XoticPC’s G73JW: A Good Gaming Notebook Made Better?

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fstrthnu

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With all of the flair going on over Sandy Bridge, one might as well just wait till someone comes out with the Sandy Bridge gaming notebooks
 

adribhel

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@fstrthnu:
The new Asus G73SW on Xoticpc has sandy bridge ;)

I'm waiting for a possible "G73SH" with Radeon 6970m, though it might never happen. :/
 

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[citation][nom]fstrthnu[/nom]With all of the flair going on over Sandy Bridge, one might as well just wait till someone comes out with the Sandy Bridge gaming notebooks[/citation]XoticPC just wanted to show off its custom work and sent this in December. We're looking forward to the G73SW to be delivered in a similar configuration in the near future, so please stay tuned!
 
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Is the problem a lack of strength? Or is it a heavy level of apathy? You can build the same machine in desktop form for significantly less.
 

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Although it's totally not fair to compare it with a desktop PC, but I've been confused on what to go for as I'm going to college next year, one option being the bare $1500 version of the G73, and the other being a netbook + a desktop. The problem with the desktop is that I'll have to haul it back home every vacation.

But seeing that performance for $3000 is just 'good', I'm gonna stick with a $1400 desktop. I think I can get a 50% performance increase with half the price.
 

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$3600? I literally LOL'd. Just built a Sandy Bridge, GTX 570 desktop that will smoke that laptop and I've got $2400 left over for hookers and booze.
 

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Sorry, but no.
I like the Clevo based alternatives a lot more. This is ugly and boring.
It does disappoint me however that the Clevo 18.4" is 16/9 and not 16/10, but neither is this.

Oh, and by the way, Sager sells its NP7280-S1 (Clevo) with the way I configured it with:
17" 1920x1080
Dual GTX 470M
i7-950 3.06GHz
12GB DDR3 (triple channel, so you get 4GB less memory, but 50% more bandwidth)
2x750GB 7200RPM + 120GB Intel SSD
6x Bluray reader/DVD writer
Intel Ultimate-N 6300 wireless
Bluetooth
3 year extended warranty
All for $3,643.

So, better CPU, better GPU (nevermind there's two of them), 3x the HDD storage and a 50% larger SSD, better warranty, and all for $40 more.
Screw you Zotac and Asus. ^_^
 

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I'm pretty sure they had an Asus laptop on newegg just like this one, but maybe a bit lesser of an i7 and with a radeon 5870, minus the SSD, but was still only $1,500..
 

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I agree with Travis and I like the Clevo systems better. I actually bought one from Xotic about 3 years ago and it is a solid laptop and it still gets the job done. The only complaint I have is my 8800m GTX in it died after about 1.5 years of heavy gaming, but I blame NVIDIA for that one.

If you are looking for an enthusiast laptop I definitely recommend checking these guys out and do your price comparisons. One nice bonus is you get a bloat free OS from them.

My two cents.
 

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If doing a review like this in the future, having the basic model in the test as well would be nice, so we could see exactly what the changes does to the performance.
 

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[citation][nom]curtis_87[/nom]Is it me or has the print button suddenly disappeared from these batch of articles?...[/citation]

I was wondering the same thing.
 
[citation][nom]adribhel[/nom]@fstrthnu:The new Asus G73SW on Xoticpc has sandy bridge I'm waiting for a possible "G73SH" with Radeon 6970m, though it might never happen.[/citation]

Ummm....they are out already

http://www.pro-star.com/index.cfm

P150HM, P150HM-PS1, P170HM, P170HM-PS1

Pro-Star has the same Asus BTW, with blue or red KB backlighting rather than the flag thing for $200 cheaper.
 
[citation][nom]Travis Beane[/nom]......Sager sells its NP7280-S1 (Clevo) with the way I configured it with:17" 1920x1080Dual GTX 470Mi7-950 3.06GHz12GB DDR3 (triple channel, so you get 4GB less memory, but 50% more bandwidth)2x750GB 7200RPM + 120GB Intel SSD6x Bluray reader/DVD writerIntel Ultimate-N 6300 wirelessBluetooth3 year extended warrantyAll for $3,643.So, better CPU, better GPU (nevermind there's two of them), 3x the HDD storage and a 50% larger SSD, better warranty, and all for $40 more.Screw you Zotac and Asus. ^_^[/citation]

$100 cheaper at Pro-Star's site
 

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[citation][nom]scook9[/nom]A direct competitor to this and better build quality and price.....Alienware M17x R3[/citation]


Duude, your getting a dell, with a neat o alien head on it!
 

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LOL Im sorry but that DELL DESTROYS this acer. Oops I means asuus. The DELL looks better, is sexier, has better features, cooling, better warranty, build quality.... Want me to go on? If I ever bought this wedge it would be on the garage floor as a ramp for jackstands.
 
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Who in the world uses this thing? With out a plug it is an expensive paper weight. 2 and 1/2 hours to charge it for 50 minutes of usage? There has got to be a more useful package of parts than this. 2 and 1/2 hours of battery to 50 minutes of charge would at least make this partially usable without a plug. At this price range there is no reason to have anything but a large ssd (256 gigs). Put a larger battery on it using the weight and space that would have gone to the hard drive. Use a sandy bridge cpu and a mobile 6870. Use the left over money on a premium screen and top notch build quality. If the software could switch from the intel gpu to the 6870 on the fly you could probably get 4 or 5 hours on a charge doing light spread sheet work, and web surfing. That would be a useful tool that is fun to play games on.
 

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Its damn annoying is what it is, i wanna read a whole article not spend an eternity clicking from one page to another, have a slow internet connection so i just let the page load in the back ground then come back to it after 5 minutes and read the whole thing..

Tom's I know this isn't the most appropriate place to ask, but can we have the print button back.
 
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