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Asus G73JW-A1

Specifications

Asus G73JW-A1Notebook: Asus G73JW-A1 (G73 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.7kg
Price: 1600 euro
Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 90%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus G73JW-A1

90% Asus G73Jw-A1 Review
Source: Maximum PC English

When the G73Jw-A1 is closed, you can see how the matte black finish and a few strategically designed edges and angles remind us of a stealth fighter.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
ASUS G73Jw: Out with the Old, In with the New
Source: AnandTech English
So let’s make it clear: when we first reviewed the G73Jh, we were very impressed with the features and performance, not to mention its great price for a high-end gaming notebook. Six months on and it still packs a punch—and the G73Jw revision doesn’t substantially alter the formula. If you disliked the stealth aesthetic, nothing has changed on that front.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/03/2010

Foreign Reviews

90% ASUS G73Jw
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
ASUS G73Jw
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
suited for 3D-vision and gaming
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/22/2011

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M:

High-end DirectX 11 graphics card based on the GF106 chip using GDDR5 graphics memory (up to 1.5 GB).

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.  


740QM:

The Core i7-740QM is a high-end quad-core CPU for laptops (in 2010) with a relative small base clock rate and a high Turbo Boost max frequency of 2.93 GHz (for one core). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow clocked quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 740QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.3":

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.


3.7 kg:

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.

Asus reviews


90%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.


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

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Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q898
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 740QM, 18.4", 4.8 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X500-Q930S
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 2630QM, 18.4", 4.5 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X500-13R
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 740QM, 18.4", 4.6 kg
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mySN XMG P500 PRO
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Asus G53JW
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-11-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)