Pros Fast boot. Excellent configuration memory. Phenominal graphics. Surpurb processing speed. Amazingly tough and solid construction. Qutie light for the amount of power inside.
Cons Short battery life (to be expected given the weight and power). Hard disc in/out not as fast as it might be.
Summary I have been buying personal computers since they first existed. My first computer purchase was in 1974 (Radio Shack Model 1). I bought the very first "lap-top" model DELL made (and still have it). Since 1982 I have been buying a new set of computers every two years. The ASUS G73jh I now own is what I have been looking for since I first started. The physical construction is rock solid and it is covered with a rubberized armor that reminds me of the highest quality military binoculars. The backlit keyboard is absolutely stable and solid, so much so that it seems an intregal part of the computer case. The huge screen is probably the clearest, sharpest monitor I have ever seen. The only fault I read about in the reviews that might have turned me off was the supposed inability to deactivate the touch pad. My model has a function key that does just that. I have several locations where I use the computer and different sets of keyboards, mice, monitors, etc. I can put the G73 to sleep on one configuration and wake it up on another and it immediately recognizes the new configuration. The boot time is incredably fast from a full shut down. the longest so far other than when updating, was about 30 seconds.
I play high level graphics games as well as running a very graphics intensive professional program. The G73 breezes through scenarios that used to take minutes in mere seconds. For Gaming it is about as good as it gets. The HD I/O sometimes causes some minor hesitation in high level games set to the highest screen resolution and highest graphics settings. I currently am playing STALKER Call of Prypiat, and with all graphics set to the highest level, while running an external high res monitor with the laptop monitor showing a web page map, there is no noticable lag except when high disc I/O is happening.
This thing is dream.
"Love this notebook"on by pinalord
Pros Excellent Performance, very cooler. low noise, nice sound...
Cons Only need a SSD disc.
Pros It runs games seamlessly, can handle alot of things at once. Multiple web browsers, itunes, youtube, sony vegas. I could go on and on. The gist is that it is a very well built computer that I never have had any speedy problems with.
Cons There are alot sadly. Beyond the basics of short battery life and bulk.
1. The computer over heats all the time, I have tried many things and finally seem to have it under control.
2. Random freezes and crashes, I assume it is my fault but asus help line
Summary I would recomend this computer but not to some child who things it is the right choice for a school computer this is more of a desktop than anything. I love it despite its problems
Pros Size ,weight ,Texture ,Video card , Sound...when its' cranked!
Cons lack of instruction or setup for the intel connect and the 3d function
Summary Would I buy it again ,Would I recommend this unit,
Either with your money or MINE !!!
Pros Very fast laptop and a nice design. Beautiful monitor.
Can run any game I want with settings cranked to the max, while also playing iTunes and browsing internet at the same time.
Backpack and mouse are nice as well, and it's all easily portable
Cons Not many cons.
Battery life is an hour to an hour and a half, need to bring the power supply with you.
Summary Bought this laptop for college, I am writing this in my second semester.
I would buy it again in a heartbeat, I already convinced 3 of my friends to buy it too.