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Opinions on the N56JR..

Discussion in 'Asus' started by BubbaRob, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. BubbaRob

    BubbaRob Notebook Consultant

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    Seems to be a nice lappy but u will have to wait for reviews to know if its ips screen or not :)
     
  3. Meaker

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    Typically it is a feature people like to sell but always good to wait for reviews for a variety of reasons.
     
  4. BubbaRob

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    I grabbed one today and am very happy with it so far. It is not an IPS screen but it is on par with the viewing angles you get on a Y510p and slightly better on the vertical axis. They put a sticker on the bezel that advertises the "Expanded Viewing Angle" as 150 degrees horizontal and 120 degrees vertical. The hardware ID of the display is LGD02D9. Colors are pretty good as well. Still putting it through the paces.
     
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    nice :) can you post info about the max temperatures while running 3dmark 11 (cpu + gpu).
    you can use hwmonitor for that..
     
  6. BubbaRob

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    Sure I'll give it a shot here shortly.
     
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    I only had the demo version of 3dmark11 so the testing was limited to the 720p tests. Final score was 3624 and temps maxed at 86 degrees for the CPU and 74 degrees on the GPU according to HWmonitor.
     
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    Hi, does the laptop have one or two fans ? Do you mind uploading some pictures ? What are the upsides and downsides ? I only ask 'cause i'm thinking on getting one myself. Thanks
     
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    It has two fans. One of them runs continuously on the right side of the laptop but there are no vents on the right side, I can just hear it running. The other kicks on and off on the left side. Here are some pics I took in a hurry for ya.

    Only thing that I've found annoying so far is a little flex in the lid when I grab it with one hand. And the SD card slot is under the front and recessed a bit. It stays really cool on the bottom while gaming. It pumps out a ton of heat on the left side.

    The bottom cover slides off after the removal of one screw. If you look at the pic of the bottom, the area with the vents is what slides off. This allows access to the HDD and RAM as well as wireless card. Touchpad is just ok, it works but I've used better. Asus logo is illuminated on the back cover.

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    Thank you so much for your reply! Looks like a sweet machine. ;)
     
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    I saw this at Microcenter and I am seriously considering it. The specs on the Microcenter site state it has a DisplayPort but from the pictures it looks like it has a D-SUB VGA port (in addition to HDMI). I am assuming the stated specs are not correct? Also, just curious ... is the HDMI/VGA combo preferred on the higher end laptops (over say HDMI/DisplayPort)?

    Thanks in advance.

    SS
     
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    Yeah I think that's a typo.
     
  13. BubbaRob

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    No display port of any kind on this lappy. Specs must be incorrect. I didn't even notice that. HDMI output works great to my HP IPS monitor. Even defaulted the audio through the cable thinking my monitor has speakers, which is does not. Had to change the default audio back to the built-in speakers.

    I will say the only thing that's bothering me is that the fan that runs continuously seems to be having some issues. It sounds like it is speeding up and down at random intervals but those intervals are split second adjustments not as if it were due to a temp increase. Almost like the voltage is not regulating properly if that makes sense.
     
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    Here are a few more of the keyboard and logo illumination.

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    What about case temps?
    Maybe small stress test with Furmark and Prime95? i7-4700HQ can get very hot...
     
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    So asus now release gtx 760m on their multimedia series using old n56 version chassis under $1000 hmm :thumbsup:.. first it was gt 650m, gt 640m, gt 740m, and now gtx 760m. (gt 750m on n550jv)
     
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    I've had this for a week.

    My screen is an samsung TN FullHD (SEC314C). It's okay, very high max brightness! Black levels feels a bit greyish, I'm guessing around 500:1 contrast, not more.
    It has one fan, which is a bit nervous on idle (spins up for small periods), but beside this stays pretty silent, even during high loads.
    The wifi is crap, like it's on the N56VZ too.
    Some minor quality flaws (few keys sits lower than others, VGA connector is leaning to one side a bit).

    But overall great value for the money.

    The GPU is just an GTX765M with lower clocks and voltage. I managed to clock it up to 850MHz (with boost active), any more than this and it would crash (indicating that it needs more voltage, which can't be adjusted unfortunately), at this speed it's almost on level with GTX765M, scoreing 4023 in 3dmark11.

    The main thing I miss is an IPS dispaly and better wifi, rest is just minor flaws.
     
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    Can you provide some feedback about the performance playing games at full hd?
     
  20. Yeep

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    That gpu is going to struggle with any newer "top flight" games on full hd.
     
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