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yeah unfortunately im not saying the company's till i get mine, every time i've been out of stock when i have the cash.
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Since I got my G73jw-x3c (i5, 460m) I haven't even turned on my sig rig. It's blazing fast and build quality is solid. Loving the keyboard and trackpad, no idea what the complaints are.

Mine really doesn't overheat, I've even gamed with it on my lap for hours and because the intake vent in right in the middle....my legs don't get in the way. The vents in the back are great!

Only fault I've noticed is...the screen is not as bright as I'd like. I have a 23' Samsung BX2350 and when you compare side to side you can see a noticeable difference in brightness.
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true but im looking for mobility, not a freaking monster to lug around.

well....any 17" gaming laptop isn't exactly going to be thin and light.

I think the g73 weighs in about 9 pounds without the 2-3 pound power supply. I did love mine though. I also would look at waiting for the sandy B version though
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Since I got my G73jw-x3c (i5, 460m) I haven't even turned on my sig rig. It's blazing fast and build quality is solid. Loving the keyboard and trackpad, no idea what the complaints are.

Mine really doesn't overheat, I've even gamed with it on my lap for hours and because the intake vent in right in the middle....my legs don't get in the way. The vents in the back are great!

Only fault I've noticed is...the screen is not as bright as I'd like. I have a 23' Samsung BX2350 and when you compare side to side you can see a noticeable difference in brightness.
You have a budget g73...they skimped on the screens on the less expensive models. But yeah I personally don't see why people didn't like the trackpad and keyboard. I thought they both worked great other than the occasional inadvertent hitting of the track pad with your palm.
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i understand, but what is the idea of what a sandy version is selling for?

and my asus i had is a 17" laptop. and at 8.6lbs it didnt bother me.

The G73SW will cost anywhere from $2,510 to $2,700,

Really guys? lol thats wayyyy out of my budget.
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Yay i can almost buy my laptop, got all the cash i need.

and thats after spending 1grand on a vet bill......
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wait for sandy versions of asus G53 & 73
^This
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There's a local guy in NoVA selling a 17" dell xps with the i7 740 quad and the 445m graphics for $1300...
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post #49 of 66
You can get a Basic "I/O" laptop from falcon northwest starting at ~1200 bucks.
Ive had Falcon NW "DRX" for several years now and it has been an awesome laptop, up until i built my most recent desktop it was my best gaming PC.
My only complaint is that itll overheat if youre not careful to keep the vents unobstructed, but thats to be expected with any high performance laptop.
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G73JH is the best bang for the buck. Look at the Best Buy editions. Screen res is slightly lower, 6GB instead of 8GB of RAM, and no Bluray drive.

I have the G73JH-RBBX05 (Best Buy 1st edition) w/ i7 720qm, 6GB DDR3-1333, 500GB, and HD5870m. They now have a version with the i7 740qm, WiMax, and a 640GB HDD instead of a 500GB.

New, you are looking at $1199. Refurbed from Tigerdirect, $950.
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