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Asus K73 Series

Asus K73TA-TY024Processor: AMD A-Series A6-3400M, AMD E-Series E-350, Intel Core i5 2410M, Intel Core i5 2520M, Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M, AMD Radeon HD 6650M, Intel HD Graphics 3000, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 17.3 inch
Weight: 3.1kg, 3.2kg, 3.3kg, 3.385kg, 3.6kg
Price: 600, 700, 799, 900 euro
Average Score: 79.67% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 10 reviews)
: - %, performance: 85%, features: 78%, display: 71%
mobility: 79%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 91%

 

Asus K73E

Specifications

Asus K73ENotebook: Asus K73E
Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 K73E (Model)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Asus K73E - multimedialny kolos o mocnym procesorze
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus K73SV-TY032V

Specifications

Asus K73SV-TY032VNotebook: Asus K73SV-TY032V
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M 1024 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.385kg
Price: 799 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

80% Review Asus K73SV-TY032V Notebook | Notebookcheck
Cool behemoth. The K73 is an affordable media all-rounder that is even suitable for a bit of showing off with its polished aluminum and handy feel. Find out what the expensive N series' little brother pull out of its hat. Gaming graphics and two HDDs are a good start.
80% Test Asus K73SV-TY032V Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 86% display: 67% mobility: 74% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 77% emissions: 92%
92% Turbomodus für unterwegs
Source: PC Praxis - 6/11 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 92%
ASUS K73SV
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
positive: price, performance, battery runtime, temperature, noise; negative: no USB 3.0, no blu-ray, low contrast of display
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/29/2011
Dell Inspiron 17R und ASUS K73SV
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
good workmanship and battery runtime
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 05/05/2011

 

Asus K73SV

Specifications

Asus K73SVNotebook: Asus K73SV
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.6kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

Ноутбук ASUS K73Sv — и снова Sandy Bridge
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
good performance and battery runtime, bad ergonomy
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/19/2011
Asus K73SV
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
An English verdict is available at Itsvet
high performance and battery runtime
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/08/2011

 

Asus K73BY-TY003V

Specifications

Asus K73BY-TY003VNotebook: Asus K73BY-TY003V
Processor: AMD E-Series E-350
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

86% Test: ASUS K73BY-TY003V
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 82% features: 89% display: 80% mobility: 89% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 88%

 

Asus K73E-XA1

Specifications

Asus K73E-XA1Notebook: Asus K73E-XA1
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% ASUS K73E-XA1 17.3-inch Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
With a price tag of $800, the ASUS K73E-XA1 does have a good overall price for those looking for lots of storage space and support for Blu-ray media. The system also has a very comfortable albeit somewhat small keyboard. The problem is that the integrated graphics and poor viewing angles on the display make it less suitable for anything that is very graphic oriented.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Asus K73TA-TY024

Specifications

Asus K73TA-TY024Notebook: Asus K73TA-TY024
Processor: AMD A-Series A6-3400M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6650M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

Asus K73TA
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
high performance, long battery runtime
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/02/2011

 

Comment

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.

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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

AMD Radeon HD 6470M: Entry to middle class graphics card based on the Seymore XT codename featuring the UVD3 video processor.

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

NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M:

Mid-range graphics card based on the GT 435M chip (GF108) with higher clock rates and DDR3 support.

AMD Radeon HD 6650M: Successor of the Mobility Radeon HD 5650 with more cores, UVD3 processor and Eyefinity+. Due to the same codename, the 6650M should be a HD 6750M with slow DDR3 memory.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i5:

2520M: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

2410M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).

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. 

AMD E-Series:

E-350: Dual Core low power processor with an integrated graphics cards. The processor is on a level with Celeron SU2300 (1.2 GHz) and the GPU part about as fast as an Nvidia ION (2).

AMD A-Series:

A6-3400M: Llano quad-core APU clocked at 1.4-2.3 GHz (Turbo Core) featuring an integrated Radeon 6520G (320 cores, 400MHz) graphics card.


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.


3.1 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.

3.6 kg:

This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.


79.67%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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

» Lenovo G770-M533DGE
Core i5 2410M
» Lenovo G770
Core i7 2620M
» Acer Aspire 7750G-6957
Core i7 2630QM
» Acer Aspire 7552G-6436
Phenom II X4 N950

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» HP Pavilion dv7-6000el
Phenom II X4 P960, 3.4 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Sony Vaio VPC-Z23N9E/B
Core i7 2640M, 13.1", 1.19 kg
» Asus A53TA-XN1
A-Series A6-3400M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z21Q9E
Core i7 2620M, 13.1", 1.15 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z214GX/B
Core i7 2620M, 13.1", 1.5 kg
» Asus K53TA-SX078V
A-Series A6-3400M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z21TGX/X
Core i7 2620M, 13.3", 1.2 kg
» HP Pavilon dv6-6030ec
Turion II P560, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» Asus N53DA
Phenom II X4 P960, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6-6005sg
Phenom II X4 P960, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» Acer Aspire 5552-N834G50Mnks
Phenom II X3 N830, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Acer Aspire 5552G-N954G32Mnrr
Phenom II X4 N950, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Acer Aspire 5552G-N854G50Mikk
Phenom II X3 N830, 15.6", 2.5 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» MSI GS70-2QE-062RU
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Aorus X7 Pro
GeForce GTX 970M SLI, Core i7 4870HQ
» MSI GS70-2QE16SR51
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Toshiba Satellite L70-B-11C
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Asus G771JW
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-05-10 (Update: 2012-05-26)