Warning: buy this and you might not see your son again
3 February 2012
Summary: I say you might not see your son again because this not-so-little "notebook" is clearly made with video games in mind. Too big to be a "laptop," don't fall for the "I can use it for school" line. Hah! It's got loads of video processing power and speed, and a fine CPU for whatever the CPU is supposed to do, I suppose, though all ours is ever called on to do is Starcraft.
Summary: I had this laptop for about 8 months and thoroughly enjoyed how powerful it was. No game I threw at it was an issue. I'd just like to caution buyers on a few points: The ATI drivers for this model are not well-supported. You WILL run into driver problems. I ended up keeping two sets of drivers handy since one set completely wouldn't work with OpenGL. Heat can be an issue. You may want to prop the machine up.
Summary: when i first got this thing out of the box the touch pad was broken could not use it but i didnt care so i just went on useing it eveything was fine then about six months later all my games started to lag something ferce and i didnt know what it was so i just took it in to best buy and they told me to go update my catalyst so i did then my computer kept frezzing every time i started it up so i took it in again and they said that my graphics card was not working right so...
Summary: Ok, the laptop is wonderful, I actually got it for like around $900 after taxes at bestbuy (refurbished). If everything on the laptop was in good shape, the only thing I could possibly complain about is the mouse pad, it drives me nuts, it skips and you need to press down very hard to click. So if you bought this PC brand new, that would be my only complaint. Now, the refurbished one I bought had several major issues.
Summary: Although the other reviewers have mentioned the keyboard issue, I do not think any of them have done justice to how bad the keyboard is on this computer. The touch pad area is so static sensitive that I am constantly having to Ctrl-Z in order to reverse edit all kinds of bizarre stuff that happens to whatever text I am writing. You almost have to use an external keyboard with this machine. If it were not for Ctrl-Z, I would have returned the machine a long time ago.
Great features for the money -- Less than superior Customer Service
Jim Lake T, Amazon
4 October 2010
Summary: After one month of use the 17 inch screen went out - vertical stripes on one half and psychedelic images on the other half. Computer was returned at no charge to ASUS repair facility 3 hours from my location in Northern CA. Computer was returned by FedEx in 10 working (14 calendar) days. I was out of town on vacation at the delivery time and delivery requires a signature. The computer was returned to Fedex and 2 more attempts were made to deliver.
Summary: I have never been more frustrated with a computer purchase. I received the machine and instantly fell in love. However, it took only 24 hours before I started seeing graphical distortion. I decided to perform a BIOS update as per ASUS' instructions. I have flashed the BIOS of many, MANY computers, but this time it bricked my machine. I received an RMA from ASUS and shipped my machine the next day. I was told it would be a maximum 14 day turnaround time.
Summary: I had the G73JH-A1 for almost two weeks before it shutdown while playing a game. A web search for G73JH and shutdown showed it could be overheating problems. I installed desktop gadgets that monitored the CPU and GPU and tested by playing various games. While closely watching and frequently checking the GPU temperature, it was generally anywhere from the mid 90s to just over a 100 and at times would reach 107 degrees.
Hatte mir mehr erwartet, vor allem nach den tollen Testergebnissen
M. Preissinger, Amazon
21 October 2010
Summary: Ich besitze nun dieses Notebook seit ca. 3 Monaten. Ich habe es auch hier bei Amazon bestellt. Bevor ich mir dieses Notebook gekauft habe (da mein altes Dell Inspiron 9400 leider einen Grafikkartenfehler aufgrund von Überhitzung hatte), wurden von mir so ziemlich alle verfügbaren Tests gelesen und besonderes Augenmerk auf die Kühlung gelegt, da ja Hitze bekanntlich schlecht für die Lebensdauer von Elektonikkomponenten ist.