Asus G72GX


Asus G72GX
Asus G72GX
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M - 1024 MB, Core: 500 MHz, Memory: 800 MHz, Shader rate: 1250 MHz, Treiberversion: 186.19
6144 MB 
, DDR2-6400, 3x 2048 MByte
17.3 inch 16:9, 1600x900 pixel, LED backlight, glossy: yes
Intel PM45
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9320423AS, 320 GB 
, 7200 rpm, Two hard disks with 320 GByte each
Realtek ALC663 @ Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio Controller
1 Express Card 54mm, 4 USB 2.0, 1 Firewire, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 eSata, Audio Connections: Headphone, line-out, microphone/line in, Card Reader: SDmini SDMMCMSMS ProMS DuoMS Pro DuoXD
Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Family PCI-E GBE NIC (10/100/1000MBit), Atheros AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1
Optical drive
height x width x depth (in mm): 51 x 410 x 300 ( = 2.01 x 16.14 x 11.81 in)
75 Wh Lithium-Ion, 8 cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Webcam: 2.0 Megapixel
Additional features
High-end backpack, Razer Copperhead Mouse, 24 Months Warranty
4.05 kg ( = 142.86 oz / 8.93 pounds), Power Supply: 880 g ( = 31.04 oz / 1.94 pounds)
1650 Euro


Average Score: 73.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 92%, performance: 87%, features: 88%, display: 68% mobility: 56%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 73%

Reviews for the Asus G72GX

77% Review Asus G72GX Gaming Notebook | Notebookcheck
Hot Gamer? Asus releases the optically and technically slightly refreshed successor to its G71GX, the G72GX, to the market. Asus (still) waivers on Intel's new Core i7 architecture and uses, as afore, the "old" Core 2. We grabbed the top model, the G72GX-TY014V, straightaway and checked if the Core 2 Quad Q9000 and the GeForce GTX 260M are still fit for the upper-league.
60% ASUS G72Gx-X1 17.3-inch Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
The ASUS G72Gx-X1 feels more like a repackaged G71G than a dramatically improved desktop replacement. They have built a new case to house the larger 17.3-inch display and upgraded the processor and graphics for more performance. The problem is that it is still built around the older Core 2 and DDR2 memory. This puts it at a slight disadvantage in general applications compared to the new Core i7 systems in the same price. The one advantage it does provide is a faster graphics processor making it better suited for PC gaming on the go.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

83% Test Asus G72GX Gaming-Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2009
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 92% display: 74% mobility: 56% workmanship: 84% ergonomy: 82% emissions: 76%


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M:

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 260M is essentially a higher clocked GeForce 9800M GTX based on the G92b core built under a 55nm manufacturing process. Because of the architectural difference, the 260M is less powerful (and quite dissimilar) to the similarly named desktop GeForce GTX 260.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core 2 Quad: Mobile version of the desktop Quad Core processor. Due to low clock rates it is not recommended for most applications.

Slow clocked quad core CPU (4 cores) that suffers especially in many games from the low clock speed. Therefore, not suited for games and only for highly multi threaded applications.

» 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.
4.05 kg:

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.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).

73.33%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not 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

Gateway P-7908u
GeForce GTX 260M, Core 2 Duo P8700
Asus G72GX-TY013V
GeForce GTX 260M, Core 2 Duo P8700
Asus G71GX
GeForce GTX 260M, Core 2 Duo T9550

Devices with the same GPU

Asus G60J
GeForce GTX 260M, Core i7 720QM, 16", 3.42 kg
Alienware M15x
GeForce GTX 260M, Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 4.34 kg
Asus G60VX
GeForce GTX 260M, Core 2 Duo T9400, 16", 3.44 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

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GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Core i7 7700HQ, 17.3", 2.8 kg
Asus GL553VD-DM468T
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Core i7 7700HQ, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Asus GL552VW-DM594T
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.59 kg
Asus G752VM-GC005T
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Core i7 6700HQ, 17.3", 4.06 kg
Asus NX580VD
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Core i7 7700HQ, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 N580VD-DM194T
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Core i5 7300HQ, 15.6", 1.99 kg
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY030T
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Asus GL553VD-DM666T
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Core i7 7700HQ, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Asus VivoBook A550VX-DM660T
GeForce GTX 950M, Core i5 7300HQ, 15.6", 2.45 kg
Asus GL702VM-90NB0DQ1-M00830
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Core i7 6700HQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
Asus FX502VM-DM105T
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Asus GL702VS-GC095T
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 7700HQ, 17.3", 2.9 kg
Asus Strix GL702VM-GC128T
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Core i7 7700HQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
Asus GL553VD-DM470
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Core i5 7300HQ, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Asus G752VT-GC062T
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 6700HQ, 17.3", 4.3 kg
Asus R510VX-DM169D
GeForce GTX 950M, Core i5 6300HQ, 15.6", 2.45 kg
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY198T
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Core i7 7700HQ, 15.6", 2.24 kg
Asus ZenBook Pro UX550VE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Core i7 7700HQ, 15.6", 1.9 kg
Asus Strix ZX753VD-GC266T
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Core i7 7700HQ, 17.3", 3 kg
Asus G752VS-GC074T
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 6700HQ, 17.3", 4.5 kg
Asus Zephyrus GX501
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, Core i7 7700HQ, 15.6", 2.25 kg
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY110T
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Asus FX502VM-FY361T
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Core i5 7300HQ, 15.6", 2.24 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2009-12-13 (Update: 2012-05-26)