Key Features: 15.6-inch 1920x1080 touchscreen; 2.6kg; Intel Core i7 4700HQ 2.4GHZ Processor; 8GB RAM; 1TB 5,400rpm Hard drive; Blu Ray Drive; GeForce 750M Graphics

Manufacturer: Asus

Quick Glance
Display 15.6
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Processor Intel® Core™ i7 4700HQ Processor
Processor Speed Standard 2.4
Memory (RAM) 8
Hard Disk Drive (HDD) 1000
Type Other Laptop
Processor, Memory & Storage
Processor Intel® Core™ i7 4700HQ Processor
Processor Speed Standard 2.4
Memory (RAM) 8
Hard Disk Drive (HDD) 1000
Hard Disk Drive Speed 5400
Blu-ray Optical Drive Yes
Graphics & Sound
3D NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 750M with 2GB/4GB DDR3 VRAM
Graphics Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Display 15.6
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base T
Wi-Fi Integrated 802.11 b/g/n or 802.11 a/g/n (WiDi)
Bluetooth Built-in Bluetooth™ V4.0+HS
Webcam HD Web Camera
Audio Connections Combo Audio Jack
USB 2.0 0
USB 3.0 3
Card Reader 2 -in-1 card reader ( SD/ SDXC/ MMC)
Operating System Other OS
Physical Specifications
Weight (With Battery) 2.6
Dimensions Width 383
Depth 255
Height 27.7
Type Other Laptop
Battery life 3.75
Special Features External Bang & Olufsen mini subwoofer
Battery 4 cell polymer battery


November 22, 2013, 10:40 pm

Yes, a great laptop. And yes, virtually silent, regardless of what's running. My last laptop, an Envy 14, sounded like a jumbo jet compared to this one, as does my work Macbook Pro.

Windows 8 also makes some sense at last with a touchscreen!

One thing to note, there are at least a couple of variants of the machine doing the rounds, in the main the same, but with slightly different processors - mine, with the 4700HQ, some with a 4700MQ, and others still with a 4702HQ. I don't quite know why, tbh, but the 4700hq has the highest clockspeed, so I dunno, it's better? :D


November 28, 2013, 6:49 am

The touchpad on this laptop is atrocious and there's no way to adjust sensitivity. It is both at times too sensitive and not sensitive enough. The 'button' areas are too short, so my slight thumb pressure is constantly registering as a swipe and it jerks the cursor around when I click. Excruciatingly annoying. Otherwise seemed nice. Too bad.


January 9, 2014, 4:26 pm

I have yet to enjoy a touchpad... This is why usb mice are key. But I understand :)

Daniel Dacher

March 31, 2014, 5:16 pm

No, your 4700HQ is not better, merely permanently soldered onto the motherboard and can't ever be upgraded as any MQ cpu can be upgraded! :)

June 3, 2014, 2:52 pm

Can this laptop run 3 displays simultaneously, in extended desktop mode? 2 external displays, with the 3rd being the laptops own display?


July 1, 2014, 8:24 am

i bought this laptop. Will not buy an asus product ever again. Substandard parts, bad service, false warranty promises, over heating, broken keyboard..had enough..complete piece of s##t..

Giuseppe Maio

August 8, 2014, 8:03 am

Same story for me! After only 6 months after purchasing my notebook I've sent it 3 times to Asus for maintenance (I've subrscribed also the 4 years warranty extension): the first time the BT+LAN+Wi-fi card was replaced and the keyboard was replaced and the last time the replaced 7 not well known pieces inside!! Moreover in the last maintenance, they have seriously damaged my notebook aluminium chassis so I sent my notebook to Asus one time again and they proposed me (after about 40 days) a 80% price refunding (999 Euro) or a new notebook of the same type. Still waiting for an aswer from Asus... Very very suprised (since we are talking of Asus) and disappointed! :(


September 17, 2014, 6:13 am

I have yet to experience any big problems besides the annoying touchpad and an issue with the Asus live update program, Asides from that i really like it. It has clear picture good sound, and i can't complain about its speed and touch screen. I have also played online games and pc games on medium to high settings with no issue.


November 15, 2015, 2:40 am

Seems I bought this model even though the package, the quote, the order and the invoice call it an R552JV (but ASUS don't have these apparently - since not on their support info.)

I purchased an ASUS R552JV from UMart in Brisbane some time
back with a 2 year extended warranty (1yr original +2 year additional, so it
should be 3 years in total). It has been a very disappointing purchase, and
especially frustrating dealing with UMart and also very trying attempting to
get help from ASUS. Both the UMart service contact and the sales manager flatly
refused to help at all to try and sort the dilemma re: the extended warranty
purchased from them.

The current sales manager suggested I should have been aware
of aspects of software license and warranty at the time of purchase - DESPITE
the fact that the Umart staff I dealt with (in requesting a full quotation and
at purchase) had no knowledge of the same aspects when I asked for a price on fully
detailed specifications and purchased against this quote, including the
extended warranty. On picking up my order, I ended up with a product which had
to be returned due to software issues/licensing, etc. In fact I should not have
been sold an extended warranty at all given that I have now been told (by the
current sales manager who has no idea at all what customer means and is very
rude in expressing criticism of me as the customer} that because I had an SSD
installed at the time of purchase, I have no warranty anyway.

One main problem with the product is that it does not have a
replaceable battery, and the internal battery failed prematurely and of course
no warranty. The battery replacement requires a major dismantling of the whole
notebook - so a very poor design indeed, and one to watch on newer ASUS
products as reported by others with ASUS battery problems.

While I bought the laptop from UMart including a Windows 8
licence in the quote, I was forced to buy a new Windows 8 licence (at
additional cost) when Microsoft advised the original 8 licence was not
compatible with the Office licence purchased separately. Apparently I was
supposed to know this as well.

ASUS support on the 1300... number (which seems to end up at
an overseas call centre) and the Brisbane service centre have each been equally
dismissive and no help at all. $199 paid for extended warranty a farce as ASUS
claim the warranty on the serial number lists 2 years, UMART claim this is
impossible since it either has to be 1 year or 3 year with the extended
warranty purchased - and around and around in circles it goes with no current
warranty at all and a waste of my $199.

Searching ASUS support does not even list the model
purchased (as on the UMart invoice and ASUS original packaging), so no help at
all that way either. Searching the model on other sites also does not provide
useful results, other than it was listed for sale in Australia. I didn't even
know that this is supposedly an N Series until I dug up the delivery carton,
but again, the model not listed by ASUS under N Series.

Members of my family have purchased numerous ASUS laptops
over the years - But this one (apparently unknown to ASUS support themselves)
will definitely be the last. Similarly, I have purchased many IT products from
Umart over many years – both for home and work (as have family members), but I
will be using alternate suppliers in future.

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