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alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of ASUS N56VB. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the usability and design. The sound and screen also get good feedback. The touchpad and battery get less positive comments.

performance, screen, sound, design, usability

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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of ASUS N56VB from 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 Opinions about the screen and design are overall positive. The sound and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive views about the portability.

performance, price, sound, design, screen


100% of the reviews on 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)

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (

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 (

Asus N56VB-S3181H


Has CD/DVD Drive and plenty of USB ports

Only available with Windows 8

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Anon (

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: Lorenzo (

Asus N56VB-S3181H


performance ; quality\price

windows 8

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: Davood (

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 bit...

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: YuQuan (

Asus N56VB-S3181H


High processing speed ; Relatively good RAM ; Good Battery life given its a Desktop replacement (~3-4hrs) ; Great for games and multimedia usage

slightly heavy

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Chris (

Asus N56VB-S3181H


Fast start up. Amazing processing speed for video and music production. Lovely screen resolution and picture quality. Windows 8/8.1 is slight clunky. But I'm just getting to used to its 'funny ways

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Thomas (

Asus N56VB-S3181H


Runs games, videos, music, applications smoothly

Finger prints easily mark the case and the laptop making it look quite dirty

Feb, 2014

Product Specifications


Standby time:5200


Front Camera: Yes


Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Full HD


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


Island-style keyboard: Yes


4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4


Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:71459 / 72056 / I5-3230M
Processor package size:31 / 37.5


Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes