The K56CM is a 15.6-inch "ultrabook" laptop manufactured by Asus. It was first announced in 2012.
== Background and Identification == The K56CM is a portable “ultrabook” laptop designed by Asus. It was first revealed to the public at the IFA conference in Berlin near the start of September, 2012. Also known by the similar model number “S56CM,” the 15-inch laptop features an aluminum chassis with subtle streaks that extend horizontally across the back of the display and the keyboard deck. Internally, the device is powered by a 3rd-generation Intel processor and a dedicated Nvidia graphics card. Accessing the internal components of the K56CM for repair is relatively simple, with the most obvious component being the battery which is held at the back of the laptop by two latches. If you can’t find a disassembly guide here on iFixit, [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcMYPHEvMKo|this video on YouTube] shows the process well. Removing an access panel (held in by two Phillips screws) on the bottom of the device gives you access to the 2.5-inch SATA hard drive and the two memory slots. Asus officially states that the laptop can use up to 8 GB of total memory, but Crucial, a memory manufacturer, states that the device can actually handle up to 16 GB. Often companies list the maximum memory configuration they tested and can verify, but the laptop actually has a higher maximum cutoff. To identify this laptop, look on the bottom side for a sticker containing the model number “K56CM” or “S56CM.” If the sticker doesn’t have a model number on it, find the serial number instead and enter it on [https://www.asus.com/us/support/warranty-status-inquiry/|Asus’ warranty check page] to find your exact model. == Technical Specifications == '''Processor''' * Intel Celeron 847 * or Intel Pentium 987 * or Intel Core i3-3217U * or Intel Core i3-2365U * or Intel Core i5-3317U * or Intel Core i7-3517U '''Memory''' * Up to 16 GB total * Two SO-DIMM slots * DDR3 at 1600 MHz '''Storage''' * 320 GB, 500 GB, 750 GB, or 1 TB hard drive ** 2.5-inch form factor ** SATA interface * Optical drive ** DVD read/write '''Graphics''' * Nvidia GeForce GT 635M '''Display''' * 15.6 inches (39.6 cm) on the diagonal * 1366x768 pixels '''Connections''' * Two USB 2.0 ports * USB 3.0 port * HDMI port * VGA video output * Gigabit Ethernet port * 3.5 mm headphone/microphone combo jack '''Wireless''' * 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi * Bluetooth 4.0 == Additional Information == [https://www.asus.com/me-en/Laptops/K56CM/|Asus K56CM official product page] [https://www.asus.com/me-en/Laptops/K56CM/Specifications|Asus K56CM specifications] [https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/K46CA/E7596_eManual_K46CA_K56CA_20121017.pdf|Asus K56CM user’s manual (English)] [https://raqwe.blogspot.com/2013/08/review-asus-k56cm-be-state-employees.html#:~:text=In%20general%2C%20the%20combination%20of,ASUS%20K56CM%2C%20is%20the%20screen.|Asus K56CM review on the Hi-Tech News blog] [https://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Asus-S56CM-Ultrabook.84093.0.html|Asus S56CM review on NotebookCheck] (S56CM is the same as the K56CM)