Asus G73JW

Specifications

Asus G73JWNotebook: Asus G73JW (G73 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M 1536 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 4.01kg
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).

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.


4.01 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


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.

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

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» Novatech Stingray
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» Asus G73SW-91182V
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» Asus G73JW-91093V
Core i7 740QM
» Asus G73SW-A1
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» Asus G53JW-3DE
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» Asus G73SW-TZ083V
Core i7 2630QM
» Asus G73JW-91121V
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» Asus G73JW-A1
Core i7 740QM

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