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ASUS G Series G72GX-RBBX05 NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 (2.53GHz) 6GB DDR2 Memory 500GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M 17.3" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

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  • Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 (2.53GHz)
  • 6GB DDR2 Memory 500GB HDD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
  • 1600 x 900
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • DVD Super Multi
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Learn more about the ASUS G72GX-RBBX05

Model

Brand
ASUS
Series
G Series
Model
G72GX-RBBX05

General

Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
CPU Type
Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 2.53G
Screen
17.3"
Memory Size
6GB DDR2
Hard Disk
500GB
Optical Drive
DVD Super Multi
Graphics Card
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
Video Memory
1GB DDR3 VRAM
Communication
Gigabit LAN and WLAN
Dimensions
16.14" x 11.77" x 1.75" - 2.04"
Weight
8.79 lbs.

CPU

CPU Type
Intel Core 2 Duo
CPU Speed
P8700 (2.53GHz)
CPU FSB
1066MHz
CPU L2 Cache
3MB

Display

Screen Size
17.3"
Wide Screen Support
Yes
Resolution
1600 x 900
LCD Features
LED backlight

Operating Systems

Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Graphics

GPU/VPU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
Video Memory
1GB DDR3 VRAM
Graphic Type
Dedicated Card

Hard Drive

HDD
500GB

Memory

Memory
6GB DDR2
Memory Type
200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
Optical Drive Interface
Integrated

Communications

LAN
10/100/1000Mbps
WLAN
802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN

Ports

USB
4
IEEE 1394
1
Video Port
1 x VGA
HDMI
1 x HDMI
Other port
1 x eSATA
Audio Ports
Yes

Audio

Audio
Integrated Sound card
Speaker
Internal Speakers

Input Device

Touchpad
Yes
Keyboard
Standard

Supplemental Drive

Card Reader
Card Reader
Webcam
Yes

Power

Battery
8-cell lithium ion

Physical Specifications

Dimensions
16.14" x 11.77" x 1.75" - 2.04"
Weight
8.79 lbs.

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
90 days limited
Labor
90 days limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days


Customer Reviews of the ASUS G72GX-RBBX05

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  • Dinel
  • 1/25/2014 9:59:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPretty Impressive

Pros: Still working in 2014 !

Cons: Arrived with some scratch , still good for a refurb

Other Thoughts: Great buy , recommend it

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  • N/A
  • 12/10/2012 11:08:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsA Beast

Pros: Mine is still rocking and running strong. Can play a lot of my games...even the heavier graphics games....just on lower settings.

Cons: Heavy heavy heavy....I thought I would gain portability with buying a laptop though I should have really considered the dimensions. This is not a laptop you will be able to pull out and watch a movie while on a plane.

If left idle for too long, screen will black out and I can only get it back by resetting.

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  • PC Doctor
  • 4/12/2012 11:05:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied at 95 days

Pros: was good for a few monthes

Cons: Kind of a big purchase to end up with nothing for my money

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  • N/A
  • 4/4/2012 12:26:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Nice screen, good configuration for the price.

Cons: HD dead with zero warning after 4 months light use, right after a lot of data input by user it was purchased for who wasn't big on backups. Now having to deal with service/repair hassle and data recovery hassle and expense. PITA. Also has a weak networking card, could barely stream any video and was about to pay to upgrade it, now forget it, the unit isn't worth it. Wouldn't buy another Asus.

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  • PC Doctor
  • 2/6/2012 11:01:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsProblematic

Pros: Great Specs for the price

toslink out of jack1 works great

e-sata works great

Cons: Wifi on/off switch only works in certain combinations
(a driver issue) no driver software update available
(temp fix, click on-screen logo when flipping switch on)

usb door torn off and missing

runs hot by design

seems to hangup once in a while on games

cpu is the slow link in the chain

Was not refurbished properly:

Screen blinks off constantly after 60 days.
not covered by Newegg anymore.

ASUS does not have another one, so I can send it off to them and be out of a computer for a month and probably have the same problem again in 60 days because they obviously did not fix it right, or I can fix it myself.

Other Thoughts: I can live with everything but the screen not working.

I would have given it 4 stars if I did not have to refurbish it myself to fix the screen.

Check youtube for the fix.

