Pros

  • Bright, easy-to-view screen
  • Very fast processor

Cons

  • Keyboard is very slippery
  • Keys are small, stiff, and give little feedback

At A Glance

This is a great notebook for gamers who are willing to spend additional money on peripherals.

Manufacturer’s Description

We don't believe in just meeting the minimum requirements, we believe in obliterating them. That's why we made sure that the Republic of Gamers (ROG) G73Jw-A1 was jam-packed with one-of-a-kind innovation that propel mobile gaming performance to unseen levels.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://usa.asus.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number KVR400D8R3A/1G
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7
Processor speed 1730.0 MHz
Cache size 6.0 KB
Processor count 4
Display
Display size 17.3 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Storage
Drives included 2.0
Drive size 1000.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Other storage
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
General Information
UPC Code 740617083538
Ports and Connections
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Wireless connection 802.11 n/b/g
Video Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • VGA
Slots
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
Memory
Memory size 8000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Memory max 8.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 16.5 inches
Depth 12.8 inches
Height 2.2 inches
Weight 8.8 pounds
Weight with Accessories 10.7 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Included Software Blue Ripple Sound; CyberLink Blu-ray Disc Suite;
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard (backlit)
  • Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 109.0
Battery
Battery Life 2:26   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 303.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 364.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 199.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 393.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 332.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 338.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 244.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 242.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 199.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 138.51   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 142.45   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1680 by 1050 131.51   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 85.75   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 89.36   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1680 by 1050 87.71   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 381.0