Opinions on the N56JR..

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

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  1. Benchmade 42

    Benchmade 42 Titanium

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    Heads up guys!! The N550JV has been refresh to N550JK sporting a GDDR5 Maxwell GTX 850m which is slighty faster than Kepler GTX 765m. This is a huge gpu upgrade compared to the anemic ddr3 gt 750m on the old N550JV.
     
  2. midzi

    midzi Notebook Guru

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    Not huge, but significant.
     
  3. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    It is huge over the 750m ddr3, I'd wager 50 to 70 percent.
     
  4. sighwhatever

    sighwhatever Newbie

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    just received my n56jr today. i'll be doing the 8.1 update using the advice given in this thread, hopefully to avoid problems encountered by some.

    so far i'm impressed with build and picture quality. my biggest fear, tenuous internet connection hasn't materialized. no dropped connections after a few hours of use. the only thing that concerned me was that i received my laptop with just the manufacturer's box it came in, no outer packaging. just curious, but has anyone who ordered their laptop from micro center received their laptops in the same manner? i've had vitamin pills shipped to me more securely. :p
     
  5. Courge

    Courge Newbie

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    Asus just released Windows 8.1 drivers on its support website.
     
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    parva Newbie

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    atlast offically announced will upgrade to 8.1 soon now.
     
  7. htrex

    htrex Notebook Enthusiast

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    Where have you read it's GDDR5 ? The offical page says DDR3 https://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/N550JK/specifications/
     
  8. abcgiant

    abcgiant Notebook Enthusiast

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    Is there a new control panel item that should show up after that install of the Elantech software? Or taskbar item? If so what is it called?
     
  9. Jarski

    Jarski Newbie

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    Has anyone had trouble booting from USB? It doesn't matter if I change the boot devices from BIOS or go through the Boot menu, nothing happens. Works on another computer though and tried different flash drives as well.

    Edit. I think I need to make the flash drive UEFI boot mode compatible.
     
  10. DanceDance

    DanceDance Newbie

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    Great news! Thanks for posting this. Finally I can update to 8.1 without worry :)
     
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