In addition to its performance-enhancing mods, XoticPC offers custom lighting options that really make its version of Asus’ hardware stand out. Most apparent is the custom “flag” pattern keyboard lighting under Asus’ premium LED-backlit, 1080p, 17.3” LCD.
A two-megapixel webcam along the G73JW’s top edge makes video conferencing easy.
Asus left a clean front edge on this design, placing only a few activity lights in a non-obtrusive fashion.
A gigabit Ethernet port, headset jacks, and two USB 2.0 ports frame the 4x Blu-ray reader, which is also capable of writing DVDs at up-to 8x speed.
The G73JW supports only analog and HDMI output for added displays, limiting external monitor resolutions to a maximum 1920x1200 resolution. That’s still better than the official 1920x1080 the HDMI interface was designed to enable.
Also found on the right edge are a multi-format card reader, a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, and the power jack corresponding to the included AC/DC adapter.
- A Better Starting Point?
- The Xotic Solution
- Inside XoticPC’s G73JW
- Test Settings
- Benchmark Results: Synthetic Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 And Crysis
- Benchmark Results: DiRT 2 And S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call Of Pripyat
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Power Consumption, Battery Life, And Efficiency