|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366*768|
|Processor||2.3 GHz Core i7-3610QM|
|RAM||4 GB SO-DIMM|
|Memory Speed||1600 MHz|
|Hard Drive||500 GB mechanical_hard_drive|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Nvidia GT 650M|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||2 GB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||2|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||2|
ASUS N56 15-Inch Laptop [OLD VERSION]
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- Intel Core_i7_3610QM Core i7 3610QM 2.3 GHz
- 4 GB SO-DIMM DDR3 RAM,Integrated 2 Megapixel Webcam,1x Headphone Output,1x Microphone Input,2x USB 2.0,2x USB 3.0,HDMI,VGA,LAN
- 500 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
- 15.6-Inch 1366x768 Screen Nvidia GT 650M - 2GB Video Memory
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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A couple of things that may or may not be negatives for you:
- As another reviewer mentioned, the Nvidia GeForce GT 650M graphics card is DDR3, not GDDR5. This didn't matter much to me because it's still a very significant upgrade over what I was using before, but if you're looking for a GDDR5 video card you won't find it here.
- ASUS BLOATWARE. Holy &@*$ there is a lot of bloatware that comes on this thing. I spent a while the other day trying to uninstall their preinstalled programs and I still have a bunch of processes running on my computer that I don't recognize. I'm toying with the idea of just wiping and reinstalling a clean version of Windows. All I want is to buy a laptop with a completely basic/bare-bones Windows installation and a browser so I can install everything else myself, but I have yet to have that happen.
I ended up doing a clean Windows reinstall to wipe out Asus's bloatware.
For the most part everything is still great, but there's one annoyance I've come across in regards to audio. When no sound is playing, every 10 seconds or so I'll hear a soft popping sound from my speakers. It drives me nuts when I'm sitting around browsing the internet without any music playing, but I'm not sure what's causing it (already updated my drivers, etc). It doesn't happen if they're playing sound (music, games, etc).Read more ›
So far, this machine has tandles EVERYTHING I've thrown at it. The CPU and GPU are good enough to last you a few years before they start showing their age. The RAM and HDD do leave some to be desired, but RAM is cheap, and with RAMDisk options out there, the hard drive will make little difference. Currently, 4GB is plenty for most applications and games. Those who intend on editing audio, photo or video will definitely require more.
The black levels on this display are great. Games and HD movies are very crisp,and I enjoy the nice contrast levels. Some might be turned off by the 1366x768 resolution (mostly movie buffs, hardcore gamers and those who edit video/photos,) but I appreciate the boost in game performance (higher resolutions hit the GPU harder.)
ASUS did a nice job with the sound system. The built-in speakers sound great for a laptop, and the added mini-sub gives you a little more low end, which is a plus.
The backlit keyboard is awesome when gaming in a dark room!
The black brushed aluminum and silvery grey mix is sharp. I've never been too fussy on how things look.
I have nothing but praise for movies streamed off of Netflix or Amazon Prime. They look great and sound great.
MS Office programs load up fairly fast. I suspect RAMdisk or installing a SSD will expedite things tremendously here.Read more ›
Here is something about the RAM. It is posted here as 6GB, but it is only 4gb RAM. If you read the description further down the page you will read the correct 4gb RAM. Amazon as usual took care of me and that situation.
There are 2 video cards in this laptop. The Intel HD Graphics and also the Nvidia GT 650M. The way it is supposed to work is the Intel HD is used for everyday surfing, word processing, email, facebook, etc. The Nividia card will apparently kick in when gaming or when you specifically call for it in the application. Still need to figure this out, but I read about it online.
I would definitely recommend this laptop to anyone who wants a very powerful entertainment/gaming laptop on a budget.
Regrets? Would have liked the Blu-ray drive and the TV tuner. Other than that, solid.
I used this thing for a couple of months with Win 7 and it's the first time I have been overly pleased with a laptop. There always seems to be something that isn't quite right with a new laptop... this one was the exception and I was very pleased.
However, after installing Winblows 8, things started to unravel. Nothing major, just some annoying things. For instance,
1. the USB 3.0 drivers are incompatible.
2. WIDI no longer works and there does not seem to be a fix for this.
3. The DVD drive open/close button no longer functions. If I want to open the disk drive, I must do it from Windows explorer.
I have tried using the ASUS upload manager to take care of the above... but after 3 months of trying, I have given up. My USB ports, while working are slow. I don't use WIDI much, so it's only a small bummer. The disk drive thing is more of an annoyance. Lastly, Windows 8 is one very horrible piece of software. Maybe it's better on a touch screen, but I doubt it. Don't feel compelled to install Windows 8 in this machine because it is nearly perfect without it.
This computer as delivered with Win7 is a five star computer. 'Upgrading' to Windows 8 makes it a three star computer.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The only problem is that after a year the keyboard stopped working and when I tried to have a replacement from Asus they didn't have that option. Read morePublished on February 7, 2014 by Wanderson
It is a great laptop but, I had to send it back because the external speaker did not work. The plug for the external speaker was messed up and the mini plug would not click in to... Read morePublished on January 23, 2014 by Biobs
I haven't been disappointed at all with this computer, it can run just about any game no problem. Skyrim I keep at a stable 60fps or Arma 3 at a stable frame-rate too. Read morePublished on September 6, 2013 by Alex Newey
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Once it's in it doesn't come out. Read more
Ok, I'm pretty good at using a computer and finding my way around a new program, but as far as the "gizzards" go I'm pretty hopeless. Read morePublished on June 14, 2013 by Lizzie
I got this thing six months ago and thought that this would be an awesome laptop, when it arrived I loved it and It ran Solidworks great even rotating large complex models. Read morePublished on June 5, 2013 by Slick Nick
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if you are looking for a great laptop that can do pretty much anything you want it to, then this is the one for you, fast great sound, will play many pc games and the design and... Read morePublished on April 30, 2013 by Brendan O'Brien
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