SpecificationsNotebook: Asus G73SW-TZ083V (G73 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M 1536 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1800 euro
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus G73SW-TZ083V
Gaming elite. Asus is now offering its high-end 17-inch G73 notebook with a brand-new Intel Sandy Bridge processor. The powerful quad-core i7-2630QM is accompanied by an Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M. Find out in our review whether the G73SW will have the competition quaking in their boots.
Source: Hot Hardware
A gaming notebook needs to exhibit certain qualities if it's to be taken seriously as a desktop replacement. Because of the limited upgrade path, especially in the GPU department, a mobile gaming PC needs to start off with a solid set of components, and the 17-inch G73SW gets more right than it does wrong.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/14/2011
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 90% display: 84% mobility: 65% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 89%
Source: HardwareLuxx DE→EN
excellent hardware, performance and fan good, display very good, expensive, SSD missing
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/15/2011
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
very good performance and workmanship, 3D-technology
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/05/2011
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.
85%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.