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ASUS N56VZ-DS71 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)

by Asus
37 customer reviews
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  • Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.3 GHz
  • 8 GB SO-DIMM
  • 750 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch Screen, Nvidia GT 650M 2G
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Product Description

Product Description

15.6" FHD (1920*1080)/Intel Core i7-3610QM (2.3GHz)/8GB DDR3/Nvidia GT 650M 2G/750GB 5400RPM/Blu-ray-enabled DVD±RW/CD-RW/Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)/802.11BGN/2.0MP Camera/Bluetooth 4.0/6 Cell Battery/HDMI/Instant On/B&O speakers/2YR Global Warranty/1YR Accidental Damage Protection/30-Day Zero Bright Dot/2-way FREE shipping/24-7 tech support

From the Manufacturer

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Hear the Incredible, Feel the Power

Theater-like multimedia experience on a mobile PC

The new ASUS N56 Series multimedia notebook clearly embodies the design that caters to better user experiences. The ASUS N56 Series is perfect for those who need or want incredible multimedia performance they can take anywhere, the new ASUS N56 Series is the ideal notebook. Its all new deluxe look has recently won a prestigious reddot 2012 Design Award. Grab your ASUS N56 notebook today and experience the incredible.

Tried and Tested for Quality

ASUS is a global technology leader who focuses on the mastery of innovation and design perfection. Today, it is the world's #1 manufacturer of motherboards and is one of world's top PC brands. With customers' need in the forefront, ASUS embodies the passion to create products that truly enhance the computing experience. Not only does design matter, ASUS products are also strictly quality tested to surpass industry standards, surviving multiple drop tests, hinge tests cycles and LCD pressure tests to name a few, ensuring that every ASUS product you buy will be one of your best investments.

Reliability Matters

ASUS PCs finish near or at the top of the industry's reliability rankings survey after survey.1

Known for their unmatched reliability, ASUS products clearly offers you peace of mind and quality you can trust. Using only premium materials, ASUS aims to break the industry mold and deliver a product that is truly incredible. In addition, ASUS also offers the industry's best-in-class warranty and free 1-year accidental damage protection so you sleep worry-free knowing ASUS' got your back.

Innovation Like no Other

Discover your ultimate multimedia entertainment notebook PC with the new ASUS N56 Series. Featuring the ASUS SonicMaster Technology co-developed with audio experts Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®, the new ASUS N56 Series brings you even better sound reproduction.

With the power of 3rd Gen Intel Core processors, the new N56 notebooks provide smoother multimedia experience and better multitasking capabilities. It has an even sleeker, slimmer design - only 1.2" thin making it perfect to grab and go when needed.


Key Features

  • ASUS SonicMasterTM Technology co-developed by world-renowned audio experts at Bang & Olufsen ICEpower delivers improved clarity, volume, and resonance, and more detailed sound
  • 3rd Gen Intel® CoreTM i7-3610QM (2.3GHz) Dual-Core processor for lag-free PC performance
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics with 2GB DDR3 VRAM and battery-boosting NVIDIA Optimus technology for Full HD playback and gaming
  • Huge 750GB hard drive capacity means more music, games, videos and files you can store
  • Thinner profile for better portability - only 1.2" thin
  • Instant-on technology means no waiting
  • Backlit keyboard for style and function in any light
  • Full-HD 1080P Display and Blu-Ray Drive combine to offer the ultimate HD experience


  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • Display: 15.6-inch LED Full-HD (1920 x 1080)
  • Processor: 3rd Gen Intel Core i7-3610QM (2.3GHz)
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GT 630M 2G
  • Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n
  • LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
  • Memory: 8GB DDR3 1066MHz, 2 SODIMM Sockets, up to 8GB
  • Storage: 750GB 5400RPM
  • Optical Drive: Blu-Ray Enabled DL DVD±RW/CD-RW
  • Camera: 2.0 megapixel
  • Speakers: Premium sounding speakers co-developed with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®
  • Card Reader: 1 x 3-in-1 card reader : SD, MMC, MS
  • Input/ Output:
    • 1 x Mic-in
    • 1 x Headphone-out
    • 1 x VGA port/Mini D-Sub 15-pin for external monitor
    • 1 x RJ-45 LAN
    • 2 x USB 2.0 ports
    • 2 x USB 3.0 port
    • 1 x HDMI port
    • 1 Bluetooth 4.0
  • Battery: 6-cell
  • Dimensions: 15.6" x 10.6" x 1.1" (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 6.0 lbs. (with 6-cell battery)
  • Color: Black

What's in the Box

  • N56VZ-DS71 Notebook
  • AC Adapter
  • 6-cell Battery Pack
  • Warranty Information Card

Comparison Chart

N56VZ-DB71 N56VZ-ES71
Display Size 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) 15.6" HD (1366 x 768)
Processor Intel® CoreTM i7-3610QM (2.3GHz) Intel® CoreTM i7-3610QM (2.3GHz)
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 2G NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 2G
Memory 8GB DDR3 4GB DDR3
Storage 750GB 7200RPM 500GB 5400RPM
Optical Drive Blu-Ray Enabled DVD±RW/CD-RW DL DVD±RW/CD-RW
Battery 6-cell 6-cell

Relax ASUS has got you covered!

This notebook is backed by the industry's most comprehensive warranty.

1-Year ASUS Global Warranty
  • 30-Day Flawless Display Guarantee
  • Free 2-way standard shipping
  • 24/7 Technical Support
1-Year Accidental Damage Protection
Covers accidental drops, spills, power surges and fire damage for the first year.

