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ASUS N56VB

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of ASUS N56VB. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the image quality and design are generally positive. The screen and sound also get good feedback. Comments about the size and usability are mixed. There are some less positive reviews about the touchpad and battery.

performance, sound, screen, design, image quality

portability, battery, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the ASUS N56VB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for ASUS N56VB

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of ASUS N56VB from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the screen and design are on the whole positive. The sound and price also get good feedback. Many are critical about the portability.

performance, price, sound, design, screen

portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus N56VB 15.6 inch Notebook (Black) - (Intel Core i7 3630QM, 8GB RAM, 750GB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 8)Asus N56VB 15.6 inch Notebook (Black) - (Intel Core i7 3630QM, 8GB RAM, 750GB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 8)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Review Asus N56VB-S4050H Notebook

 

Ambitious. Metal surfaces, backlit keyboard, a Full HD screen and

Bright and high-contrast Full HD screen with anti-glare surface; Good all-round performance; Moderate emissions; Backlit keyboard; High-quality sound; Graphics switching; Stylish case

Touchpad could be improved; Suboptimal interface distribution; Battery runtime could be longer; Weak Wi-Fi range; No recovery DVD

15-inch all-round laptops featuring a good screen, such as Acer's Aspire V3-571G, Samsung's Series 7 Chronos 770Z5E (review coming soon) or Sony's Vaio SV-S1511X9E/B.

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Hilary (reevoo.com)

Asus N56VB-S3181H

 

Has CD/DVD Drive and plenty of USB ports.

Only available with Windows 8.

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: Tony (reevoo.com)

Asus N56VB-S3181H

 

Audio quality,graphics and respons is very good

This is not a reflection on the laptop butt Windows 8 marks out of 10 is diapointing 4

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: Anon (reevoo.com)

Asus N56VB-S3181H

 

The software specs are quite reasonable over all the areas.

Personally, it's too heavy for me. There always seems to be a clicking sound coming from the DVD drive.

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Hilary (reevoo.com)

Asus N56VB-S3181H

 

Has CD/DVD Drive and plenty of USB ports

Only available with Windows 8

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Anon (reevoo.com)

Asus N56VB-S3181H

 

The software specs are quite reasonable over all the areas

Personally, it's too heavy for me ; There always seems to be a clicking sound coming from the DVD drive

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Jay (reevoo.com)

Asus N56VB-S3181H

 

Bought this as a spare laptop for work and also to start casual PC gaming. Seems to run most contemporary games smoothly. Good value for money.

Battery life could be longer. That said, not bad for a machine of these specs.

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: Lorenzo (reevoo.com)

Asus N56VB-S3181H

 

performance quality\price

windows 8

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: Nikolay (reevoo.com)

Asus N56VB-S3181H

 

Goood graphics and very nice sound.

Large size.

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: Davood (reevoo.com)

Asus N56VB-S3181H

 

- Cheapest Core i7 I could find! - Amazing subwoofer!! - Very nice and smooth keyboard - Boots up and shuts down quite fast - Four USB 3 ports which are very tough and tight!!

- The screen seems to be very vulnerable from the backside. When you close the lid, you should be very gentle with its top because it is not rigid very much. You can sense that it goes a little bit inside when you push it on the top. - The webcam is a...

Mar, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:MaxxAudio / SonicMaster / SonicMaster Premium
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen

Battery

Battery Capacity:5200 / 56
Battery capacity (Watt hours):56
Battery performance:5200 / 56
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6
Standby Time:5200

Camera

Front Camera:Y

Certificates

Certification:UL, TUV, MIC, CE Marking Compliance, BSMI, Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick Compliance, CCC, GOST-R, CB, EPEAT, EU Flower, Energy star, CECP, WEEE, Erp 2013, RoHS, JATE / UL, TUV, MIC, CE, BSMI, Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick, CCC, GOST-R, CB, EPEAT, EU Flower, CECP, WEEE, Erp 2013, JATE / UL, TUV, MIC, CE, BSMI, C-TICK/NZ A-Tick, CCC, GOST-R, CB, EU Flower, CECP, WEEE, Erp 2013, JATE
Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Black, Stainless Steel
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.74 / 6.3
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 2048 / 4
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum Resolution:3840 x 2160
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi / DVD±RW

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:MaxxAudio / SonicMaster / SonicMaster Premium
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1 / 11
Line-in: Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.74 / 6.3
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120 / 90
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM67 Express / Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):24 / 26
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
L3 cache:3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM67 Express / Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:I5-3230M / I7-3630QM
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.4
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.6
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:I5-3230M / I7-3630QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:E1 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:71459 / 72056
Processor code:SR0UX / SR0WX
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, User / HDD, User, BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, User / HDD, User, BIOS

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:No / Windows 8

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, RS-MMC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, RS-MMC, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / MMC, MS PRO, SD / SD, Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10
Height (front):1 / 1.07
Height (rear):1 / 1.28 / 1.34
Weight:5.95 / 7
Width:15