Asus U56E-RBL8 Laptop, 15.6" LED, Intel Core i5-2430M Dual-Core 2.4GHz, 8GB DDR3, 750GB SATA, HDMI, USB 3.0, 802.11n, WiDi, W7HP

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"Island Style" Keyboard: Nuff Said

Sometimes a product feature reaches out and moves you. 

Here at Woot we wade through a lot of product features, and it can become a bit benumbing at times. Is that the latest Intel processor? What's the power supply on that desktop again? Does it matter? Does anything matter? But then a feature will come along like a shining beacon in the night. 

Enter this Asus 15.6" i5 laptop with an "Island Style" keyboard.

The imagination simply boggles at the possibility. Does the Island Style keyboard feature a "Mai Tai" button? Does the "End" button add "y'know, mon" to the end of whichever sentence you're writing? Does it have a "midday nap in a hammock" option instead of the standard "sleep" button? Not to say this isn't a great computer in its own right, up to almost any task you throw at it with a powerful i5 Intel processor and 8GB of multitasking RAM. It's just that the Island Style keyboard really sets it apart.

Who knows, maybe it's a bit more abstract. Maybe things just move a bit slower on the Island Style keyboard. Maybe it's more of a way of life than a particular suite of features. You know somebody's been working on an Island Style keyboard when the wrinkles in their forehead smooth out, and they swim through life with a certain ease.

Oh, we've just been informed that "Island Style" is just another way of saying "Chiclet." Well, it's still a great computer. It's just...Well...The dream lives on.

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  • Get reliable performance from the second generation Intel Core i5-2430M dual-core processor
  • 15.6" LED-backlit high-definition widescreen display with 1366 x 768 resolution showcases movies and games in stunning clarity
  • 8GB DDR3 memory - For multitasking power
  • 750GB SATA hard drive has plenty of space to store your digital albums, music library and rich media files
  • SuperMulti DVD±RW drive - watch movies on your computer; read and write CDs and DVDs in multiple formats
  • WiDi ready – Intel Wireless Display lets you view and share content from your hard disk, home network or anywhere a browser can take you on the biggest screen in your home
  • Simply connect an adapter to your TV (not included), follow a few simple steps, and you’re off and running
  • Connect to a broadband modem or router with wired Ethernet, or wirelessly connect to a Wi-Fi signal or hotspot with the built in 802.11b/g/n wireless connection
  • Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system provides a stable platform for word processing, Web navigation, gaming, media storage and more

Shipping Note: Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii is not available for this item.

The Postal Service now forbids shipping lithium batteries, or any items containing them, outside the US. We need a physical address within the United States to ship your order to. Apologies to our APO/FPO customers.

Warranty: 90 Day Asus


Processor: Intel Core i5-2430M (2.4GHz)
Processor Core: Dual-Core
Screen Size: 15.6"
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Resolution: 1366 x 768
Display Type: LED-Backlit
Graphics: Intel HD 3000 (up to 1696MB)
Memory: 8GB DDR3 (expandable to 8GB)
Hard Drive: 750GB (5400rpm)
Optical Drive: SuperMulti DVD±RW
Network: 10/100/1000Mbps
Wireless: 802.11b/g/n
Card Reader: 3-in-1 Card Reader (SD, MMC, MS)
Battery: 8-Cell Lithium-Ion
Speakers: Altec Lansing
Webcam: 0.3MP
Microphone: Integrated
Keyboard: Island Style
Pointing Device: Touchpad
WiDi Ready: Yes
Case: Brushed Grey Aluminum
I/O Ports:
USB 3.0: 1
USB 2.0: 2
VGA: 1
RJ-45: 1
Microphone-in: 1
Headphone-out: 1
Operating System:
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
65W AC Adapter
8-Cell 74WHr Lithium-Ion Battery
14.88"(W) x 1.4"(H) x 10.63"(D)
5.48 lbs


In the box:

  • Asus U56E-RBL8 15.6" Dual-Core i5 Laptop
  • 8-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter

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