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Jonathan G.

Jonathan G.

Joined on 01/20/04

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Sweet, but worried about recall

ASUS Laptop G Series G73SW-A1 Intel Core i7 2nd Gen 2630QM (2.00GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M 17.3" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
ASUS Laptop G Series G73SW-A1 Intel Core i7 2nd Gen 2630QM (2.00GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M 17.3" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Pros: Extremely fast. Crisp image. Best sound I've heard out of laptop speakers. --90FPS ultra settings in World of Warcraft(Cataclysm). --Great with Visual Studio 2010. Compiles very quickly, but I imagine would be faster with pure SSD drives. --Smooth playback for 1080p MKV files using VLC. --Great to output to a HDTV or projector via HDMI alone or using S/PDIF optical audio if receiver doesn't do HDMI audio. --Sustains 110MB/sec+ write speed when copying large files over gigabit ethernet. Again, this could be faster if you replace one of the internal drives with an SSD.

Cons: Heavy. But that's expected for a portable desktop replacement. Recent recall on intel sandy bridge chipset, with reported 5% chance of IO port degradation over time. I haven't received any information from newegg or Asus unfortunately to know if they are replacing the entire unit.

Overall Review: Recently discovered the headphone mini jack can do S/PDIF. Simply use a mini-TOSLINK connector and then hook toslink cable to your receiver. HDMI output