Editors Liked

  • 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

Editors Didn't Like

  • Midrange GPU
  • 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