Asus G73JH-A1 review: Asus G73JH-A1

Annual power consumption cost
Asus G73JH-A1
$22.41 
Alienware m15x
$24.55 
Origin EON18
$36.85 

The battery life from the Asus G73JH-A1 is predictably short, lasting only 1 hour and 31 minutes on our video playback battery drain test using the included eight-cell battery. Web surfing and other ordinary computer tasks are less demanding than our test, which keeps the hard drive in constant use. With simpler tasks you can expect to stretch that to 2 hours or a little beyond with some power management.

Asus includes a two-year, parts and labor warranty with the system that includes one year of Asus' accidental damage coverage, which protects you against damage from fire, electrical surges, drops, and spills. You'll find the typical online help--FAQ and troubleshooting pages, driver downloads, and user forums--on the Asus support Web site.

Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Origin EON18
489 
Asus G73JH-A1
652 

Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Asus G73JH-A1
111 

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Origin EON18
128 
Asus G73JH-A1
160 

Unreal Tournament 3 (in fps)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
1280x800, 0X AA, 0X AF*  
1440x900, 4X AA, 8X AF*  
1920x1200, 4X AA, 8X AF*  
Origin EON18 @ 16x9 / @19x10
285.6 
249.6 
193.8 
Asus G73JH-A1 @ 1280x768 / @14x10 / @ 19x10
205.4 
141.3 
107.2 
Sony Vaio VPCF115 FM/B @ 19x10
78.6 
65.7 
45.1 

Video playback battery drain test (in minutes)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Asus G73JH-A1
91 

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System configurations:

Asus G73JH-A1
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 1.6GHz Intel Core i7 720QM; 8GB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz; 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870; 500GB Seagate 7,200rpm (x2)

Alienware m15x
Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit); 2.0GHz Intel Core i7-920XM; 4GB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz; 1GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 260M; 500GB Seagate 7,200rpm

Origin EON18
Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit); 2.0GHz Intel Core i7-920XM; 8GB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz; (x2)1GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 285M; 80GB Intel SSD + 500GB Seagate 7,200rpm

Sony Vaio VPCF115 FM/B
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 1.6GHz Intel Core i7 720QM; 6GB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz; 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M; 500GB Samsung 5,400rpm

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Where to Buy

Asus G73JH-A1

Part Number: G73JH-A1-CBIL

MSRP: $1,699.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Quick Specifications See All

  • Resolution 1920 x 1080 ( Full HD )
    1920 x 1080 ( Full HD )
  • Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition - Canadian Bilingual
  • Installed Size 8 GB
  • Color black
  • Weight 7.9 lbs
  • Optical Drive DVD-Writer / BD-ROM
    DVD-Writer / BD-ROM
  • Graphics Processor ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 - 1 GB GDDR5 SDRAM
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 - 1 GB GDDR5 SDRAM
  • CPU Intel Core i7 720QM / 1.6 GHz