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cody b.

cody b.

Joined on 05/24/11

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Most Favorable Review

Windows 7 + OSX Lion Photoshop Gaming machine extreme!

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: CPU Performance Memory Capacity Video Game FPS !!! Great Video Card

Cons: None

Overall Review: The laptop comes pre-installed with Windows 7. I moved the Primary drive to secondary slot, and installed OSX Lion using tutorial found via Google. There was a forum section specifically for the G73SW. Following the step by step instructions I bought an official version of OSX Lion on my Macbook Air and made the USB Install drive. I now have OSX Lion setup on a 128GB SSD drive in the primary slot, and the boot loader found my Widows 7 installation on the secondary drive slot. No modification of the Windows 7 was necessary. Everything works in OSX Lion minus the SD Card reader. I have sleep, backlit keyboard, video card works great, multitouch (lite / 2 fingers) camera, wifi, ethernet, all of this from just google searchig OSX Lion G73SW Tutorial. LOVE LOVE LOVE this laptop, and runs Photoshop CS5 (and the rest of the CS5 Suite) extremely fast. Alot faster than my friends brand new 2011 Macbook Pro 2.3Ghz top end model. My G73SW smokes the competition!

Better than i7 3770k (imho)

Intel Core i5-3570K - Core i5 3rd Gen Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop Processor - BX80637I53570K
Intel Core i5-3570K - Core i5 3rd Gen Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop Processor - BX80637I53570K

Pros: Highly overclockable via Air or Water cooling. Currently stable at 4.5+ghz using Noctua 14 air cooler. Fully unlocked for overclock goodness!

Cons: Too often people think that i5 means its slower than i7 just because of the number.

Overall Review: I love the 3570k pricing. Fully unlocked and not so much more expensive that it would turn me off.