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alaTest has collected and analyzed 355 reviews of ASUS N56VM-RB71. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and price. The usability and design also get good reviews, but there are some mixed comments about the software and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the ASUS N56VM-RB71 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for ASUS N56VM-RB71


alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of ASUS N56VM-RB71 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the portability and screen. The price and durability are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the reliability and usability.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus N56VZ 15.6-inch Laptop - Black (Intel Core i7 3630QM 2.4GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Blu-ray, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 8)Asus N56VZ 15.6-inch Laptop - Black (Intel Core i7 3630QM 2.4GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Blu-ray, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 8)

Mar, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for ASUS N56VM-RB71


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of ASUS N56VM-RB71 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Reviews about the screen and design are generally positive. The sound and performance also get good views.

durability, performance, sound, design, screen

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS N56VZ-DS71 15.6-Inch Laptop with Full HD Display (Windows 7, i7 Processor and Nvidia GT 650M Graphics Card)(Black)ASUS N56VZ-DS71 15.6-Inch Laptop with Full HD Display (Windows 7, i7 Processor and Nvidia GT 650M Graphics Card)(Black)

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (

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Jul, 2012


Expert review by : Matthew Elliott (

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.

Sep, 2012

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Asus N56VZ-S4207H


The recovery partition was corrupted and ASUS refused to supply recovery media in machine just over one year old. Avoid this company

Dear Customer, Thank you for contacting ASUS. I am sorry you are experiencing difficulties with your device. OEM installs are worlds apart from full retail licenses. As discussed in my earlier email, if you are unhappy with the policies and solutions...

Apr, 2015

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Asus N56VZ-S4207H


Bought this to replaced Dell Studio which has been disappointing in terms of build quality and reliability. This feels solid and it's design is great, the flat aluminium keyboard through which the keys protrude looks excellent. Speed is great, screen...

It was expensive, but hopefully you get what you pay for. It would have been perfect if it had included a touch screen bearing in mind it uses Windows 8. Windows 8 is very counter intuitive and is taking a lot of getting used to, I will probably dump...

Aug, 2013

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Asus N56VZ-S4207H


It's the best quality for money laptop i have found on the market at the moment. I am a software developer and i need a really fast cpu plus a lot of RAM for running virtual machines. The full HD screen is amazing, sound quality is better than average...

- No backlit keyboard as it's advertised on all UK websites. In UK is not available as stated, only in other EU countries. - Battery life not so great ( 3 hours ) but for the power of the CPU is really good. You can't have a lot of power, long battery...

May, 2013

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Asus N56VZ-S4207H


Sound is great as advertised comes with a plug in sub that I didn't realise for an extra kick. Keyboard and mouse pad are decent size displaying a full keyboard. The viewing angle is really good you don't always have to be facing the centre of the...

It is very heavy for a laptop. The cd button is difficult to open. Problem like with most laptops I have found with windows 8 and the network driver, constant disconnects and reconnects is problem for playing online games. Also has the problem to play...

Apr, 2013

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Asus N56VZ-S4207H


Very nice laptop - good all round and even the sound is better than most laptops I've come across.

Lots of junk software pre-loaded, battery could last longer.

Apr, 2013

Consumer review (

Asus N56VZ-S4207H


Sound, build, picture

Battery life not great. Not as fast as I thought it would be.

Apr, 2013

Consumer review (

Asus N56VZ-S4207H


Excellent design and spec. The sound is very good.

Battery life could be better. Quite expensive.

Apr, 2013

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Asus N56VZ-S4207H


Full HD Screen Great sound from B&O speakers Quad Core i7 Blu-ray drive High-end design and build quality

Battery life isn't spectaculer, but is to be expected given the power of the internal components. No SSD

Mar, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio system:Creative Audigy HD / HD / SonicMaster / SonicMaster Premium
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen


Battery Capacity:5200
Battery capacity (Watt hours):56
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6


Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Swivel webcam: No


Wi-Fi certified: Yes


Colour of product:Black, Silver / Black, Stainless Steel
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black, Silver / Black, Stainless Steel
Product Type:Notebook


3D: No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6 / 43.9
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No


Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
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:Y / 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


Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes


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


3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethetrnet, WLAN
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-ray RW / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Other features

Audio system:Creative Audigy HD / HD / SonicMaster / SonicMaster Premium
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
On-board graphics adapter: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Y / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:6.3
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120


Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):23 / 24
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes: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/L/-RS 1333/1600
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 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 boost frequency:3.3 / 3.4
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:I7-3610QM / I7-3630QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series
Processor Socket:PGA988 / Socket G2
Processor threads:8
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:105 / 105 C

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States:Y / Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Y / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Processor ARK ID:64899 / 71459 / I7-3610QM
Processor code:SR0UX
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington / Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: No
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, User / HDD, User, BIOS


Drivers included:Y / Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / SD, Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
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:25.5 / 255 / 34
Height :2.1
Height (front):2.55 / 2.73
Height (rear):2.73 / 3.4
Width:38 / 380