Call of the Game

April 15th, 2010 in .Blogs
Suds McSoapdish
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Used to be laptops didn’t play games at all, then played them just barely with most of the eye candy omitted. Now we have machines like the G73 from Republic of Gamers, with tons of hardware crammed into a subdued yet menacing package that looks great as a gaming desktop replacement. Times have changed, and laptop gaming has come of age.

The G73 arrives with the Intel i7 quad core CPU, some 8GB of DDR3 RAM and a mobility Radeon HD 5870 GPU. That’s a lot of power, and of course DX11 compatibility is par for the course. When you add to this the unique, subtle looks of the G73, with the tough matte black appearance and twinned rear exhausts, this is a machine that’s easy to fall for. There’s also an illuminated keyboard for stealth gaming, and some on-board auto overclocking, but we don’t think that’s necessary. G73′s pretty fast as is.

We had a good time playing around with this laptop, and liked the fact it ran Modern Warfare 2 with everything turned on, just like a gaming desktop.

Heeding the call of duty:

As you can see, there’s really no compromise involved, it’s not like in the past when laptops had to settle for a diluted gaming experience. Now you can get it all but still enjoy better portability, space saving and lower energy expenditure. Now this is what we call progress.

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