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Asus G73JW

Specifications

Asus G73JW
Asus G73JW (G73 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-720QM 1.6 GHz @ 1.85 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M - 1536 MB, Core: 675 MHz, Memory: 1250 MHz, Shader Clock Rate: 1350 MHz, GDDR5, 259.12
Memory
12288 MB 
, DDR3, 1333 MHz
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, LED Backlight, Hannstar HSD173PUW1, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel HM55 Express Chipset
Storage
Seagate Momentus XT ST95005620AS, 500 GB 
, 7200 rpm, 2 Hybrid Hard Disks Totaling 1000 GB
Soundcard
Realtek ALC269 @ Intel Ibex Peak PCH
Connections
3 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Headphone Jack, Microphone Output, Card Reader: 8-in-1
Networking
Atheros AR8131 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10MBit), Atheros AR9002WB-1NG Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1
Optical drive
HL-DT-ST BDDVDRW CT21N
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 57 x 415 x 320 ( = 2.24 x 16.34 x 12.6 in)
Battery
75 Wh Lithium-Ion, 5200 mAh, 8 Cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 2.0 Megapixel
Additional features
150 Watt Power Supply, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
4.01 kg ( = 141.45 oz / 8.84 pounds), Power Supply: 880 g ( = 31.04 oz / 1.94 pounds)
Price
1800 Euro

 

Average Score: 85.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 93%, features: 76%, display: 86% mobility: 62%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 83%

Reviews for the Asus G73JW

84% Review Asus G73JW Notebook (GTX 460M) | Notebookcheck
Powered by Fermi. Asus' 17-inch gaming notebook G73 is soon to feature NVidia's brand new high-end graphics card, the GeForce GTX 460M. Thanks to a pre-released version we have been able to extensively review the upgraded G73JW.
80% Asus G73Jw review
Source: PC Advisor English
Gamers looking for a powerful yet portable machine can stop looking. The Asus G73Jw laptop is here.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% ASUS G73JW-A1 17.3-inch Gaming Notebook
Source: Tweaktown English
The machine is expensive with an average price near $1750, but you do get some nice features for that money. The key feature with this notebook is the new NVIDIA GPU, which is excellent for multimedia use and works well for gaming as well. If you are a gamer at heart that needs a machine that can play high-end games and still be able to play movies on the go with decent battery life, the ASUS G73JW-A1 is a good all around compromise with a machine that offers solid performance in the categories that matter.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

88% Test Asus G73JW Notebook (GTX 460M)
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 95% display: 87% mobility: 62% workmanship: 93% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 83%

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).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» 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":

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.


4.01 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.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).


85.5%: 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.

Asus G73JW-91014V
GeForce GTX 460M

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Stefan Hinum, 2010-10- 6 (Update: 2012-05-26)