Asus G73JH

Specifications

Asus G73JHNotebook: Asus G73JH (G73 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.6kg
Price: 1300 euro
Average Score: 86.67% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 21 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 89%, features: 77%, display: 77% mobility: 54%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Asus G73JH

80% ASUS G73JH gaming notebook review
Source: Hexus English
Available for just under £1,650, ASUS's G73JH notebook isn't cheap, but you do get a lot of bang for your buck. The ability to run the latest games with little sacrifices in image quality is a huge boon, and ASUS's Republic of Gamers bundle - which includes a gaming mouse, a SteelSeries Siberia headset and a RoG backpack - makes it a complete mobile gaming solution.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus G73Jh Gaming Notebook Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
Throughout testing, we found this laptop to be a pleasure to work with. It combines attractive looks and superior gaming performance with an ambitious price point that leaves the competitive offerings a little flat. Though we were surprised to find that Asus didn't bundle any movie player software for the Blu-ray drive, we're hoping the bundle will include that in future SKUs of the product. And battery life could be improved upon, along with perhaps an SSD option for the top of the line model. But in our opinion, this product is the sweet spot for enthusiasts who want the most laptop for their moolah, without having to take on a second mortgage.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 95% mobility: 40%
83% Asus G73Jh
Source: PC Pro English
Blistering pace and great looks, but going hands-on reveals a few too many flaws at such a high price
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 100% performance: 100% features: 67%
80% ASUS G73Jh gaming notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The ASUS G73Jh is a high-performance notebook aimed primarily at hardcore gamers. Unlike most desktop replacement models, this gaming laptop is capable of competing with high-end PCs; not just in size, but also functionality. The Asus G73Jh is a gaming notebook for grown-ups and professionals: its drab, no-nonsense exterior hides an ultra-powerful machine capable of running high-end applications. In other words, the gaming notebook has finally matured.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Asus G73JH review
Source: Techradar English
The Asus G73JH is an aggressively and uniquely styled machine that looks fantastic and boasts great performance for gamers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% ASUS G73Jh
Source: Laptop Mag English
While it doesn’t have as many bells and whistles as the Alienware M17x, the ASUS G73Jh-A2 delivers tremendous power—and good looks to match—for much, much less. It’s a great choice for gamers and multimedia mavens who demand more muscle than a traditional desktop replacement and an aesthetic that’s mean, clean, and cool.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
79% Asus G73JH-A1
Source: CNet English
When word of the Asus G73JH first came out at CES 2010 it definitely left an impression. A giant, all-black 17-inch full HD wide-screen gaming laptop with a Core i7 processor, 8GB of memory, dual 7,200rpm 500GB hard drives, a Blu-ray combo drive, and a 1GB ATI Radeon HD5870 graphics card for $1,700 is tough to ignore. Other than some niggling design complaints, the Asus G73JH-A1 is an excellent high-performance desktop replacement for gaming or other demanding tasks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 80% features: 80%
100% Asus G73Jh
Source: Digital Versus English
With the G73Jh and its design inspired by the "legendary F-177 stealth plane," you'll have no trouble hunting down your enemies, according to Asus. The G73Jh is straight onto the podium of the best performance gamer laptops. It won't flinch faced with any game. High contrast and 1080p panel definition are real pluses, as is its ease of use and efficient fan. Whether you like the design or not will depend on your taste but we like its sobriety and the fact that it stays clean.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 100% display: 60% mobility: 20% workmanship: 100%
80% Asus ROG G73Jh
Source: PC Advisor English
The Asus ROG G73Jh laptop doesn't need any gimmicks to attract gamers; just its performance lends it real credibility. But you don't have to be a gamer to be enticed by the speedy processor and big screen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
ASUS G73Jh: Today's Top Gaming Laptop
Source: AnandTech English
The short story is that while the G73Jh isn't without competition, it's easily the best bang for the buck among current gaming laptops. There are a few flaws like missing features—if you want FireWire, eSATA, USB3, or ExpressCard you'll need to go elsewhere. We also would have liked a Blu-ray combo drive, although it sounds like that will be available with other models (it should add ~$100 to the price).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/17/2010
Rating: features: 60%
92% Asus G73Jh review
Source: CNet English
When not making tiny netbooks, Asus is busy crafting enormous gaming laptops that are fast enough to melt your face off. Its latest effort, the 17.3-inch G73, is the first we've seen that features the ATI Radeon HD 5870 GPU -- ATI's fastest mobile graphics card to date.

The Asus G73Jh is one of the finest gaming laptops we've ever seen. If you want a laptop that is lovely to behold and offers brain-melting levels of performance, look no further.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 92%
ASUS G73Jh DX11 Gaming Notebook Review - ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
Source: Legit Reviews English
The ASUS G73Jh Gaming Notebook is perfect for the gamer that likes to travel to the local LAN party, but doesn't want to mess with the hassle of transporting and setting up a desktop gaming rig. The inclusion of the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 GPU in the G73Jh brings top of the line performance at an affordable price with a great design worthy of our Innovation Award!
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/22/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80%
Asus G73JH
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The ASUS G73JH is a phenomenal gaming notebook and a fantastic value. It has more than enough power to handle any modern game while remaining quiet and cool to the touch. The keyboard is pleasant to type on and the screen is beautiful. The G73JH has strong build quality and the stealth-like design is unique. Other than a few minor quibbles with the touchpad, we found very little to dislike and highly recommend the G73 to gamers and multimedia enthusiasts alike.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2010
Rating: performance: 100% features: 80% ergonomy: 80%
94% Asus Republic of Gamers G73Jh
Source: Computer Shopper English
It’s rare that gamers on the prowl for high-end gear get a price break. Most gamers are used to paying top dollar for bleeding-edge parts and systems—with the downside of sacrificing precious power for any money they try to save by settling for older or less capable components. Gamers, take heed: In this model, Asus delivers one of the top-powered, top-value notebooks in its price range.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 94%

Foreign Reviews

100% Design Individualisten im Test
Source: e-media - 11/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 80% performance: 96% mobility: 60%
80% Design Individualisten im Test
Source: e-media - 11/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 52% mobility: 60%
Test: Mobility HD 5870
Source: PC Games Hardware - 5/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 80%
88% Test Asus G73JH (ATI HD 5870) Gaming-Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 96% display: 80% mobility: 63% workmanship: 92% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 92%
94% ASUS G73 Notebook - G73JH TY033V
Source: Hardwareoverclock German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 90% performance: 100% features: 100% display: 90% mobility: 80% emissions: 100%
Asus G73JH
Source: Cowcotland French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/30/2010
Rating: performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
100% Asus G73JH
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 100%

Comment

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.  


720QM: The Core i7-720QM is the slowes Core i7 Quad Core in 2009 and clocks between 1.6 and 2.8 GHz (due to the Turbo Mode). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 720QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.» 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


86.67%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better 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
» Sager NP8760
Core i7 820QM
» Asus G73J
Core i7 920XM
» 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)