Asus G73J


Asus G73JNotebook: Asus G73J (G73 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 920XM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.6kg
Price: 2400 euro
Average Score: 83.67% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 50%, performance: 90%, features: 85%, display: 82% mobility: 40%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 88%

Reviews for the Asus G73J

60% Asus G73 Gaming Laptop Review
Source: Bit-Tech English
Advising whether or not you should buy this laptop is tricky – not least because Asus has supplied us with an arguably over-specced version. The 8GB of RAM and the pair of 500GB hard drives increase the price without adding much value. We also would have liked to see whether or not a dual-core Core i7-620M would have been a better bet for gaming too, as this CPU runs at a much higher frequency than the quad-core CPU Asus specified.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40% performance: 90% features: 90%
80% Asus G73J review
Source: T3 English
We had high expectations for Crysis, which remains the most resource intensive Windows game – even after three years. We cranked all settings to high on 1920x1080 and had no lag at all, although it lowered frame-rates to a level just about playable - but still higher than many gaming laptops we've seen. This means that the G73J can play games COD Modern Warfare 2 without even cocking an eyebrow. But, it also shows that it’s only human after all.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Asus G73 review
Source: Stuff TV English
Matte-black and menacing, the design inspiration for Asus's G73 may be the technically invisible B-2 Stealth Bomber but this laptop is anything but subtle. It's big, eye-catching, the entire surface is rubberised and two enormous vents behind the screen glow a hellfire red, presumably making a visual reference to afterburners or something. If you're happy to pay the premium, it's absolutely the best choice for games right now.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 100%
Asus ROG G73Jh, here's why it's our new A-List Intel Core i7 laptop
Source: PC Authority English
But this isn't a laptop you buy for the battery life. You buy it for its looks, and for its power, and on both those fronts, the G73Jh is a resounding success. It won't be for everyone, but if you lack space for a desktop, you can finally play Crysis as it should be played.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/12/2010
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 40%
90% Asus G73J: The ultimate gaming notebook
Source: Inside HW English
All things considered, the impressions are very favourable. The G73J is the ultimate gaming machine, with no performance bottlenecks whatsoever, while remaining cool at all times. Although the suggested retail price of 1630€ is rather high, compared to other gaming notebooks, the G73J isn’t that expensive after all. The price-performance ratio is more than good, which means that the question isn’t really whether it’s worth it, but whether you can afford one.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% emissions: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Test: ASUS G73 - Update mit Core i7 und FullHD-Display
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/02/2010
Rating: performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 90%
87% Asus G73J – Test
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 60% performance: 98% features: 80% display: 85%
Test: ASUS G73 - Stealth-Notebook mit Radeon 5870
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/16/2010
Rating: performance: 90% display: 80% workmanship: 90% emissions: 95%
Asus G73
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/23/2010
85% Đánh giá ASUS G73J với ATI Radeon Mobility 5870
Source: Tinh Te VN→EN
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 85%


ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870:

High-end DirectX 11 graphics card based on a desktop HD5770. Models with GDDR5 are ideal but there may be a bottleneck due to the 128 Bit memory bus.

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 i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

920XM: Fastest Core i7 laptop CPU in 2009 but with a TDP of 55 Watt it is pretty power hungry. Due to the Turbo Mode, the CPU can run with up to 3.2 GHz. Because of the Extreme tag, the multiplier is not locked, and therefore the CPU is easy to overclock.» 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.

3.6 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.

Asus reviews

83.67%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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

» Asus G73JH-BST7
Core i7 740QM
» Maingear eX-L 17
Core i5 520M
» Asus G73JH-X1
Core i7 720QM
» Asus G73JH-TZ038V
Core i7 720QM
» Asus G73JH-TZ014V
Core i7 720QM
» Asus G73JH-A1
Core i7 720QM
» Asus G73JH-RBBX05
Core i7 720QM
» Sager NP8760
Core i7 820QM
» Asus G73JH
Core i7 720QM
» Asus G73JH-TY042V
Core i5 520M

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» mySN XMG A710
Core i5 460M, 3.1 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Mesh Ultima i5-B
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» MSI GX660R-i5647LW7P
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 3.5 kg
» Medion Akoya X7811-MD97588
Core i5 450M, 17.0", 3 kg
» Alienware M17X10
Core i5 520M, 17.0", 5.2 kg
» Alienware M17X, HD5870
Core i5 520M, 17.0", 5.3 kg
» MSI GX660R-i7488LW7P
Core i7 740QM, 15.6", 3.5 kg
» MSI GX660R-064
Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 3.42 kg
» Deviltech HellMachine (HD 5870)
Core i7 720QM, 18.4", 5.5 kg
» MSI GX660R
Core i7 740QM, 15.6", 3.5 kg
» MSI GX660-076EU
Core i5 450M, 15.6", 3.5 kg
» Origin PC EON15
Core i5 430M, 15.6", 3.4 kg
» MSI GX740-079US
Core i7 720QM, 17.0", 3.2 kg
» MSI Megabook GX740-091
Core i5 430M, 17.0", 3.3 kg
» Sager NP8690
Core i5 520M, 15.6", 3.3 kg
» Asus G73Jh-TZ008V
Core i7 720QM, 17.0", 3.4 kg
» AVADirect Clevo W860CU
Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» MSI GX740-i7247LW7P
Core i7 720QM, 17.0", 3.37 kg
» MSI GX740-i5448LW7P
Core i5 430M, 17.0", 3.2 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-03-31 (Update: 2012-05-26)