Asus N56VM — the PC Answer to the MacBook Pro

Bottom Line

The PC answer to the MacBook Pro, this gorgeous 15 inch ultrabook, sports a backlit keyboard, 2 USB 3.0, and dedicated Nvidia graphics to match brand new Ivy Bridge core  i7 processor.

Backlit keyboard, Premium Bang & Olufsen ICE audio, 3-in-1 card reader, core i7, plenty of memory ( 8GB )

no SSD, webcam is 2.0 MP, decent battery life @ 4.5 hours

Asus N56VMThe Specs

Graphics: ( Dedicated ) NVidia GeForce GT 630M @ 2GB  

Display: 15.6 in 1080p ( Full HD) LED @ 1366x 768

Memory: 8GB DDR3

Processor: 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 3610QM @ @ 2.3 Ghz

Hard Drive :750GB HDD @ 7200 RPM

Optical Drive: DVD+ RW/CD -RW

Backlit Keyboard: Yes

Asus N56VMCard Reader: 3-in-1 reader

USB Ports: 2 USB 2.0 + 2 USB 3.0

Keyboard: Backlit chiclet style with number key pad

Bluetooth: Integrated Bluetooth 4.0

HDMI: 1 Port ( HDMI 1.4v )

VGA: 1 Port ( HDMI 1.4v )

Webcam: 2.0 mp webcam

Model Number: Asus N56VM-RB71 part of the Asus N Series

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium

Images courtesy of Asus

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One thought on “Asus N56VM — the PC Answer to the MacBook Pro

  1. Bought the i5 version which I assumed because of all the reviews, also had a back lit key board so I could browse and work whilst the family watched TV in low light.
    It would seem, according to PC World that I was wrong as my version did not have a back light. Good as they were, all they could offer me as a replacement was an Apple at £1500 instead of £700 I’d played. Would love to know where it states about the differing models.

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