Asus G74SX

  • Asus G74SX
81
Based on 26 scores, 35 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    8
  • Good:
    13
  • Average:
    5
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Nonreflective screen, Bundled Steelseries Siberia Headset and ROG Mouse, Decent battery life
  • The Asus G74SX packs gamer-friendly components into an understated case, and includes a large 160GB SSD and plenty of RAM.
  • Quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 560M GPU, Design combines imposing looks with ergonomic comfort, 1TB dual-drive offers lots of storage space, Wide-spaced, backlit keyboard, Asus' cooling system is whisper-quiet.

Cons:

  • Midrange GPU
  • It's very expensive, while some parts still feel cheap, and higher-end boutique laptops beat it on performance.

Expert reviews and ratings

By laptops.co.uk on 80

The ASUS is the gaming laptop for the more aesthetically pragmatic, though it still packs a punch. It's a well catered for machine in power terms, with a good 3D screen and plenty to recommend...

By TechRadar on 100

If you're after a machine to play Battlefield 3 , Skyrim and Modern Warfare 3 , look no further. The Asus G74S is a mammoth gaming laptop, which has the power to play all the latest titles, and while you might not get as much for your money when...

By Kitguru.net on 90

Asus have a reputation for creating great gaming laptops, and today we are revisiting a machine that has been available for a while now … the Republic Of Gamers G74SX complete with 8GB of DDR3 memory, Nvidia 560M graphics and Intel Core i7-2360QM...

By HardwareZone.com on 75

The Asus G74SX is a decent and reasonably priced gaming notebook that will handle most games just fine. If you’re looking for something similar to Alienware styling but without the S$4k price tag, this might be a consideration but if not, there...

By cnet on 71

Asus has built a very nice sideline over the years with its gaming laptops, including the G74SX, which is a strong, if expensive, quad-core rig that works fine, but looks like it should cost...

By CNET Australia on 75

The G74SX is a good laptop marred by painful concessions — namely the awful trackpad, cheap speakers and droves of crapware. All of these things can be overcome by the user spending more time and money, but we sure wish this wasn't the...

By NotebookCheck on 86

The G74SX-91079V confirms the impressions of the previous review. Compared to other gaming notebooks the list of positive aspects is relatively long. Starting with the 120 Hz capable Full-HD display, which appeals with an exceptionally high...

By PC Mag on 70

The Asus G74SX-BBK8 has the menacing look of a gaming machine, and backs it up with competitive performance numbers. On top of all this, its price won't break the bank, making it a solid choice for new gamers....

By DigitalVersus on 80

Like the G53SX, the Asus G74SX is a powerful machine and perfectly adapted to gaming use. Like the G53SX however, it lacks a Full HD panel and Blu-ray player and therefore only receives a four star...

By HotHardware on

Performance Analysis: On Asus’ Web site, the company claims that this notebook can hit P2008 in 3DMark11 and P9180 in 3DMark Vantage--but we hit P2222 and P10012, respectively. It’s not often that lab-tested scores actually surpass...

By PC Mag on 80

The Asus G74SX-A2 holds its own against top gaming laptops with its quad-core processor and Nvidia graphics, and its stealthy cooling system kicks in when those components get hot....

By Computer Shopper on 83

The G74Sx-A1 handles gaming and productivity tasks with relative ease. It lacks extensive ports and a killer design, but serious PC gamers who can't afford a boutique machine will like it....

By InfoWorld on

At the moment, 3D is the hottest thing in Hollywood, with most action and animated flicks coming out in both 3D and 2D versions. Game-makers have been a little slower in embracing the technology, but there are dozens of games that have been written...

By Hardware Canucks on

So here we are at the end of our first (and most certainly not last) notebook review and the G74SX has started things off on the right foot. The performance we saw was absolutely top notch in almost every category and it provides everything someone...

By PCWorld on 80

The Asus G74SX is huge, but its elegant design and excellent performance may be worth the lack of mobility. Asus G74SX: A Monstrous Gaming Powerhouse Asus G74SX Review, by Sarah Jacobsson Purewal August 17, 2011 The Asus G74SX is designed for gamers....

By Tech2 on 70

For a price of Rs.1,24,990, the Asus G74SX offers good value when you consider what you’re getting. A similarly spec’d Alienware would cost you about 30K more, so keeping that in mind, Asus offers better value for money. But they’ve...

By PCPer on

ASUS has done it again. The company’s laptops have long been the go-to choice for gamers in need of a powerful yet affordable alternative to custom laptops from brands like Alienware, and the G74 upholds this tradition of affordable...

By LaptopMag on 80

With the G74SX-A2, ASUS has updated its desktop gaming notebook in all the right ways. While the changes to the chassis are subtle, the design feels fresh and is comfortable to use for long stretches. Inside, the SSD, quad-core CPU, and one of...

By PC Mag on 70

The Asus G74SX-BBK7's huge exterior speaks volumes: Intimidating to the casual consumer, but speaks to the gamer saying, "The bigger I am, the better I game."...

International Review By Alt om DATA on 80

En gamingbærbar, der er svær ikke at holde af: hurtig, relativt elegant og samtidig ret tyst for typen. Skærmen er dejlig og 3D-understøttelsen endnu et plus. Prisen afskrækker nok de...