Asus G73Jh Gaming Notebook Review

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Asus G73Jh Gaming Notebook ReviewEarlier this year, we attended the Asus 2010 CES Event in Las Vegas. While there, we caught a glimpse of several upcoming notebooks the hardware giant had in store. One of the most anticipated products we saw was in the Republic of Gamers line up. Dubbed the G73JH, it possessed a list of impressive specifications and an aggressive, stealth fighter design that spoke directly to enthusiasts. Thankfully, this powerhouse of a notebook made it to our lab and we had a chance to put it through our own testing. Ever since CES, we've been waiting to find out if the G73JH performed as good as it looked. Equally important, we aimed to determine where it fits in a market bursting at the seams with gaming laptops and desktop replacement notebooks.

We mentioned that the G73 had killer specs and here they are. At the heart of this monster is an Intel Core i7 720QM quad-core processor, clocked at 1.6GHz with Turbo Boost technology for increased single core performance (up to 2.8GHz) and Hyper-Threading for multitasking situations. We find 8GB of DDR3 RAM installed, along with 1TB of total storage, consisting of two 500GB Seagate hard drives. But the real draw is ATI's Mobility HD 5870 graphics card with 1GB of GDDR5 memory and enough pixel pushing power to feed a 17.3" screen. In addition, Asus includes a full sized keyboard, Blu-ray drive, and a 2MP webcam, and a all of this comes at a relatively affordable price point. Interested? We thought so. Read on to find out how fast the G73 really is, and if it has what it takes to be your next laptop.

Asus G73Jh Gaming Notebook Review

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Where is my Source based game benchmark Sad

Beastly notebook none the less.

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Where is my Source based game benchmark Sad

Beastly notebook none the less.

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dudxs replied on Wed, Jun 2 2010 9:44 AM

What about then the Acer Aspire 8943G ?

Here are the specs comparison :

Acer 8943G (Max Spec : 728G1.28TWn) :

OS : Windows® 7 Family Premium Edition
Display : 18.4" Full HD Acer CineCrystal™ LED LCD (220 nits)
CPU : Intel® Core™ i7 720QM (1.6GHz, 6MB L3 cache)
Graphic Card : ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5850 1024Mo DDR3 VRAM
Ram : 8Go DDR3 (4 x 2048)
HDD : 1.28Tera (2 x HD 640Gb)
Blu-ray : Writer/Reader
Battery : Li-Ion batterie 8 cells
Lan : Gigabit Ethernet & 802.11BGN
WebCam : Crystal Eye™ 1.3 MP
Bluetooth : Yes
FingerPrint : Yes
TV Tuner + remote control : Yes
Keyboard with keypad : Yes
TouchPad with additional Multimedia integrated buttons : Yes
Weight : 4,6Kg

ASUS G73JH :

OS : Windows® 7 Ultimate Edition
Display : 17.3" Full HD (1920x1080) Color-Shine (Glare-type)
CPU : CPU : Intel® Core™ i7 820QM (1.73GHz, 6MB L3 cache)
Graphic Card : ATI Mobility™ Radeon® HD 5870, 1G GDDR5 VRAM
Ram : 8Go DDR3 (4 x 2048)
HDD : 1Tb
DVD Writer/Blu-ray Reader
Battery : Li-Ion batterie 8 cells
Lan : Gigabit Ethernet & 802.11BGN
WebCam : 2 MP
Bluetooth : Optional
FingerPrint : No
TV Tuner + remote control : No
Keyboard with keypad : Yes
TouchPad with additional Multimedia integrated buttons : Yes
Weight : 3,85Kg

The difference is a better equipment for the Acer (screen size, hard drives, Blu-ray writer, TV Tuner, Bluetooth, Fingerprint...) versus a better performance (especially the graphic card, the CPU difference doesn't do much)

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3vi1 replied on Wed, Jun 2 2010 7:57 PM

bob_on_the_cob:

Where is my Source based game benchmark Sad

Beastly notebook none the less.

Agreed (on both points).  I really like the looks - I just wish it wasn't running an ATI video chipset.  That, of course, is just the Linux gamer in me speaking, I'm sure it's great for Windows games.

Great review!

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Nice!

Looksalike a Stealth fighter, has a good size screen!

Yet for that price they could have included an illuminated keyboard instead of that strip light, like the Alienware counterpart.

At that price most can build a killer home system so you don't have to worry about getting robbed when you are playing killzone at the beach:P

Although, I guess for your average college student on the pops dime. This is probably a cool option.

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