Summary: Great Laptop been using it for about 4 years now, but I feel like its needs a lot of maintenance, I've had to repaste the processor and video card 2 times now and maybe even a 3rd time in the near future. I need to being using this computer in a cool room if I want to be playing games.
Summary: I bought the ASUS G73JH from a local Big Box store back in 2010 - 2011. I'm not 100% on which tax return it was. Anyway it was my first gaming laptop purchase. I had set up an Alienware for $2300.00 through Dell, but found the ASUS while shopping. It had a much better price tag at 1250.00. It was going to do everything I needed, and I was going to save 1000 in the process. After reading the reviews on this site I felt the need to defend my old system a little.
Summary: I've had this computer for almost three years. It has worked very well in those three years. I know that the machine is very outdated now, but if anyone is looking for a used one to save some money, I'd still recommend it. There are still quite a few refurbished ones on the market, and it's a good deal if you can find one. It is very thick due to the amount of hardware shoved in there, and the cooling fans.
Great Desktop replacement BUT no replacement battery on Amazon
Andrew Abulu, Amazon
9 February 2012
Summary: Got this great Laptop about 18months ago. Works so well and good for multitasking. I use it for heavy 3D animation. Just one problem. It eats your battery (like all desktop replacements). It's also frustrating to search through all Amazon and still can't find a replacement battery to buy.
Summary: Pros: So far I've run Crysis (DX10), Crysis 2 (DX10 and DX11) Supreme Commander, Resident Evil 5 (DX10), Deus Ex Human Revolution (DX10), Skyrim, and several other games. This laptop has run everything maxed out at the monitor's native resolution (1600x900) except the DX11 version of Crysis 2.
Summary: First off I'd like to say that this laptop is a beast! It plays most of my games at full specs without even the tiniest bit of lag. I actually found myself playing games like Oblivion in power saving mode and not see any lag. However there are some problems I did find such as the graphics card being Ari.