Since I got my G73 there were only 2 things bothering me, the stopping touchpad, which has been on going nightmare for over 6 months (2 of them the laptop was in various ASUS centers). This was finally fixed last week by removing all tapes under the touchpad.
The 2nd bothering issue is the keyboard. I am a programmer. Typing is my living. While some people mention issues with speed typing I didn't have any of those. What really affected me is the keyboard design.
I cannot count how many times I pressed INSERT / 0 (Num Pad On) when I really wanted to press RIGHT ARROW ->, how many times I press CTRL instead of LEFT ARROW <-, CAPS LOCK instead of A, and so on...
G74 seems to have a better designed keyboard, at least it doesn't have the arrows so similar and close to other keys around them. I think I will be working much better with that other keyboard (or similarly designed one) but it's still 1.5 years to my next laptop purchase and I hate to bring another USB keyboard or so on the laptop surface.
Is it possible to replace the G73JW keyboard with another one better designed and specifically with G74 keyboard?
If yes, where can I buy G74 keyboard? (provided I am in Sydney, Australia)
Thanks a lot.