You can press on the plastic right of the asus logo to get it to work once in a while.

The biggest problem is that it's not even 2 months old and I have no reasonable solution for making it work right except to fix it myself. Newegg was done with it after 30 days. ASUS will do whatever they did before again and send it back to me the same as it was when I got it. That will take a month or 2 and It will probably happen again since whatever they do to refurbish them only works for a few months.

So, I have to refurbish it myself.

I should get a 100 bucks off for having to take a screwdriver to this thing.

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  • Duddits
  • 1/31/2012 6:21:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I originally got this as a mild gaming/work laptop. It's pretty large for a laptop but I wasn't planning on moving it around regularly. I was pretty pleased with it for the first few of months. I was skeptical to get a refurbished laptop but it seemed like it got good reviews and a quick search online showed the same. Perhaps I should have searched more thoroughly... see Cons.

Aside from that it runs well. No random shut downs or overheating. Fairly quiet compared to my old laptop, but that isn't saying much. Not good for intense gaming. Baldur's Gate/Icewind Dale/Planescape torment made the system work a bit. It ran smoothly but loudly.

Cons: About two months into my ownership I found that my screen was flickering a bit. I didn't give it much thought at the time until it got drastically worse. With a more specific issue to search for on this model I later came to find that it's actually a really common problem on this laptop. Apparently the plugs that connect the LED Backlight to the mother board are located at the hinges and become loose over time (I'm guessing from opening and closing).

I've also had problems with it freezing up occasionally. When I put it into sleep mode (by closing it) it sometimes will not come out and I'll have to hard restart it. However I haven't been able to locate the source of this issue so I can't really say if it's a problem with the model or just with my own purchase.

My wireless sometimes doesn't function from the Fn buttons. It's an issue related to Wireless Console 3 software.

Other Thoughts: Aside from the problems stated in the Cons the laptop runs very well. It's a shame that the flickering was as bad as it was (definitely avoid this laptop if you suffer from epilepsy).

I wouldn't recommend this laptop for the flickering alone. The other issues are minor and I'd have given this laptop 4 Eggs if those were the only problems with it, but the flickering is just bad to the point that it's frustrating to work on.

If you do decide to buy this item, fixes to the flickering issue can be found on youtube by typing "Asus G71 Flicker" (the G71 is a similar model that suffers from the same issue).

I hope this information helps perspective buyers.

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  • kraygon
  • 12/28/2011 11:09:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsyea , but can it play crysis

Pros: it can play crysis

Cons: asus over clocking utilty wont save upon shut down
screen flickering to total black out

but found the solution over at the ROG fourms , just needed to bump the windows energy savings plan to full high performance

havint had a screen flicker since

Other Thoughts: bumped the gtx 260 to 555MHz / 1404MHz / 800MHZ

might get some faster ram and plug in a ssd , 5400 spin drive is ok , but doesnt do this lap top justice

think she will get me to 2013 or when the gtx 580m class laptops get below to $1500 mark

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  • N/A
  • 12/27/2011 11:53:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsbuy the extended warranty!!!

Pros: size, keyboard backlights, speed..

Cons: heavy, speaker cover hard to clean, blue screened twice.. I have had to wipe and reinstall 2 times in 5 months. The screen flickers while sitting dormant or unless the brightness setting is on the highest setting then it will not flash out. I used to love Asus but now that they dont stand behind their products, I will not buy again.

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  • JF
  • 12/25/2011 7:02:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great computer for the price, if yours works...

Cons: Showed up scratched and would not turn on.

Other Thoughts: Wish the computer had worked because the specs are great and just what I need/want, but you get what you pay for I suppose. Also, when I send it back, I'm stuck in a replacement only return policy (no refund)...

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  • Disappointed
  • 12/23/2011 4:02:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsDisappointing

Pros: Nothing i dont have any pros at the moment.

Cons: When i get the computer i turn it on and when i turn it on and after it gets warmed up it went to the user screen to sign on. It said "Carol" and i needed the password, password hint Yorkie.
How am i supposed to know that shouldnt it come to me already reset? Because it didnt and now i have to send it back and wait more time to get another one back, what a hassle and obviously the company doesnt even look at the refurbished computers because they would have seen this first .

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