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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

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 Dec 9 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #190,196 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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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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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Five stars...I'll explain why Nov. 12 2010
By R. Johnston - Published on
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.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Asus G72GX March 21 2011
By Kishen - Published on
Flickering started from the 3rd month. It was more when the screen was black. Then one of the online suggestions fixed it. Had to apply this fix every month to stop the flickering. The fix is simple. You need to remove the hinge at the left where the monitor is fixed to the base and press the black padded wire against the white plug. You have to pop it open with the screen in vertical position and then close the screen and pop it out completely. Then you will be able to see the white plug and the black padded wiring I am talking about. Since I used the graphics cards regularly, it always used to get heated up. Lasted for about a year. Had one year warranty, but it became dead just after a year. There are better laptops out there for this configuration. I would not at all recommend this laptop !!!
11 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Close, but not quite Jan. 28 2010
By Andrew Craighead - Published on
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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.
Still kicking. April 11 2014
By Christopher Lee - Published on
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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.
After four years, still going like the energizer bunny Sept. 5 2013
By S. Johnson - Published on
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.

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