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ASUS N56JN-EB71 Gaming Laptop 4th Generation Intel Core i7 4710HQ (2.50 GHz) 8 GB Memory 750 GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce 840M 2GB DDR3 15.6" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

  • NVIDIA GeForce 840M 2GB DDR3
  • 4th Generation Intel Core i7 4710HQ (2.50 GHz)
  • 8 GB Memory 750 GB HDD
  • 15.6" 1920 x 1080
  • 15.0" x 10.0" x 1.1"-1.3" 6 lbs.
  • DL DVD+-RW/CD-RW

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Anonymous
  • 3/2/2016 12:06:58 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice Laptop, Bad Hard Drive

Pros: Fast
Reliable

Cons: Hard Drive is very slow

Other Thoughts: Like others have recommended, swap the hard drive for a SSD and this laptop will do you wonders.

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  • michael e.
  • 2/8/2016 8:14:30 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsYou need to immidiately replace the HDD with a SSD!

Pros: Fast quad core 4th gen i7 processor, sharp screen, great battery life.

Cons: Painfully slow 5400rpm HDD. Annoying mouse pad. Top of laptop is a fingerprint magnet.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this laptop last year for $850, the newer version of this laptop is the ASUS N551JQ-EH71 which is a steal at $699. I can't believe people will buy ASUS laptops with the same specs and a slower i5 processor for the same or higher price! Anyways I also picked up a Samsung 850 EVO 250g SSD hard drive as well as a cloning cable. Once I got the laptop and everything I set it all up with the factory HDD, then I cloned it onto the new SSD and swapped the hard drives out. The start up time went from about a minute to about 6 seconds! The computer was now lightning fast and the SSD hard drive allowed the i7 processor to scream. My friends couldn't believe how fast my laptop is. This model and the newer replacement are true powerhouses once you ditch the standard disc type hard drive for solid state. The build quality of this laptop is pretty solid, even though it's not metal construction it feels well put together. I prefer using my wireless mouse over the factory mouse pad since it tends to be glitchy and difficult to use sometimes. Also try not to put your fingers on the top of the laptop since you'll get fingerprints all over. The screen could be brighter but is sharp and accurate in color reproduction. Battery life is solid (3 hours on max performance mode) which is on par with most laptops without an extended battery. Also this laptop ran smoother and faster once I upgraded to windows 10. overall I am pleased with my purchase.

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  • Damian D.
  • 2/4/2016 5:57:49 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible for everything.

Pros: It's a laptop that turns on.

Cons: slow response keyboard, windows 8, screen color quality sucks.

Other Thoughts: Supposed to be quad-core, 8gb ram, 840m etc. Feels like an old emachine. The parts in this do not live up to the spec. Don't go by these other reviews. If you want a decent multi purpose laptop, this is not the one. sucks for gaming, sucks for movies, surfing, modeling, photoshop. You get the idea. Dont buy this thing.

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  • Matthew K.
  • 1/20/2016 10:51:07 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis is an edit, I have had this laptop for a while and am updating my review.

Pros: Sound quality is amazing. I have never heard such quality sound from a portable device. The screen is nice and has not had any issues after about a year. This laptop is quick and I have never had any equipment fail (aside from Windows :)
Cheap at the time <8h.

Cons: LAN port sucks. It is difficult to remove the LAN cable every time. Maybe there is a trick but I haven't found it and I am not a N00B when it comes to PCs. With that said, the Wifi is great (but not AC) and it has Bluetooth.
Screen has a optimum vertical angle which can be annoying to adjust at times, but I haven't owned many laptops so this may be normal. It can be nice if you want to adjust the contrast with a simple bend.
Keyboard could be a little better. My z key comes unhooked about once a month.
Bottom is plastic.
Page file memory takes up a small chunk of the RAM but won't be an issue after upgrading to a SSD.
Has no USB 2 ports so my Xbox 360 wireless adapter can't be connected.

