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ASUS Laptop N73JN-X1 Intel Core i5 450M (2.40 GHz) 4 GB Memory 500 GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M 17.3" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

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  • Intel Core i5 450M (2.40 GHz)
  • 4 GB Memory 500 GB HDD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
  • 1600 x 900
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • DVD Super Multi

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • joshua t.
  • 5/12/2011 7:16:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBuy somthing else

Pros: Powerful laptop

beautifly vivid screen

attractive brushed aluminium casing

Cons: Nvidia Opimus is the worst idea since the the third riech

Asus customer support is less than pleasing to deal with

small C drive is fustrating

computer is large, bulky, and heavy

Other Thoughts: This system is full of ideas that my have looked great on paper, but don't work in the real world. the dual video card idea is great for saving battery and proformance gaming. However the badly designed OPTIMUS system dosent use the GT335M GPU when it is supposed to adn insted uses the much less powerful integrated intel unit. this is like buying a Porsche 911 Turbo and to save gas it doesnt use the Turbos . Nvidia offers no other options for switching between GPUs and does not seem to care to fix this problem either.

yes it does have 500GB od HDD space but it's split into a 116GB C drive and a 329 GB D drive. WHY? why not just have one 500GB Cdrive and call her good?

Asus customer support is very fustrating and not very helpful. on top of this when i recieved mine in the mail it came with the driver disk for a K serise laptop, not mine.

This is a good computer with some significant problems, all of which could be fixed with proper customer support from Asus and Nvidia.

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  • David P.
  • 1/25/2011 7:20:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsstarted great now sucks!

Pros: I purchased this laptop in June it started out great, pretty fast start up, could listen to music and go online at the same time, played world of warcraft and no problems.

Cons: Now around 6-7 months later this laptops is so slow. Turn it on and the logon screen doesnt come on untill 15 minutes, and when i actually do log on the computer is so slow that it takes 30 minutes to do anything without freezing. Now overall its slower than my girlfriends laptop that was purchased 3 years ago. Yeah that should definitely not happen!

Other Thoughts: Overall all thought i had a great laptop now i seriously regret buying it. Hopefully i will be able to do something about it with the year warranty. Otherwise i think it might be the last time im buying a laptop online.

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  • Nicholas S.
  • 10/3/2010 10:05:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat far.

Pros: Great Screen
Great Dekstop Replacement
Windows 7 ( great upgrade from Vista )

Cons: Backlit keyboard would have been nice
One more USB Port may come in handy

Other Thoughts: Have had for only a week now. But it is fast, at startup and while using programs or surfing. Speakers sound really good for a laptop. The screen looks great. Almost got a 15.6", but so glad I did not. The 17.3" is awesome. Harddrive size is pretty good. Maybe one day they will have terabytes in laptops. All in all, very happy with this computer. I will update in a couple months and annotate any problems.

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  • Guillaume C.
  • 10/2/2010 8:08:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic laptop

Pros: 1 - Sound!! I can't make claims about other laptop, but this by far the best sounding laptop I've ever encountered. It does not sound tinny, rather the sound is full, well-rounded, and never distorts even at full volume. You can't throw a party with it obviously, but it is loud enough to be heard very well across a medium-sized room
2 - Well-balanced: between the core i5 that is just powerful enough and does not overheat, and the GeForce 335M that can easily play modern games fluidly, although not at max details, and a snappy 7200RPM HDD, this laptop has just the right amount of power to keep most users (except exterme gamers) very happy, without ever turning into a radiator.
3 - Screen: 17.3 inch, very bright, crisp, and 1600*900 resolution, makes it just right, without having characters being too small on the screen, and perfect for 720p movie playback.
4 - Windows 7 64-bit: great OS, wonder why anyone ever bothers anymore with 32-bit OS.
5 - Weight: this thing is light for a 17

Cons: These are minor gripes, but nevertheless:
1 - Keyboard: chicklet-type, keys are quite close to one another, it takes a while before one gets used to it.Also, minor flexing in center of keyboard, but you get used to it.
2 - Trackpad: its behaviour is somewhat erratic, simple tasks such as scrolling and magnifying are not very consistently carried out.
3 - Bloatware: 86 processes running on first boot!! Come one Asus, don't kill the power of this machine by making it unusable! Anyway, after a bit of cleanup, it becomes much less crammed and a lot more responsive, like it should be!
4 - Battery: not very portable (< 2hrs), but it makes it lighter!

