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XoticPC’s G73JW: A Good Gaming Notebook Made Better?

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.

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