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7.8 out of 10

Asus G74SX

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Overall 7
7.0

Asus G74SX-A2 - Core i7-2630QM 2GHz - 17.3-inch TFT

CNET
8 November 2011
  • Summary: 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 less.
  • Pros: The Asus G74SX packs gamer-friendly components into an understated case, and includes a large 160GB SSD and plenty of RAM.
  • Cons: It's very expensive, while some parts still feel cheap, and higher-end boutique laptops beat it on performance.
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Overall 8
8.2
Performance 9
9.1
Battery performance 6
6.4
Display 9
9.0
Weight 5
4.9
Noise 8
8.4
Gaming performance 9
9.2
Connectivity 7
7.4
Keyboard 9
8.6
Temperature 9
9.2

Review Update Asus G74SX Notebook

Notebookcheck
14 October 2011
  • Summary: G74 reloaded. After already having taken a closer look at a US variant of the Asus benchmark gaming notebook several months ago, we are now providing a review update for the German version somewhat belatedly. Does the G74 still belong among the elite?
  • Pros: High quality display, Moderate volume, Keyboard backlight, Very good performance, Matte surfaces, Good manufacturing quality, Large touchpad, Blu-ray drive, Two hard drives, Cool case, 3D presentation, Good audio quality, Above all else the exceptionally good display.
  • Cons: CPU throttling under load, Unfavorable port locations, Restrained battery life, Meager selection of interfaces, Bulky and heavy, Lots of bloatware, No Optimus, A graphics switching solution and more interfaces.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
27 September 2011
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

ASUS G74SX-A2 Review

LAPTOP Magazine
20 July 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.3
Performance 9
9.1
Battery performance 7
7.0
Display 9
9.4
Weight 5
4.9
Noise 8
7.8
Gaming performance 9
9.3
Connectivity 8
7.8
Keyboard 9
9.0
Temperature 9
9.1

Review Asus G74SX-3DE Gaming Notebook

Notebookcheck
3 July 2011
  • Summary: New strengths. The new Asus G74 was already seen at the Cebit this year in Hanover, even if as a mock-up. It also hardened initial suspicions regarding the use of the new Nvidia GTX 560M graphics solution. Now the time has finally arrived and the gaming machine is slowly turning up in the first shops. Read here, how the 3D gamer fares in comparison to its predecessor, G73, and the current competition.
  • Pros: High-end case impression, Pleasant and generous keyboard, Excellent display, 3D function, Good application/gaming performance, Very quiet during load, Always very low surface temperatures, Top display brightness, top image contrast, matt display surface, 120Hz - 3D optional. Gamer heart (eye), what more could you want?
  • Cons: Always very audible in idle mode, Touchpad's stubborn multi-touch function, Scanty interfaces supply, Throttling during extreme load, No GPU-Switch (Optimus), The predecessor's very quiet office noise. Any device can be loud and deliver performance, but maximum performance with minimum noise emissions was Asus G series' figurehead until now. That's too bad, even if the G74SX is still unrivaled quiet during load.
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Preview: Asus G74SX 3D Gaming Notebook under Review

Notebookcheck
28 June 2011
  • Summary: The empire strikes back. Asus' G-series attracted many mobile gamers in recent years. Now, we are reviewing the newest release of the " Republic of Gamers", the G74S with Nvidia Geforce GTX 560M graphics and Intel i7-2630QM CPU. Our first results would like to give you a taste of the detailed review coming soon.
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Asus G74SX Republic of Gamers notebook Review

Hardware BBQ
21 June 2011
  • Conclusion: The only complaint that I would have is probably that GTX560M cannot have Optimus working with 3D vision. The limitation is something Nvidia will need to work on. Other than that, GTX560M is about 15% more core clock speed than the GTX460M. If you’re seeing this way, Asus is its own rival. With the exception of 16GB support and certain appearance difference, G74SX is comparable to i7 2630 QM version G73SW that is sold for a significantly lesser price of Rs.
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Overall 7
7.0

Asus G74SX 3D Gaming Notebook

Tech2
8 March 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

ASUS G74SX

Laptops.co.uk
26 April 2012
  • 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.
  • Pros: Understated and Attractive, Well Powered , Good Screen, Nice Touch Pad
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Overall 9
9.0

Asus G74SX-91013Z 17.3 inch Notebook Review

KitGuru
10 January 2012
  • Excerpt: 1 Flares 1 Flares × 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 ?
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