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ASUS G73SW-BST6 Laptop with Intel Core i7

The ASUS (model: G73SW-BST6) laptop features an Intel Core i7 processor, a 17.3″ display and Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium.

ASUS G73SW BST6 Laptop with Intel Core i7

ASUS G73SW-BST6 Laptop with Intel Core i7

This Qosmio is driven by the brand new Intel Core i7 processor model 2630QM. This CPU is based on the Sandy Bridge microarchitecture. This is a 64-bit, quad-core processor running at 2GHz. It can clock up to 2.8GHz with Intel’s TurboBoost technology. This processor has 6MB of L3 cache and supports HyperThreading technology. It uses 45W. This laptop comes with 8GB of DDR3 memory, which is the maximum amount of memory it can hold.  You won’t have any trouble multi-tasking with this one.

The display is a 17.3″ LED-backlit high-definition widescreen display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. That gives you support for full 1080p content natively.  The screen is driven by the NVIDIA GTX 460M graphics chip with 1GB of dedicated video memory.  It is based on the GF106 core, which is related to the Fermi architecture.  That means it it supports DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.0, so you’ll have gaming compatibility.

For storage you get a massive 750GB Serial ATA hard drive rotating at 7200RPM.  That’s plenty of space for all your music, movies, games and more.  The optical drive is a multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support.  The digital media reader is an 8-in-1 device with support for Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, SmartMedia and xD-Picture Card formats.

For networking you can use the integrated 10/100/1000 Mbps fast Ethernet LAN adapter for your wired Internet connection.  On the wireless side you can use the built-in 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi universe or the embedded WiMAX 4G mobile broadband adapter (which requires and extra data plan from your wireless provider). You can use those network connections with the built-in 2.0MP webcam with built-in facial recognition to do some video chatting or just secure your laptop.

External ports include 4 high-speed USB 2.0 ports, 1 HDMI port, 1 VGA port, 1 headphone out and 1 microphone in port.  Other features include internal speakers with 3D Audio with EAX Advanced HD 4.0 sound.

This laptop comes installed with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition.  Other software includes Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash. Microsoft Office Starter 2010 also included (product key card required for activation; sold separately).

This laptop measures 12.6″ x 16.3″ x 2.2″ and weighs 7.5 pounds.  Certainly not the laptop you want to be carrying around very much.  This laptop comes with an 8-cell lithium-ion battery pack that provides up to 4.5 hours of unplugged power.

You can find the ASUS G73SW-BST6 laptop for around $1300.







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