|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 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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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.Read more ›
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.
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).
sound is poor.
keyboard = chiclet style keys which i don't like (but, this is a personal preference).
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great laptop... I bought it in 2011 and it has pretty much worked flawlessly.Published 6 months ago by Preferred Customer
Excellent, product fantastic, would BUY from again and again! QUICK, CLEAN,Published 7 months ago by Eric Steinmaus
Four years of light use and the motherboard has already failed
What a piece of junk. I am very disappointed.
After 3 years, I judge this to be the best laptop I ever bought. Got my daughter through a Digital Media degree at school and played all her favorite 3D games. Now it's my turn! Read morePublished 19 months ago by Big A
it didn't last a year before the ac plug on the motherboard broke an I was going to have to replace the motherboard . wont buy another asus am going alienwarePublished 23 months ago by jason
Terrible support and came with problems in video and performance i couldnt ask the warranty to deal with because I took it to Brazil. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Bruno Pires
This is a really good gaming laptop. It's powerful and runs really well. The extras such as back lit keyboard is also very nice.
So why did I give it 2 stars? Read more
I have this laptop for a long time now. Mousepad sucks, but since i use a real mouse anyhow it works for me. 4 years and going. So far so good.Published on April 16, 2014 by Adam Brand
She has survived a lot of bumps over the period. One of the best laptops ever. However the screen has started to have a lot of dead pixels in the last 3 months. Read morePublished on March 16, 2014 by Mridul J Kurup
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