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ASUS G73SW-3DE Republic of Gamers 17.3-Inch 3D Gaming Laptop (Black)

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  • Intel Core i7-2630QM (2.0GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz); 8GB DDR3 1333MHz, 4 SODIMM Sockets, up to 16GB
  • 1TB (500G 7200RPM + 4G SSD x2) HDD; Blue-Ray Burner; 802.11 b/g/n; Illumiinated Keyboard; 1x USB 3.0; 3x USB 2.0
  • Nvidia GTX 460M Graphics with 1.5GB GDDR5; Windows Home Premium 64-bit Operating System
  • 17.3-Inch Full HD (1920x1080) LED Display, 3D 120HZ; 2.0M Webcam; Gaming Backpack and Mouse; Nvidia 3D Vision Glasses
  • 2 Year Standard Warranty and 1 Year Accidental Damage Warranty Included
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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 Drive1000 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorGeForce GTX
Chipset BrandNVIDIA
Card DescriptionGeForce GTX 460M
Graphics Card Ram Size1536 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Brand NameAsus
Item model numberG73SW-3DE
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit)
Item Weight8 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H16.60 x 12.80 x 2.30 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeSODIMM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed7200 RPM
Audio-out Ports (#)2
Battery Typelithium_ion
Power SourceAC
Voltage240 volts
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #32,016 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight18.6 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableMarch 5, 2011
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Product Description

17.3" Full HD (1920x1080) 3D 120HZ LED/i7-2630QM Quad Core (2.0GHz)/8GB DDR3 RAM/NVidia GTX 460M 1.5G GDDR5 VRAM/1TB HDD (500G w/4G SSD x 2)/Blu-Ray Burner/Illuminated Keyboard/Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)/802.11BGN/2.0M Pixel/Bluetooth/8 Cell battery/Gaming backpack and Gaming Mouse included/3D Vision Glasses Included; 1 USB 3.0 port/3 USB 2.0 ports/8-in-1 card reader/2YR Global warranty/1YR Accidental Damage Warranty/30-Day Zero Bright Dot/2-way FREE shipping/24-7 tech support

Customer Reviews

Asus builds a very nice product.
I changed out drivers, reinstalled os, tried all kinds of things, but no success.
Amazon Customer
Poor battery life 2-3hrs. and the cord charger does not work.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By cSharpGuru on May 13, 2011
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I'm not going to go into details about what others have said about this magnificent machine; yes, it is fast, beautiful, and a very good value-- best laptop I have ever owned, even accounting for relative performance.

Instead, I'm going to give some constructive advice for those that do decide to purchase it. In the event that you aren't too technically savvy, you should know that most computers that are purchased from vendors come preloaded with crapware and the first thing you should do is reformat the hard drive and reinstall the OS by using a retail copy. In all my years working with computers (I'm a seasoned developer), I have never seen a system be so affected by the crapware that comes with the initial load of the OS.

The first thing I noticed was that the movement of windows/objects across the screen wasn't very smooth for a screen capable of 120Hz (I have the Samsung 2233RZ 120Hz for my desktop PC and was using that as a basis for comparison). I initially thought, well maybe I was foolish for thinking that a 120Hz laptop screen would be as good as my Samsung monitor. And yes, I ensured that the video settings were set to 120Hz in the nVidia Control Panel. So then I'd thought I would fire up the chess game that comes with Windows as a quick means of seeing DirectX performance. I was surprised when I noticed this brand new, powerful gaming laptop couldn't even play Chess Titans flawlessly (the framerate wasn't as high as it should have been).

I also noticed a general slowness overall, with delays occurring just navigating the Control Panel. So rather than do what I normally do and reload the OS, I was curious to see if I could isolate the process that was slowing down the machine.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Voodooboyfair on March 27, 2011
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I have had this computer for about a week. I am verrrrrryyyyy happy with it. The build, quality, construction is the best I have seen in a laptop. The keyboard works great and the keys are spaced nicely for typing. All that student stuff aside, this thing rocks! The games are all set at ultra settings and the 3D looks amazing. When the glasses are on the screen is bright so you don't have any issues at all with the darker lenses of the Nvidia 3D glasses. Also all you World of Warcraft players out there, you wont believe how things change when you play in 3D. It blew me away to see all the flat graphics in WOW come to life in 3D. The only issue I see is the water surface does not disply in 3D so it gives you double vision (left eye of under water and right eye the surface of the water) when fishing, it's easier to just turn off the stero effect. Other than that, it is beautiful in 3D. I recommend this lap top to everyone out there. It is the best of the best. It is very quite and I really appreciate how they designed the air vents to blow any hot air out the back of the computer. Excellent design. No heat issues at all with this computer, runs very cool. The back pack it comes with is very nice. It comes with a mouse,(not cordless) but it is a good gaming mouse and you won't have to worry about batteries for it when using it. I would like to mention that the screen is very nice also. The images come across sharp and clear and the colors are very well displayed. I don't think you can go wrong with purchasing an Asus product. I have owned HP,(sent it back 4 times for repair)Gateway(sent it back for repair, after the warrenty ran out the mother board short out)Toshiba(lasted about 4 yrs and the video card gave out). I went with Asus this time becasue I bought my wife one and she has had zero problems for the last five years. It is still going strong. Asus builds a very nice product. I give this five stars because it deserves it. Great job Asus Thanks.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Goose on March 19, 2011
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So far after a few days with this computer I can say it's a great gaming laptop. I was able to run Crysis on high as well as Rift. They both looked amazing. I haven't tried the 3D glasses with actual gaming but based on the demo and screens they show of other games it is very nice and clear 3D. I need to go through the manual some more because I still haven't been able to figure out how to watch 3D blurays with the software.
One problem I had was the light up keyboard and volume adjustment via the Fn key. All other Fn functions worked properly. After a bit of research it seems others had the problem as well. It's easily fixed by reinstalling the ATK pack.
The keyboard feels great! I love having the number pad as well. The PC is nice and quick. There is as expected a couple of crap programs preinstalled but not many. The gaming mouse is very nice and a welcome bonus as well as the backpack.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By C. Moreno on March 28, 2011
After being a strict console gamer, I can now say I'd be more than happy to give up my consoles and be a an exclusive PC gamer. I've had this computer for 2 weeks I LOVE IT! It's slick, it's powerful, it's HUGE! I wasn't big on the whole 3D bit, but I figure for a little more (geez...$200 is a bit more? What a snob), I'll invest towards the 3D model over the A1...Very, very happy I did. I find myself just staring at games and marveling over the insanely clear and sellable 3D images (Left 4 Dead is worth the $2k alone lol). But seriously, don't be afraid to raise everything to High or Very High in the graphics settings in games because this beast will handle them and keep its cool in the process.

I hooked up the notebook to my sound systems via HDMI and the results are nothing short of awe inspiring. Word of advice: go into the Nvidia settings and mess around it for a bit. Blu-Rays (which work WONDERFULLY in 3D out the box with no 3rd party drivers needed) will look relatively bright and a little worries, the Nvidia settings will clear this up and my images look even better than on my PS3.

The sound. Oh, the sound. My hi def sound system has never sung like when I plugged in my computer. My ears were melting. Again, you have to play with the settings to your liking but it's fairly easy (especially to computer noobs like me). The sounds were crystal clear and super sharp. I remember buying Bose headphones a few months back and smiling; it was like listening to my favourite songs for the first time. I had that same feeling listening to my songs via HDMI through my Asus. Now, even if you don't connect your laptop and utilize your laptop speakers, they're pretty good!
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