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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.
Quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU and Nvidia GTX 560M GPU makes for a powerful component combination, Wide-set, backlit keyboard is one of the best available to gamers, Asus' cooling system keeps temperatures low without being noisy, 1080p display and Blu-r
Solid performance for price; 1080p display; includes Blu-ray drive; runs cool
Simple, elegant design, Excellent touchpad and comfortable wrist rest.
Excelled in gaming with its Nvidia GeForce GTX 560M graphics chip, Powerful Core i7 processor, Backlit keyboard, Great typing and mouse experience, WiMAX, USB 3,0, Huge 1TB of hard drive space.
It's very expensive, while some parts still feel cheap, and higher-end boutique laptops beat it on performance.
No Blu-ray, No 1080p resolution, Some games choke on highest settings.
Mild speaker hiss, Slightly outgunned by other quad and hex-core systems.
Bulky chassis; light on ports; disappointing battery life
Not enough ports, Review model had faulty LED backlight.
No Blu-ray, No 1080p HD resolution, Battery life leaves something to be desired, Speakers are buzzy.
By laptops.co.uk on April 26, 2012
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 January 29, 2012
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 January 10, 2012
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 December 29, 2011
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 November 18, 2011
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 November 14, 2011
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 October 14, 2011
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 October 12, 2011
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 October 08, 2011
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 September 02, 2011
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...
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