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ASUS ROG G73SW 17-Inch Gaming Laptop [OLD VERSION]

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  • Intel Core i7 Processor 2GHz
  • 750GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
  • 17.3-Inch Screen, Nvidia GTX 460M
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
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Product Description

Product Description

Bought new two months ago and it looks brand new, no scratches, scrapes - nothing. The manufacturer's warranty has not been registered and can be registered in your name. Includes the following games: Cysis2, Dragon Age II, World of WarcraftIf you are not a gamer I can remove them. And add Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CS5 or not.Please email any questions or to request specific pictures. Thanks

They'll Never Know What Hit'em

Every gamer knows that the latest games demands the best performance. But we don’t believe in just meeting the minimum requirements, we believe in obliterating them. That’s why we made sure that the Republic of Gamers (ROG) G73Sw-XA1 was jam-packed with one-of-a-kind innovation that propel mobile gaming performance to unseen levels.

Now powered by the 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2630QM quad-core processor, experience top-of-the-line adaptable speed and responsiveness for the most demanding tasks. Featuring the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M graphics engine that comes with a massive 1.5GB of GDDR5 VRAM, the ROG G73Sw-XA1 leads in DirectX 11 gaming for advanced tessellation and faster graphics rendering. And while others struggle to find the keys in dimly lit areas, the backlit gaming keyboard gives you the edge in the dark to put you ahead of the competition. The ROG G73Sw-XA1 showcases a stealth fighter-inspired design with a unique thermal design that promotes airflow and keeps the air away from you. Plus, its 17.3-inch LED-backlit Full HD display delivers the latest in high-definition entertainment with brilliant 1080p playback. The ROG G73Sw-XA1 breaks from the heard of traditional gaming notebooks with built-in overclocking feature through the ASUS Power4Gear Hybrid utility—instantly giving you extreme power with a push of a button.

The ROG G73Sw-XA1 also boasts 750GB 7200RPM hard drive, 8GB DDR3 system memory, Super Multi DVD drive, high-speed wireless N, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity, Bluetooth v2.1, HDMI connectivity, 2.0 megapixel camera, and stereo speakers with EAX Advanced HD 5.0 sound.

They'll Never Know What Hit'em

Key Features

  • 17.3-inch LED-backlit Full HD display for immersive cinematic experience with resolution up to 1920 x 1080 (Learn more)
  • 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2630QM processor with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology for the best visibly smart performance that adapts to your needs (Learn more)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M graphics with 1.5GB GDDR5 VRAM for leadinh DirectX 11 gaming (Learn more)
  • ASUS Power4Gear Hybrid that innovatively saves battery life and delivers extreme performance (Learn more)
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for quicker device charging and up to 10x faster transfers than USB 2.01
  • 750GB 7200RPM hard drive and 8GB of DDR3 system memory for smooth computing and ample storage for all your games and media files (Learn more)
  • Backlit gaming keyboard with ergonomic tilt-up design for comfortable control in any lighting environment
  • EAX Advanced HD 5.0 Audio for premium gaming sound (Learn more)

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Definitive Multitasking

Definitive Multitasking
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The ROG G73Sw-XA1 gives you all the power you need to create digital video, 3D animation, or effortlessly play adrenaline-filled games with Intel's leading-edge processor. Powered by the 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2630QM processor with 8-way processing capability, the ROG G73Sw-XA1 outperforms other notebooks with massive memory bandwidth for the ultra-smooth multitasking performance. Featuring Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology, processor speed is automatically adjusted to your needs by accelerating performance for your task at hand.

With a host of power profiles, this gaming powerhouse has a built-in overclocking mode via ASUS Power4Gear Hybrid that activates in a simple push of a button located above the keyboard that turns up system performance above its default level.

Leading Gaming Power for the Next Generation

Leading Gaming Power for the Next Generation
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The ROG G73Sw-XA1 features the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M graphics engine for unprecedented visual performance. With unmatched DirectX 11 support, experience a totally new class of virtual interaction for more dynamic gaming.

The ROG G73Sw-XA1 also features a 750GB 7200RPM hard drive to store your movies, games, and pictures. Plus, the ROG G73Sw-XA1 offers 8GB of DDR3 system memory for incredible multitasking capability.

Enjoy Vibrant Media

Enjoy Vibrant Media
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Featuring a 17.3-inch LED-backlit Full HD display, the ROG G73Sw-XA1 lets you enjoy the latest in HD playback for an immersive experience with sharp images, smooth video transitions, and brilliant clarity. With HDMI connectivity, turn this gaming powerhouse into your personal media center by connecting to an external monitor or HDTV and enjoy flawless 1080p HD playback. The ROG G73Sw-XA1 is complemented with stereo speakers and EAX Advanced HD 5.0 so you can hear every detail with enhanced acoustics.

Aerodynamic Design

Aerodynamic Design
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Based from the intelligent design of a US stealth fighter, the ROG G73Sw-XA1 showcases sleek design. Its internal components are specially engineered next to the rear air vents to promote air flow and system cooling.

