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ASUS G73SW-A1 17.3" Notebook, Intel Core i7-2630QM (2.0GHz), 8GB DDR3 Memory, 1TB (500GB x 2; 7200rpm) HDD, Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Drive, NVIDIA GeForce 460M, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit - G73SW-A1

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on 2/28/2012

I owned the previous model and the good thing is this came out during exchange period. Clarification on specs: the hard drive is a hybrid drive meaning it has large cache and 4 gigabyte ssd built in. This should make it faster like an ssd. I haven't tested this yet so I cant say if it makes a difference. First impressions: pros: the build quality is superb!!! its is so solid with no give. the screen doesn't rock back and forth like many other 17 inch computers. It is cool and runs so smooth with minimal noise. The drive is still a bit noisy when it spins. the built in video chip( within the processor) should improve battery life) not that this is an issue with a desktop replacement)

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by Raj on 3/28/2012

excellent performance and not so heavy !

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They'll Never Know What Hit'em

ASUS listened to the gaming community and delivered a machine specifically tailored towards gaming domination. Building the best gaming notebook means that the Republic of Gamers (ROG) G73Sw-A1 is packed with one-of-a-kind features and latest components to give you the best gaming experience . Inspired by the sleek yet powerful F-117, US stealth fighter, the ROG G73Sw-A1 is your ultimate gaming cockpit.

Powered by the 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2630QM quad-core processor, experience top-of-the-line adaptable speed and responsiveness for the most demanding tasks. Working in tandem with the processor, throttle up system performance using ASUS Power4Gear with a push of a button. Featuring the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M graphics engine that comes with a massive 1.5GB of GDDR5 VRAM, the ROG G73Sw-A1 delivers leading DirectX 11 gaming visuals with advanced tessellation and faster graphics rendering. More than just your typical hard drive, the ROG G73Sw-A1 features the 1TB Momentus XT, Solid State Hybrid Drive, that delivers everything you need from an HDD and fuses with the high-speed performance of an SSD—delivering up to 50% faster boot speeds than traditional PCs.1

While others struggle to find the right keys in dimly lit areas, the backlit gaming keyboard gives you the edge in the dark. A tribute to its design, this stealth fighter-inspired notebook boasts rear exhaust vents with internal ventilation that keeps the system running cool while directing the heat away from you. The 17.3-inch LED-backlit Full HD display delivers the latest in high definition entertainment with brilliant 1080p playback.

The ROG G73Sw-A1 also comes with 8GB DDR3 system memory, Blu-ray combo drive, high-speed wireless N, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity, Bluetooth v2.1, HDMI connectivity, 2.0 megapixel camera, and stereo speakers with EAX Advanced HD 5.0 sound.

They'll Never Know What Hit'em

Key Features

  • 17.3-inch LED-backlit Full HD display for immersive cinematic experience with resolution up to 1920 x 1080 (Learn more)
  • 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2630QM processor with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology for the best visibly smart performance that adapts to your needs (Learn more)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M graphics with 1.5GB GDDR5 VRAM for leadinh DirectX 11 gaming (Learn more)
  • 1TB Momentus XT (2 x 500GB 7200rpm hard drive + SSD) delivers everything you need from an HHD and everything you crave from an SSD
  • ASUS Power4Gear Hybrid that innovatively saves battery life and delivers extreme performance (Learn more)
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for quicker device charging and up to 10x faster transfers than USB 2.02
  • Backlit gaming keyboard with an ergonomic tilt design for comfortable control in any lighting environment
  • Blu-ray combo drive for playing your favorite DVD and Blu-ray movies on the go(Learn more)

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Definitive Multitasking

Definitive Multitasking
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The ROG G73Sw-A1 gives you all the power you need to create digital video, 3D animation, or effortlessly play adrenaline-filled games with Intel's leading-edge processor. Powered by the 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2630QM processor, the ROG G73Sw-A1 outperforms other notebooks with massive memory bandwidth for the ultra-smooth multitasking performance. Featuring Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology, processor speed is automatically adjusted to your needs by accelerating performance for your task at hand.

With a host of power profiles, this gaming powerhouse has a built-in overclocking via the ASUS Power4Gear Hybrid button located above the keyboard. A touch of this button has the system perform above its default level.

Leading Gaming Power for the Next Generation

Leading Gaming Power for the Next Generation
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The ROG G73Sw-A1 features the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M graphics engine for unprecedented visual performance. With unmatched DirectX 11 support, experience a new class of virtual interaction for more dynamic gaming.

The ROG G73Sw-A1 also features the Momentus XT, Solid State Hybrid Drive- everything you need from an HDD and everything you crave from an SSD. With dual 500GB 7200rpm hard drives plus 4GBs of SLC NAND flash, this notebook boots your system up to 50% faster than traditional hard drives1 and boasts response times twice as fast as traditional laptop drives.1 Plus, the ROG G73Sw-A1 offers 8GB of DDR3 system memory for incredible multitasking capability.

