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Asus G72GX

Specifications

Asus G72GXNotebook: 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
Weight: 4.05kg
Price: 1650 euro
Average Score: 73.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 92%, performance: 87%, features: 88%, display: 68% mobility: 56%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 73%

Reviews for the Asus G72GX

77% Review Asus G72GX Gaming Notebook | Notebookcheck
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.
60% ASUS G72Gx-X1 17.3-inch Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
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%

Foreign Reviews

83% Test Asus G72GX Gaming-Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German 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%

Comment

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.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core 2 Quad: Mobile version of the desktop Quad Core processor. Due to low clock rates it is not recommended for most applications.


Q9000:

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.


17.3": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


4.05 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.


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.

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73.33%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Gateway P-7908u
GeForce GTX 260M, Core 2 Duo P8700
Asus G72GX-TY013V
GeForce GTX 260M, Core 2 Duo P8700
Asus G71GX
GeForce GTX 260M, Core 2 Duo T9550

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Asus G60J
GeForce GTX 260M, Core i7 720QM, 16.0", 3.42 kg
Alienware M15x
GeForce GTX 260M, Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 4.34 kg
Asus G60VX
GeForce GTX 260M, Core 2 Duo T9400, 16.0", 3.44 kg

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Asus G751JT-T7033H
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Asus G751JY-T7012H
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Asus G751JT-T7031H
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Asus G751JY-T7009H
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Asus G751JY-T7065D
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GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 4710HQ, 17.0", 4.2 kg
Asus G551JM-CN102H
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Asus G551JM-CN013D
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Asus G751JY-DH71
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Asus NX500
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Asus G750JZ-T4079H
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-12-13 (Update: 2012-05-26)