|Screen Size||17.3 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Processor||2 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad|
|RAM||6 GB ddr3|
|Hard Drive||1000 GB mechanical_hard_drive|
|Graphics Coprocessor||NVIDIA GeForce|
|Wireless Type||802.11n, 802.11B, 802.11G|
ASUS G72Gx-A1 Republic of Gamers 17-Inch Gaming Laptop - Black
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- Intel Q9000 Core 2 Quad Processor 2.00GHz
- 6GB of DDR2 RAM, 3 slots, 6GB Max
- 1 TB SATA Hard Drive (7200 RPM); BlueRay Disk Combo Drive
- NVidia GTX 260M Graphics with 1GB DDR3 VRAM; Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) Operating System
- 17.3-Inch Full HD LCD Display; 2.0M Webcam; Gaming Backpack and Gaming Mouse Included
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I'd normally rate this laptop a 4, because it has a few issues but to help counteract the ridiculous 1 star ratings I'm making it a five star.
I've had this computer for nearly a year now and it has been impeccable. I purchased this laptop at Best Buy during a special promotion in the $900 price range. It was just before the release of the new i-core Intel processors.
I've thrown a lot at this laptop, pushed it to it's limits and I've never had it shut down due to overheating. I've played graphic intense games with the game graphics settings on "best" or "ultra" and the laptop delivers as promised. I also have a tendency to fall asleep on the couch and I awake to find the laptop on the floor. So it's taken a beating, not to mention I travel with it at least twice a week and I've had no issues with the hard drives or any other component failing which can be a problem in some laptops that aren't well protected on the interior.
To address the heat complaints, what do you expect when you put a powerful processor and the GTX 260M into a small plastic "container"? An icy chilling feel down the back of your neck??? And the hot air blowing out of the back is a problem? Where do you want the heat released? Those comments are irrelevant and those reviewers need to purchase a basic eMachine PC for their word processing and stop gaming.Read more ›
First, I'll address the whiners' issues:
1) Overheating issues happen when the heat sink behind the fan gets clogged with dust. You have to clean it out. That's normal for every computer. When the heat sink has no dust, the system cools normally.
2) The power cord is a standard brick that you will find with many electronics. Mine works fine, but if it goes out I can go to any discount electronics store and get one for pennies on the dollar.
3) The side hinges are actually sturdy as hell. They're magnetic, and I even bent one backwards on accident and it still works fine.
Now for my review (copied from another review I put on NewEgg):
Pros: Workhorse processor: The P8700 is one of Intel's Core 2 Duo immortals. It can't keep up with the current generation of multi-threaded multi-core monsters, but for anyone with moderate gaming and media editing needs, it will work its tail off and not complain. It definitely beats most dual-core processors that you would buy in brand new budget and medium range laptops today.
Solid dedicated graphics: If you're just going to use the 17.3" screen, the GTX 260M should give you the capacity needed to run most games on High settings. With some tweaking and processor overclocking, you can probably hit Ultra on some of the more popular titles from the past few years like Skyrim and Starcraft 2.
Amazing keyboard: It's sleek, tactile, and non-stick. Typing is a dream on this machine.
Sound: So many laptops have complete junk sound. This one delivers crisp quality (not a lot of bass, of course) both on the unit and through the HDMI into a TV as well. I've tested both and I'm very pleased.Read more ›
As far as the touchpad goes, I never use them. It was the first thing I disabled.
So heres what I hate about the computer.
It scratches easily.
The blue light on the case is so annoying, kinda cool. But annoying. I have to put it in hibernation mode or completely shut it off when I'm going to sleep or the blinking blue light would keep me up and drive me crazy.
Its blue... or it has blue sparkles in it... Yeah I can see it. I hate blue. Wouldn't mind if it was greem. But not really a huge problem.
The laptop eats power, but thats to be expected. But even after you close the laptop (with out putting it in hibernation mode or shutting it off) it eats power and could go dead if the cord is not in.
The two side covers that protect the usb ports and other stuff... are nice but completely useless. they'll partially break in no time... if not completely fall off.
The mouse pad is so sensitive... a tiny strand of cat hair could be lying on it and it'll start doing its two finger functions.
The speakers are very hard to clean...and I most definately do not like where the dvd drive is placed.
Oh and windows 7... i hate it!
Now for what I love about this computer.
I love that the keyboard lights up for some quality In the dark typing time. Although i wish it had a dimmer setting. It has these three setting... Bright, Brighter, and Brightest.
Another thing I love.....Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This computer has some serious issues. Beware of the following:
-Graphic card downclocks after waking the computer from sleep mode. Makes playing games impossible. Read more
Flickering started from the 3rd month. It was more when the screen was black. Then one of the online suggestions fixed it. Had to apply this fix every month to stop the flickering. Read morePublished on March 21, 2011 by Kishen
I bought the laptop about a year ago, and I was satisfied with it until about 6 or so months after I purchased it. Read morePublished on January 10, 2011 by InDepthOf
I picked up my unit a few months ago. So far, I've had the power cord adapter go out three times. The first two, it was because the internal connection became un-crimped. Read morePublished on December 15, 2010 by keriv
I'm not going to get into to much just for the fact that I've already spent way to much time screwing around with this computer/company. Read morePublished on October 18, 2010 by Matthew A. Baer
Don't waste your time, or money. While the ASUS is promoted as a hard core gaming computer, you can get a lot more computer for a lot less money - without the attitude, poor... Read morePublished on May 14, 2010 by Elliot G. Pulham
This touchpad is a useless POS. I had to buy a mouse, just to use this laptop... which, of course, defeats the purpose of having a laptop. Save your money. Read morePublished on April 21, 2010 by Matthew Steuer
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