This 17-inch notebook by Asus is looking to be a pretty solid gaming laptop — an Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) G73Jh. Announced back in January during CES 2011, the Asus G73Jh is said to be inspired by the Lockheed F117A stealth fighter. See our unboxing photos below and judge for yourself.
Asus ROG G73Jh Gaming Laptop
17.3 inch full HD display @ 1920×1080 pixels
Intel Core i7 720QM @ 1.6GHz (4 cores, 8 threads) Turbo Boost up to 3.33GHz
8GB DDR3 RAM (4 x 2GB)
ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB RAM
1 TB SATA HDD (2x500GB)
DVD Super Multi
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
4 USB 2.0 ports
SD card reader
8-cell 5200mAh Li-Ion battery
Windows 7 Ultimate
When the system is set to Performance mode, the 8-cell battery only lasts about 1 hour after a full charge — that’s how much power this rig eats up easily. Of course, notebooks like this one aren’t recommended to be unplugged from the power outlet.
Suggested retail price of this rig is Php99,995. Been running SC2 and DOTA at highest settings without any problems. Expect the full review of the unit next week.