The N56VZ-DS71 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black) from ASUS features a sleek hairline-textured metallic design that is sure to turn heads. The precision-etched hairline cover offers added accentuation with an illuminated ASUS logo. This ASUS notebook also has a ripple-effect speaker mesh, which imbues an elegant look to complement the deluxe audio offered through Bang & Olufsen ICEpower speakers and SonicMaster technology.
The 15.6" widescreen display is backlit with LED lamps, which brighten faster, use less power and provide better picture quality than their CCFL counterparts. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio, which is also the standard for HDTVs. The Full HD 1920 x 1080 native resolution is supported by a nVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics card with 2GB of dedicated memory.
The system is powered by a quad-core 2.3GHz Intel Core i7-3610QM processor. It also has 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a 750GB 5400rpm hard drive, a Blu-ray player with DVD burning capabilities, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated webcam and microphone. Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) is the installed operating system.
Quad-Core Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7 Performance
This ASUS notebook has an Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7-3610QM processor. Its quad cores can run at 2.3GHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to 3.3GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. With Intel Hyper-Threading technology, 6MB of L3 cache and 8GB of DDR3 RAM, you'll be able to multitask smoothly and seamlessly
nVIDIA GeForce GT 650M Graphics
The nVIDIA GeForce GT 650M discrete graphics processing unit (GPU) in this ASUS notebook features DirectX 11 support and Shader Model 5.0 for ultra-high performance in GPU-accelerated tessellation. nVIDIA PhysX technology enables this GPU to provide a more dynamic and realistic experience
A Display of Excellence
The 15.6" display on this ASUS notebook features LED backlighting and a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. With a 16:9 aspect ratio and a Full HD 1920 x 1080 native resolution, the display has native support for 1080p HD content. The screen is clear of any dead pixels, but by the off chance there is one, the panel is backed by ASUS's 30-Day Zero Bright Dot guarantee
ASUS SonicMaster Technology
This ASUS notebook features exclusive SonicMaster technology, which was approved and co-developed with world-famous Bang & Olufsen ICEpower. SonicMaster brings living audio to this ASUS notebook with the most precise processing protocols and codecs, superior speaker construction and large resonance chambers for impact enjoyment. The fidelity revitalizes vocals and every sound comes to life through advanced sound enhancement. No more tinny notebook audio and suffering from noise distortion
Go Faster with USB 3.0
The USB 3.0 port on this ASUS notebook is up to ten times the speed of USB 2.0. All your files and content can be handled and backed up expediently faster than usual. Say goodbye to long frustrating waits, as even a 25GB Blu-ray movie takes a mere 70 seconds to transfer to a USB 3.0-compliant external hard drive