ASUS claims new notebook its understated look belies its true value as a portable gaming PC.
ASUS’s Republic of Gamers (ROG) G73Jh eschews the flash and gimmicks typical of gaming notebooks, and has an understated, subtly aggressive design inspired by a stealth fighter, claims the manufacturer.
At its heart lies the most powerful components available today, including the latest Intel Core i7 processor, DirectX 11-capable ATI Radeon HD5870 graphics and 8GB of DDR3 system memory.
It sports an angular design inspired by the F-117 Nighthawk. Every facet of the G73Jh’s design reflects a conscious effort to improve the user experience. The placement of all the heat and noise-generating components at the rear of the notebook and the implementation of a twin rear venting system keeps the heat and noise as far away from the user as possible. The placement of components also allows the palm rest to be thin for a gaming notebook. Furthermore, the keyboard plane is inclined 5 degrees, improving ergonomics and thus ensuring optimal comfort while gaming and typing.
Other specifications include 8GB DDR3 SDRAM, an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 with 1GB GDDR5 VRAM and 1TB of storage space for incredible gaming and multitasking performance. The G73Jh also features one-click, on-the-fly overclocking capabilities—perfect for gamers looking to push the hardware to the very limit.
With its DirectX 11-capable graphics and simulated 7.1-channel HD audio with EAX 4.0 compatibility, the G73Jh delivers next-generation gaming on a mobile platform. Gamers will be able to crank up the settings in the latest games and still achieve good frame rates, as well as experience realistic in-game sound effects.