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Asus G73JH

alaTest has collected and analyzed 925 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and performance. The price and keyboard also get good opinions. Many are negative about the connectivity and touchpad, and opinions about the energy efficiency and portability are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus G73JH is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus G73JH

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Asus G73JH from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the performance. The price is also appreciated.

design, price, performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS G73JH, 17.3" 1080p HD Notebook, Intel Core i7-720QM, ATi Mobility Radeon HD5870 1GB GDDR5, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Blu-ray Combo Drive, Windows 7 Home ASUS G73JH, 17.3" 1080p HD Notebook, Intel Core i7-720QM, ATi Mobility Radeon HD5870 1GB GDDR5, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Blu-ray Combo Drive, Windows 7 Home

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus G73JH

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 user reviews of Asus G73JH from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviews about the screen and design are overall positive. The price and usability are also appreciated, but many are negative about the battery and portability. The touchpad and energy efficiency get mixed views.

performance, usability, price, design, screen

reliability, portability, battery

59% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS G73JH-RBBX05 Notebook PC - BlackASUS G73JH-RBBX05 Notebook PC - Black

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Asus G73JH

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Asus G73JH from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the durability. The design is also appreciated, but there are some negative comments about the reliability. There are mixed opinions on the energy efficiency and performance.

design, durability

reliability

0% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS G73JH-A1-CBIL 17.3-inch laptopASUS G73JH-A1-CBIL 17.3-inch laptop

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Review Asus G73JH (ATI HD 5870) Gaming Notebook

 

The hyper-gamer? Asus is making a completely fresh start with the

Attractive design; Matt surfaces; Good workmanship; Operates quietly; Remains cool; Bright display with vivid colours; Large touchpad; Keyboard backlighting; Very good application performance; Excellent gaming performance; Impressive sound quality

No eSATA, Firewire or ExpressCard slot; Reflective screen with limited viewing angles; High black level and poor contrast ratio; Spongy keyboard which flexes slightly

Powerful and DirectX 11 capable gaming notebooks with the Radeon HD 5870, such as the Deviltech Devil 9700 DTX, the Fragbook DTX, the Cyber-System Si17/Si15, the mySN XMG7.c/XMG6, the Notebookguru Fire i7/Storm i7 or the Hawkforce GameForce M17G/M15G.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Simon J. Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Hands-On: Asus G73Jh with ATI's Mobility Radeon HD 5870

 

On a secret gaming mission. Asus wants to copy the design of a St ...

We'll, naturally, provide a comprehensive review as soon as the notebook is available in our editorial office

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Asus G73JH-BST7

 

The Asus G73JH-BST7 puts high-end gaming laptop into an affordable price range, and delivers several winning details that many manufacturers would ignore.

Great hardware. Thoughtful features. A design that will stop opponents cold.

No Blu-ray. 1,920 by 1,080 resolution not available.

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Oct, 2010

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: K.T. Bradford (laptopmag.com)

ASUS G73Jh

 

This aggressively priced, stealth fighter-inspired rig will plow through any game you throw at it.

While it doesn’t have as many bells and whistles as the Alienware M17x, the ASUS G73Jh-A2 delivers tremendous power—and good looks to match—for much, much less. It’s a great choice for gamers and multimedia mavens who demand more muscle than a...

May, 2010

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Asus G73JH-A1 review

 

When word of the Asus G73JH first came out at CES 2010 it definitely left an impression. A giant, all-black 17-inch full HD wide-screen gaming laptop with a Core i7 processor, 8GB of memory, dual 7,200rpm 500GB hard drives, a Blu-ray combo drive, and a...

Excellent performance; nicely configured for its cost

Smallish keyboard for the laptop's size; no discrete media controls; massive power supply; basic port assortment; no Blu-ray playback software.

Other than some niggling design complaints, the Asus G73JH-A1 is an excellent high-performance desktop replacement for gaming or other demanding tasks.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Zack Stern (pcworld.com)

Asus G73Jh-A2

 

Real gamers hate marketers' lures. Those suits ambush gamers with branded drinks, razors, and PCs. Just create great products instead of selling extreme attitude and garish designs. The ASUS ROG G73Jh-A2 will impress the authentic gaming crowd as a...

Big screen delivers good color ; Blazing specs push the latest apps

Battery life is slightly too short ; Lacks Blu-ray drive

You don't have to be a gamer to enjoy the great speed and good-looking screen on the G73Jh.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Asus G73JH-RBBX05 review:

 

Editors' note: This review is part of our spring 2010 retail laptop and desktop roundup , which covers specific fixed configurations of popular systems found in retail stores.

Excellent performance; nicely configured for its cost.

Smallish keyboard for the laptop's size; no discrete media controls; massive power supply; basic port assortment.

