Summary: And folks who want to get under the hood will appreciate that a single access panel and two screws are the only things standing between you and three RAM slots, both drive bays, and the wireless card. While we gave the Malibal X7200 high marks for its audacity, Asus’s G73Jw-A1 deserves praise for being a strong performer in a far more practical, portable, and affordable package.
Pros: Quad-core i7; DX11 graphics; decent sound system; HD screen.
Cons: You'll need to dial down detail to play newer games.
Excerpt: 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.