Summary: First worked fine, but one year later the video card simply stops working. I personally think that asus made a big design mistake with the Republic of Gamer series, because of the overheating of the video cards.
Summary: I bought this computer 18 months ago and was loving it at first. Issues I have had with this laptop are not ones I expected after such short time and since computer is my area of study I am pretty familiar with what a good computer should offer and I am definitely not comparing this to an Apple for example, but I still expected way more than I received.
Summary: Use caution purchasing ASUS G73JW-A1 USED from Amazon Warehouse Deals... I bought an ASUS G73JW-A1 that was offered by Amazon Warehouse Deals as "used - like new" here. The price was good. I have purchased many, many used, refurb, etc. units before, so know what to expect. Here are my first impressions and a few comments. I will come back and update as I have more time with the unit. First, this is not just a used unit (i.e.
Summary: Terrible experience with this laptop. Even though the unit is very powerful, it has several issues that I have seen other users have reported as well (not sure if was a defective serie). Problems with touchpad, temperature, webcam, and squeaky sound, among others. The worst part is the technical support. Once you send a computer through RMA, it takes so long to get it back.
Summary: Fantastic device for gaming and my high processing needs. When it is working it is a wonderful computer. Unfortunately, I have more problems with this laptop than any other computer/laptop I have ever owned in the first year of its "life". 1 Within the first month the hard drive failed. I had to send the computer off for a month to get it fixed. 2 Within the first month the touch pad started "sticking". This problem has become increasingly more annoying over time.
Summary: This laptop is touted to be a beast with it's extensive list of hardware, but for me it's been nothing but a laggy piece of crap that doesn't live up to the hype. I have no done ANY gaming or watched any movies on this laptop, I use it primarily for normal tasks, web browsing, spreadsheets, word docs and some minor graphic editing. CONS: This laptop crashed several times on me causing me to reinstall the OS twice.
Summary: I have only had this machine a few months - out of the box it was great for a month - NOW the touch pad is thinking for itself. The keys skip and stick. And when I run a graphics intensive game it sounds like a jet engine revving on the right side!!! It's soundless if not gaming. Seriously this is so NOT a gamer machine unless you enjoy being dead a lot and your role play text taking longer than the prologue to Moby Dick since you have to correct all the misspells from...
Delicate and breaks easily but great WHEN IT WORKS!
P. Etheridge "pjeth", Amazon
12 February 2011
Summary: See UPDATE at bottom for a long range review.*** I loved this computer from the start but there are a few drawbacks. Firstly, it is heavy but it is a desktop replacement and I expected that. Secondly, finding a case to fit it is hard because it is about an inch wider and longer than most 17.3 inch notebooks. Thirdly, the CD-DVD drive is in an awkward position. Every time I pick up the computer I accidently open the tray and I have to pop it closed again.
Summary: I bought this laptop to play all games at the gameshop. it is very fast i played all games in extra detail but after 5 days when i click on something in documents it freezed and blue screen problem appeared. After that windows restarted itself but never started again it always gave me blue screen before windows starts and restarts computer itself. it also does not open in safe mod. [...
Summary: Bought this laptop based on numerous "great" reviews from a lot of different sources. After two weeks...the display flickers, computer locks up, black screen and numerous NVIDIA display driver problem recovery messages. I have done a lot of research and have discovered that the drivers for the 460M have not fixed the issue. There is a beta version released 01042011 (266.35) that I installed, but again same screen flicker and etc.