We realize we're not the first website to post a review of the Asus G73Jh-A1 gaming notebook -- though we were one of the first to get our hands on this unit (heh, we said "unit") -- but even if you've read several other evaluations of this model already, let us encourage you to click through the following pages anyway. Why? Dude, we like the hits. But other than the obvious, after a couple of months of extensive testing and real-world usage, we have a firm grip on where this laptop stands among its peers, and at least one quirky troubleshooting tip that we wouldn't have run into had we cranked out a review after a few days of testing (Steam users take note, this tip applies to you).
For the rest of you who somehow managed to miss the early coverage on Asus' new G73Jh series, this is the latest (and greatest) lineup in the company's Republic of Gamers notebook family. Carrying the tagline, "Strike in Silence," Asus set out to build a desktop replacement class gaming notebook with the balls to the wall performance gamers lust after, but without the noise you would expect from cramming a boatload of high-end gear into a laptop chassis. Did Asus succeed?
Yes, yes they did (hey, if you're looking for suspense, fire up Netflix and flip through the 'Thriller' section, the cat's already out of the bag on this one). Equipped with a Core i7 processor, the fastest mobile graphics chip in the known universe, and a unique cooling solution, the G73Jh-A1 races along at breakneck speeds while remaining surprisingly quiet. It's also not without a few faults (alright, so there's a smidgen of suspense), but you'll have to click through to find out if any of them are deal killers.
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