|Screen Size||17 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Max Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Processor||2 GHz Intel Core i7|
|RAM||16 GB SO-DIMM|
|Memory Speed||1333 MHz|
|Hard Drive||750 GB mechanical_hard_drive|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Nvidia GTX 460M|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||1536 MB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||3|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||1|
ASUS ROG G73SW 17-Inch Gaming Laptop [OLD VERSION]
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|Processor (CPU) Manufacturer||Intel||Intel||Intel||Intel||Intel||Intel|
|Processor Speed||2 GHz||2.6 GHz||2.3 GHz||2.7 GHz||2.8 GHz||2.8 GHz|
|Display Resolution Maximum||1920 x 1080 pixels||1920*1080 pixels||1920x1080 pixels||1920 x 1080 pixels||1920x1080 pixels||1920x1080 pixels|
|Screen Size||17 in||15 in||15.6 in||17.3 in||17.3 in||15.6 in|
|Hard-Drive Size||750 GB||1 TB||256 GB||1,000 GB||1,000 GB||1,000 GB|
|Item Dimensions||12.8 x 16.6 x 2.3 in||15.1 x 10.1 x 1.3 in||15.08 x 15.08 x 10.43 in||16.4 x 12.7 x 0.8 in||16.3 x 10.7 x 1.2 in||15.1 x 10 x 0.8 in|
|Item Weight||8 lbs||5.6 lbs||6 lbs||9.5 lbs||6.6 lbs||5.5 lbs|
|Operating System||Windows 7;||Windows 10||Windows 10 Home||Windows 10||Windows 10||Windows 10|
|RAM Type||SODIMM||GDDR3||DDR3 SDRAM||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown|
|Wireless Compatibility||—||802.11 A/C||802.11 A/C||802.11 A/C||802.11 A/C||802.11 A/C|
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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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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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.
You know who you are when you buy a 17in notebook which is a desktop replacement, and then post a 1 star review complaining about how heavy it is, blah blah.
THIS IS A DESKTOP REPLACEMENT GAMING NOTEBOOK!
it weighs in at 8 pounds, it wont fit on the drop drown tray on the airplane unless you wedge it and halfway thru your lost season 3 dvd the battery will die anyway.
I am quite pleased with it as I transfer my games to this. Just buy it and you will be happy.
Very solid notebook.
I can say that the Sandybridge issue appears to be a thing of the past, and my computer shipped with a sticker certifying that it had been reviewed and updated (I bought it in May 2011). I have not seen any Sandybridge-related issues after a couple of weeks of hard use.
I did run into the function key issue, but there is already good documentation out there on how to fix it. Supposedly, some of the Win 7 64 bit updates screw up ASUS' ATK drivers (and result in the function keys not working anymore). Simply removing the ATK drivers and reinstalling from ASUS' website fixes the problem.
I've read that some users needed to do this twice, but that was not the case for me. I would recommend installing all of the important Win 7 updates BEFORE re-installing the ATK drivers.
There WAS quite a bit of bloatware that came with this laptop, but it is easily removable. Some users report going to the lengths of reformatting their hard drives, but I did not find that to be necessary. Remove the software from the control panel, and then sweep through the C:\ to remove any remnants. That should be more than adequate. Most folks who need this kind of processing power out of their laptop probably have the know-how to get this done pretty quickly.
I'm not sure why people are complaining about the sound quality. Sure, it won't compare to studio monitors or your 7.1 surround system in your home theater... but it's a laptop... not sure what you were expecting. It has good sound compared to most laptops I've heard (although probably not the best). If you need better or bigger sound, use nice headphones... or run it through a stereo receiver.
This is a big laptop. It's not super light or super portable. When you buy a 17.3" laptop, you forfeit portability. If that was a surprise to you, you should have done more research. 'Nuff said.
All in all, I spent an hour or two removing bloatware, updating drivers, adding software, and downloading/installing Windows updates... and then this computer was ready to rock. And rock it does. I have yet to run an application or game that this workstation can't handle with ease. The screen is sharp, the keyboard is nice, and it stays cool after hours of hard use. That is everything I was looking for.
My only real complaint is that the brick on the power cord is very big, bulky, and heavy. It's roughly 8"x4"x3", and I estimate that it weighs 3-4 lbs. Given that this computer is intended to be used while plugged in (primarily), you can't really get away with not lugging the cord around with you. It'd be great if ASUS did a little R&D and shrunk it down a bit. Is anyone aware of a reliable, safe, compatible, and SMALL power cord/conditioner that I could look into?
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What a piece of junk. I am very disappointed.
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