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ASUS G73JW-A1 17.3-inch Gaming Notebook (Page 1)

What happens when ASUS takes its G73JH gaming notebook and crams more power in with a new NVIDIA GPU inside? Read on to find out.
Shane McGlaun | Oct 7, 2010 at 10:07 am CDT - 1 min, 5 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 90%Manufacturer: ASUS

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Introduction

When it comes to gaming notebooks, there are two main things that can coax a gamer to upgrade to a new machine even if their current notebook is still doing well. Those things include a new GPU and a new CPU. Today I have the latest gaming rig from ASUS on my bench and it is called the G73JW-A1.

Visually this notebook looks just like the G73JH that I reviewed not long ago. The big difference is that the G73JW-A1 I am checking out today gives up the AMD GPU the JH used in favor of a new NVIDIA mobile GPU with nice power and performance.

The real question here is whether or not the G73JW-A1 is better than the JH version and if the gaming rig is worth your hard-earned money. In addition to the new GPU, the G73JW-A1 I have today also has a more powerful CPU. Let's get to it and see how well the G73JW-A1 performs.


Specifications, Availability, and Pricing

The G73JW-A1 can be had on Amazon for $1745 and you should be able to find the notebook at other online stores as well.

Check out the full specifications of my test machine below. The unit I am reviewing has the 740QM processor.

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