Other than some niggling design complaints, the Asus G73JH-RBBX05 is an excellent, well-priced, high-performance desktop replacement for gaming or other demanding tasks.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Charles P. Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

ASUS G73JH Review

 

The G73 is the latest gaming notebook in ASUS successful G-series product line. This 17.3-inch monster has a Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, and the most powerful mobile video card available, the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870. Read on for our take.

Excellent performance ; Beautiful screen ; Strong build quality

Poor touchpad buttons ; Few input/output ports

Mar, 2010

EDITORS' CHOICE

Expert review by: Shane McGlaun (i4u.com)

Asus G73Jh-A1 Gaming Notebook Review

 

Today I am checking out the slick looking Asus G73Jh-A1 gaming notebook. This is a very cool looking notebook with some high-end features for a gaming rig. If you are looking for a gaming notebook that has power and style you don't see often, the Asus...

Cool design ; Good performance

Small right shift key

The Asus G73Jh-A1 offers good performance for a gaming notebook and has a price that given its performance isn't out of line. If you want a unique gaming notebook, the Asus G73Jh-A1 is certainly worth a look.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Shane McGlaun (tweaktown.com)

ASUS G73JH-A1 17.3-Inch Gaming Notebook

 

The ASUS G73JH-A1 may look like an F-117 stealth fighter, but will the gaming notebook's performance fly under the radar?

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications

The Republic of Gamers (ROG) G73Jh-A1 notebook offers stutter-free visuals and sizzling performance that takes gaming to the next level of realism.

Audio

Audio system:EAX Advanced HD 4.0 / EAX HD 4.0
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 4
Speaker Power:1.5

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:5200
Battery performance:5200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8
Run Time (Up To):2.5hour(s)

Cache Memory

Installed Size:8MB

Camera

Front Camera:Y

Certificates

Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.8in
Height:2.3in
Weight:7.9lbs
Width:16.6in

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:17 / 17.3
Display Resolution:1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Full HD / HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:17.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.9cm
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.7 / 4.74
AC adapter output voltage:16 / 19 / 19.5
AC adapter power:120 / 150

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5870 / AMD Radeon HD 5870
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / No

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:A1/A2
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS G73JH

Input Device

Type:Touchpad / Keyboard / Mouse

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1333MHz

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333 / 800
Memory layout:2 x 2 / 3 x 2 / 4 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2 / 3 x 2 / 4 x 2
Memory slots: / 2x SO-DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Gigabit Ethernet / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / IEEE 802.11n/Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Bluetooth / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:10/100/1000 Mbps / Gigabit Ehernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking Type:WLAN, Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n/Bluetooth / 802.11b/g/n/Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / 802.11b/g/n

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Optical Storage

Type:DVD/DVD-Writer / BD-ROM

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other Features

Audio system:EAX Advanced HD 4.0 / EAX HD 4.0
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.5 x 12.2 x 0.744
Display:LCD / TFT
Graphics adapter family:AMD / ATI
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x,VT-d
Internal modem:No / Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240 / 100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Warranty:2
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11bgn / IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.7 / 4.74
AC adapter output voltage:16 / 19 / 19.5
AC adapter power:120 / 150

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12 / 13 / 17 / 18
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 774
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2 / 2.0
Processing die size:296 / 81
Processor:i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-520M / i7-720QM / I7-740QM / I7-820QM
Processor boost frequency:2.53 / 2.66 / 2.8 / 2.93 / 3.06
Processor cache:3 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7 / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.73 / 2.26 / 2.4
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor model:i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-520M / i7-720QM / I7-740QM / I7-820QM
Processor Number:I7-720QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-800 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1288 / BGA956 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B1 / C2 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 4.8
System bus rate:2.5 / 4.8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 105
Type:Core i7

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:43122 / 43124 / 43537 / 47341 / 49022 / 49024
Processor code:SLBLX / SLBLY / SLBPM / SLBQG / SLBTZ
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2 / SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

RAM

Installed Size:6GB/8GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / No
Fingerprint reader: No

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 \nNERO 8 Essentials\nPower2Go\nTrend Micro Internet Security 2009/2010 / Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0\nNERO 8 Essentials\nPower2Go\nASUS
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Ultimate
Pre-installed software:Office Ready
Trial software:Trend Micro Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MiniSD, MMC, MS Duo, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MiniSD, MMC, MS PRO Duo, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MiniSD, MMC, MS PRO Duo, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), miniSD, MMC, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, SDXC / MMC, MS Duo, Memory Stick (MS), MiniSD, SD, SmartMedia, xD / MMC, MS Pro Duo, SD, xD / MMC, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 500 / 640

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:1TB/500GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Memory

Installed Size:1GB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12 / 12.2 / 12.6
Height (front):0.744 / 1
Height (rear):0.866 / 0.87 / 2 / 2.24
Weight:7.5 / 8.49 / 9
Width:16.3 / 16.5 / 17