Relax, ASUS Has You Covered

Ranked as the #1 most reliable PC brand by 3 independent sources,2 readers and editors alike choose ASUS as their trusted notebook and netbook. ASUS relentlessly strives to exceed expectations of quality to ensure you an unmatched peace of mind every time you start your PC.

This notebook also comes with the industry's most comprehensive warranty.

1 Year ASUS Global Warranty3

Offers a level of coverage that would add hundreds of dollars to the price of competing laptops:
  • 1 year global warranty
  • 30 day Flawless Display Guarantee
  • 2-way free standard shipping
  • 24/7 tech support

1 Year Accidental Damage Warranty (ADW)3

Whether your notebook is damaged by accidental spills, drops, electrical surges, or fire, ASUS will fix it or replace it for you during the first year after purchase.
  • Covers accidental drops, spills, power surges, and fire damage
  • Target 3 business day turnaround time for repair / replacement; not including receiving and shipping time
  • 1-way shipping (from ASUS to the user) at no additional cost
  • 24/7 toll-free phone support

What's in the Box

  • ROG G73Sw-XA1
  • AC Adapter
  • 8 cell Battery Pack
  • Warranty Information Card


  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • Display: 17.3-inch LED-backlit Full HD display (1920 x 1080)
  • Processor: 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2630QM quad-core processor (2.0 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.9 GHz)
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M 1.5GB GDDR5 VRAM
  • WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n (@ 2.4GHz), Bluetooth v2.1
  • LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
  • Memory: 8GB DDR3 1333 MHz RAM, 4 x SODIMM (expandable to 18GB)
  • Storage:750GB 7200RPM hard drive
  • Optical Drive: Super Multi DVD drive
  • Camera: 2.0 megapixel
  • Speakers: Stereo speakers with EAX 5.0 sound
  • Microphone: Digital Array Microphone
  • Card Reader: 8-in-1 card reader (MMC/SD/Mini-SD/XD/Memory stick/MS Pro/MS-Duo/MS-Pro Duo)
  • Input / Output: 1 x Mic-in, 1 x Headphone-out, 1 x VGA port/Mini D-Sub 15-pin for external monitor, 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x USB 3.0 port, 1 x Gigabit LAN, 1 x HDMI, 1 x Kensington Lock
  • Battery: 8 cell
  • Dimensions: 16.6 x 12.8 x 0.08 ~ 2.3 –inches
  • Weight: 8 lbs (with 8 cell battery)
  • Color: Matte Black

© 2011 ASUS Computer International. All Rights Reserved. ASUS is a registered trademark of ASUSTeK Computer. All specifications and terms are subject to change without notice. Please check with your supplier for exact offers on selected models. Products may not be available in all markets. Product may not be exactly as shown in photos.

1All figures theoretical values compared to USB 2.0 benchmarks for reference purposes. Actual speed depends on device and system status.
2Rated number 1 Windows-based PC maker in's Service & Reliability Report 2009. Rated number 1 PC brand according to SquareTrade, the leading direct-to-consumer warranty company (for more information visit ). Rated number 1 Windows-based PC brand in survey
3ASUS reserves the right to exclude certain SKUs; check with your retailer to confirm coverage of specific models. Valid for notebooks purchased in the US and Canada only. Certain retailers do not participate in ADW coverage. For complete details, please visit: and

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Product Information

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Screen Size17.3 inches
Screen Resolution1920 x 1080
Max Screen Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
Processor2 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory Speed 1333 MHz
Hard Drive750 GB
Graphics CoprocessorNvidia GTX 460M
Chipset BrandNVIDIA
Card DescriptionGTX 460M
Graphics Card Ram Size1536 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Brand NameAsus
SeriesG73 Series
Item model numberG73SW-XA1
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7;
Item Weight8 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H16.60 x 12.80 x 2.30 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count4
Computer Memory TypeSODIMM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed7200 RPM
Optical Drive TypeDVD Super Multi
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #24,951 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight13.4 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableFebruary 13, 2011
Warranty & Support Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

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Customer Reviews

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61 of 62 people found the following review helpful By DMITRI KIVILEV on March 17, 2011
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Just received this laptop. It does NOT come with a backpack or a mouse (it was written that backpack and mouse are included in G73SW-XA1 on Amazon's product page, but this text was later removed). :-(

The material quality is great. Feels sturdy. Quite heavy, as expected.

Screen is glossy and has 1920*1080 resolution.

Windows experience index details are:
Processor - 7.4
RAM - 7.6
Graphics - 7.0
Gaming graphics - 7.0
Primary hard disk - 5.9

Computer has 8GB of 1333Mhz RAM (4x 2GB), so it'll be expensive to upgrade RAM to 12GB(2*2 + 4*2) or 16GB(4*4) (since there are no extra free slots and you'll have to throw away existing RAM).

There is an empty 2.5" HDD compartment where I'm planning to install OCZ Technology 120 GB Vertex 2 Series SATA II 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G (I like the 750GB HDD + 120GB SSD configuration better than 500GB HDD + 500GB HDD).

