home 64-BitWindows 10 Home 64-BitWindows 8.1
BrandASUSMSIMSIASUSLenovo
Screen15.6"15.6"15.6"15.6"15.6"
Display TypeFull HDFull HDFull HD
Resolution1920 x 10801920 x 10801920 x 10801920 x 1080better3840 x 2160
LCD FeaturesNon ReflectionNon Reflection
TouchscreenNoNoNoNoNo
ProcessorIntel Core i7-6500U 2.5 GHzbetterIntel Core i5-4210H 2.9 GHzbetterIntel Core i5-4210H 2.9 GHzworseIntel Core i5-6200U 2.3 GHzbetterIntel Core i7-4700HQ 2.4 GHz
Cores2222better4
Base Frequency2.5 GHzbetter2.9 GHzbetter2.9 GHzworse2.3 GHzworse2.4 GHz
Boost Frequency3.1 GHzbetter3.5 GHzbetter3.5 GHzbetter3.4 GHz
Memory8 GB8 GB8 GB8 GBbetter16 GB
Max Memory Supported16 GB16 GB16 GB16 GB
Memory SpeedDDR4 2133worseDDR3L 1600worseDDR3L 1600worseDDR3L 1600
HDD1 TB1 TB1 TB
HDD RPM5400 RPM5400 RPM5400 RPM
SSD512 GBworse128 GBworse256 GB
Optical DriveDL DVD+-RW/CD-RWDVD Super MultiDVD Super MultiExternal DVD+/-RW
WebcamVGA Web Camera720p HD Webcam720p HD WebcamVGA Camera720p HD
Battery2 Cells 38 Whrs Polymer Battery6-cell lithium ion6-cell lithium ion4-cell, Li-Cylinder battery
Battery Life5 hours5 hours4 hours
Graphics TypeDedicated CardDedicated CardDedicated CardDedicated CardDedicated Card
Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce 940MXbetterNVIDIA Geforce GTX 950MbetterNVIDIA Geforce GTX 950MbetterNVIDIA GeForce GTX 950MbetterNVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
Video Memory2 GB2 GB2 GB2 GB2 GB
CommunicationKiller Gaming NetworkKiller Gaming NetworkGigabit LAN and WLAN
WLAN802.11b/g/n Wireless LANIntel 1x1 Wireless-AC 3160 a/cIntel 1x1 Wireless-AC 3160 a/c802.11ac Wireless LANIntel 7260 802.11 b/g/n/ac
ColorDark BlueBlackBlackDark GrayBlack
Weight5.07 lbs.worse5.29 lbs.worse5.29 lbs.better4.4 lbs.worse5.29 lbs.

Estimated Gaming Performance (FPS)

Here is the estimated gaming performance based on similar computers with the same graphics card. It is indicated as FPS (frames per second). Above 40 FPS is considered to be fluent gameplay (marked in green).
Game Low Medium High Ultra
Alan Wake412513
Anno 140424766
Anno 2070159664221
Anno 22055328136
ArmA 221
Ashes of the Singularity131012
Assassin's Creed Syndicate2420136
Assassin's Creed Unity2918128
AssassinĀ“s Creed III232210
Battlefield 148291412
Battlefield 380463513
Battlefield 467443012
Battlefield Hardline65571811
BioShock Infinite86544414
Borderlands 2127644529
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare301202148
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare3834182
Call of Juarez Benchmark86
Civilization 57121
CoD Modern Warfare 22141109360
Company of Heroes 23531217
Counter-Strike Source123
Crysis - CPU Benchmark144873921
Crysis - GPU Benchmark122924221
Crysis 2103977626
Crysis 34426207
Crysis Warhead28
Darksiders II6939
Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising95635337
Dead Space 3159826339
Deus Ex Human Revolution1766533
Deus Ex Mankind Divided2318105
Diablo III126978151
Dirt 360564116
Dirt Rally126523014
Dirt Showdown98755217
Dishonored 2201568
Dishonored87777245
Doom 3209
Doom40311512
Dota 2 Reborn101954845
Dota 2965634
Evolve36261412
F.E.A.R. 271826611565
F1 2011138998540
F1 2012111969047
F1 201397766841
F1 201499854829
FIFA 161236945
FIFA 1796824442
Fallout 437231210
Far Cry 214511049
Far Cry 35847278
Far Cry 444311413
Far Cry Primal32141310
Farming Simulator 17129843423
Fifa 11505341266164
Fifa 12380292235154
Fifa 13391234204156
Fifa 14485288286170
Fifa 15967348
GRID 2128735620
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto14015840
GTA V7769188
Guild Wars 2713314
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark244
Hitman 20162824107
Just Cause 229
Just Cause 341331613
Left 4 Dead295107
Mad Max412017
Mafia 295634832
Mafia 321107
Mass Effect 3575237
Max Payne 350472517
Metal Gear Solid V60451913
Metro 2033111653613
Mirror's Edge Catalyst47261210
Need for Speed 201634301918
Need for Speed Shift1131039157
No Man's Sky2824146
Overwatch78562523
Quake 462
Rainbow Six Siege81522522
Resident Evil 514511169
Rise of the Tomb Raider34211210
Risen141805637
Saints Row IV75592211
SimCity69292515
Sims 3345184130
Sims 4166673729
Sleeping Dogs8844318
Star Wars Battlefront54321613
StarCraft 2185795418
Supreme Commander - FA Bench85746946
The Crew43371710
The Division40241110
The Elder Scrolls Online80775831
The Evil Within392817
The Secret World58493715
The Witcher 33119115
Thief3026199
Titanfall 260421715
Titanfall60494024
Tomb Raider134663724
Torchlight 212410598
Trackmania Nations Forever1998155
Watch Dogs 2322611
Watch Dogs4930129
World in Conflict - Benchmark134584832
World of Tanks v898623822
World of Warcraft2511524926
World of Warships115783424
X-Plane 10.2581422211
XCOM 2311174