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ASUS Gaming Power House?

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December 21, 2010 11:55:41 AM

What is your input on this info posted below?
Be sure to read my review at the bottom... :bounce: 

ASUS G73JW- A1 – Super Notebook
ASUS G Series G73JW-A1 NoteBook Intel Core i7 740QM(1.73GHz) 17.3" 8GB Memory 1TB HDD 7200rpm BD Combo NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M - $1,799.99
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Brand ASUS
Series G Series
Model G73JW-A1

General
Color Black
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
CPU Type Intel Core i7 740QM(1.73GHz)
Screen 17.3"
Memory Size 8GB DDR3
Hard Disk 1TB
Optical Drive BD Combo
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
Video Memory 1.5GB GDDR5
Communication Gigabit LAN and WLAN
Dimensions 16.60" x 12.80" x 0.80" - 2.30"
Weight 8.00 lbs.
Other Features 30days Zero Bright Dot LCD

CPU
CPU Type Intel Core i7
CPU Speed 740QM(1.73GHz)

Chipset
Chipset Intel HM55

Display
Screen Size 17.3"
Wide Screen Support Yes
Resolution 1920 x 1080
LCD Features LED backlight

Operating Systems
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Graphics
GPU/VPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
Video Memory 1.5GB GDDR5
Graphic Type Dedicated Card

Hard Drive
HDD 1TB
HDD RPM 7200rpm
HDD Spec 500GB x 2

Memory
Memory 8GB
Memory Type 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM

Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type BD Combo
Optical Drive Interface Integrated

Communications
LAN 10/100/1000Mbps
WLAN 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN
Bluetooth Yes

Ports
USB 3 USB 2.0
1 USB 3.0
Video Port 1 x VGA
HDMI 1 x HDMI
Audio Ports 1 x Microphone jack; 1 x Headphone jack

Audio
Audio Integrated Sound card
Speaker Internal Speakers

Input Device
Touchpad Yes
Keyboard Standard

Supplemental Drive
Card Reader 8-in-1
Webcam 2.0MP

Power
Battery 8-cell lithium ion

Physical Specifications
Dimensions 16.60" x 12.80" x 0.80" - 2.30"
Weight 8.00 lbs.

Manufacturer Warranty
Accidental Damage Warranty 1 year ASUS Accidental Damage Warranty - Drops, Fire, Spill, Surge
Parts 2 years limited
Labor 2 years limited


The only flaw noticed on this Super Notebook PC is the lack of SLI capability as well as the inability to go above 8GB of RAM [16GB would be Ideal for the type of Processor on Board]. The use of two (2) SSD drives instead of HDD makes a lot more sense – though that would cost a lot more & the need for a Fire Wire port on Board. Personally – Three(3) audio ports & the feature of a 18.4” LED backlit 1920 x 1080 120Hz 3D display would just tip the scale beyond great to just pure ‘AWSOME. A better design astatically would be the icing on the cake (perhaps a Karim Rashid inspired look) . The need for a nine cell long life battery is definitely a must. Added accessories [Gaming mouse, 3D Glasses & Gaming Back pack & Gaming Headset [possible total cost $2,599.99 – $2,799.99]
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a c 244 D Laptop
December 21, 2010 1:19:50 PM

G73 is currently one of the best gaming notebooks available;however,if you don't mind the looks and battery life,Sager NP8760 is a good alternative
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a b D Laptop
December 24, 2010 8:00:13 PM

Its definitely an excellent choice.
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December 25, 2010 10:32:37 AM

I would love for ASUS to pick up this idea that is brought forward in the review that is at the bottom of my fist post on this issue. This i think would set them apart from thier competitors.
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December 25, 2010 6:03:20 PM

brother even that setup will be beaten by single gtx460 or 5850 desktop, laptops never made for gaming even gaming laptops, they are for just running the games, although these beast laptops enable gamers to play even on highest settings but please dont expect these hardcore abilities in a laptops as SLI or Crossfire setup in a laptop will be beaten by a single GPU same version thats why i consider them as total waste of money.
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December 26, 2010 9:18:34 PM

Gaming laptops have their cons (such as future upgradability) but they are hardly a waste. Some people (like myself) don't have the room for a desktop and others move or travel too much for a desktop to be an option. For us gaming laptops are a great form factor. As far as gaming goes, I have an Asus G72 and I've been able to play everything I've tried on high settings with no problems (though I primarily play WoW). The G73 is even better than the G72.
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December 30, 2010 9:18:12 PM

Best answer selected by romenega.
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a c 244 D Laptop
December 31, 2010 5:43:46 AM

This topic has been closed by Maziar
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