The N56JR-EH71 15.6" Notebook Computer from ASUS has a 15.6" widescreen display that is backlit with LED lamps, which brighten faster, use less power and provide better picture quality than their CCFL counterparts. The screen has a true 16:9 aspect ratio, which is also the standard of HDTVs. The Full HD 1920 x 1080 native resolution is supported by an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M with 2GB of GDDR5 discrete memory. The screen also has a matte finish, which helps reduce glare.
The system is powered by a 4th generation Haswell 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7-4700HQ processor. It also has 12GB of DDR3 RAM, a 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive, a SuperMulti DVD burner, 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, a multi-format media card reader, an illuminated keyboard, an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in Bang & Olufsen ICEpower stereo speakers and an included Sonic Master subwoofer.
Windows 8 (64-bit) is the installed operating system. Windows 8 replaces the traditional Start menu with a redesigned Start screen. The Start screen features tiles, which provide notifications in real-time. Windows 8 also focuses more on cloud storage as well as apps, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store. Windows 8 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.