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Asus N56VJ-S4031H

alaTest has collected and analyzed 530 reviews of Asus N56VJ-S4031H. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the price and screen are on the whole positive. The design and sound also get good feedback. Many are critical about the touchpad and usability. Comments are divided on the portability.

performance, sound, design, screen, price

usability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus N56VJ-S4031H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus N56VJ-S4031H

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Asus N56VJ-S4031H from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the screen and price. The sound and durability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical reviews about the portability and size.

performance, durability, sound, price, screen

usability, size, portability

77% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus N56VJ 15.6-inch Laptop (Black) - (Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.4GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 750GB HDD, Blu-ray, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Nvidia Graphics, WinAsus N56VJ 15.6-inch Laptop (Black) - (Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.4GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 750GB HDD, Blu-ray, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Nvidia Graphics, Win

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus N56VJ-S4031H

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 369 user reviews of Asus N56VJ-S4031H from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviews about the usability and design are overall positive. The portability and price are also appreciated, but there are some negative opinions about the size and energy efficiency.

performance, price, portability, design, usability

energy, size

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS N56VJ-DH71 15.6-Inch Full-HD 1080P LaptopASUS N56VJ-DH71 15.6-Inch Full-HD 1080P Laptop

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Thomas J. (newegg.com)

Mandatory 8.0 to 8.1 Upgrade Wipes Drive

 

The last few purchases of any great value from NewEgg have been mostly ASUS products....plagued with problems and the WORST Customer Experience I've had from an online store in more than 10 years from both companies.. :( I JUST ordered Win 7 for this...

It worked pretty good when Win 8 was on there....but, Win 7 would have been better and was the original OS when it first shipped ; Lots of features and versatility...as long as you were using a Win OS because all the bundled software for tweaking is...

I have a lot of time and money invested in this gift to my son and am really dissatisfied with ASUS after the ASUS laptop I bought from NewEgg kept wanting to upgrade from Win 8 to 8.1. The 'upgrade' wiped the HD and I lost a LOT of DATA. I called ASUS...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: dirtpuddle (newegg.com)

PC is OK, not impressed with refurb

 

I like the size, screen is good quality, speed is great

DVD drive didn't work, wouldn't even recognize disks (of any kind). Didn't realize it until my warranty was up, now I'm stuck with it

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: dirtpuddle (newegg.com)

ASUS R503U-RH21

 

I like the size, screen is good quality, speed is great

DVD drive didn't work, wouldn't even recognize disks (of any kind). Didn't realize it until my warranty was up, now I'm stuck with it

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: TM (newegg.com)

Wanted so much to love it

 

I know that this model has been discontinued, but I wanted to share what it's like after living with it for nearly a year, which many reviewers don't do. Warranty is absolute garbage. Send your $1000+ laptop in for a bad memory module? Asus has a...

i7 3rd gen quad core cpu (best available at the time I purchased) ; gorgeous HD ips screen ; good sound for a laptop (when subwoofer attached) ; USB 3.0 for fast external hard drive transfers ; non-Intel based wifi chip

Not entirely compatible with older versions of USB, some items that do function just fine on USB 2.0 only ports ; Not the best sub components used inside ; Memory module failed within 10 months of purchase and I will have to buy some high quality...

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: Timothy M. (newegg.com)

Wanted so much to love it

 

I know that this model has been discontinued, but I wanted to share what it's like after living with it for nearly a year, which many reviewers don't do. Warranty is absolute garbage. Send your $1000+ laptop in for a bad memory module? Asus has a...

i7 3rd gen quad core cpu (best available at the time I purchased) ; gorgeous HD ips screen ; good sound for a laptop (when subwoofer attached) ; USB 3.0 for fast external hard drive transfers ; non-Intel based wifi chip

Not entirely compatible with older versions of USB, some items that do function just fine on USB 2.0 only ports ; Not the best sub components used inside ; Memory module failed within 10 months of purchase and I will have to buy some high quality...

