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Asus G73SW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Asus G73SW. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the sound and price are on the whole positive. The size and screen are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the touchpad. Some have doubts about the battery and keyboard.

performance, screen, size, price, sound

portability, usability, keyboard, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus G73SW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Loyd Case (pcworld.com)

Asus G73SW

 

At first glance the Asus G73SW desktop replacement laptop seems to get its inspiration from the F-117 Nighthawk stealth bomber. It's all angles, with a matte-black finish that looks both understated and killer at the same time.

Good value for its class ; Speedy on games, even when eye candy is added

Heavy and a little clunky ; Glossy screen is slightly distracting

Asus's G73SW high-end gaming laptop offers good game performance without breaking the bank.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Review Asus G73SW Notebook

 

Gaming elite. Asus is now offering its high-end 17-inch G73 noteb

Moderate system noise; Matt surfaces; Flawless workmanship; Low temperatures; High-quality display; Keyboard backlighting; Very good performance; Large touchpad; Fast hard drives; Good sound quality

Suboptimal port layout; Mediocre range of ports; Spongy keyboard; Bulky case; No Optimus

The cooling system is a complete success. The fans are unobtrusive.

Feb, 2011

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Expert review by : Paul Lilly (hothardware.com)

Asus G73SW Sandy Bridge Gaming Notebook Review

 

With the dust having settled on Intel's staggered Sandy Bridge launch and the early chipset issues having been ironed out, we're finally starting to see PC makers come out with builds based on the Santa Clara chip maker's second generation Core...

Solid gaming performance ; All around multimedia powerhouse ; Eye catching design ; Excellent cooling ; USB 3.0

No ExpressCard slot ; Short battery life

A gaming notebook needs to exhibit certain qualities if it's to be taken seriously as a desktop replacement. Because of the limited upgrade path, especially in the GPU department, a mobile gaming PC needs to start off with a solid set of components,...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Loyd Case, PC World US (techadvisor.co.uk)

Asus G73SW review

 

The Asus G73SW is a high-end gaming laptop with a high-end price tag that still represents value for money.

Overall, the Asus G73SW offers good performance at a reasonable price. It isn't exactly svelte, but it isn't too much of a problem to carry around. Given the overall performance, that's not too big a burden at all. Asus's G73SW high-end gaming laptop...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

Asus G73SW review

 

Overall, the Asus G73SW offers good performance at a reasonable price. It isn't exactly svelte, but it isn't too much of a problem to carry around. Given the overall performance, that's not too big a burden at all.

Mar, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

ASUS=RMA

 

At home I have been using 3 other HP lap-tops, an Asrock desktop, and a tablet for my computing needs, since purchasing the premium ASUS G73JW machine, as I have no confidence in either the quality of the equipment, warranty, or service.

Good machine when functioning, for me 70 days in 1 year. RMA 3x G73JW. I hope 3rd time is a charm

I have not used the subject PC for more than about 70 days over the past year due to frustration of paying $1XX0 dollars for a non-functioning PC. This is the third time the machine is sent to be serviced since the initial service call in June. It took...

Dec, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Limited BIOS switches

 

No word from ASUS, other than I cant turn off hyperthreads . I give it a 4 star because the BIOS can be fixed. If ASUS cannot fix ( or wont fix ) the bios, then I'd give it a 1 star because of the speedstep / turboboost / hyperthreads interaction

Has USB3 - too bad my external usb3 disk drive doesnt seem to go too much faster. Nice screen, but color appears to be a bit blue ( u wont notice till u do a color calibration )

there is no way to disable hyperthreads, speedstep, or turbo-boost. if you run low ( 800Mhz) or High ( 2.8Ghz ) you seem to be fine. But in the middle, you get very poor results. a video DVD editor used one cpu, and then only 25% of the time. I suspect...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Windows 7 + OSX Lion Photoshop Gaming machine extreme!

 

The laptop comes pre-installed with Windows 7. I moved the Primary drive to secondary slot, and installed OSX Lion using tutorial found via Google. There was a forum section specifically for the G73SW. Following the step by step instructions I bought...

CPU Performance ; Memory Capacity ; Video Game FPS !!! Great Video Card

None

Aug, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Sweet, but worried about recall

 

Recently discovered the headphone mini jack can do S/PDIF. Simply use a mini-TOSLINK connector and then hook toslink cable to your receiver. HDMI output

Extremely fast. Crisp image. Best sound I've heard out of laptop speakers ; 90FPS ultra settings in World of Warcraft(Cataclysm) ; Great with Visual Studio 2010. Compiles very quickly, but I imagine would be faster with pure SSD drives ; Smooth...

Heavy. But that's expected for a portable desktop replacement ; Recent recall on intel sandy bridge chipset, with reported 5% chance of IO port degradation over time. I haven't received any information from newegg or Asus unfortunately to know if they...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Amazing Laptop

 

other than the screen and noisy bd rom.. faster than my q6600 computer. with raptor raid 0. Want to buy SSD next for this and a 750GB secondary drive.

Fast i7 Cpu 2nd gen sandy bridge ; Decent Graphics wish it was the ati version ; Enough HDD space ; nice and cool after hours of use

bd rom kind of noisy ; Screen its ok but needs a better color profile maybe that will fix it

Jan, 2011
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