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Zeta Crossfire
01-08-2011, 09:56 PM

Looking for a new gaming laptop and I've been recommend this by a friend. Truthfully I don't know that much about hardware of a computer and was hoping everyone here could help me. Was just hoping I could get a second opinion on if this laptop is good or not. Also will a blue ray burner work as a reader as well? Just a few this is good or this is bad will help. Thanks

01-09-2011, 12:12 AM
Great notebook IMO.

If you don't need 16GB RAM and dog tags and you want to save a few hundred dollars off that price, there are other G73JW models available...

01-26-2011, 05:19 AM
If they could rid of the bugs, and software/hardware conflicts this would be the baddest machine out there. I have that same model, if you price up the spes it comes with, its a deal. I use mine for GFX and Film editing, so I needed all 16GB. I am holding out for all the fixes. If you do get it, read up the forums here first, so there are not any surprises, on the 2500. machine.

01-26-2011, 05:50 PM
If you want a much better laptop for a little less money (using the price point of the laptop that you linked as a baseline), I'd recommend going with this one: http://www.amazon.com/G73JW-3DE-Republic-Gamers-17-3-Inch-Gaming/dp/B004AWF6QM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1296064044&sr=1-1.

It has a beautiful screen that does 3D gaming (with active shutter glasses, sold separately), too! People seem to be having a BUNCH of problems with the G73JH's, and that makes me glad that I purchased a G73JW. The nVidia graphics card is quicker than the ATI in the JH, and nVidia's drivers don't cause your system to freak out nearly as much.

If you don't need the 3D capabilities, I'd go with the G73JW-A1 here: http://www.amazon.com/G73JW-A1-Republic-Gamers-17-3-Inch-Gaming/dp/B0041RRS0I/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1296064297&sr=1-2

or the XA1 (the one that I purchased since I'm on a fairly tight budget) here: http://www.amazon.com/G73JW-A1-Republic-Gamers-17-3-Inch-Gaming/dp/B0041RRS0I/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1296064297&sr=1-2

The only thing I'd do with the XA1 is pick up a decent SSD for a boot drive depending on how you plan on using it. That'll be my next step when I get some more money down the line.

01-26-2011, 07:39 PM
Tests show that the 5870M performs better than the 460M, but I'll be able to do a proper comparison next week. In regards to nvidia drivers... well, they have problems too. :) I've seen plenty of nv*.dll BSODs in my time. Looking forward to see how Batman AA does on the 460M with Physx enabled.