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: leo8888 (newegg.com)

False information from Asus?

 

Nothing angers me more than purchasing something based on pre-sales information then finding out that I was given incorrect information after the purchase. I hope someone from Asus will read this and provide the correct information regarding the BIOS...

Not sure yet, was planning to buy but I am getting conflicting information about the BIOS in this model

After reading the previous review comment from Asus support that said the BIOS could not be accessed without Windows 8 I decided to call Asus to confirm this. The support rep I spoke with assured me that the BIOS on this model could be accessed on boot...

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Elisabeth S. (newegg.com)

Another Awesome ASUS

 

The description says "black aluminum" which is true for the top of the lid/back of the screen. The keyboard area is silver aluminum and the bottom of the laptop is hard black plastic. The plastic bottom is probably better than a 100% aluminum case as...

This is a beautiful machine, yet another wonderful example of the high quality I have come to expect from ASUS. Super fast, durable, runs anything you are likely to need it to run. Very quiet system, I've had it for exactly 1 month & 1 day and the...

The only flaw I have observed in the system itself is that the black aluminum lid seems to hold onto & show oil marks from your hands. Nothing that isn't easily cleaned off with an alcohol wipe or similar product but for someone as OCD as myself it can...

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: R P. (newegg.com)

Be very careful of specifications

 

The only way to verify certain specifications (such as screen resolution, in my case) is to open the box and turn on the notebook. This can make getting a full refund from the place of purchase more difficult.

From other reviews, it seems like a good notebook, if you get one with the specifications ASUS claims

I've had an N56VJ notebook for over a month now, sitting unused ; That's because the only way to verify specifications is to contact ASUS sales (the website lists *possible* specifications, there are many sub-models). I needed the screen resolution to...

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: evieafisher (tigerdirect.com)

I am so happy I purchased this laptop!

 

I am very happy with my purchase. Especially now that I have Windows 7 as my OS now, rather than W8. Make sure you turn on all of your cores! Once you do that, you REALLY see how fast your processor is. If by some chance you don't know how to do that,...

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: Brian T. (newegg.com)

Totally worth it

 

Great design, great performance, sweet screen, awesome sound and a really good price for the quality of hardware. Highly recommended.

I upgraded from an old Asus F50VT-x6 (Core 2 Duo 2.53GHz) and this machine is a screamer in comparison. I've got a Core i5 2500K desktop that has barely been used since I got this laptop ; The screen is fantastic, there's a little bit of issues with...

First and foremost the hard drive is a bit slow. But what more can you expect from a non-hybrid 5400rpm drive? Most of the time it's not very noticeable. The only times I do is when booting up, or moving large files ; My second gripe is the...

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:50 / 56 / 74
Battery capacity (Watt hours):50 / 56 / 74
Battery performance:4700 / 5200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6 / 8

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Black, Stainless Steel / Black, White
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

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 / 65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 2048
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7730M / No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
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
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
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 Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:ICEpower / SonicMaster Lite / SonicMaster Premium
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Diagonal (metric):15.6
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Intel, NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / No

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC / 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 outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 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 / 65 / 90
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:AMD A70M / Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):23 / 24 / 25 / 26
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:AMD A70M / Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:A10-4600M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I7-3610QM / I7-3630QM
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / AMD A / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:AMD / Intel
Processor model:A10-4600M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I7-3610QM / 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 G2
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 / 105 C

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 / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
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:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / 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 / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:64899 / 65708 / 71459 / 72056
Processor code:SR0N0 / SR0UX / SR0WX
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / No / 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:Windows 8

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD / MMC, SD / SD, Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
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 / 11.8 / 9.88
Height (front):0.787 / 0.886 / 1 / 1.06 / 1.07
Height (rear):1 / 1.26 / 1.28 / 1.34 / 2.01
Weight:5.56 / 5.95 / 7 / 8.38
Width:14.9 / 15 / 15.1