Summary: I purchased this laptop in October 2010. I was looking for a portable computer suitable for mobile software development, some scientific computing, and the occasional game. It appeared as though this machine was a perfect fit with a perfect price. It has been great for me as a graduate student. Prior, I would use a desktop at home for heavy duty activity and bring a small laptop to and from school/work daily. This ASUS has essentially replaced both.
Summary: This laptop is a great buy for a 17" Gaming laptop. The 460GTX can handle pretty much any game you throw at it depending on how high you ramp up the setting in game. The CPU with turbo boost works pretty well to expand life on battery but also give you the horsepower you need when you need it. The cooling on this system is like nothing on any other gaming laptop as it takes up the entire back end of the laptop.
Summary: I have had this since January of 2011 and so far it has worked great for me with only two exceptions so far: 1. The graphics hang-up on the computer sometimes when I am using Virtual DJ 7.0 with video enabled. My fix has been to hit CtrlAltDel to get to the task manager and it seems to resolve itself without having to close any programs, which is good so my music goes without interruption, but I may need to reset to the external display so the crowd can see the vids...
Summary: First of all I have had the G73JW for 5 months and I really like his notebook. The Specs: Intel i7-740qm, 8gb RAM, Nvidia GX460M. The price performance ratio for the is great It's powerful, quiet, and stays cool under most operations. The only time I hear the fans is while doing 3D rendering or video encoding. A real feat for a notebook with this specification. It has handled most software I have thrown at it and has not missed a beat.
Summary: This laptop is great in almost every way. Huge HD screen, great keyboard(Love the lit keys), ample storage space and a cool look. The biggest plus is the raw power this machine has. I have not had one hold-up on anything I have run, including heavy graphics and about 20 windows open. This is great, except for the two negatives about this laptop. The first is not too bad, short battery life. I was lucky to get a couple of hours when unplugged.
Summary: All the power you need for gaming. It CAN run Crysis. Worth the cash. I've had this for little over a month now and still love it. It runs Starcraft II really well even with graphics turned almost all the way up. Very quiet fans, Loud speakers overall a great machine.
Summary: DO NOT USE IT!!!! You have been warned. I'm not a computer engineer or anything.... yet =), but with all of this power I figured I could do next to any and everything I wanted....almost. Just don't go downloading all the latest drivers for the different devices. I updated my graphics card drivers to the latest drivers....BSOD =(. I couldn't figure out how to back out of it so I ended up wiping and re-installing.
Summary: Amazon Strikes again ;) The price was low, shipping was on time, and the computer was well packed. i7, 1TB HD 500 x 2, 8GB RAM, back lighted keyboard and Blue Ray. (Not much else to say) Oh! It looks really cool. I did not like the 4 250GB Partitions, so I formatted it as 500GB x 2. I also upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit. It did come with a very nice driver/utility disk. All I had to do was insert the cd, check off the drivers and software I wanted...
Summary: Amazing laptop. It is also HUGE. I can't look at a normal laptop anymore without thinking its a netbook. This laptop came with everything in the listing. (Bought new that is.) Everything meets what it says. The graphics are amazing, and the speed is amazing. The graphics card is sometimes not noticed by a game. For example, in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, the graphics card was "undetected" and I had to set the graphics manually.