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
Summary: 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...
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.
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...
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.
Excerpt: Più che un notebook, una corazzata equipaggiata con tutto quello che ti può servire a casa e in giro, dal lettore Blu-ray alle porte Usb 3.0. Perché l' Asus G74SX è un computer pensato per gli utenti più esigenti sulla piazza: i giocatori.
Excerpt: G74SX es la nueva línea de Asus de laptops para videojuegos; gracias a su procesador Intel Core i7, 12 GB de memoria RAM y 3GB dedicados a la tarjeta de video nVidia GeForce 560M, puedes jugar cualquier título en 2D o en 3D con las mejores configuraciones de gráficos.
Excerpt: Det er i overkant av et halvt år siden vi testet forrige beist av en spillbærbar fra Asus. Nå har en ny og oppgradert variant funnet veien til testbenken. I vår var det Asus G73Sw med god ytelse, stor skjerm og 3D-briller som var det «hotteste» selskapet hadde å by på.
Pros: Meget god applikasjonsytelse. God skjerm. Stillegående. Barsk design.