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ASUS Republic of Gamers G73JH-A1 17-Inch Gaming Laptop

The ASUS Republic of Gamers G73JH-A1 with its Core i7 processor, 17.3″ display and dedicated graphics card is made for gaming.

ASUS Republic of Gamers G73JH A1 17 Inch Gaming Laptop

ASUS Republic of Gamers G73JH-A1

Inside is the Intel Core i7 running at 1.6 GHz.  This is a quad-core processor with 8 processing threads.  It normally runs at 1.6GHz, but can turbo up to 2.8 GHz when needed.  It’s a 64-bit CPU with 6 MB of Intel SmartCache (L3). It was built using a 45 nm process. This laptop comes with 8GB of DDR3 RAM (which is the maximum memory it can have) for fast multitasking and gaming. It comes with ASUS CPU Level Up and Power4Gear Hybrid to save battery life and delivers extreme performance on-demand

The display is a 17.3″ full HD LED-backlit widescreen with resolution up to 1920 x 1080.  Better than the 1366×768 you find in most value laptops.  The screen is driven by the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 with 1GB GDDR5 VRAM for high-powered graphics performance.   The engine clock speed on this chip is 850MHz. The card supports Microsoft DirectX 11 which is good for gaming today and in the future.

For storage you get 2-500 GB drives rotating at 7200RPM for a full 1TB of speedy access to your data.  The optical drive is a Blu-ray combo drive (BD-ROM + DVD-R/W), so you can watch all your Blu-Ray movies in stunning clarity.

This laptop also ships with a deluxe Optical Gaming Mouse (By Razor) and a Republic of Gamers backpack.

External ports include 1 mic-in, 1 headphone-out, 1 VGA port/Mini D-Sub 15-pin for external monitor, 4 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x IEEE 1394 port, 1 x RJ45 LAN jack for wired Gigabit Ethernet, 1 x HDMI, 1 x eSATA, and 1 x Express Card 34/54. Also included, is an 8-in-1 card reader (MMC/SD/Mini-SD/XD/Memory stick/MS Pro/MS-Duo/MS-Pro Duo). Wireless networking uses the 802.11 b/g & draft 2.4GHz n wifi adapter.  It also includes the Latest Bluetooth connectivity (v2.1)+EDR.

This notebook comes preinstalled with Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit). Also, a 2 megapixel webcam and digital array microphone for all your Skyping needs. Face recognition software included with the system can be used to protect your laptop (does not protect against your identical twin).

ASUS offers good support with a 1 year global warranty, 30-day flawless display guarantee: If you discover one defective bright dot within 30 days of purchase, ASUS will replace the panel at no cost. Two-way free standard shipping and 24/7 tech support.

ASUS also gives 1 year of accidental damage coverage which covers accidental drops, spills, power surges, and fire damage. Target 3 business day turnaround time for repair / replacement; not including receiving and shipping time. One-way shipping (from ASUS to the user) at no additional cost and 24 hour toll-free phone support. One incident covered per notebook.

This laptop is powered by a 6-cell lithium-ion battery pack.  Dimensions are 16.6″ x 12.8″ x 0.8″ – 2.3″.  It weighs in at a hefty 8 pounds.

The ASUS Republic of Gamers G73JH-A1 17.3″ gaming laptop can be found for around $1700.

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