Ok! My G73 has finally arrived and I’ve been using it a little and am ready to give my personal review of this machine.
First of all… the specs.
CPU: i7 720M
GPU: ATi 5870M
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
HDD: 2x 500G 7200 drives
OPTICAL: Combo DVD burner (Mine is an A2 - A1 comes with BluRay)
Memory (RAM): 7.4
Gaming Graphics: 7.2
Primary HDD: 5.9
Monitor - 17.3" Full HD. This is very nice. Super clear, 16:9 ratio. Viewing angles are good, though it’s a bit more glossy so can reflect a bit more.
Heat - Sits around a constant 50’C during standard windows activities. Twin fans, very quiet.
Keyboard - has backlighting, so nice in dark areas. I’m not personally used to the chiclet keys, but it’s growing on me.
Speed - this thing hasn’t missed a beat yet. Very very smooth and fast. The only speed issues I’ve had so far are Win7 related, not the system.
Accessories - the backpack supplied fits the beast in it, but it can seem a bit of a tight fit. High quality and plenty of room for fan, power box and everything else you need to bring with it. The mouse is a big clunky thing you’d expect on a desktop, not a notebook.
Gaming - will have to get back to you. My install disks are cracking up at me and refusing to install nicely. My usual games are Second Life and Dungeons 'n Dragons Online. I do like to play FPS occasionally too, but have nothing at the moment. Am also signing up for the APB beta as well as Global Agenda.