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Paul S.

Paul S.

Joined on 07/07/11

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Super laptop, fatal flaw

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: Just about everything. I bought the G74SX because I saw that asus had 'fixed' the monobar button on the touchpad and liked the better video card(3gig 560 gtx). I like to use the comp for business uses (programming, graphics) in addition to games. I like that it is a gaming laptop that does not look like a neon circus. True desktop replacement. Screen is gorgeous, performance is amazing- especially when anything with equivalent specs is going for several hundred to a thousand more.

Cons: Uuuugghh. Keyboard. I almost bought the G73 a while back but was leery of the GSOD reports and all the bad keyboard comments. I figured they fixed that in addition to the split mouse buttons. Wrong. The keyboard is dismal. If you normally are a fast typer, stay away from this computer. I can't write a full paragraph without it missing several keystrokes. It is baffling how Asus hasn't responded to this. Forget programming or doing any important work with this computer it is an excercise in frustration. Even gaming it is almost insult to injury to have a computer that is so obviously capable and responsive fail because it doesn't register a critical keystroke at the right time. I bought another keyboard and use that instead of the one on the laptop but it is an awkward setup and annoying that I have to do that. Absolutely would be a 5 egg computer otherwise, with the keyboard it is 3 eggs and I don't recommend buying this laptop :(

Overall Review: Newegg itself is awesome. Almost bought from another site that allowed customizing, but saw they shipped 'up to two weeks after the order' based on the fact that they allowed customization. Yuck. Oredered newegg 3 day ground (free shipping) and it arrived the next day. Similar outstanding delivery on an Eeepad I ordered as well.