Other Thoughts: Unless you are looking to for a laptop that you will casually play games with you probably need to go with a laptop with a lesser processor. Sure this has 8 cores hyperthreaded, but an I5 could be clocked faster and be more responsive for multiple, less intensive processes. I do play lots of the newest games, but I did not buy this laptop for gaming, although L4D2 plays pretty flawlessly. I have no doubt that streaming Steam from my desktop will be smooth though.
I spent a good amount of time looking into laptops before making a purchase and this laptop has all of the specs that I wanted/needed. I had originally purchased a Lenovo G510 as they were pretty inexpensive at the time, but I am glad I sent it back and spent a little more on this machine.
The sound quality is amazing. I have been dabbling in music for the past 17 years or so and I have developed quite an ear for sound quality and with the sub-speaker plugged in I was blown away at the range that this system can produce with such a small set of speakers. I honestly can't say enough about the sound system. WOW, seriously. I didn't even have to use an equalizer when listening to music.
The processor is great, but don't expect it to be as snappy as a desktop system (unless your desktop is pre-built) .
The first thing I do with a new PC whenever i buy/build one is to perform a burn in test. I used Passmark's burn in test and the only thing that "failed" was the temperature, but that was the software's limit and not Intel's . Using CPUID's Hardware Manager I watched the temps max at 93 degrees C (Intel's spec for this processor is 100C/212F). I ran the test twice just to make sure none of the parts would fail and it still runs smooth as butter. I noticed that the processor stays around 3.2GHz when plugged in under normal operation, which is fine by me since I was expecting it to be around 2.5GHz.
The screen may have a 150 degree viewing angle from the horizontal, but the vertical doesn't have such a good range.
For someone looking at getting a new mid-level laptop with a 4th gen Intel i7 processor, this one is probably your best bet.
This is the third piece of equipment I own made by ASUS. They are my favorite tech company at the moment. I have never had an issue with any of their equipment. The other two ASUS products i have are a M5A99FX Pro R2 motherboard and my GTX 780 video card (which I software overclock to add +215 MHz. It still has never gone over 70 degrees C).

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  • Ashley S.
  • 12/18/2015 8:44:57 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs"Shockingly" good! (get it?)

Pros: Fast, reliable, perfect for MMO gaming (WoW, GW2, HoTS, SWToR, FFXIV, etc) with high-ultra graphics no problem. Doesn't overheat like my old laptop (though it does blow hot air out the left side, easily remedied with a cooling pad). Has a beautiful, smooth screen. Heard some complaints about the keyboard but I love it.

Cons: When the charger is plugged in, you can literally feel a current of electricity running through the laptop. If my hand rests anywhere on the laptop, and I make physical contact with anyone, both parties get a small shock. VERY strange, but not sure if it is actually an issue with the laptop. All in all, not a big enough problem to me to waste time worrying or complaining. Just don't touch me when I'm gaming ;)

Other Thoughts: I would definitely recommend it. I'm pretty sure that weird shock thing is just something wrong with my outlets or something. Even if it was with the laptop, I don't think it's across the board. I would recommend waiting for it to go on sale because you can get quite a hefty discount if you wait (I got mine for $700).

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  • Brianne K.
  • 11/28/2015 2:21:21 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWas a decent laptop, now is useless

Pros: Powerful, fast, was generally reliable. I bought it on sale for around $900.

Cons: Shipped with Windows 8.1. In my hurry to get away from that hot garbage, I ran into the brick wall that was terrible drivers and even worse: Windows 10. About 4-5 months ago I was still running 8.1 and began having serious wireless issues. The laptop simply refused to connect to any wifi networks. After updating to 10 (through wired lan) no progress was made. As of now I still cannot connect to the internet and it seems I never will be able to. And because of the great Windows 10 update, I no longer have a recovery partition and Windows 10 refuses to reset or reset itself.

Other Thoughts: It was fun while it lasted (about 6 months). Now it's useless and, of course, out of warranty. Absolutely not worth the full price tag, and I would say it's not worth it unless the price drops considerably.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Brianne,

Thank you for your time on posting this review, we are sorry to hear your experience with the ASUS laptop. Please allow me to assist you.

