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ASUS Launches ROG G73Jh Gaming Notebook

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    The new ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) G73Jh is like no other gaming notebook. Eschewing the flash and gimmicks typical of gaming notebooks, the G73Jh instead boasts an understated, subtly aggressive design inspired by a stealth fighter. At its heart lies the most powerful components available today, including the latest Intel Core i7 processor, DirectX 11-capable ATI Radeon HD 5870 graphics, and up to 8 GB of DDR3 system memory.

    The G73Jh sports a striking angular design inspired by the iconic F-117 Nighthawk. Far from being merely cosmetic, every facet of the G73Jh’s design reflects a conscious effort to improve the user experience. For example, the placement of all the heat and noise-generating components at the rear of the notebook and the implementation of a unique twin rear venting system keep the heat and noise as far away from the user as possible. The innovative placement of components also allows the palm rest to be exceptionally thin, just like a desktop keyboard. Furthermore, the keyboard plane is inclined 5 degrees, improving ergonomics and thus ensuring optimal comfort while gaming and typing.

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    Dominate: Engineered for Extreme Performance
    The G73Jh offers an aggressive specification that will exceed the needs of gamers for a long time to come. The top-of-the-line model sports an Intel i7 Intel Core i7-820QM processor, 8GB DDR3 SDRAM, an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 with 1GB GDDR5 VRAM, and 1TB of storage space for incredible gaming and multitasking performance. The G73Jh also features one-click, on-the-fly overclocking capabilities—perfect for gamers looking to push the hardware to the very limit.

    Believe: Purpose-built for Unprecedented Immersion
    With its DirectX 11-capable graphics and simulated 7.1-channel HD audio with EAX 4.0 compatibility, the G73Jh delivers next-generation gaming on a mobile platform. Gamers will be able to crank up the settings in the latest games and still achieve blistering frame rates, as well as experience ultra-realistic in-game sound effects and perfect positional audio.

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    very nice laptop, whats the conversion for ATI's M GPUs?
    I know Nvidias are no were close to what they name them after, is ATI the same?
    Also I have read driver support for M cards is very bad on both sides, is it still?
     
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    awesome. i love my G51
     
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    ATIs mobile cards are pretty much the same with the desktop versions, though somewhat cut down a little bit, at least the older ones were like that. That is until the 4xxx line (somewhat) the new 5870 Mobile is as I said new, so I am not sure what might have changed from the desktop version, aside from perhaps power consumption. Looks to be an awesome computer with the latest i7 Mobile processor.
     
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    It's a desktop HD 5770 conversion.:(
     
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    use Mobility Modder the ATi version is stable, but the Nvidia one is still in Beta.

    thats the best & the easiest way to keep no longer supported cards supported (in a sence)

    for instance - ATi long stopped supporting my ATi X1600MR so I downloaded mobility modder & modded desktop drivers to install on mobility cards. it works great. not had an issue with it since.
     
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    Yeah, but who wants a ~180w chip inside their laptop?
     
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    Lets just say warm spots in the right place can be awesome. I won't go into more details than that:laugh:
     
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    hard boiled yeggs are best left for breakfast
     
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    any words on battery life?
     
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    I assume this is the mobile equivelant to a P55 i7? I mean why bill it as an i7 then add 8GB of ram?
     
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    In any case - at 17.3 mobility isn't this 'laptops' greatest asset - it probably definitely weighs in at over 3.2-3.4Kg which would make this more of a desktop replacement rather then something you would carry around with you everywhere & operate from wherever you can (on your lap conditions)
     
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    Too bad it's ugly as hell in the back:
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    Two huge tailpipes? Really? What were they thinking?!
     

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