|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Max Screen Resolution||1920*1080 pixels|
|RAM||8 GB DDR3|
|Memory Speed||1600 MHz|
|Hard Drive||1 TB mechanical_hard_drive|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Nvidia GT 635M 2G|
|Chipset Brand||Intel, NVIDIA|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||2048 MB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||2|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||4|
ASUS N56 15-Inch Laptop [OLD VERSION]
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- Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4 GHz Processor
- 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM Expandable to 16 GB
- 1TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
- 15.6-Inch 1080P Full-HD LED Screen, Nvidia GeForce GT 635M 2GB DDR3 VRAM Graphics
- Windows 8 / Backlit keyboard
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First of all, the build quality on this machine is EXCELLENT. Having never owned any asus product, I'm seriously impressed at the build quality on this thing. Even though I only paid $899, this feels like a $1500+ machine. The aluminum finish is fantastic and feels really good. I will say it's a bit of a fingerprint magnet, but that's nothing a quick wipe with a cloth won't fix. Also, since Amazon doesn't disclose this, the ASUS logo on the front lid is BACKLIT. Some reviewers have knocked on the weight a bit, but for everything you're getting, it's a non issue. Unless you weigh about 30lbs, I don't see how you could knock on the weight.
The keyboard is great. I very much enjoy the feel of the keys and the response is excellent. Even for someone with big hands like me, I have no trouble typing at full speed. Also, this keyboard is BACKLIT for those of you not sure, and it looks great in the dark. You can also adjust the level of brightness as you see fit.
Wasn't too happy with this at first but I've grown to like it. I'm a big fan of the pinch to zoom and all the other features it comes with. Yes, sometimes you might not get the exact response you want or you'll accidentally zoom in on something, but the touchpad is great. No regrets and no serious complaints.
Initial boot up takes a bit, but even with all of the bloatware ASUS puts on this thing, it's pretty fast. The i7 along with the 6GB of RAM really makes navigating through all programs a breeze and I've no freeze ups or noticeable lag. I plan on installing an SSD sometime in the near future and doing a clean install but for the average user, there shouldn't be any performance issues.Read more ›
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.
1). I bought this laptop hopefully to build a Hardware Specification equivalent of a Macbook Pro without paying the Apple Hardware Tax and without having to use MACOS.
2). Window 8 Sucks. Hated it immediately. I would have bought the Windows 7 version of this Laptop, except it is slightly different and has less base memory. So I bought the Windows 8 version and just installed my own copy of Windows 7.
3). The UEFI is locked to Windows 8. I removed the hard drive and replaced it with a SSD. The Boot process would not hand-off to Windows 7 during the setup process when using UEFI and mounting Windows 7 install as a CD. If I toggled the "Launch CSM" setting in the BIOS to "Enabled" this worked fine, but without UEFI. Less exciting but still very usable. (CSM means Compatibility Support Module and it's a UEFI setting for backwards compatibility with older BIOS devices.)
4). The only 16gb memory I was able to get to work to upgrade this machine to 16gb was Kingston ValueRAM 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 (PC3-12800) Non-ECC CL11 SODIMM Notebook Memory (KVR16S11/8). I tried three other sets of 16gb DIMMs without any of them working before I found the Kingston. Thanks to the person in the comments who suggested it.
5). The upgrade plate is on the bottom toward the front and merely requires removing the one center front screw. This involves prying up the plastic foot thing in the center and unscrewing. Easy access to the HDD, the Memory and the NIC from there.
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Ran down the battery yesterday and got over 4 hours out of it - no games but lots of installing and downloading. Good buy for the price and is has everything once could ask for for a desktop laptop.
Update - I had to return the first laptop because I did not want to go through the hassle of getting the keyboard repaired - Amazon exchanged it with no problem (same model) and the keyboard on the replacement laptop works great. The first one didn't have the backlighting (or maybe it was a driver problem) this one works without any hitches.
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I like everything about this computer, from the speed to the backlit keys. I turned the mousepad off due to it being overly sensitive. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Nikon Shooter
Love this so much. I haul it around from room to room getting children in quiet spaces to do homework! Thanks Amy DuckettPublished 6 months ago by Amy W.Duckett
I bought this computer used since I knew it had Windows 7. I wanted a formerly-high end laptop that would still work for 2016 and then some. Got it for $325 used. Read morePublished 6 months ago by nothingnew
Excellent build quality. Touchpad is very sensitive. I addressed overheating by using a laptop fan underneath.Published 9 months ago by Annaleigh
Still using this laptop. Highly recommnend.
Replaced the HDD with a SSD immediately upon receipt. Read more
Worst computer I have ever bought. Keyboard and screen are nice enough but it runs so slowly (& I am not loading it with heavy duty applications, just MS Office). Read morePublished 11 months ago by G.S.
Battery dies rather quickly. But I'm writing this review from this laptop. It still runs amazing!Published 12 months ago by michael plumb
Since I bought it, there is a problem in housing the screws are not effective and the housing corners are wide open
The WIFI adapter is always disconnecting
I am... Read more
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