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Sleek and elegant

Hairline-spun textured metal surfaces allow ASUS K56 to elegantly stand out from the crowd. With its Ultrabook™ form factor, it still packs full features in a slender build, matching the dynamic nature of new high-portability and intuitive computing. The slim design is easy to carry while showcasing premium chic and feel.

Experience ASUS instant functions

ASUS has developed a range of Instant Functions especially for Windows 8, enabling fuller immersion in the new operating system. With just one key press, engage and load up Instant Functions for more customization options and more personal interaction with your computing environment. The interface design puts you first, so it’s utterly user friendly, offering quick settings and direct access to your content. You can change the way your ASUS K56 works and feels in seconds!

Smart gesture technology

Augmented using exclusive ASUS Smart Gesture technology, the large touchpad on ASUS K56 guarantees improved touch input, with quicker and more precise gesture detection and a wider range of supported motions. These include tapping, scrolling, zooming, dragging, clicking, and more. Smart Gesture technology combines hardware and software optimization to present a new incredible standard in touch fidelity – start enjoying it now.

Hear the power

Mixing gorgeous design, superior hardware, and optimized software results in the ultimate sound experience. ASUS K56 gives you deeper and richer bass, a wider audio range, true-to-life surround, powerful output, distinct vocals, and pristine clarity. It employs large speakers and resonance chambers, with exclusive ASUS AudioWizard empowering immersive entertainment. It also offers access to new dimensions of sound, with selectable modes fitting your needs based on your environment and preferences to ensure multi-faceted and living music, movie, and even game sound.

ASUS WebStorage

ASUS K56 with cloud-based WebStorage lets you access all your documents, photos, music, and videos from any device you’re on, with instant file synchronization so you’re always on the latest version. ASUS WebStorage maintains tight security while ensuring greater convenience – it uses easy link-based sharing to get you and your family or friends connected via one unified cloud life. Even better, ASUS K56 arrives with a free 32GB of WebStorage cloud space for three years!

2-Second Instant On

Exclusive ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II technology offers smartphone-like 2-second instant on from sleep or hibernate modes, so you can resume without delay. ASUS K56 is all about quick accessibility and with its energy-conserving design goes into standby for up to two weeks. Open files and tasks are kept safe in memory, plus should the battery drop below 5% charge while you’re away, data gets automatically backed up. Your valuable content is always secure and within reach!

*Actual standby time may vary due to specific component performance, connected devices, and environmental differentiation

Superior graphics with GeForce® GT 640M

ASUS K56 features a 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 640M graphics with DirectX® 11 compatibility to provide great computing power. With up to 4GB of dedicated DDR3 video memory, the discrete graphics processor accelerates K56 performance, making everything smoother and more fluid while enhancing video quality so movies look great and allowing sleek enjoyment of the latest games.

Up to Intel® 3rd gen Core™ i7 processors

ASUS K56 is powered by up to 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors based on 22nm Ivy Bridge technology. Smooth and responsive performance puts you in command of great computing for everyday use, from daily tasks to multimedia. The latest Intel® Core™ processors deliver visibly smart output, opening up satisfyingly powerful experiences that you can see and feel. They help ASUS K56 tailor-match every application you put it to, for pleasure.


Brand: Asus
Release date: April 2013
Categories: Computers > Notebooks & Netbooks
Colour: Black • Metallic
Model Number: 90NB0151-M01560
Type: Notebook

Operating System

Bundled Operating System: Windows 8
Operating System Architecture: 64-bit


Chipset: Intel HM76 Express


CPU Family: Core i3
CPU Speed: 1.8 GHz
CPU Type: i3-3217U
Number of Cores: Dual-Core
Number of Threads: 4
Socket Type: BGA1023


Aspect Ratio: 16:9
LED Backlight: Yes
Resolution: 1366 x 768
Screen Size: 15.6"


Maximum Memory Supported: 8 GB
Memory Capacity: 4GB
Memory Slot (Total): 2x SO-DIMM
Memory Spec: DDR3-SDRAM
Memory Speed: 1600


Compatible Memory Cards: SD • SDHC


Discrete Graphics Adapter Model: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
On-board Graphics Adapter Model: Intel HD Graphics 4000

Hard Drive

HDD Capacity: 500GB
HDD Interface: SATA
Storage Media: HDD
Total Storage Capacity: 500GB

Audio System

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number Of Built-in Speakers: 2

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: DVD Super Multi


Integrated Numeric Keypad: Yes

Integrated Devices

Card Reader: Yes


Integrated Sound Card: SonicMaster

Input Device

Touchpad: Touchpad


Kensington Lock: Kensington


Ethernet LAN Data Rates: 10 • 100 • 1000 Mbit/s
LAN: Yes
WLAN: 802.11b • 802.11g • 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes


Battery Type: Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number Of Battery Cells: 4
mAhs: 2950 mAh


Combo Headphone/Mic Port: Yes
DC-In Jack: Yes
Ethernet LAN Ports: 1
USB 2.0: 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity: 1
VGA /D-SUB Ports Quantity: 1

Package Contents

AC Adapter Included: Yes

Physical Specification

Form Factor: Clamshell
Item Depth (mm): 266
Item Height (mm): 21
Item Width (mm): 380
Weight (kg): 2.3


Certifications: UL • TUV • MIC • FCC • BSMI • CB • EPEAT • EU Flower • CECP • WEEE • JATE
Energy Star Certified: Yes
RoHS Compliance: Yes

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