Asus medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs Asus is one of the superior brands.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 370MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Asus N56VJ has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
Quite New PCI Express Slot Version
The PCI Express slot versions of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the N56VJ range from 2 to 3. With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the Asus N56VJ has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst similar spec laptops of this age.
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The Asus N56VJ is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The Asus N56VJ has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all laptops of a similar type and age to the N56VJ.
A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of laptop.
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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
The processor clock speeds of laptops of a similar type and age to the N56VJ range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. The Asus N56VJ has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.5 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.
If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Lenovo T410 (£263.99) (2.53GHz), or the Acer Aspire E5 (£399.97) (2.6GHz).
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Asus N56VJ supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of a similar type and age to it. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the N56VJ.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of portable PC.
Quite Big Internal Memory
The Asus N56VJ has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The average internal memory of laptops that have been available for more than two years is 5.3GB.
Fairly Big Screen Size
The Asus N56VJ has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst portable PCs of this age. The average screen size of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 15", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".
We compared all the other 15.6" laptops to this portable PC and we think the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M (£314.97) which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
The smallest total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the N56VJ is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. With a total storage capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Asus N56VJ has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst notebook PCs of this age.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
The Asus N56VJ is a four USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the N56VJ have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.
Quite Big Battery Capacity
With a battery capacity of 5,200 milliamperes * hour, the Asus N56VJ has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the N56VJ the battery capacities range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,700mAh.
Fairly Big Battery Capacity
The smallest battery capacity of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the N56VJ is 23Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. With a battery capacity of 56 watt-hours, the Asus N56VJ has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.
Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity
Portable PCs of this age and type have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. The Asus N56VJ has a fairly big hard drive capacity (750 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the N56VJ.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.
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Does Not Have a Front Camera
Most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the N56VJ have a front camera, however the Asus N56VJ does not have a front camera.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The Asus N56VJ does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the N56VJ which have a full-size keyboard.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. 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.
If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
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Only SonicMaster Audio System
This notebook PC audio system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Asus N56VJ does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the N56VJ also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Notebook PCs that are a similar age to the N56VJ have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg. The Asus N56VJ is fairly heavy (2.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the N56VJ.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.
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Released Over Four Years Ago
It was over four years ago when this notebook PC was released.
Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family
The Asus N56VJ has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel HM76 Express, Intel HM76
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Memory Stick (MS), MMC+, MS PRO, SD
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
DVD Super Multi
Bang & Olufsen
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Adapter Power
BIOS, HDD, User
Weight & Dimensions
Height At Front
Height At Rear
AC Adapter Included
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video