Pricing and Verdict
The Asus G73JW is priced at an MRP or Rs. 1,21,499 and comes with a one-year global warranty. It's an expensive proposition but looking at the features it offers, it's really hard to beat it. Let's look at the competition; there is the MSI GT663R that offers great performance but falls short in the basic ergonomics and not to mention the really high price (Rs. 1.4lac). Alienware is out of the running since we are still being fed old, outdated graphics cards plus a high premium just for the brand name. Until Dell refreshes their line up with the 3D ready models we saw at CES, stay away from them.
The only other option is the Asus, which is not only the cheapest of the lot, but also the most feature-packed. It can certainly hold its own when it comes to playing the latest games in 3D and the BluRay drive and USB 3.0 are good future proofing additions. Although it weighs a ton, it's not designed to be carried around - it's more of a desktop replacement. If you must carry it, Asus bundles a bag and a mouse for gaming, so you're sorted on that front too.
Price is a deterring factor here for many as 1.2 lacs is not a small amount. Also, a dedicated depth control button for the 3D would have been nice since not all games or videos work well at one setting. If you are in the market for the ultimate gaming notebook and have the budget then look no further, the G73JW should be right on the top of your list.