Asus G73SW-A1


Asus G73SW-A1Notebook: Asus G73SW-A1 (G73 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.9kg
Price: 1800 euro
Average Score: 88% - very good
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 92%, features: 87%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus G73SW-A1

90% Asus G73SW
Source: Techreview Source English
Performance with other tasks, like watching streaming HD video or video encoding, performed with lightning speed as expected. This makes a great multimedia computer thanks to the powerful internal specifications, the Blu-ray player, 1080p display and HDMI connection.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/30/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Asus G73SW review
Source: PC Advisor English
Overall, the Asus G73SW offers good performance at a reasonable price. It isn't exactly svelte, but it isn't too much of a problem to carry around. Given the overall performance, that's not too big a burden at all. Asus's G73SW high-end gaming laptop offers good game performance without breaking the bank.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Asus G73SW
Source: PC World English
Asus's G73SW high-end gaming laptop offers good game performance without breaking the bank.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 92% features: 87% ergonomy: 82%
80% ASUS G73SW-A1
Source: Laptop Mag English
The ASUS G73SW-A1 offers a strong combination of blazing-fast graphics performance, superb media playback, and stylish looks. The system's biggest drawback by far is its painfully stiff keyboard, which can make typing and gaming less comfortable than they should be. If you're willing to purchase a heavier system with a larger screen and better keyboard, you might want to consider Toshiba's Qosmio X505 series, which is now adding Intel 2nd Gen processors to its line. And if you don't want to spare any expense, the $3,300 configuration of the Alienware M17x, which features a 2.3-GHz Core i7 and 256GB SSD, is the best gaming system on the market. However, if you're looking for great gaming performance in a gorgeous package, the G73SW should be near the top of your list.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
ASUS G73SW + SNB: Third Time’s the Charm?
Source: AnandTech English
One year later, the G73 is still kicking, but I have to say that I’m ready for something new. Familiarity may not be breeding contempt yet, but that love at first sight feeling is definitely fading. If you purchased the original G73JH, there’s no real reason to upgrade to the G73SW for games. For CPU-intensive applications, Sandy Bridge is still an awesome upgrade from Clarksfield, but I’ve seen other SNB designs that impress me more in some areas.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/04/2011
90% ASUS G73SW-A1 17.3-inch Gaming Laptop
Source: Comp Reviews English
The ASUS Republic of Gamers line has given gamers top-notch notebooks at aggressive prices, and the G73SW-A1 is no exception. Equipped with a 2nd Generation Intel Sandy Bridge quad-core processor, 8GB of memory, hybrid hard disks, and a Blu-ray drive, the G73SW-A1 offers high performance gaming with excellent multimedia capabilities.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%


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.  

2630QM: Fast Quad-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » 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.

3.9 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

88%: 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

» Novatech Stingray
Core i7 2720QM
» Asus G73JW-91093V
Core i7 740QM
» Asus G53JW-3DE
Core i7 740QM
» Asus G73JW-91121V
Core i7 740QM
» Asus G73JW-A1
Core i7 740QM
» Asus G73JW
Core i7 720QM

Devices with the same GPU

» MSI GT680-055AU
Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 3.5 kg
» Asus VX7-SZ083V
Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 3.8 kg
» MSI GT680R-017F
Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 3.5 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-167
Core i7 2630QM, 18.4", 4.6 kg
» Asus G53SW-A1
Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 3.9 kg
» MSI GT680R (i7-2720QM)
Core i7 2720QM, 15.6", 3.5 kg
» Asus G53SW-IX097Z
Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 3.9 kg
» Cyberpower Xplorer X6-9300
Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Medion Erazer X6813 (MD97762)
Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 3.216 kg
» Asus G53JW-SX029V
Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 4 kg
» Asus VX7-SZ062V
Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 3.772 kg
» Asus G53SW-IX089V
Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 3.8 kg
» AVADirect Clevo P151HM
Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 3.2 kg
» Asus G53JW-SZ255V
Core i5 480M, 15.6", 3.6 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-01R
Core i7 2630QM, 18.4", 4.7 kg
» MSI GT663-417CS
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 3.5 kg
» Asus G53JW-SX052D
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 3.6 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q898
Core i7 740QM, 18.4", 4.8 kg
» Medion Erazer X6811-MD97654
Core i7 740QM, 15.6", 3.5 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-02- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)