The surprisingly affordable Asus G73 gaming laptop now available in the States

Asus’s monsterious 17.3-inch G73 gaming notebook made a splash at CES but American availablity and pricing wasn’t mentioned. Good news though. Newegg’s selling ’em right now and you want one.

The G73 is really just your standard high-end gaming notebook. It won’t cure cancer or turn the Detroit Lions into a playoff team, but it shouldn’t flinch at Bioshock 2 or Mass Effect 2. Plus, at $1,449 it’s actually quite a good deal.

  • Intel Core i7 720QM
  • 17.3-inch LCD
  • 8GB of memory
  • 7200RPM 500GB hard drive
  • 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
  • 8lbs

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