Asus N56V - Entertainment Laptop

8/28/2012 1:53:30 AM

We have an occasion to experience directly N56V – Asus’s laptop of model 2012.

In terms of configuration, users can optimize the processing strength of N56 flexibly based on their demands/budgets. This laptop is equipped with standard configuration (Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge, Ram 4GB, 500GB memory storage, NVIDIA GeForce 600 series graphics card and 15.6-inch screen at 1366 x 768). In addition, a prominent trait is the high-quality B&O speaker system, too good for a 15-inch laptop.

Description: Entertainment laptop Asus N56V

Entertainment laptop Asus N56V

The trial configuration:

  • CPU Intel Core i7-3610QM quad-core 2.3GHz
  • Ram 6GB bus 1600MHz
  • 750GB hard disk
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M Ram 2GB graphics chip (GT 650M Kepler is an optional)
  • Full HD 15.6-inch screen
  • Blu-ray disk + DVDRW
  • Connections: Wi-Fi N, 4 USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, LAN, VGA, etc.
  • Dimension: 40 x 26 x 2.6cm, weight: 3kg
  • RRP: 1100USD

For design, this laptop has a harmonious appearance. The cover and frame are made of aluminum. The lid is covered with a brown scratchy aluminum layer. Although it is simple, it creates friction that helps holding better. Asus logo has a LED inside that will shine when the laptop is turned on. The front side has only the alert lights and SD slot. The left side is equipped with connection port such as USB 3.0, HDMI, LAN, VGA and cooling slot. The right path contains 2 USB 3.0 ports and Blu-ray player. The number of ports is adequate to use for V56 although it lacks of advanced ports such as eSATA, DisplayPort, ThunderBolt, etc.

The most out-standing point may be the keyboard area and palm rest. This laptop owns a full-sized keyboard, including QWERTY keys on the left and number keys on the right. They are located next to each other without being separated, delivering a harmonious feeling. As stated above, most of the cover is made of aluminum so N56 has certain solidity at a general glance. This helps the chick-let keyboard get rid of flex phenomenon (the surrounding areas sink when pressing a key). The touchpad is designed for more convenience. The left and right mouse buttons are made concealed.

Description: The keyboard

The keyboard

The B&O speaker is the best thing about this laptop. Although the volume is not extreme, the sound quality is very excellent to compensate. It is rarely broken when turned loud and 80% is the most idea limit. Asus offered a free tiny sub-speaker with the diameter of 5 cm from Sonic Master. This tiny one does not need a sub-source. You just need to plug it into the 2.5 mm jack on the side for instant use. It will supplement the bass sounds that B&O lacks. When in combination, this tiny mini 2.5 speaker gave an impressive result. However, it is the speaker for a laptop so it will have some disadvantages. For examples, it has troubles with the volume and details levels. These drawbacks will be manifested the most clearly when we play the classical symphonies with the interference of different kinds of musical instruments. Sounds will be tangled and lose their details. It is possible that Asus N56V’s speaker is more suitable for Pop/Ballad songs.

Full HD screen of N56V will offer a comfortable and large using space with good brightness. However, the colors shown are not really impressive; it delivers a feeling of coldness because it is blue-stained. In addition, the hem is quite thick so it directly raises the screen dimensions.

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