Other Thoughts: All in all, perfect for anyone for is looking for a great sounding laptop, with more than enough processing power, a great screen, and gaming-capability as well!! Ho, and I forgot to mention that it looks absolutely georgeous, not the usual black brick, but stainless and graphite all over, except around the screen. I'd buy it again anytime!

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  • Nathan T.
  • 9/29/2010 7:32:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDual HDD Woes

Pros: Not enough experience to list the Pros

Cons: This laptop has dual hard drive support. However, removing the bottom panel is difficult to figure out. After literally 3 hours on hold with tech support, they tell me I cannot add a hard drive without voiding the warranty. They also will not allow me to ship the laptop back to them to have them add the hard drive. What is the point of building a dual-hard drive capable laptop if adding a second hard drive is inadmissible?

Other Thoughts: I finally decided it was worth voiding the warranty, and told tech support of my decision. They refused to give direction on how to access the back panel. The user manual has no instructions. When I pointed out the users who do not have a warranty are still going to want to work on their own laptop, they pointed me to their support site, stating that information on how to open the bottom panel would be there. I asked them to verify that and they said yes, the information would be there. It is not. There is nothing but the same user manual that says nothing about opening the bottom panel.

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  • David K.
  • 9/20/2010 1:51:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Desktop Replacement

Pros: Its a great system for the user who wants to replace a desktop. It has the same stats as most desktop systems and is an ok gaming rig. I plays Starcraft II and RUSE just fine when you run on the dedicated card. My CPU is actually running at 2.8 ghz without me doing any manual overclocking which is a huge plus for me

Cons: Super-hybrid engine seems to act up when I turn it on. I have to restart the PC and then it works fine. The bloatware is a problem but you can remove it all with time.

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  • Jordan P.
  • 9/16/2010 11:54:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot what I expected, ASUS

Pros: Before I start, you should all know that I paid for this computer with MY money, and will give a generic consumer's HONEST point of view on the product. I do not plan on saving face and will admit that I am a little ashamed in this investment.

-Beautiful laptop
-Fantastic screen
-Battery saving options at the touch of a button
-i5 Processor
- GeForce 335M is great laptop card
- This computer bounces back and forth between the sleep state well, something that can't be said for windows PC's in general.

This is your run of the mill laptop, to be frank it can't handle high end gaming. Sure it WILL play Modern Warfare 2, and it WILL play GTA4, but the question is, how long will it play them? After updating the Nvidia drivers GTA4 suggested I play the game on all high settings... so I did, you can literally watch the quality deteriorate before you get through the games introductory missions.

Even after pushing most settings to medium and turning off AA altogether the laptop still made its way to laggy town over about an hours time. (With an antec cooling pad that brought my last computer down 11 degrees on the regular!)

If you are looking for a gaming laptop (gaming laptop taboo I know) this is not for you, bottom line.

Sure it plays DOTA/LOL/HON fine, and if you want to get into WoW I sometimes see 100+ FPS in Orgimmar on the recommended medium settings, but you won't be venturing far into high detailed shadows and AA, the heat will prevent you from this.

Other Thoughts: Its a beautiful machine, has a hybrid engine that can double the 6 cell batteries lifetime (2 hrs instead of 1)... I would imagine a 12 cell battery would be a great idea for the businessman on the go, but I can't find any reason to recommend this laptop.

Businessman on the go? Battery life lacking
Gamer? Heat dispersion is poor
College student? Ok [maybe] for a college student, if you can afford this one it would be a nice idea. If you can get past it being quite large, it will provide enough battery life for you to make it from lan center to lan center on campus, and its fine for casual gaming. Its fast, and won't ever keep you waiting on boot, or load screens etc, which is important if you're taking it to class.

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  • Michael M.
  • 9/13/2010 9:46:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Laptop!

Pros: This is a fantastic computer for $1000! I've upgraded from 4 yr old Dell. I researched for literally 3 months and was about to pull the trigger on smaller Asus' but I'm so thankful I found this one right after it came out and I went for it.

First off, if you care, W7 64 is outstanding, Microsoft got it right this time. The i5 is stupid fast for the middle of the road processor, and it still allows for decent battery life (for a 17 incher), although most of my use has been plugged in at my desk. I've used the N73 as my work computer, and it's handled 16 hour power-on sessions for a month straight, every day. No BSOD like others have reported, in fact my only issue software wise was with Excel 2003 freezing once, and I think it was network related.

It multi-tasks flawlessly using Photoshop CS4, the Office Suite, iTunes, VLC, Firefox, 15 explorer windows, and Modern Warfare 2 all at the same time. I'm not joking, this machine can handle it all without hiccups.

