Summary: - The ASUS G74SX-A1 is the latest release in the Republic of Gamers line, which has proven to be extremely popular among gamers due to the high performance hardware and aggressive price. The ASUS G74SX-A1 packs a quad-core Intel Core i7-2630QM processor that offers speed in a variety of tasks.
Summary: - The ASUS G74SX-XT1 is a 17.3 inch desktop replacement that is packed with high performance hardware for a reasonable $1,599 price. Equipped with a quad-core Intel Core i7-2630QM processor, the system is capable of smooth multitasking and photo editing.
Summary: - The ASUS and were both well received in the gaming community thanks to an abundance of high performance parts at an aggressive price. Today's ASUS G74SX-A2, the successor to the G73, continues in the tradition with fast components. However, this model is more expensive at around $2,000.
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.
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...
Pros: Solid performance for price, 1080p display, Includes Blu-ray drive, Runs cool
Cons: Bulky chassis, Light on ports, Disappointing battery life
Excerpt: 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 for 3D viewing, including Activision's Call of Duty...
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.
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.
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), wh...
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 emis...
Preview: Asus G74SX 3D Gaming Notebook under Review
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.
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.