SpecificationsNotebook: 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
Price: 1800 euro
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus G73SW-A1
Source: Techreview Source
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%
Source: PC Advisor
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%
Source: PC World
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%
Source: Laptop Mag
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%
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
Source: Comp Reviews
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).
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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.
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.
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.
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.