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Asus G73JW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 245 reviews of Asus G73JW. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the screen and design are generally positive. The price and usability also get good views. Many are negative about the connectivity and touchpad, and comments are divided on the energy efficiency.

performance, usability, price, design, screen

portability, reliability, battery, touchpad, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus G73JW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus G73JW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Asus G73JW 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.

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

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus G73JW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Asus G73JW from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Comments about the screen and design are generally positive. The usability and price also get good feedback, but the touchpad and battery get negative reviews.

performance, price, usability, design, screen

portability, reliability, battery, touchpad

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Katherine Stevenson (maximumpc.com)

Asus G73Jw-A1 Review

 

A 17-inch notebook is going to be big, there's just no way around it. But after reviewing Malibal's ginormous X7200 desktop replacement in our Holiday issue, Asus's eight-pound, 11.8-ounce G73Jw-A1 seems highly portable by comparison. And at...

Quad-core i7; DX11 graphics; decent sound system; HD screen

You'll need to dial down detail to play newer games

Physically, the G73Jw-A1 is solid. Its matte finish mitigates unsightly fingerprints and its rubberized palm rest area feels pleasant. We also like the full-size chiclet-style keyboard, which is backlit for greater visibility in dark environments. And...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Asus G73JW Notebook (GTX 460M)

 

Powered by Fermi. Asus' 17-inch gaming notebook G73 is soon to feature NVidia's brand new high-end graphics card, the GeForce GTX 460M. Thanks to a pre-released version we have been able to extensively review the upgraded G73JW.

Unique Design, Matte Case, Flawless Build, Insignificant Heat Output, Contrast-Rich Display, Large Touchpad, Backlit Keyboard (white), Very High Performance, Hybrid Hard Disks, Good Sound, USB-3.0-Port, The matte case exterior is delightfully...

Relatively Few Ports, Somewhat Spongy Keyboard, Highly Reflective Display, Short Battery Life, Very Heavy, Very little. The option of a matte display would be nice, but it's probably wishful thinking for a gaming notebook

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (pcmag.com)

Asus G73SW-BST6

 

The Asus G73SW-BST6 packs plenty of cutting edge technology into its substantial 17-inch frame.

Speedy Sandy Bridge Core i7 processor. Solid graphics performance. Robust audio.

Relatively low-res screen. No blu-ray drive. Mediocre battery life.

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Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (pcworld.com)

Asus G73Jw Review - PCWorld

 

Gamers looking for a powerful yet portable machine can stop looking. The Asus G73Jw is here. It's only a mild update to Asus's most recent previous lean, mean, gaming machine, the G73Jh. But with a slightly faster processor (a 1.73GHz Core i7 740QM vs....

Bright, easy-to-view screen

Keyboard is very slippery

This is a great notebook for gamers who are willing to spend additional money on peripherals.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

ASUS G73Jw-A1 Review

 

If you're looking for the ultimate gaming system, ASUS's G73Jw-A1 should definitely be near the top of your list, because of its strong performance scores. However, the stiff keyboard holds it back. If you're looking for a gaming system that has a...

Stylish Stealth Fighter-Like Design, Impressive Graphics Performance, Gorgeous HD Screen, Cool Temperatures, USB 3.0

Stiff, cramped keyboard, Short battery life

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Avram Piltch (laptopmag.com)

ASUS G73Jw-A1

 

This stealth fighter-styled system gets an updated CPU and Nvidia graphics.

If you're looking for the ultimate gaming system, ASUS's G73Jw-A1 should definitely be near the top of your list, because of its strong performance scores. However, the stiff keyboard holds it back. If you're looking for a gaming system that has a...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Kevin O'Brien (NotebookReview.com)

ASUS G73JW-A1 Review

 

The ASUS G73JW is a new 17.3" gaming notebook powered by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M graphics card. Earlier this year we reviewed the ATI Radeon 5870 equipped G73JH, so how does NVIDIA's GPU compare? Read our full in-depth review to see how well the...

Great build quality ; Very functional design ; Excellent display

Limited multitouch features ; No onboard RAID ; Not as fast as G73JH

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

Asus G73Jw-A1 Review

 

Asus G73Jw-A1 reviewed by ConsumerSearch, which notes pros and cons, along with reviews and ratings for the Asus G73Jw-A1 and comparisons to other Laptops

Excellent gaming performance; Blu-ray drive; Large high-resolution display; Runs cooler than most gaming laptops

Short battery life; Stiff keyboard

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Shane McGlaun (tweaktown.com)

ASUS G73JW-A1 17.3-inch Gaming Notebook

 

What happens when ASUS takes its G73JH gaming notebook and crams more power in with a new NVIDIA GPU inside? Read on to find out.

