Excerpt: Table of contents « Prev All Pages Next » Asus G74SX with 17.3" matte 3D display tested 2. Specification and Package 3. Design and Ergonomics 4. Desing and Ergonomics Continued 5. CPU and HDD performance 6. Gaming performance 8. Temperature and Noise 9.
Conclusion: As with the MSI GT780R, the Asus G74Sx-A1 offers solid gaming performance at a price well below those of today's boutique machines. It won’t come close to the performance you’ll get from high-end, high-cost gaming rigs like the Malibal Nine X7200 and Maingear Titan 17, but it gets the job done for a fraction of the price.
Pros: Solid performance for price, 1080p display, Includes Blu-ray drive, Runs cool
Cons: Bulky chassis, Light on ports, Disappointing battery life
Excerpt: The Asus line of G73 Stealth notebooks proved to be all-around solid desktop replacements, equally ideal for gaming, multimedia, and productivity. In fact, the Asus G53 and G73 line, from Asus' Repulic of Gamers (ROG) family, has been very successful in the market, praised by press and end users alike. We took a look at the previous generation 17-inch G73SW not long ago and it earned high marks with team HH as well.
Pros: Solid CPU & GPU combination, Excellent overall design, Plenty of storage, Beautiful display, Relatively strong battery life
Cons: Mediocre speakers, Some performance inconsistency, An SSD would be nice (although it is an option in other configurations)
Summary: 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 Nvidia's most powerful GPUs mean that gamers won't be wanting for performance, either.
Pros: Performance powerhouse, Sleek and comfortable design, Improved keyboard, Runs exceptionally cool, Solid audio quality with THX software
Cons: Heavy even for a desktop replacement, Lacks webcam software
Summary: 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 still not rectified some basic problems that were present with the earlier models. The main issue is the lack of a physical toggle switch for the 3D mode.
Summary: 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 it.
Understated and Attractive,
Well Powered ,
Nice Touch Pad
Excerpt: 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 processor. With a 17.3 inch screen running at full HD resolution of 1080p, 1.5TB storage, BluRay drive and THX TruStudio surround sound, is this still a good buy in 2012 ?
Summary: 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 case.
Pros: High level performance, More RAM than you can poke a stick at, 3GB on a video card? Is that even necessary?, Easy access panel for upgrading
Cons: Terrible Sentelic touch pad makes a return, Bad quality speakers considering the size of the laptop, Voluminous amounts of crapware