Cons: My one con is the keyboard, which alot of users have mentioned. It is a little flimsy and crammed on the numeric pad side. The arrow keys are not separated from other keys, and you kind of have to relearn the numeric pad (if you use it alot!) because where the 0 takes up two spots on a regular full size keyboard, the Asus 0 shares that space with the right arrow. Look at the pictures to see. NOT A DEALBREAKER for me, but it could have been designed a little better in that regards. By no means does that make it less than 5 stars for me.

That's literally my only complaint... some of these other reviews have been spot on, but I disagree with "it's not 1080 full HD so 1 star deduction". THE SPECS SAY 1600x900. Anyone should know what they are buying. And by the way, the 1600x900 res gives plenty of screen real estate, in my opinion, and I use Excel and Photoshop alot which are some of the most real estate hungry programs. Games and movies look fantastic!

Other Thoughts: For the gamers that care, I get low 30s, high 20s FPS on Modern Warfare 2 at the highest settings at 1600x900. It's not the top of the line for gaming PCs, but it definitely holds it's own on the latest games. Splinter Cell Conviction wasn't great on high details and AA, but again it held its own and performs very well when you pull back on the settings a little.

The NVIDIA Optimus is awesome. The graphics card automatically kicks in for games and programs when it's needed, and switches back to onboard intel graphics flawlessly when you exit out. Very handy when wanting to save battery life. My first time off of the plug, I got 3+ hours by dropping brightness and using the power saver tool (it still ran great).

I love the multimedia keys built in to the left of the keyboard. Very handy for volume control. I forgot to mention, EXCELLENT onboard speakers for a laptop.

Overall, a phenomenal laptop for $1000. You will not find a comparable one with all these specs and warr

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  • Jordan B.
  • 9/13/2010 6:48:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Beautiful Screen (not quite HD though), NVIDIA Optimus (which also lead to some cons, though), and otherwise a functional and fast laptop, 2 hard drive slots (although I haven't gotten around to installing my SSD yet)

Cons: Built-in DSDT has lots of errors, NVIDIA Optimus doesn't work with linux yet (that's not ASUS's fault though, VGA_SWITCHEROO crashes), RAM not quite sufficient to support a virtual machine (came with 2x2GB PC3 10600, and has 2 empty slots (4 total), though)

Other Thoughts: Once linux supports NVIDIA Optimus and I get around to installing 4 more gb of ram, this will be the perfect laptop

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  • Joshua D.
  • 9/10/2010 8:12:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBetter than a convertible for picking up the ladies...

Pros: I am impressed by the Express Gate software. Initial boot goes to this if you choose, and yet you can exit to Windows with one click.

The internal finish around the keyboard is very unique. The image doesn't do it justice. I like the way the cool brushed metal feels.

The optimus technology is nice, for applications that support it well. I have had some issues with Star Craft 2 switching over the graphics for better performance. I have even tried setting application preference in the control center and even global preference, but SC2 refuses to recognize it. I think its a driver issue but havn't had the time to fuss with it.

My last lap top was a 15", and so I find this rather large to actually have on your lap, but I love the larger screen so still a pro.

This has a multi-touch pad, which isn't advertised real well in the specs. You can see it in the photo though. Not real great for scrolling but nice to have all in all.

Cons: Unfortunately the screen has a poor viewing angle. I'm used to Samsung TV's and Old HP glossy lap tops where you can be at 179 deg above or to the side and still see where here if you aren't directly in front of it forget it. BUT thats good if you are in class and don't want Suzzy Q looking over your shoulder while you surf FB.

It does get poor batery life, but what do you expect? You are buying a lap top that can run most new games at fairly high settings and you have a 17" screen running 1600x900. The battery is the size of a cigar so quit your complaining! I put this in the cons because most folks search the cons for reasons NOT to buy rather than the pros for reasons to buy, and you should know that getting 2+ hours of entertainment is more than adequate. Unless you live in Nicaragua stop complaining and find an outlet to plug into!

Underneath side can get warm, but not the top! Not like my old HP would.

Other Thoughts: Go to YouTube and look at Nvidia Optimus. Thats what this thing switches graphics cards with.

I let my friend play on the internet on this thing for a 6 hour drive to Ohio while wirelessly hot spotted from my Nexus 1 and plugged into an power inverter in the car... Probably the most entertaining 6 hour drive I ever had.

I did a ton of searching before I purchased this lap top. I do mean a ton! Comparisons in Excel spread sheets and weeks of reading about technologies available. I have no doubt I chose the best I could get for my price range of 900 - 1,100. I've had it a month and would buy it again if it broke next month.

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