Summary: The Asus G73Jh-A1 offers good performance for a gaming notebook and has a price that given its performance isn't out of line. If you want a unique gaming notebook, the Asus G73Jh-A1 is certainly worth a look.
Conclusion: Asus has created a surprisingly good gaming notebook in the G73, one that stands apart from its G71 and G72 predecessors in many respects. The futuristic design along with the stylish keyboard backlighting should attract admiring glances. Matt surfaces and good workmanship also give the G73 a high-quality appearance. A generously sized touchpad and impressive sound quality are further strengths of this 17.3-inch gaming notebook.
Pros: Attractive design, Matt surfaces, Good workmanship, Operates quietly, Remains cool, Bright display with vivid colours, Large touchpad, Keyboard backlighting, Very good application performance, Excellent gaming performance, Impressive sound quality, The gaming performance can be classed as 'very good' thanks to the Radeon HD 5870. Almost every modern game can be played smoothly in the native resolution, with high detail settings and with visual enhancements (AA and AF)...
Cons: No eSATA, Firewire or ExpressCard slot, Reflective screen with limited viewing angles, High black level and poor contrast ratio, Spongy keyboard which flexes slightly
Conclusion: Available for just under £1,650, ASUS's G73JH notebook isn't cheap, but you do get a lot of bang for your buck. The ability to run the latest games with little sacrifices in image quality is a huge boon, and ASUS's Republic of Gamers bundle - which includes a gaming mouse, a SteelSeries Siberia headset and a RoG backpack - makes it a complete mobile gaming solution.
ASUS G73Jh DX11 Gaming Notebook Review – ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
22 March 2010
Excerpt: Today, we are looking at ASUS’ G73Jh Gaming Notebook. Modeled after the legendary F-117 Nighthawk stealth figher, the G73Jh comes packed with an explosive payload! Featuring ATI’s new flagship mobile processor, gamers can now get the desktop performance king on a notebook. The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 GPU with 1GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM promises to outperform the competition to give gamers the best performance in town.
CES 2010: ASUS reveals Bang & Olufsen NX90Jq and ROG G73Jh notebooks
5 January 2010
Excerpt: As has been the case with ASUS the last few years, they held a pre-show briefing to display some of the company's upcoming products and offerings for 2010. Two notebooks stood out to me as being far from the norm: the NX90jq and the ROG G73Jh as they offered very unique features and designs.
A powerful ASUS gaming laptop with an Intel i7 720QM processor and Mobility Radeon HD 5870
Good Gear Guide.au
24 August 2010
Summary: The Asus G73Jh is a gaming notebook for grown-ups and professionals: its drab, no-nonsense exterior hides an ultra-powerful machine capable of running high-end applications. In other words, the gaming notebook has finally matured.
Pros: Beefy components, excellent 17.3in display, good performance in benchmarks, low-key design
Cons: Reflective screen, connectivity could be more robust, low-key design