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Comment: Asus G73SX Laptop Computer/ 17.3" Widescreen LED-Backlit display/Intel Core i7-2630QM processor - Features a 6MB L3 cache and 2.0GHz processor speed with Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz./ 16GB of DDR3 RAM memory / 1TB Hard Drive / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M /Webcam/ Ready to go out the box! Includes: Device, Battery and Adapter. Pre-installed: Windows 7 and Microsoft Office Pro 2010 ! No Cd's or Manuals. Not in original box.
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ASUS ROG G73SW 17-Inch Gaming Laptop [OLD VERSION]

by Asus
3.8 out of 5 stars 85 customer reviews
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  • Intel Core i7 Processor 2GHz
  • 8GB SO-DIMM RAM
  • 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

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Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 17.3 inches
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Max Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Processor 2 GHz Intel Core i7
RAM 8 GB SO-DIMM
Memory Speed 1333 MHz
Hard Drive 750 GB
Graphics Coprocessor Nvidia GTX 460M
Chipset Brand NVIDIA
Card Description GTX 460M
Graphics Card Ram Size 1536 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Brand Name Asus
Series G73 Series
Item model number G73SW-XA1
Hardware Platform PC
Operating System Windows 7;
Item Weight 8 pounds
Product Dimensions 16.6 x 12.8 x 2.3 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 16.6 x 12.8 x 2.3 inches
Color Black
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 4
Computer Memory Type SODIMM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed 7200 RPM
Optical Drive Type DVD Super Multi
Audio-out Ports (#) 1

Additional Information

ASIN B004LRO9AK
Customer Reviews
3.8 out of 5 stars 85 customer reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #30,348 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#6,637 in Computers & Accessories > Laptops
Shipping Weight 13.3 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.
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Date First Available February 13, 2011

Warranty & Support

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Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Verified Purchase
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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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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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).

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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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