Asus N56VM-S4032V

Specifications

Asus N56VM-S4032VNotebook: Asus N56VM-S4032V (N56 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 3610QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:10, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 70%, features: 70%, display: 70% mobility: 50%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 50%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus N56VM-S4032V

85% ASUS N56VM Ivy Bridge laptop review
Source: Good Gear Guide English
All up, the N56VM is a very good laptop. It was most enjoyable to use thanks to its good keyboard, touchpad and matte screen and we found the sound quality to be exceptional, too. It can supply swift performance for office applications, but it can also be used capably as a gaming machine, as long as you aren't used to playing with super-high detail settings. For an asking price of $1399, we think it's well worth it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 85%

Foreign Reviews

Klangvoll – 15-Zoll-Multimedia-Notebook mit Bang & Olufsen Sound
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/29/2012
Rating: performance: 70% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%
Asus N56VM - multimediální Ivy Bridge v hliníku
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Excellent speakers ; Quality display; Plenty of USB 3.0 ports. Negative: Touchpad buttons; Ethernet port cap.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/07/2012
IVB i7四核CPU 华硕N56VM影音娱乐本评测
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Positive: Performance; USB 3.0; Backlit keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/01/2012
Asus N56VM
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
Positive: Attractive design; High quality production; Superior performance; Excellent screen; Great sound.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/15/2012

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M:

Multiple models based on various chips of the Fermi generation. Specifically, the GT 630M exists in GF108/GF106/GF116 variants, but are all essentially renamed GeForce GT 540M or 555M GPUs. A 28nm GF117 variant exists as well with reduced power consumption.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


3610QM:

An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.3 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU running at 650-1100 MHz on a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.7 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

Asus reviews


85%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-06- 8 (Update: 2012-06- 8)