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5.0 out of 5 stars Asus N56VZ-ES71 first impressions, June 3, 2012
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Hi Guys,i bought this laptop on the 26th and got it on the 30th because of the holidays. I bought it from Amazon for 999$.
The specs are the same as everyone i guess its a N56VZ

-1366x768 (listed as 1920X1080 )
-500gb 5400rpm (will replace it with Seagate Momentus XT 750 Hybrid SDD)
-4GB of RAM ( 6GB as listed on Amazon Product Description ,but amazon solved this issue via a partial refund)
-Nvidia Gefore GT 650m (2GB)
-Windows 7 home premium

Ok ,Well my impressions are this computer is one of the best i have, and i think it will last me long considering the built quality , So I'll describe what i see in this computer.

Sound- Well first of all, its louder than my previous HP Dv6 one. Although the sound quality isn't much to brag. I know most people and videos show that the sound quality is top notch to be honest, it really does ,the sub-woofer really help very much, It is loud, just loud as hell!.

Speed/Performance - Lets be honest, is a new computer and as every new computers they are...well fast. I did have some hiccups, YouTube videos sometimes don't buff or play at all in Google chrome. In IE the keyboard locks it self or something because every time i try to type in the search engine or the address it wont do anything.

Quality- Well this is my 2nd laptop...and to be honest i love the quality, it feels nice, it feels durable and best of all it looks Awesome .

Weight- well considering that my old laptop was a gaming computer and used to weight around 7 pounds this one is extremely light (in my opinion) it does weight normal,The thickness of the computer is well...thin .

Battery- Well i haven't tried much or test it but i seen that i gotten around 3-3:20 hours on battery save, 2:40 on Entertainment and around 2:30 on High Performance, I find these times to be exceptional since my old laptop maxed @ 1:40hrs of battery life. Some have said that you get around 4 hours.. And well since i haven't tried it ,can't really comment on it, although it is possible.

Other- It is quiet it doesn't get hot, The display is awesome!, it does look a bit small for me,if it was just 17" it would be more than convenient,i know there is another 17" out there but the overall size didn't suite me.

Gaming/ Video - Well to be honest i haven't tested any good games, But one that i did test was Ace of Combats. And the heat was low,I am not an expert but i guess the temperatures are low on normal surfing or low demanding games, Videos, Well i been watching a lot of YouTube, Netflix, and other video sources and i can say, it looks extremely good. The video buffs fast, and hardly any stops ( considering my connection is top notch) HDMI sure works like ClockWork.

Conclusion- I'm really Glad i bought this computer, is top notch quality, on all its aspects,Weight, Battery life, and performance is something that i recommend this computer on. Any questions you have please let met know and I'll answer as best i can,Please note I'm not that much of an expert but i do know one or two things about computers. peace!
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Initial post: Jul 28, 2012 11:15:41 AM PDT
ZoomDoc says:
Any problems with speakers popping?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 22, 2012 5:51:40 AM PDT
Kaiser Soze says:
nope

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 1:43:44 PM PST
if you are suffering buffer under-run issues; i suggest the following...
1. uprade ram from 4gb to 8gb $39.00 corsair vengeance 8gb (2x4gb) ddr3 1600 mhz (pc3 12800) laptop memory (cmsx8gx3m2a1600c9)
2. upgrade hdd to seagate xt750 hybrid (7200 rpm) $129.00 seagate momentus xt 750 gb 7200rpm sata 6gb/s 32 mb cache 2.5 inch solid state hybrid drive st750lx003
3. once hdd is upgraded, open the control panel. click "system" then "advanced". under "performance", click "settings", select "advanced" again then click "change". now, set your swap file to "custom" and set the size to exactly double the system ram. if you upgraded to 8gb ram, set the swap file to 16gb minimum & 16gb maximum. better yet, if you have a seperate partition which houses the system restore files and if it has enough room, i suggest assigning that volume for your swap files instead of the c: drive. either way, defining a larger volume for swap dramatically improves performance. once you do those upgrades, you'll have a laptop which sells for $1300 online. best of luck.
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