G73JW ROG Limited Edition

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  1. chippe01

    chippe01 Newbie

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    After the truly knowledgable folks at DELL kept screwing me over, I finally cancelled my order for a fully stocked XPS17. I did this after I found the ASUS G73JW-ROG Limited Edition on Amazon.

    When I verified online that my DELL order was indeed cancelled, I order this from Amzon. Is this model limited solely to Amazon? I haven't seen these specs on the G73JW anywhere else.



    Intel i7-740QM (1.73GHz Quad-Core with Turbo Boost up to 2.93GHz)
    16GB DDR3 1333MHz , 4 SODIMM Sockets
    Nvidia GTX 460M Graphics with 1.5GB GDDR5
    1TB Hybrid HDD/SSD (2x 500G 7200RPM/4GB SSD)
    Blue-Ray Burner
    Illuminated Keyboard
    1x USB 3.0 + 3x USB 2.0 Ports
    802.11 b/g/n
    Bluetooth
    17.3-Inch Full HD (1920x1080) LED Display
    2.0M Webcam
    Gaming Backpack and Mouse
    ASUS ROG Dogtags w/limited edition serial number
    1yr Accidental Damage Warranty and 2yr Standard Warranty Included

    My XPS17 was supposed to be delivered 12/20, and was delayed. DELL are very customer UNFRIENDLY and complete idiots. I find this ASUS machine to be better equipped, screenwise, and it was about $700.00 cheaper than the XPS17.

    Too bad for DELL. I've been ordering from them for over 15 years, but I am DONE with Dell. Customers are just not at all important to them anymore.

    I am also wondering what sort of recovery options come with the ASUS. Do they provide any disc backups at all?

    I plan to wipe out everything and do a clean install of Win7 and install only what's necessary. Do they provide an option for a Win7 disc, or Do I need my own? (I do have another copy of Win7 if I need it). Also, I downloaded EVERYTHING fromthe ASUS download website for the G73JW series. Can anyone verify what I REALLY need for a fresh Win 7 install? There is an awful lot of stuff they have available. For instance, they have both Intel WiFi and Azurewave WIFI - which do I need?

    I know, I guess the real answer is to wait until I get the machine and see which is actually installed, but I wanted to prepare a DVD of only what I need beforehand.

    Thanks for any answers.
     
  2. KuroLionheart

    KuroLionheart Notebook Deity

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    That model is not exclusive to Amazon but damn, 16GB's of memory, two hybrid 500GB HDD's, Blu-ray burner, 740QM, that's a beast.
     
  3. KimoT

    KimoT Are we not men?

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    Nice spec. You should get a recovery partition and a tool in Windows to burn recovery discs that will include the Asus software. It is better to burn a windows disc for the link in the Windows Legal Discs thread to do a clean install.
     
  4. chippe01

    chippe01 Newbie

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    I know - when I saw this, I was glad Dell screwed up :D

    Thanks, KimoT. I''ll look for that thread now.
     
  5. i7.Asus

    i7.Asus Notebook Guru

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    Nothing special except 16gig ram, thats all!
     
  6. DCx

    DCx Banned!

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    Dogtags, man. Dogtags.
     
  7. Dominicwarren

    Dominicwarren Notebook Enthusiast

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    same with me, Dell screwed me around so much for a new XPS with their rude and unhelpful customer support I got a G73JW-A1 from Amazon, it arrived 2 days later.
     
  8. kenshin2b

    kenshin2b Notebook Enthusiast

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    Wow, until I saw your post, I didn't know the extra 16GB RAM and Dog Tag cost $400 more than what I have paid for my G73JW-3DE @J&R.

    BTW, the G73JW-3DE has the same config with the Full HD 120hz 3D screen without the 16GB RAM (8GB RAM instead) and Dog Tag.
     
  9. Panther214

    Panther214 Notebook Evangelist

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    Nice one... Only if they had this when i bought my JH...

    Panther214
     
  10. thescinema

    thescinema Notebook Consultant

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    I know, right? DOGTAGS. Like you just knifed Amazon on Suez Canal.
     
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