Enjoy Vibrant Media

Enjoy Vibrant Media
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Featuring a 17.3-inch LED-backlit Full HD display, the ROG G73Sw-A1 lets you enjoy the latest in HD playback for an immersive experience with sharp images, smooth video transitions, and brilliant clarity. With HDMI connectivity and Blu-ray combo drive, turn this gaming powerhouse into your personal media center by connecting to an external monitor or HDTV and enjoy flawless 1080p HD playback. The ROG G73Sw-A1 is complemented with stereo speakers and EAX Advanced HD 5.0 so you can hear every detail with enhanced acoustics.

Aerodynamic Design

Aerodynamic Design
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Based from the intelligent design of the F-117, stealth fighter, the ROG G73Sw-A1 showcases sleek design. Its internal components are specially engineered next to the rear air vents to promote air flow and system cooling.

Its gaming keyboard also illuminates to give you the competitive edge, so when others are fumbling for keys in the dark your brightly lit keyboard keeps you a step ahead of the game. Angled at an ergonomically 5-degree tapered slant, the keyboard is also positioned for an ergonomic typing experience so you're comfortable after the longest gaming sessions.

Relax, ASUS Has You Covered

Ranked as the #1 most reliable PC brand by 4 independent sources,3 readers and editors alike choose ASUS as their trusted notebook and netbook. ASUS relentlessly strives to exceed expectations of quality to ensure you an unmatched peace of mind every time you start your PC.

This notebook also comes with the industry's most comprehensive warranty.

2 Year ASUS Global Warranty4

Offers a level of coverage that would add hundreds of dollars to the price of competing laptops:
  • 2 year global warranty
  • 30 day Flawless Display Guarantee
  • 2-way free standard shipping
  • 24/7 tech support

1 Year Accidental Damage Warranty (ADW)4

Whether your notebook is damaged by accidental spills, drops, electrical surges, or fire, ASUS will fix it or replace it for you during the first year after purchase.
  • Covers accidental drops, spills, power surges, and fire damage
  • Target 3 business day turnaround time for repair / replacement; not including receiving and shipping time
  • 1-way shipping (from ASUS to the user) at no additional cost
  • 24/7 toll-free phone support

What's in the Box

  • ROG G73Sw-A1
  • AC Adapter
  • 8 cell Battery Pack
  • Warranty Information Card
  • Gaming backpack
  • Gaming mouse


  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • Display: 17.3-inch LED-backlit Full HD display (1920 x 1080)
  • Processor: 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2630QM quad-core processor 2.0 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.9 GHz
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M 1.5GB GDDR5 VRAM
  • WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n (@ 2.4GHz), Bluetooth v2.1
  • LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
  • Memory: 8GB DDR3 1333 MHz RAM, 4 x SODIMM (expandable to 16GB)
  • Storage:1 terabyte Momentus XT (2 x 500GB 7200RPM hard drives with 4GB SSD to simulate 10,000 RPM without the heat and noise)
  • Optical Drive: Blu-ray combo drive
  • Camera: 2.0 megapixel with security lens
  • Speakers: Stereo speakers with EAX 5.0 sound
  • Microphone: Digital Array Microphone
  • Card Reader: 8-in-1 card reader (MMC/SD/Mini-SD/XD/Memory stick/MS Pro/MS-Duo/MS-Pro Duo)
  • Input / Output: 1 x Mic-in, 1 x Headphone-out, 1 x VGA port/Mini D-Sub 15-pin for external monitor, 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x USB 3.0 port, 1 x Gigabit LAN, 1 x HDMI, 1 x Kensington Lock
  • Battery: 8 cell
  • Dimensions: 16.6 x 12.8 x 0.08 ~ 2.3 –inches
  • Weight: 8 lbs (with 8 cell battery)
  • Color: Black

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1Performance may vary depending on user's hardware configuration and operating system. Test results based on comparison with standard 5400 RPM HDD using Windows 7 OS and PCMark Vantage benchmark analysis.
2All figures theoretical values compared to USB 2.0 benchmarks for reference purposes. Actual speed depends on device and system status.
3Rated number 1 Windows-based PC maker in's Service & Reliability Report 2009. Rated number 1 PC brand according to SquareTrade, the leading direct-to-consumer warranty company (for more information visit ). Rated number 1 reliable PC maker in Spring 2009's RESCUECOM report Rated number 1 Windows-based PC brand in survey
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Manufacturer Asus
Mfg Part# G73SW-A1
SKU 219475860
UPC 884840789253
UPC 14 00884840789253
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