Oct, 2010

EDITORS' CHOICE

Expert review by: Shane McGlaun (i4u.com)

Asus G73Jw Notebook Computer Review

 

Today I am looking at the Asus G73Jw notebook computer. This notebook is aimed at the gamer and multimedia enthusiast that wants a machine with decent power and performance that will suit many needs. Read on for all of the details on the Asus G73Jw.

Great looks ; Good multimedia chops ; Good for gaming

Heavy ; Expensive

The Asus G73Jw is a big, bulky notebook best suited to those who won't travel with it frequently. The notebook offers great performance overall and will be at home gaming or watching movies in the home, office, or dorm.

Oct, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, MP3, WMA
Audio system:EAX / EAX Advanced HD 4.0 / EAX Advanced HD 5.0 / EAX Advanced HD 5.0 + THX TruStudio / HD 5.0 / HDA / THX / THX TruStudio
Audio system direct 3D sound: No
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:5200 / 74
Battery capacity (Watt hours):74
Battery performance:5200
Battery recharge time:8
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8

Camera

Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Backlight: Yes
Color of product:Black / Grey
Form Factor:Clamshell
Internal: Yes
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / Y
3D compatibility:No / Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:17 / 17.3
Display Resolution:1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1200
Display response rise/fall:8
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Full HD / HD+ / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.7 / 4.74 / 6.3 / 7.7
AC adapter output voltage:16 / 19 / 19.5
AC adapter power:120 / 150 / 160 / 75
Power Management: Yes

Ergonomics

Card reader integrated: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1.5
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 5870 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 1.5 / 1.536 / 1500
Maximum Resolution:1920 x 1080
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
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 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1200 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / No

Keyboard

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard key pitch:0.748
Keyboard language:German
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Purpose:Notebook
Windows keys: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 4 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 4 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):2

Mouse

Mouse included: No

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology: / 10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, BT
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical drive removable: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other Features

Audio system:EAX / EAX Advanced HD 4.0 / EAX Advanced HD 5.0 / EAX Advanced HD 5.0 + THX TruStudio / HD 5.0 / HDA / THX / THX TruStudio
Battery Type:4S2P
Bluetooth: No
Built-in touchpad: No
Compatibility:ASUS
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.3 x 12.6 x 2.24
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Internal modem: No
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V / 100 - 240V / 100 -240 V, 19V / 100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz / 100-240V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Security Features:LoJack
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Warranty:2 y.
Warranty note:2 y.
Weight:8.49
Width:13.7
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
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:3 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
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 / 6.3 / 7.7
AC adapter output voltage:16 / 19 / 19.5
AC adapter power:120 / 150 / 160 / 75
Power Management:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM65 Express / Intel QM65
Compatible processor series:Core i7
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12 / 13 / 19 / 20 / 23
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM65 Express / Intel QM65
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 774
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2 / 2.0
Processing die size:296 / 81
Processor:I5-2410M / I5-460M / I5-480M / I7-2630QM / i7-720QM / I7-740QM
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 2.9 / 2.93 / 2.933
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.73 / 2 / 2.3 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-2410M / I5-460M / I5-480M / I7-2630QM / i7-720QM / I7-740QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / BGA1288 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B1 / D2 / J1 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 5
System bus rate:2.5 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32 / 45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
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 HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
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® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:43122 / 49024 / 50179 / 52219 / 52224 / 52952
Processor code:SLBLY / SLBQG / SLC22 / SLC26 / SR02Y
Processor package size:31 / 34 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / No / Yes
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Ultimate

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MiniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MiniSD, MMC, MS PRO Duo, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, SD, SDXC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:150 / 1500 / 500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:4
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:4
Storage media:HDD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1008 / 1024 / 1500 / 500 / 640 / 750

System Requirements

Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Power supply type:AC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.2 / 12.6 / 13
Height:0.709 / 0.744 / 2.24
Height (front):0.744 / 0.748 / 1
Height (rear):2 / 2.2 / 2.24
Weight:8.49 / 9
Width:16.3 / 16.5 / 17