Kick-ass Machine

Since I no longer need to use any company-issued crap, I’ve decided to buy myself a real kick-ass machine.

Ta da! Enters the ASUS G73SW!

Bringing the breathtaking performance of a desktop gaming PC to a compact notebook has always been a challenge to manufacturers, but this is exactly what the G73SW achieves. It’s a full high definition gaming and multimedia machine packed into a sleek form with the latest technology.

The G73SW incorporates the recent release of Intel’s® 2nd generation Core™ i7 for an even faster laptop. With performance rivaling that of a desktop computer, the G73SW is ready for anything that you throw at it, from office applications to video encoding and gaming. It comes with 8GB RAM, plays Blu-Ray and has a hard disk of 1 terabyte. Screen size is 17.3”

EAX and THX surround audio boosts game enjoyment and immersion with realistic effects and enveloping sound, while redefining sonic performance in music and movie

The ergonomic illuminated keyboard sits at a 5 degree angle to increase usability even during long gaming sessions, plus surfaces come wrapped in a rubberized material for even greater ease of use.

The G73SW utilizes the brand new NVIDIA GTX 460M with a massive 1.5GB GDDR5. Based on Fermi technology, this new graphics processor offers native DirectX11 for a huge graphics gain in high definition gaming, plus dedicated video acceleration.

Bundled with the G73SW is 3DTV Play from NVIDIA, which projects the high definition graphics of this laptop onto any compatible 3DTV via HDMI 1.4. This includes 3D video, games and photos, taking the experience into the living room.

My previous laptops heat up really fast but the G73SW deploys unique cooling and noise dampening, with two huge rear venting exhausts that push both heat and noise away from me. This results in a cool and quiet environment.

The downside? It’s heavy – 3.85kg; it’s huge – can’t fit into any bag (the pictures above don’t do it justice, you’ve got to see this machine to understand how huge it is) and battery life sucks!

ASUS refers to this as a “notebook” but I beg to differ – this monster is more like a desktop replacement!

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