Rated number 1 PC brand according to SquareTrade, the leading direct-to-consumer warranty company.

Product Information

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Screen Size15.6 inches
Screen Resolution1920 x 1080
Max Screen Resolution1920x1080 pixels
Processor2.3 GHz Core i7-3610QM
Memory Speed 1600 MHz
Hard Drive750 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorNvidia GT 650M 2G
Chipset BrandIntel, NVIDIA
Graphics Card Ram Size2 MB
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Brand NameAsus
Item model numberN56VZ-DS71
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7;
Item Weight6 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H15 x 1.10 x 10 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count4
Computer Memory TypeSODIMM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive TypeBlu-Ray DVD Combo
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #22,028 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight10.4 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableApril 29, 2012
Warranty & Support Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

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47 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Elvan on June 5, 2012

I've ran across a wi-fi disconnecting/cannot connect problem almost immediately during the first time I used this laptop on battery; HOWEVER There Is a Very Easy Fix to This. Go to control panel and in the top right corner make sure the "View by" is set to small icons then-> click Device Manager-> click on Network Adapters-> click on the "Atheros AR9485WB-EG Wireless Network Adapter"-> in the upper right hand corner there's a tab "Power Management," click that and UNCHECK the box saying "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power." Hopefully this will help. I read a couple reviews on a similar model, the Asus N56VZ-ES71 and since its cheaper, more people buy it, and naturally the problem tends to show up more commonly. Don't worry, this is not a hardware flaw/problem nor is it a software bug, its just that the people at the manufacturing plant are too narrow-minded to think ahead, trust me, if you know how to use a mouse and read, this problem can be seen simply as a "setup" process like any other laptop.


I am very glad I found this laptop, I have absolutely no regret getting it (although a little on the expensive side). The overall design is very decent, it has a clean yet stylish look to it. I saw some people were hesitant to get this due to the lack of product specification. So I'll just spill it out right here-
Asus N56VZ-DS71:
Core i7 3610QM @ 2.3 ghz
8GB RAM (1600mhz)
750GB HDD (@5400rpm *sadface)
nVidia GT650m 2GB GDDR3 *sadface*
Blu-Ray/DVD Combo
Full 1080p (1920x1080) Display- Non-glossy (Matte)
1 x Microphone-in jack
1 x Headphone-out jack
1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor
4 x USB 3.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Wendell on September 24, 2012
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I previously owned an Asus G73Jw Republic of Gamers laptop, which was phenomenal. But I needed something a bit more professional-looking for client meetings. I mean, who takes a web developer seriously when he shows up with a gaming laptop that looks like a B-1 bomber? Anyway, the new laptop needed to live up to its predecessor in terms of performance, engineering design and appearance (albeit in a more professional way). I also wanted something maybe a tad smaller, but not much. The old G73Jw was a beast, a 17.3" laptop in what seemed like a double-width 20" frame.

Anyway, let's get on with this review.

As always, I go nuts searching the web for reviews when making a new purchase, especially when it is substantial. I was surprised to see what you can get for almost half the price of what I paid for my G73Jw originally. When sorting the products here at Amazon based on user reviews, the N56VZ was right near the top. How great is that? Still not satisfied, however, I continued my search on other sites and read about various laptop models at forums all over the place. Everything kept coming back to the N56VZ. My previous experience with the G73Jw was so awesome, that the name Asus was always atop my list anyway.

I did it. I ordered the N56VZ. I'm an Amazon Prime member, so I got the 2-day free shipping. However, I wanted it NOW, not in 2 days. While waiting anxiously for it's arrival, I performed a full backup on my G73Jw and commenced with the mourning process.

When the N56VZ arrived, I immediately plugged it in, turned it on and listened to the Hallelujah chorus in my head. I knew that the first boot-up would take longer than a normal boot. But I was not prepared for massive amount of time the 5400rpm hard drive would take.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Brit4764 on June 7, 2012
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I just got this speed monster yesterday via Amazon from J&Rs. What can I say about the's fast...VERY fast. Anybody wavering on the edge over to go i7 3rd gen over a 2nd gen I say just do it. The extra $$$ is well spent IMO. I see somebody else has just added a full list of specs which until now was not listed on here. The ES model doesn't have a Blu-Ray ROM and I think comes with only 4Gb DDR3-1333 RAM and 1366x768 res screen but is available for about $200 less. So if you're on a tight budget that might be a better choice. But do yourself a favor and get to see the beautiful 1920x1080 screen on this one beforehand. It is really that nice and I believe it's an IPS screen. No dark patches and a wide viewing angle.

As with the previous reviewer the Hitachi 5400rpm HDD supplied is completely out of place in this system. After verifying everything worked I swapped it out with my 2yr old Intel 80GB X-25M SSD. WOW - now it becomes a totally different animal. Running Cinebench 11.5 the results are CPU test 6.25 and GPU 3D animation test was 43.03fps! That outperforms an earlier i7 960 chip running at 3.2Ghz. Cinebench claims 2.3Ghz for this (though maybe faster with Turbo Boost running). Boot time is now about 21 seconds from cold boot to Win 7 desktop screen.

While I don't do much gaming, this notebook can perform as one. Mostly it will be used for everyday web browsing, email etc. and photo/HD video editing. It handles my Sony a77 24MP images like they were 15yr old 500k GIFs LOL Instant. No waiting. Photoshop v7.0 opens up the fastest I've ever seen. I haven't yet installed Sony Vegas Pro 8 but I expect it to be quick too. A word on the graphics performance. The 3rd gen i7 Ivy bridge series now has an on-die Intel video chip included.
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