Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Asus Laptop / Intel® Core™ i5 Processor / 15.6" Display / 6GB Memory - Aluminum Lake Blue Hairline

Model: U56E-BBL6
SKU: 3411128
UPC: 884840916390
This laptop's embedded 4G WiMAX mobile broadband lets you connection to the Internet on the go for fast download speeds (service contract required). A 640GB hard drive lets you take plenty of media files and important documents with you.Windows 7 Home Premium installed Learn more.Intel® 4G WiMAX chipset built in for Internet access to go at next-generation mobile broadband speeds. Learn more about WiMAX. Wireless service plan required; sold separately. WiMAX service not available in all areas. Learn more about the 2nd Gen i5. (Flash demo)

Asus N46VZ (Core i7 3610QM Processor 2.3GHz, 4GB RAM)

With its upgraded internals, the Asus N46VZ continues to be an excellent multimedia laptop, even if a slow HDD and bloatware drags down its performance. The new chassis looks classy, but it's still not as thin as we would have liked.

Asus' N-series laptops have tried to raise the multimedia bar for mainstream models by integrating better audio solutions, even to the extent of bundling an external subwoofer. The latest model, the N46VZ, not only gets an Ivy Bridge refresh, and a new Nvidia graphics chip, but also a redesigned chassis that looks cleaner and more classy than the previous generation.
Along with a matte display with enhanced viewing angles and a backlit keyboard, there is much to like about the Asus N46VZ. However, the HDD didn't get upgraded and its slow performance is even more evident in this age of Ultrabooks. It's also not helped by the amount of bloatware included, which further taxes system resources. 
At around S$1,698, the Asus N46VZ isn't cheap even for a quad-core laptop with good audio and graphics performance. It also faces competition from the likes of the S$1,699 HP Pavilion dv6, which seems the better deal with a full-HD display and a faster processor. The Asus N46VZ is available now in Singapore--we have no details on its pricing and availability in other parts of Asia.

Specifications as reviewedAsus N46VZ
Price as reviewedS$1,698
ProcessorIntel Core i7-3610QM (2.3GHz)
Memory4GB, 1,333MHz DDR3
Storage750GB, 5,400rpm
GraphicsNvidia GeForce GT 650M
Operating systemWindows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Dimensions (WD)341 x 244mm
Screen size (diagonal)14 inches
System weight2.4kg

Sunday, 26 August 2012


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