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ASUS G72Gx-A1 Republic of Gamers 17-Inch Gaming Laptop - Black

by ASUS

List Price: CDN$ 1,879.00
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  • Intel Q9000 Core 2 Quad Processor 2.00GHz
  • 6GB of DDR2 RAM, 3 slots, 6GB Max
  • 1 TB SATA Hard Drive (7200 RPM); BlueRay Disk Combo Drive
  • NVidia GTX 260M Graphics with 1GB DDR3 VRAM; Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) Operating System
  • 17.3-Inch Full HD LCD Display; 2.0M Webcam; Gaming Backpack and Gaming Mouse Included
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 41.7 x 30.5 x 5.6 cm ; 3.9 Kg
  • Shipping Weight: 9 Kg
  • Item model number: G72Gx-A1
  • ASIN: B002WOR4OW
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: Dec 9 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #210,050 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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More than just a high definition entertainment notebook, the ASUS G72Gx packs the muscle to propel users into a world of immersive gaming and emerge victorious at the end of every encounter. Powered by an Intel Quad Core processor, the ASUS G72Gx is highly capable of delivering maximum entertainment enjoyment while out and about. The G72Gx features a NVidia GTX 260M Graphics Engine with 1GB DDR3 video ram. With a mind-blowing 3DMark (2006) score of up to 10,000, further complimented by NVIDIA PhysX, as well as CUDA, the NVidia GTX 260M provides users with an unprecedented visual extravaganza. Equipped with a 17.3-Inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, and supported by ASUS Splendid Video Intelligence Technology, which provides users with 6 pre-set settings which enhances images, videos, and in-game graphics, the G72Gx is the perfect choice for those who want to be ready for any game anytime. The G72Gx also comes with a backlit keyboard perfect for gaming in any environment. The G72Gx comes with the ASUS 360 service program with a 2 year global warranty, one month zero bright dot guaranty, free two-way shipping and twenty-four hour tech support seven days a week. In addition,a One Year Accidental Damage Warranty is included, protecting your notebook from drops, fire, spills and surges. The package contains 2 year warranty card, notebook, gaming backpack, and gaming mouse.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Demkyle on Aug. 11 2010
I have not had a single problem with this laptop. unfortunately the battery life is not amazing on it but really what can u expect? its a gaming laptop with a 17" screen. This runs every game i have including star craft 2 and not matter how many units there are in the game the laptop does not lag one single bit. blows my friends full desktops out of the water that they just custom built last year. strongly recommend this laptop to whom ever.
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DDR2 RAM people they spent like a million dollars to create the first desktop and it only had like 32mb of ram! This is CRAZY!!!
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Amazon.com: 19 reviews
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Five stars...I'll explain why Nov. 12 2010
By R. Johnston - Published on Amazon.com
First I'd like to comment on the other reviews regarding this laptop, the Asus G72GX. Most are based either on 1) silly issues like the trackpad or 2) software issues on the reviewers new computer and replacement computer. Sounds like a user error to me.

I'd normally rate this laptop a 4, because it has a few issues but to help counteract the ridiculous 1 star ratings I'm making it a five star.

I've had this computer for nearly a year now and it has been impeccable. I purchased this laptop at Best Buy during a special promotion in the $900 price range. It was just before the release of the new i-core Intel processors.

I've thrown a lot at this laptop, pushed it to it's limits and I've never had it shut down due to overheating. I've played graphic intense games with the game graphics settings on "best" or "ultra" and the laptop delivers as promised. I also have a tendency to fall asleep on the couch and I awake to find the laptop on the floor. So it's taken a beating, not to mention I travel with it at least twice a week and I've had no issues with the hard drives or any other component failing which can be a problem in some laptops that aren't well protected on the interior.

To address the heat complaints, what do you expect when you put a powerful processor and the GTX 260M into a small plastic "container"? An icy chilling feel down the back of your neck??? And the hot air blowing out of the back is a problem? Where do you want the heat released? Those comments are irrelevant and those reviewers need to purchase a basic eMachine PC for their word processing and stop gaming.

I do not like the trackpad, all laptop trackpads are useless (but you don't give a one-star review because of it), I don't like the integrated webcam, it's one of the worse I've experienced and I bought my own. Asus makes it seem as though this laptop has all-mighty wonderful sound which simply isn't true without external speakers. The integrated speakers sound like any other laptop...crap.

