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Hands on: ASUS G73J Series Republic of Gamers note...
The left side has as SD card slot, two more USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port and a VGA port. eSATA is not supported, nor is USB 3.0, so you'll have to hook up a NAS if you want fast external storage.
Hands on: ASUS G73J Series Republic of Gamers notebook