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Asus G73JW Owners' Lounge

Discussion in 'ASUS Reviews and Owners' Lounges' started by TipTip, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. TipTip

    TipTip Notebook Evangelist

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    Hello all,

    As we all know, the G73JW in now available, and here is the Owners' lounge. Until I get mine from Portableone, keep this thread alive with pics and reviews of this beast laptop.

    NBR Review of The ASUS G73JW-A1:
    ASUS G73JW-A1 Review


    Specifications:

    Display
    17.3" FHD LED (1920x1080) Glossy
    Video Card:
    1536MB DDR5 nVIDIA GTX 460M
    Processor:
    Intel® Mobile Core i7 740QM (Customizable)
    Memory:
    8GB DDR3 1333MHz (Up to 16GB)
    Hard Drive:
    Dual 500GB (1,000GB) 7200RPM Hard Drives (Customizable)
    Battery Life:
    1-2 Hour
    Weight:
    8.5lbs


    Great Guide By Ken Lee at GentechPC to mod the keyboard backlight for G73/G51/G53:
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus/515430-asus-g73jw-discussion-thread-20.html#post6710457

    ( Thanks Ken for such a great Mod.)


    GenTechPC Review:

    YouTube - Asus G73JW 17.3" Gaming notebook video review

    XoticPC Review:

    Part 1:
    YouTube - ASUS G73JW - A1 ROG Gaming Laptop Part 1 of 2 Review by XOTIC PC


    Part 2:
    YouTube - ASUS G73JW-A1 ROG Gaming Laptop Part 2 of 2 Review by XOTIC PC

    BTOtech Review


    YouTube - BTOtech.com | Asus G73Jw-A1 gaming notebook with nvidia gtx 460m g73jw review benchamarks



    Benches

    Batman Arkham Asylum
    YouTube - Asus G73JW : Batman Arkham Asylum

    Bad Company 2
    YouTube - Bad Company 2 on Asus G73JW nVdia GTX 460M

    Dirt 2:
    YouTube - Dirt 2 benchmark on Asus G73JW 17.3" Gaming Notebook

    Modern Warfare 2:
    YouTube - Modern Warfare 2 on Asus G73JW 1920x1080 AA off

    Crysis Warhead:
    YouTube - Asus G73JW: Crysis Warhead Shadows/Shaders: Mainstream + Enthusiast mode
    YouTube - Crysis Warhead (2 video graphics settings) on Asus G73JW 17.3" Gaming Notebook

    Lost Planet 2:
    YouTube - Lost Planet 2 DX11 Benchmark on Asus G73JW, nVidia GTX460M

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2:
    YouTube - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on Asus G73JW 17.3" Gaming Notebook

    Famous & Respectable Resellers selling it:


    PortableOne:
    ASUS G73JW-A1 i7-740QM 1.73GHz 8GB 1TB

    GentechPC:
    Asus G73JW-A1 17.3" FHD/NV GTX 460M 1.5GB GDDR5/i7-740QM/8GB DDR3/1TB 7200rpm/Blu-Ray/ In Stock: GenTech PC Store

    XoticPC:
    XOTICPC.com: ASUS G73JW-A1 Republic of Gamers Laptop

    BTOtech:
    Asus G73Jw-A1 Intel Core I7-740qm 8gb DDR3 1TB 7200rpm nVidia GTX 460M Blu-Ray 17.3

    Powernotebooks:
    ASUS G73JW-A1 Republic of Gamers Laptops

    Provantage:
    PROVANTAGE: Asus G73JW-A1 Asus Notebook EN G73JW-A1 17.3 inch I7-740QM 1TB 8G GTX460M WIN7HP BD Combo Black RTL


    ASUS G73JW Owners Logo by Nocturnalis:


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    TipTip
     
  2. Ninjak

    Ninjak Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks for setting this up, TipTip! :)
     
  3. ericeq75

    ericeq75 Notebook Guru

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    Great job TipTip!
     
  4. jhegeman

    jhegeman Notebook Enthusiast

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    I am a proud owner of a New G73JW-A1.

