ASUS G73JH-A1 with ATI Mobility 5870

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Dec 13, 2009



Special Lighting for Total Gaming Experience, the Complete Gaming Kit

As you dig deep into your game the G Series comes alive with cool side bar, speakers and logo LED lights. Get the full gaming package when you buy a G Series notebook: the must have Republic of Gamers backpack – the right look for your next LAN party; the ideal gaming mouse from ASUS offering real time sensitive adjustment and 1600dpi.

ASUS Total Video Communication

With three cutting-edge technologies – LifeFrame, SmartLogon and Virtual Camera, ASUS offers you a complete solution to communicate wirelessly, making it easier for you to log on to your system, capture and edit images, and video conference with multiple parties in separate locations at the same time. Totally convenient and totally innovative – that´s the ASUS way!

Smart Technology – Smart Bootups in 8 Seconds and Fast Internet Connectivity with Express Gate

In addition to the unique technologies and software features, G73JH unveils the latest Express Gate that empowers users with the simplest usage experience. This additional built-in operating system enables ultra fast boot up for access to a host of most commonly used features, including web browser, instant messenger, Skype, photo manager, music player and online gaming.

The Unbelievable Visual Realism - The ATi Mobility Radeon HD 5870 3D Graphic Card with 1024 MB GDDR5 VRAM

The ATi Mobility Radeon HD 5870 3D Graphic Card with 1024 MB GDDR5 VRAM delivers remarkable performance and an unsurpassed acceleration for spectacular gaming. Experience a more fluid, more detailed, more realistic 3D high-definition while playing the game or watching movie. Never a moment of delay to occur, feel the excitement!

A display to meet a gamer´s needs

A row of backlit touch-capacitive buttons located at the top of the keyboard serves as intuitive and convenient point of multimedia control for instantaneous multimedia enjoyment

Greater freedom from more storage space

Play more games, watch more DVDs and download more sounds with the double SATA hard disc drive (up to 1 Terra Byte) that lets you load up more, so you can make sure you get plenty of action whilst on the road.

Pump up the power

Click into extreme performances when you need. The CPU Level Up gives you a choice of performance modes – and when you hit Extreme – hold on like hell for a processor that will punch out with its speed and substance.

Clearly a Bigger, Better Definition

The G73JH displays HD content with full HD 1920 x 1080p resolution picture source delivers unmatched visual and audio quality.

High Definition Data Highway

With HDMI – the industry standard digital interface, a single cable will support standard, enhanced, or high-definition video and plus multi-channel digital audio while ensuring data integrity during transfers offering a smooth highway for HD contents to get from any device to your notebook for display!

Powered By Intel Core i7 Mobile Processor

With faster, intelligent, multi-core technology that applies processing power where its needed most, the G73JH powered by new Intel Core i7 mobile processor delivers an incredible breakthrough in gaming performance. The unit relies on the combination of Intel Turbo Boost technology and Intel Hyper-Threading technology to activate full processing power exactly where and when you need it most.

Tech Specs


* 17.3" FHD, Color-Shine (Glare-type) (1920x1080)

Processor & Chipset

* Intel® Core™ Mobile i7 Quad Core Mobile Processors
* Chipset: Intel® PM55 Express Chipset

Storage & Drives

* 2 Detachable 2.5" 9.5mm (H) SATA Hard Disk Drives
* 1 12.7mm (H) Optical Drive Bay, ATA Interface, Interchangeable with DVD±R/RW Combo drive, Blu-ray/DVD±R/RW Combo Drive


* 64-bit wide DDRIII data channel
* Four 204 Pin SODIMM sockets
* Expandable up to 16GB DDRIII 1333MHz

Video Controller

* ATi Mobility Radeon HD 5870 GDDR5 1024MB
* PCI-Express™ 16X
* Microsoft® DirectX® 11 Compatible
* Dual-View capable Supports two different applications open at one time; one on the External Monitor, and one on the Laptop Screen. Multi-tasking has never been more convenient.

Audio & Multimedia Features

* Support Dolby® Home Theater
* 3D Stereo Enhanced Sound System
* S/PDIF output
* 1 Built-in Microphone
* 4 Built-in Altec Lansing Speakers + Subwoofer
* Sound Blaster compatible

Network / Communication

* Integrated V.92 MDC Fax/Modem, with AC-Link Version. 2.1 Compliant
* Built-in Gigabit Ethernet LAN
* Built-in Bluetooth™ V2.1+EDR
* Integrated 802.11 b/g/n

Keyboard / Pointing Device

* Full Sized Keyboard with Numeric Key Pad
* Windows Hot keys
* Integrated Touchpad with Scrolling function

Operating System / Utilities

* Genuine Windows 7® Home Premium 64-Bit
* XP Available (loses some functionality)
* Asus Win flash for BIOS and Driver live Update
* ASUS CopyProtect
* ASUS SmartLogon
* ASUS Net 4 switch
* Asus Power4Gear eXtreme
* Asus Live Update
* Asus Multi-Frame
* Power 4 Phone
* Asus NB Probe +
* ASUS Life Frame 3
* Asus Data Security Management(ADSM)
* Virtual Camera
* Asus Wireless Console
* ASUS Splendid
* ASUS Direct Console
* ASUS Express Gate


* 1 Express Card 34 / 54 Slot
* 8 in 1 card reader, SD,MMC,MS,MS-Pro,xD,mini SD w/ adapter,MS-Duo,MS-Pro Duo via adapter

Hot Keys

* Function Keys:
Fn+F1 Suspend switch
Fn+F2 WLAN switch
Fn+F2 Bluetooth switch
Fn+F3 Access to the E-mail
Fn+F4 Access to the Internet
Fn+F5 Brightness down
Fn+F6 Brightness up
Fn+F7 LCD on/off
Fn+F9 TouchPad Lock
Fn+F10 Volume on/mute
Fn+F11 Volume down
Fn+F12 Volume up
Fn+Num Lk: Scroll Lock on/off
Fn+Space Power 4Gear eXtreme
Fn+C Splendid
Fn+T Power4Phone
Fn+V Camera capture
Fn+↑: Stop
Fn+↓: Play/Pause
Fn+ ←:Skip to Previous Track
Fn+ →:Skip to Next Track

Input / Output Ports

* 1 x Microphone-in jack
* 2 x Headphone-out jack (S/PDIF)
* 1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor
* 4 x USB 2.0 ports
* 1 x IEEE 1394 port
* 1 x RJ45 LAN
* 1 x HDMI
* 1 x E-SATA

Power System

* 8 cells: 5200 mAh, smart Lithium-Ion battery pack
* Output: 19 V DC, 6.32 A, 120W
* Input: 100~240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal


* Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound optional
* Copper CPU Heatsink

Size & Weight

* 8.5lbs with 8-cell battery
* 16"x11.6"x1.8" (W x D x H)

Additional Features

* Kensington® Lock
* Built-in 2.0M Digital Video Camera
* Optical Mouse & Carrying Bag Included


* ASUS 2-year limited global hardware warranty
* 24/7 ASUS Telephone Technical Support
* 1 Year Accidental Damage Protection. (Must be registered in 60 days of order. North American Only)
* Free two-way standard overnight shipping when sending laptops in for repair/service
* 1-year battery pack warranty
* On-line problem resolution through web interface (BIOS, Driver update)

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Truely IMO one sick deal. Best single GPU in the world with an i7 for under 1.7K... Haha. I'll keep looking and update with more info!