Was there an error message? if there is what is the exact error message that you seeing whenever you are unable Please try the steps below to try to troubleshoot the unit's issue.

1. Check the support site for more updated driver - if yes, update the driver
2. If NO, Uninstall the driver and install it back thru its support disk - if no good
3. Try to uninstall the current driver from Device Manager
4. Restart the computer.
5. When Windows is loaded up completely, Windows 10 will eventually install its driver
6. If not, Update Windows so the device will be back to its normal working state - if NOT
7. Please visit our support site (or the chipset site like Intel, NVidia, AMD) for more updated driver corresponding to Windows 10.

For further assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #N151214572 in the subject line for a reference. I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our products.

If ever you want to call our representatives please check link below for the contact numbers.

http://www.asus.com/us/support/CallUs

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Best regards,
Jerry
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Brent W.
  • 11/22/2015 1:13:36 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWilress N Broken in Windows 10

Pros: Great laptop and plays games well.

Cons: Windows 10 breaks wireless N. There is no driver update from MediaTek for this. Deal breaker.

Other Thoughts: Update to Windows 10 made me sad.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Brent,

Thank you for your time on posting this review, we are sorry to hear your experience with the ASUS laptop. Please allow me to assist you.

Can we have a detailed information about the unit's issue? have you tried using wired connection if it's stable?was there an error message? may I know the steps that you have taken to try to fix the units issue?

For further assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #N151172411 in the subject line for a reference. I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our products.

If ever you want to call our representatives please check link below for the contact numbers.

http://www.asus.com/us/support/CallUs

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Best regards,
Jerry
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Nelson L.
  • 10/20/2015 10:21:09 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Gaming Laptop

Pros: Fast CPU, good storage, can upgrade ram if you so desire and the video card is awesome. The machine runs cold even under stress. The sounds is very very good. Upgrading to Windows 10 was easy and the machine works better on windows 10.

Cons: Downgrading to Windows 7 was not too much fun since there is no driver support directly from Asus. You can find guides online but you lose system stability and functionality.

Other Thoughts: This is a great computer. But you must be careful not to drop it. The casing is aluminum and will bend is it is dropped. We had to replace the palm rest since we dropped it, it allowed us to see how well-built this machine is.

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  • Daniel G.
  • 8/21/2015 2:23:15 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsjunk PC with nice speakers

Pros: Music sounds good on it

Cons: This thing is a disaster. While browsing every time I click the page feezes for a minute, firefox shows not responding and I spend more time waiting for this than doing anything. My time is valuable and this piece of junk is wasting it.
This is probably because the HDD is very slow and the wifi chip is not good quality.

Other Thoughts: $699 down the drain. I will never buy ASUS again.
I'm going to look for a Lenovo Thinkpad.

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  • Chris G.
  • 8/3/2015 5:28:46 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent for work and play

Pros: I've only ever had one computer before this, a Gateway FX that I had for 6 years. I decided it was time to upgrade when I could no longer run programs (mostly python) for work while surfing the web in my spare time. This laptop has a nice form factor and isn't too heavy, so it's easy to take when I travel. It has a very powerful CPU (4710HQ) which is the main reason I bought it. It also has ample memory (8GB), although I'm getting close to exceeding that amount so I might need to upgrade in the future. For OS and gaming purposes this 8 GB is great. The keyboard is nice, the screen is great, the battery life is good, overall I am extremely impressed with this computer. I would definitely purchase this again.

Cons: Only one hard drive bay (my last laptop has 2) makes it a bit harder to dual boot Windows and Ubuntu. I use Ubuntu for work and Windows for gaming and music production. Really...I can't think of any other cons, this laptop is perfect for my purposes.

Other Thoughts: I've been using this computer for 7 months now and I couldn't be more happy. I thought I loved my last laptop, but this one is even better.

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