- Aug 20, 2008
They're pretty similar, the G74JW-A1 has more ram,and hard drive space, and is about $200 more expensive, but other than that and the size it should be built the same. Thanks, I don't think the issue with the mouse will bother me much, but it's good to know ahead of time.bliebblob said:I got an asus g53jw-1a not too long ago, which I assume is just the 15 inch version of what you are getting. But there are a few important things which weren't mentioned anywhere you may want to know.martin said:I'm buying the ASUS G73JW-A1
- came with a free backpack and gaming mouse.
- has a quickstart button that lets you access a browser, your images, antivirus,... without fully starting windows.
- microphone isn't that good, people often don't understand me.
- charger connects on the right so the cable is often in the way of the mouse. Unless you sit really close to the electric socket so the cable has some leeway.
I didn't know any of that until I actually had it so I figured I'd let you know so you can make a better informed decision.
I'm actually going back and forth to university with it too. It's big, but I was purposely trying to emphasise power over portability.