Point of this review, if you want a gaming laptop that doubles as an everyday PC, is sturdy, well-built and meets or exceeds other laptops at this price point with similar specs...the Asus G72GX should seriously be considered.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
After four years, still going like the energizer bunny Sept. 5 2013
By S. Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
I play World of Warcraft. I needed a good gaming laptop and four years ago this one was rated the highest. I still play WoW on it and it still works very well for me. However, after four years, it has finally started overheating when I play. I'm guessing I probably need to open it up and clean it out. The first time it overheated, the cooling pad had come unplugged from the computer. But to be sure it doesn't happen again, I also bought a small fan to put behind it to keep air circulating. My next computer will also be an ASUS.

As far as the touchpad goes, I never use them. It was the first thing I disabled.
11 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Close, but not quite Jan. 28 2010
By Andrew Craighead - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
Purchased this laptop to play games on after seeing nothing but praise for Asus. This laptop is poorly designed with only one rear vent, and one fan to cool a GTX260m and Intel Q9000. It works for most games such as WoW, and Counter-Strike but when you play something that really stresses it such as Crysis the notebook will overheat and power off. Even if using it on a desk, even with all updated drivers/bios. It's a good computer overall as long as you aren't pushing it to its limits. Returned to Amazon due to overheating problems, hopefully this is fixed in the G73JH-A1 model.
A beast even after all these years Aug. 1 2014
By R. Stone - Published on Amazon.com
This is still a beast gaming laptop, even after 5 years.

First, I'll address the whiners' issues:

1) Overheating issues happen when the heat sink behind the fan gets clogged with dust. You have to clean it out. That's normal for every computer. When the heat sink has no dust, the system cools normally.

2) The power cord is a standard brick that you will find with many electronics. Mine works fine, but if it goes out I can go to any discount electronics store and get one for pennies on the dollar.

3) The side hinges are actually sturdy as hell. They're magnetic, and I even bent one backwards on accident and it still works fine.

Now for my review (copied from another review I put on NewEgg):

Pros: Workhorse processor: The P8700 is one of Intel's Core 2 Duo immortals. It can't keep up with the current generation of multi-threaded multi-core monsters, but for anyone with moderate gaming and media editing needs, it will work its tail off and not complain. It definitely beats most dual-core processors that you would buy in brand new budget and medium range laptops today.

Solid dedicated graphics: If you're just going to use the 17.3" screen, the GTX 260M should give you the capacity needed to run most games on High settings. With some tweaking and processor overclocking, you can probably hit Ultra on some of the more popular titles from the past few years like Skyrim and Starcraft 2.

Amazing keyboard: It's sleek, tactile, and non-stick. Typing is a dream on this machine.

Sound: So many laptops have complete junk sound. This one delivers crisp quality (not a lot of bass, of course) both on the unit and through the HDMI into a TV as well. I've tested both and I'm very pleased.

Cons: 6GB DDR2 RAM: 6GB is an ok amount of RAM for a multitasker. But this is DDR2, so it's a slight step back. But given this is a classic gaming machine in its own right (dual-core processor, 200 series nVidia graphics), there's not a lot to complain about if you know what you're getting into.

Battery life: Gaming laptops don't sport a lot of battery life in general, but this one will only get you about an hour of true power. Seriously though, if you're a gamer using a laptop, you should always have the AC adapter handy.

Fan sound: The fan in this sucker starts quiet and then, depending on how hard you're pushing the resources, will spool up to sound like a model jet taking off. It can slightly overpower the onboard sound. Otherwise, it's normally fine.

Other Thoughts: First, I purchased this used several weeks ago. I just wanted a moderate-level gaming machine that would last about 2 years or so. The Core 2 Duo E8700 has fantastic reviews, and the GTX 260M will be nVidia supported until April 2016. So this fit perfectly.

I've played dozens of games on this unit since acquiring it. I've had no problems that couldn't be solved with a driver update. Once I did close the laptop in the middle of a Skyrim session, corrupting a lot of the data and causing a blue screen of death which had to be fixed through running chkdsk and Windows Startup Repair. That was my fault though, and everything works fine after fixing it.

If you can find this unit for a good price and you don't demand utter graphical perfection in every game, get this unit.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Still kicking. April 11 2014
By Christopher Lee - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
Got this laptop in 2009, here it is five years later and have absolutely no issues with it. Even today it is still somewhat top of the line. When time comes, I will definitely look to Asus for another gaming laptop. Well worth the money.

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