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5.0 out of 5 stars Everything you could need in a laptop, August 10, 2012
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This review is from: ASUS N56VM-AB71 Full-HD 1080P 15.6-Inch Laptop (Personal Computers)
I asked a few questions about this laptop from other reviewers but could not get an answer... to anyone who needs to know, it does indeed have a backlit keyboard. I got mine this morning and it's simply beautiful, the screen and sound are amazing, typing is a joy and I could not be happier.

I really wish Amazon would get proper specs up for this. I ordered in hope that it would have a backlit keyboard, and I got lucky.

I will update this review with more info if I find anything worth remarking on - the specs speak for themselves, and of course there is a ton of nonsense bloatware, but that's easily dealt with.

I highly recommend this machine to anyone who wants something that looks good and you can be proud to own.
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Initial post: Aug 10, 2012 8:21:37 AM PDT
Nageeb says:
Does this have a matte/non reflective screen?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 10, 2012 8:38:58 AM PDT
Conor L says:
Yes, the screen is matte and is a huge bonus

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 10, 2012 12:21:30 PM PDT
I am seriously considering purchasing this computer. Was concerned after the one negative post. Do you know what type of speakers it comes with? Are they Bang & Olufsen? You said they sound great and another post said they weren't very good...thanks, Colleen

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 10, 2012 12:29:44 PM PDT
Conor L says:
The Speakers are great for a laptop, especially with the sub woofer they provide. Without the subwoofer they are as good as any laptop speakers I've heard. They say they are bang and olufsen but a brand name means nothing really

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 10, 2012 12:41:30 PM PDT
Thanks that was helpful. Only asked about B&O speakers because in viewing other's comments for other computers they raved about them. Not personally familiar with them. Please update with any issues if the arise as I plan to order in the next few days. THANK YOU! Sounds like a great computer with awesome specs especially for the price.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 10, 2012 6:51:31 PM PDT
Colleen (and other prospective buyers), you might want to also take a look at Microcenter:

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0394503

They have the N56VZ, which comes with the nicer 650m video card, 8GB of RAM, and if the specs are correct, also a 7200 RPM HDD like the VM on this page (the VZ on Amazon lists a slower 5400 drive). It's currently about $10 more than the VM at $999, but you'll also pay $20 or so for shipping, and tax if you live in a "Microcenter" state. I've decided to do store pickup and give it a spin (they have a 15-day no-questions return policy) -- for me, with tax, it ends up falling right between Amazon's VM and VZ, costwise. That's worth it for me to get the better video card.

-Matt

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 13, 2012 12:22:18 PM PDT
R. Helene says:
so this above computer has a 7200 RPM? the one from amazon here i mean.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 13, 2012 12:40:24 PM PDT
Yikes, sorry for the confusion! The model listed here (the VM) has a 7200 RPM drive -- or at least the specs clearly say so.

I think the VZ model (with the 650m) is listed on Amazon with the slower 5400 drive. However, I can confirm that the VZ model listed and sold by Microcenter has a 7200 RPM drive.

-Matt

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 13, 2012 6:25:18 PM PDT
Conor L says:
Yeah, the micro center one is a good deal too. I got this one at $979 with one day shipping for 4 bucks with prime membership. By the time shipping and tax were added to microcenters n56vz, combined with the 3% chase rewards I would lose by not buying on amazon, I was looking at more like a $150 difference.

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 10:34:22 PM PDT
TheWoodGal says:
would this laptop be good for gaming?
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