Recently TechTree got their hands on the Asus G73JW gaming notebook, this was manufactured by Asus’ Republic of Gamers division, which should mean that the hardware within is high-end and overclockable.
The G73JW-91051V runs Windows 7 Home Premium and features the Intel Quad Core i7-740QM CPU, 8GB DDR 1333 RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 640M graphics, 2 x 500GB solid-state hybrid hard drives, a 4X Blu-ray combo drive, a 17.3-inch 3D display and the Intel HM55 Express chipset, you can see full specs here.
You can see what the G73JW looks like here, as you can see it is quite bulky, however this is because you are getting PC standard gaming performance from a notebook, you will also see a few buttons above the keyboard, one of which allows you to intelligently and automatically overclock your CPU and GPU another of which allows you to toggle the 3D visuals on and off, you must use 3D glasses to experience the 3D content. Another neat feature allows you to output 3D visuals to a compliant 3DTV via its HDMI port.
You can see benchmark results here and here, it performs well in all of the tests, however in some cases it falls short of the Alienware M15X, but let’s not forget that this does not feature 3D capabilities and has a massive price tag.
TechTree seem very happy with the gaming notebook and say that it is better than MSI and Dell’s offerings, it is expected to retail for Rs. 1,21,499, however at the time of this post a US price was unknown, its weight is one issue, however Asus do throw in a bag with the notebook, you can see TechTree’s conclusion here, all in all they say if you want a gaming laptop and price is not an issue yo should check out the Asus G73JW.
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