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Asus G73JW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 244 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. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The price and usability are also appreciated, but many are negative about the connectivity and touchpad. There are some mixed opinions about 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 86/100 = 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.

Dec, 2016

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 are also mentioned favorably. The touchpad and battery get critical opinions.

performance, price, usability, design, screen

portability, reliability, battery, touchpad

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

Dec, 2016

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: 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: (pcmag.com)

Asus G73SW-BST6

 

The G73SW-BST6 has a full size keyboard with isolated keys and a number pad. There's a bit of flex to the keyboard but it is not too soft and is comfortable to type on. The keys are backlit with white LEDs, a nice touch for gamers who prefer to frag...

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

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

The Asus Republic of Gamers G73SW-BST6 packs plenty of cutting edge technology into its substantial 17-inch frame, including a Sandy Bridge processor, discrete Nvidia graphics, and a speedy USB 3.0 port. However, it's missing a few key features that...

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

Display

Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Full HD / HD+

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 1.5 / 1.536
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1 / 21 / 21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L2 / L3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield / Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:43122 / 49024 / 50179 / 52219 / 52224 / 52952
Processor package size:34 / 37.5