Asus G73Jw-A1 Review

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krash3x

It better my, my asus 1201n can play crysis with everything set to low and the resolution at 1280*720.  It plays pretty smooth so far. 

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krash3x

It better my, my asus 1201n can play crysis with everything set to low and the resolution at 1280*720.  It plays pretty smooth so far. 

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carnivorousslushee23

I had that laptop/netbook for a while.  It was an amazing laptop, although the battery life was less than optimal.  I sold it to a friend of my brother's and bought the ASUS 1215N, which is essentially the same thing but with a better CPU, 2GB of DDR3, and NVIDIA ION with Optimus, plus (in my opinion) a more appealing design (less glossy surfaces, more sturdy and solid construction).  The switchable graphics make a huge difference with battery life - 6-7 hours is a norm for me when I'm web browsing at 50% brightness.  I tried Crysis on it, and it runs perfectly fine at native 1366x768 with everything at low.  If you have the money, you might want to look into getting the 1215N.

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swest

I asked the earlier question about playing a BD on the G73JW because my friend had just received his and there seemed to be no included software that would play a BD.

However, I received my own G73JW-A1 a couple of days ago, and it came bundled with a CyberLink disk that had PowerDVD on it, with a BD player.

Why he didn't get the same disk is a mystery.

Anyway...  never mind.

- s.west

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FenixSS

No, not play Crysis.  I was wondering if it got around the caveat of having two seperate drives.  ie Can it be in RAID 0?

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swest

Greetings,

Your review mentioned, "... LED backlit screen that supports a 1920x1080 resolution, perfect for playing Blu-ray movies on the notebook’s combo drive."

I'm wondering, how did you play a Blu Ray movie out-of-the-box on G73JW-A1?

Thanks.

- s.west

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carage

It lacks eSATA, FireWire, and most importantly, ExpressCard!!

What were the designers thinking?

 

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TLTD

Initially, I was concerned but in all reality I need one fast port and switched to a USB 3.0 dock for my external drives and it is faster than eSATA so don't miss the other connections.  You definitely need to know this if you transfer from firewire devices or run firewire sound cards.  I got this model (G73JW-XA1) for $1452 and decided I wont be using any cameras or sound cards that need special connections.  I run Pro Tools and do work on P2 and Red footage but transfer and bring it home.  I however do need to rethink some things as I would have liked to be able to use firewire when I get my own HVX200, but I'm pretty sure there's a better model than that and the longer I wait there will be all kinds of USB 3.0 cameras and stuff.

This machine is a step up from my previous (G50VT-X5), for just a little more.  It runs great with Windows 7 Pro x64 (I acually tried to live with the installed system for a day and I just can't, Pro is so much better/stable).  Anyway, on the G50 I downgraded to XP, then upgraded to Windows 7 Pro and loved it.  But they always come with some pretty unstable versions of OS's but not their fault.  Nice thing is this time the driver disk was built for Windows 7 so not such a pain going through the forums. 

Perfect time to get on the ASUS train if you haven't yet.  Can't recommend them enough.

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TLTD

Initially, I was concerned but in all reality I need one fast port and switched to a USB 3.0 dock for my external drives and it is faster than eSATA so don't miss the other connections.  You definitely need to know this if you transfer from firewire devices or run firewire sound cards.  I got this model (G73JW-XA1) for $1452 and decided I wont be using any cameras or sound cards that need special connections.  I run Pro Tools and do work on P2 and Red footage but transfer and bring it home.  I however do need to rethink some things as I would have liked to be able to use firewire when I get my own HVX200, but I'm pretty sure there's a better model than that and the longer I wait there will be all kinds of USB 3.0 cameras and stuff.

This machine is a step up from my previous (G50VT-X5), for just a little more.  It runs great with Windows 7 Pro x64 (I acually tried to live with the installed system for a day and I just can't, Pro is so much better/stable).  Anyway, on the G50 I downgraded to XP, then upgraded to Windows 7 Pro and loved it.  But they always come with some pretty unstable versions of OS's but not their fault.  Nice thing is this time the driver disk was built for Windows 7 so not such a pain going through the forums. 

Perfect time to get on the ASUS train if you haven't yet.  Can't recommend them enough.

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logoonlinepros

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BouJhi

You need to get rid of all the creative sound software though, anytime you open up steam and if the creative software is installed, it will completely freeze and lock your computer, No CTRL+ALT+Delete, no ESC, NADA, you have to hold the power button down for a force shut-down...

 

this is a known issue will all G series notebooks from asus. 

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