Hard disk comes partitioned 174GB in C:\ and 502GB in D:\. Lots of stuff that I had to deinstall. The disk is Seagate ST9750420AS.

DVD writer drive is Matshita UJ8A0ASW (supports burning to Dual Layer 8.5GB DVD+R DL). WiFi is Atheros AR9285. Bluetooth is Broadcom BT-270.

For those of you who have heard about the Intel Sandy Bridge problem - yes, it does have "New revision. Certified design" sticker.

Also has "NVidia 3DTVPLAY" sticker, so it should be possible to connect laptop to a 3D-capable TV or projector via HDMI.

Overall, I highly recommend this laptop.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 18, 2011
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my last gaming notebook, was an alienware area 51M, made when alienware was not owned by dell and before dell messed up a great gaming notebook maker.

Alienware Area 51M 5620 Laptop Battery (Replacement)

I needed a newer notebook as that and my 4 yr old toshiba were long in the tooth. I was not looking for a gaming notebook, but as this is not much more money for a gaming notebook. Now this notebook is huge, view it as a desktop replacement. Asus has also improved and not having a ton of bloatware. It is pretty much remove from box, remove wrappers, place battery inside, and fire it up and get to work. I love the layout of it. awesome keyboard, straight forward approach.

It runs quiet, and doesnt require fiddling with the setup, such a relief these days.
If the P4 extreme alienware area 51m, was not a dead give away... I'm and old gamer. I was playing crush crumble and chomp and soldering 6502 microprocessors, when many of you were not even born lol.

I love how the hard drive is setup with the partitions that make sense. Just be sure and setup your games on the 500gb partition and installing them there.

All the normal issues with new computers I have not seen here. The manual is crap on real geeky useful information, but whose isnt these days. The designers think we are all idiots, which is mostly true, but give me useful info.. took me awhile to figure out which hdmi cable I need to hook this up to my 55in samsung.

So, If you are in the need for a decent gaming notebook, and are not worried about size, weight, or battery life.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 21, 2011
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***UPDATE: Amazon has sent a credit of 50.00 to compensate for the backpack and mouse.

I think that it goes without saying that this laptop gives you the most bang for the buck. I am not so much the PC gamer but I use applications which weigh heavily on the graphics card and processor. So far this laptop has been able to handle everything I can throw at it.

i7 2.0ghz with (fixed) Sandy Bridge Technology
8GB RAM (expensive to upgrade to 16GB)
1.5GB Video Memory (beats best buys model by 512MB and 100.00)
750GB Hard Drive 7200RMP (again beats best buys model by 250GB)
LED Display, bright and does not wash out from multiple angles
Illuminated Keyboard
USB 3.0 (1x)

Sound card...ugh. The Realtek sound card is of poor quality, the mic input is simply that. You cannot switch to line input, hopefully a fix for this will come in the future.
Bloatware, be prepared to spend some time uninstalling all of the useless tools and applications that come with this computer.
No backup disc, you must create your own (5 DVD's required)
Amazon said in description they would provide a gaming mouse and backpack, never arrived and was removed from product description... Shame on you Amazon.

The cons although annoying are not in any way deal breakers, this is a solid laptop with screaming performance from a great company. You will not find a better laptop for the price. 4 stars on this review, lost 1 star mainly for the sound card and bloatware. Amazon should make good on the backpack on mouse, those who rated the product 1 star because they did not get them should think about reviewing the laptop and not Amazon.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By GrayD on May 11, 2011
the specs and value of this machine is very nice. after i accidentally spilled soda on my HP HDX18 laptop (twice...), i decided to get a real gaming notebook. the Asus G73JW was the best value on paper compared to any other machine I could find out there (Toshiba Qosimo, Alienware, Sager, etc).

the Good:
video card = very nice (Nvidia 460M - see notebookcheckdotcom for the specs and ratings)
runs very cool = I was very impressed by the overall cooling system. found a review that measured all the temperatures on the keyboard as well as vents in the back. compared to my HP, this was very comfortable and never got hot or even very warm under my hands when typing. never realized how warm my HP was until i started using this.

the OK:
most everything else is good enough. memory, hard drive, screen (although, i miss the 18.4" HP screen which was very nice. the 17" looks dinky when you get used to the 18" especially at the 1920x1080 resolution).

the Bad:
sound is poor.
keyboard = chiclet style keys which i don't like (but, this is a personal preference).

the Kicker:
when i first got it, it would freeze up occasionally. not often enough for it to be consistent, but enough to be kind of irksome. did the updates, etc, and it seemed pretty stable. after 4 months of use, it died. wouldn't boot at all. tech support was kind of a hassle - won't bore you details, but HP's tech support was excellent compared to ASUS'. after going through the RMA process, i received the laptop yesterday. the keyboard wasn't installed properly - was loose and flapping, i found that a screw wasn't even screwed down on the mother board (this was so obvious, even i could see it...) and i think there is a screw missing.
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