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- Rated 4.5 stars
- ASUS N56VM-AB71 15.6″ LED Laptop
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- Cosmetic AppealEditor: 80%
- Design & Build QualityEditor: 90%
- FeaturesEditor: 90%
- FunctionEditor: 90%
- Value For The PriceEditor: 90%
The ASUS N56VM-AB7115.6″ LED Laptop is an excellent system suited for any type of use.
ASUS N56VM-AB71 Technical Specifications
- 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: 6GB DDR3 1066MHz, 2 SODIMM Sockets, up to 8GB
- Storage: 750GB 7200RPM
- Optical Drive: 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
- N56VM-AB71 Notebook
- AC Adapter
- 6-cell Battery Pack
- Warranty Information Card
ASUS N56VM-AB71 Video Reviews
The N56VM from the great people at ASUS is rapidly growing popularity and we are not surprised after getting a chance to demo one ourselves. It's sleek and appealing design matched with its top notch internal components make a killer combo. Its not often you can find a laptop at this price versatile enough to handle almost any task you throw at it.
Design & Cosmetic Appeal
The overall design of this PC is simple, but elegant. The material and structural design resembles that of a unibody Macbook Pro. The keyboard also is very close to the Macbook design with similar back-lighting, but differs by featuring a full numerical keypad as well. The build material is strong and durable so I can imagine this PC will hold up over the usual wear and tear for many years to come. The addition of an HDMI port was also an excellent touch. Having it on-board makes it very quick and convenient to attach a second monitor or HD television for a convenient multi-screen setup. We do think the laptop was a bit bulky and heavier than competitors, but its performance easily makes up for it.
Most people don't realize how incredible it is to have a full HD screen on a 15″ laptop. The screen makes this machine perfect for someone who has a laptop as their primary or sole computing device since it can handle pretty much any task. It is it provides crystal clear imaging for gaming, multimedia, and even the dull tasks such as word processing. We were also impressed to see that it packed a serious punch hardware wise for the price. It's fast and powerful processor matched with a large harddrive in addition to 6 gigs of ram makes this beast a serious contender to its similarly priced competitors.
Like I stated earlier, seriously this laptop is designed to handle pretty much any task you throw at it. It runs quietly and the sound quality of this laptop is very impressive (it comes with an external sub-woofer at no cost!). Thanks to the dedicated graphics card this computer is capable of handling all types of games with the vast majority of them set to the highest settings. We tried it with Starcraft 2 running on the highest settings and found no stuttering with it maintaining a sufficient FPS throughout our test run.Due to its sheer computing power it is great for someone who likes to multitask while they work. If your someone who runs multiple resource heavy programs at once (ex: Skype, iTunes, Spotify, Teamviewer, RDC, Chrome, Firefox, etc.) or keeps dozens of Internet browser tabs running at once then this is the computer for you. It will keep you running smoothly despite the heavy workload you try to burden it with.
Realistically, we believe this could be an affordable alternative to the new Retina Macbook Pro from Apple.
Here is a quick comparison of the two:
15″ – 1920×1080
Quad Core i7 – 2.3GHz
NVIDIA GT 630M 2GB Graphics
2 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI
15″ – 2880×1800
Quad Core i7 – 2.3GHz
NVIDIA GT 650M 1GB Graphics
2 USB 3.0, 1 HDMI
256GB flash storage
What are others saying about the ASUS N56VM Laptop?
I highly recommend this machine to anyone who wants something that looks good and you can be proud to own.
– clj73 (Amazon Reviewer)
The display is AMAZING. Videos, websites, programs……everything looks excellent. Hands down the best display I've used on a Windows machine. I would highly recommend pushing for 1080p if possible. The sound quality for a laptop is amazing. It's loud and clear.
– Thinkblue (Amazon Reviewer)
This laptop is my best buy for years. There is nothing I do not like about it.
– Possi (Amazon Reviewer)
Do we recommend the ASUS N56VM-AB71 15.6″ LED Laptop?
We do recommend this product if you are looking for a PC in the price range and do not mind a little extra size & weight.
For additional information visit the manufacturer's website: ASUS N56VM-AB71 15.6″ LED Laptop
As a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and our Managing Editor, Colt loves testing out the newest tech products/services. His goal is to help better educate other consumers to ensure the most satisfying purchases decisions on consumer electronics and services. When he is not working on creating new content, Colt enjoys spending time with his two Australian Shepherds, Mia and Zoey.