SpecificationsNotebook: Asus G73JH-TY042V (G73 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 1024 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1400 euro
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus G73JH-TY042V
The hyper-gamer? Asus is making a completely fresh start with the G73; a new design, matt surfaces, an improved cooling system and a DirectX 11 capable graphics card (the HD 5870) all go to make up this 17.3-inch gaming hot-shot. We put the €1,400 machine to the test in our review.
Source: Notebookinfo DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
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.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.
» 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.
84%: 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.