SpecificationsNotebook: Asus G72GX
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M 1024 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1650 euro
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus G72GX
Hot Gamer? Asus releases the optically and technically slightly refreshed successor to its G71GX, the G72GX, to the market. Asus (still) waivers on Intel's new Core i7 architecture and uses, as afore, the "old" Core 2. We grabbed the top model, the G72GX-TY014V, straightaway and checked if the Core 2 Quad Q9000 and the GeForce GTX 260M are still fit for the upper-league.
Source: Comp Reviews
The ASUS G72Gx-X1 feels more like a repackaged G71G than a dramatically improved desktop replacement. They have built a new case to house the larger 17.3-inch display and upgraded the processor and graphics for more performance. The problem is that it is still built around the older Core 2 and DDR2 memory. This puts it at a slight disadvantage in general applications compared to the new Core i7 systems in the same price. The one advantage it does provide is a faster graphics processor making it better suited for PC gaming on the go.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2009
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 92% display: 74% mobility: 56% workmanship: 84% ergonomy: 82% emissions: 76%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M:
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 260M is essentially a higher clocked GeForce 9800M GTX based on the G92b core built under a 55nm manufacturing process. Because of the architectural difference, the 260M is less powerful (and quite dissimilar) to the similarly named desktop GeForce GTX 260.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Intel Core 2 Quad: Mobile version of the desktop Quad Core processor. Due to low clock rates it is not recommended for most applications.
Slow clocked quad core CPU (4 cores) that suffers especially in many games from the low clock speed. Therefore, not suited for games and only for highly multi threaded applications.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.
73.33%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.