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Asus N56 4 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Nov 2012
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13 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

Notebook PC expert review site notebookcheck.pl scored this portable PC 84 out of 100. This puts this many processor core laptop in the top 18% of all the portable PCs that were released more than two years ago when ranked by average expert review score.

Asus Has Good Laptop Reviews

Based on 2,723 expert and owner reviews, Asus has good ratings for its notebook PCs. Asus also has good ratings specifically for its many processor core portable PCs compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Asus N56 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (650 megahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of this type and age is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Asus N56 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Asus N56 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all laptops of this age and type.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on laptops of this age and spec.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus N56 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the N56 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Asus N56 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the N56 have internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB.

If this Asus laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 15 (£1,498.87) (16GB and higher rated), or the Lenovo Y70 (16GB and higher rated).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Asus N56 does not have a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the N56 do have a front camera.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the HP Pavilion 17-e118dx which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,100 megahertz, the Asus N56 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the N56 is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus N56 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the N56 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Lenovo Y70 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the N56 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB. The Asus N56 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Asus N56

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Asus laptop was released over four years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the Asus N56 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the N56.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Asus N56VZ (2.4GHz and higher rated).

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Average Screen Size

The Asus N56 has a fairly standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the N56.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the HP Pavilion 17-e118dx (17.3" and higher rated).

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Average Weight

At 2.7 kilograms, the Asus N56 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the N56.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Asus N56 has a fairly average total storage capacity (750 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the N56.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Asus N56VZ (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

We compared all the other laptops that have an HDD storage media to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus N56VZ, and the HP Pavilion 17-e118dx is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this laptop is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Asus U500VZ (£649.99) (SSD) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Expert Reviews

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31 March 2012

Nast?pca Asusa P42JC budzi mieszane uczucia. Powa?niejsze mankamenty to ubogie wyposa?enie w z??cza (brak USB 3.0) oraz niektóre parametry matrycy (s?aby kontrast, w?skie k?ty widzenia).W...

Workmanship
Choice of materials
Design
Matt display
Good keyboard
Interface diversity
No fingerprint reader
Screen's poor contrast
No Nvidia Optimus
Ubogie wyposaenie w zcza, saby kontrast i wskie kty widzenia, brak technologii Nvidia Optimus
14 May 2014

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gt635m, vzs4082, vzs4196, vzs4384, asus 64, vms3195, vzs4384h, asus 64b, asus n56, vms3195v, asus 261, vzs4082v, vzs4196h, n56vz1as4, asus 3610, asus n56v, n56vzds71, asus 261q, asus 3210, n56dpdh11, n56vmrb51, asus 64bi, n56vms3129, n56vzs4035, n56vjs4089
Barcodes 00230494862482, 00320127566037, 00886227136339, 00886227136353, 00886227136988, 00886227136995, 00886227137008, 00886227162390, 00886227162406, 00886227162420, 00886227183777, 00886227188666, 00886227206780, 00886227206797, 00886227222322, 00886227225798, 00886227285198, 00886227285204, 00886227298068, 00886227375561, 04716659136330, 04716659136354, 04716659136361, 04716659136989, 04716659136996, 04716659137009, 04716659137771, 04716659137931, 04716659153948, 04716659154129

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