    I returned my MSI GX660R and I am very pleased with the G73JW. Much better screen. Build quality feels better.

    Only issue so far is the way Asus partitioned the HDs. Each 500GB drive is split into 2 partitions. I used the built in Windows Disk management console and deleted the 2nd partition on each drive, and extended the main partitions.
     
  5. ericeq75

    ericeq75 Notebook Guru

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    Same here. I exchanged my GX660R for this on account of a GSODing graphics card. I've only had it for a day, but I already love this machine.
     
  6. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla The eye is watching you

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    Glad to see this thread finally come to life :)..

    I received my machine a few days ago from Gentech and have been loving every minute of it .

    Congrats to all the new owners and im sure you will be very pleased with this machine .. Cant say i have had any issues at all with the machine either which is always a good thing :D...
     
  7. Spyral

    Spyral Notebook Enthusiast

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    Sorry to butt in, but shouldn't powernotebooks.com be up there with the famous and respectable sellers? They have a great reputation as well with the other resellers.

    Enjoy your sexy machines ladies and gentlemen.:notworthy: =0...I'll be getting the somewhat smaller brother (g53).
     
  8. TipTip

    TipTip Notebook Evangelist

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    Thanks spyral for the addition. I just added them.
    Thanks a lot :D'/
     
  9. Snapdragon

    Snapdragon Notebook Geek

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    I'd love to see some user reviews :D I'll be ordering my JW in the next few weeks so it would be good to know if they have any issues.
     
  10. ISe7eNI

    ISe7eNI Newbie

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    Hey all, I just ordered my G73JW from xotic and was wondering if anyone can confirm if the included ASUS ROG backpack indeed fits this beast? Thanks, and I'm looking forward to having this black beauty already!
     
  11. ericeq75

    ericeq75 Notebook Guru

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    Its a tight fit, but it does really fit in the bag. The bag isn't too bad either, the padding is a little light, but still its more than I would ever expect from a "free bag included" kind of deal. The mouse is pretty good for a freebee too.

    Back in August when I ordered my Envy 17 I got the Swissgear Wegner 17" backpack with it too. Well I RMAed the Envy but kept the backpack and actually use that to carry around my G73. It doesn't fit in the sleeve, but it still fits pretty nicely in the bag, and is stilll well protected.
     
  12. Jona90

    Jona90 Notebook Geek

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    Everybody enjoying the JW? Mine can come anytime soon!!
     
  13. spirit32

    spirit32 Notebook Guru

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    i just receive mine today after 24 hours! yay!
     
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    euph_CF Notebook Guru

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    anyone using lightroom 3 on this?
     
  15. euph_CF

    euph_CF Notebook Guru

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    Ready to pick this up but can someone tell me the advantages of getting this from say Amazon vs. the vendors in the beginning of this page? I doubt ill stray from the stock components...so whats the benefit? What do I get/loose?
     
  16. Jona90

    Jona90 Notebook Geek

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    Now that the JW is here, can we still expect keyboard lag?
     
  17. spirit32

    spirit32 Notebook Guru

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    overclock to 800/1600/1400 after running fumark for 10 minutes, my max temp is only 79! this thing is cool!
     
  18. tnad

    tnad Notebook Consultant

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    At amazon, it's $50 more and at some of the other retailers, there's a 3% discount (another $50) if you pay by check or eCheck. Also, I'm guessing amazon will charge you an extra ~$150 for tax. The other retailers (xoticpc at least) won't take the tax if they're in a diffrent state than you, so you can save close to $250 in total. I also saved another $100 by asking them to remove the blue-ray which I didn't want
     
  19. JoshTexax

    JoshTexax Notebook Enthusiast

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    how do you compare the internal speaker for Asus G73JW to MSI 660??

    which one gives a loud authentic sound?

    I look forward to hear from you soon guys

    thanks in advance
     
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    Abula Puro Chapin

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    Any G73JW owners have SC2, just wondering how is it handling on ULTRA @ 1920x1080 and what temps you getting?
     

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