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View Full Version : The Asus G73Jw Replaces Desktop Replacements

Hooch Tan
11-05-2010, 12:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.anandtech.com/show/3998/asus-g73jw-geforce-gtx-460m' target='_blank'>http://www.anandtech.com/show/3998/...eforce-gtx-460m</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"So what has changed? We have USB 3.0, HDMI 1.4, the i7-740QM, and a GeForce GTX 460M now, and the test unit also has a Blu-ray combo drive (which is available on G73Jh as well),but otherwise this is an identical notebook to what we reviewed in April. Obviously the addition of USB 3.0 is a big bullet item, and it involves some tweaks to the motherboard layout to make room for the additional chip."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1288904725.usr20447.jpg" style="border: 0px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>When your laptop starts sporting a screen larger than 17 inches and weighs more than a new born baby, you start entering the desktop replacement category.&nbsp; Not so much portable as it is transportable, laptops this size do have their advantages from expansive screen real estate to computing horsepower normally seen on desktops to a full sized keyboard including a keypad.&nbsp; The only sad tale to come out of the review for this wonderful behemoth is that its capabilties when running on battery are both short lived and limited, regardless of what settings you use.&nbsp;</p>