There is good news for avid gamers. The ASUS G73JH, the latest gaming notebook with a power-packed performance, from the ASUS family is available in the market. It comes configured beforehand only, with the exception of some dealers including XoticPC who offer limited customization.
The chief configurations of the laptop model are:
1> It has a 17.3-inch 1080p (1920×1080) display provided with LED backlighting
2> The operating systems installed is Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
3> It has been built around an Intel Core i7-720QM processor (1.6GHz/2.8GHz Turbo Mode, 6MB L3 cache)
4> It also contains a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 graphics card.
5> It has a 8GB DDR3-1066 RAM with two 500GB 7200RPM hard drives (Seagate Momentus 7200.4/ST9500420AS) (Non-RAID)
6> The laptop has been fitted with an Atheros AR9285 802.11n Wireless LAN adapter
7> It also has in-built Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and 8X DVD Super Multi drive
8> The model comes with a two-year limited warranty (one year on battery pack)
9> 8-cell battery pack (14.8V, 5200mAh, 75Wh) provides good battery life
10> It weighs approx. 8.5 pounds with a dimensions of 16.3” (W) x 12.6” (D) x 1.8” (H)
The ASUS G73 has a unique shape with sharp lines influenced by modern stealth aircraft.
The physical size of the G73 is large, compared to other 17-inch notebooks. The rubberized shell helps in gripping the notebook more efficiently and gives it a very sleek and elegant look-and-feel.
The G73 has been strongly built feeling pretty solid when being held. It is made entirely of high quality plastic. The lid is supported by two large and strong display hinges. The display is also not affected by any ripple appear when any sort of pressure is applied from behind the screen.
The display has a glossy surface making colors appear more vibrant, but consequently , also suffers from reflections. It is very useful for gaming and multimedia and looks attractive.
It has two stereo speakers located below the display and a small subwoofer which get reasonably loud with distinct bass.
An island-style backlit full-size keyboard with a separate numeric keypad with the keys raised above the keyboard surface having more than usual spacing is also available. The soft, rubbery feel makes it user-friendly. The large touchpad is located lightly off-center to the left of the chassis with an elegant matte surface, easy to track on irrespective of the fingers being moist or dry. The touchpad has a dedicated scroll zone to its right requiring an unusual amount of pressure to use. The different input and output ports are: Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, optical drive, USB 2.0, microphone and headphone jacks, Media card reader, 2x USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA, and AC power, Vent, battery, Kensington Lock slot, vent and Status lights.