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alaScore 94

393 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 393 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the value for money and keyboard. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the reliability and software.

design, performance, screen, keyboard, value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) the ASUS N56VM-RB71 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 393 reviews)

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Benchmarkcheck: The Secret World


No standard MMO. With 'The Secret World', EA has released an unusual online RPG that feels different from many of its competitors. Adventure elements have taken priority over relentless grinding and common fetch quests. This Benchmarkcheck analyzes...

Note: For tessellation to be activated correctly, the setting must be turned on manually

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Update review Asus N56VM Notebook with GT 630M


Cheaper. After the review of the N56VZ with the powerful GeForce

matte surfaces; 4x USB 3.0; Keyboard light; bright, matte FullHD display with decent viewing angles; good sound due to external subwoofer

loose LAN port; inconvenient location of interfaces; poor click pad

Without doubt the GT 650M in the Asus N56VZ.

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Mobile Ivy Bridge and ASUS N56VM Preview


Intel is firing a massive artillery barrage at its competition today with the release of desktop and mobile Ivy Bridge processors. Last year's Sandy Bridge gave Intel a huge lead in the performance segment of the market, a lead that AMD has yet to...

From the moment I first opened the package and pulled out the N56VM, I have been impressed with ASUS’ latest hardware. The silver palm rest is a nice change of pace from all the black laptops I’ve tested during the past few years, the keyboard is...



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Asus N56VZ-DS71


How serious is the Asus N56VZ-DS71 about multimedia? Some entertainment laptops incorporate a small subwoofer along with their stereo speakers. The N56VZ-DS71 ($1,149) comes with a genuine external subwoofer that plugs into a tiny jack on the left edge...

Strong application and graphics performance ; Attractive, metal design ; External subwoofer improves music playback ; Quiet operation

Stiff and skittish touch pad ; Confusing Webcam software setup

Well-rounded and fairly priced, the Asus N56VZ is a 15-inch laptop built for any and all manner of multimedia.

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Asus' Ivy Bridge-powered N56VM notebook


At last, Ivy Bridge is out. Surely that means a tidal wave of next-generation ultrabooks is about to hit. Surely we're about to slice our fingers on Ivy Bridge-powered systems so thin they can be classified as bladed weapons.

Let's talk about Ivy Bridge first and the N56VM second.

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ASUS N56VM Notebook Review: The Do-It-All Ivy Bridge Laptop


When Ivy Bridge was released Ryan did a deep-dive and desktop review while I worked on a review of the mobile processor. My mobile review was based on a reference laptop known as the ASUS N56VM. Although considered a “reference platform,” the laptop is...

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Asus N56VM


The first laptop we've seen to show off one of the new Intel Ivy Bridge mobile processors is the Asus N56VM, a 15.6-inch desktop replacement. The chip is the Core i7-3720QM, a 2.6GHz quad-core, eight-thread processor with 6MB of cache. The laptop also...

Blazing Ivy Bridge processor. Full HD display ; Cons: Neither graphics processor is on par with the sizzling CPU. Somewhat bulky. Editor Rating: 4.00 ; By Eric Grevstad

Neither graphics processor is on par with the sizzling CPU. Somewhat bulky. Editor Rating: 4.00 ; By Eric Grevstad

The Asus N56VM is the first laptop we've seen with Intel's "Ivy Bridge" inside, and the new processor doesn't disappoint. Pros: Blazing Ivy Bridge processor. Full HD display. Cons: Neither graphics processor is on par with the sizzling CPU. Somewhat...

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Amazon review summary for ASUS N56VM-RB71


alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 user reviews of ASUS N56VM-RB71 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) on

performance, design, keyboard, value for money, build quality

85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Quality Control Error at ASUS


I will be careful about trusting ASUS with any more refurbished orders, you probably should too.

Good Deal

I just received this laptop today. I have ordered refurbished units from ASUS before without any problem. This item showed up with the plastic border around the screen broken and noticeable scratches on top. I am so disgusted that the Quality Control...

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windows 7 laptop


good deal NEED more memory, Will take 16mg.

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo / DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:3 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8


Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT630M / GEFORCE GT650M


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM76 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I7-3610QM / I7-3630QM