Pros: I've been somewhat happy with this computer, my biggest gripe is that more and more keys are popping off. I travel with this computer even though it is heavy; I can do my work projects on a large screen and also watch movies on it. Now I need to find a repair shop that can install the keys that I have collected over the last 2 years.
Cons: keys fall off during travel, (I carry the computer on board)
Summary: this laptop didn't last and it cost a fortune. The warranty was worthless, needed hundreds of dollars in repairs and took a long time to turn it around but because it was literally days after the warranty expired even though I opened the ticket before the warranty expired, ASUS charged me.
Pros: great for gaming
Cons: low screen resolution, horrific battery life, unreliable, bad warranty
Summary: I bought this computer for my son. Some of the newer games ran slow on his older gaming computer. Not this one. It handles all games with no drag. The picture is great on the 17 inch screen. The sound is good as well. This is an awesome gaming PC and would highly recommend this laptop for hard core gamers. There is nothing I dislike about this computer. I spent months trying to find a laptop that could play my sons video games. None of them compared to this one.
Summary: The computer I owned didn't have the specs to handle my Video Editing Software so I looked around for a beefy Gaming Computer that would. The G74SX-BBK11 renders video in record time. In addition it will handle anything else you throw at it with outstanding speed. Quality video files are huge - I couldn't live without the 1TB hard drive.
Specs listed in Amazon selling web page (http://www.amazon.com/gp/pr) does not fully match with those contained in the computer.
Victor M Vega-Villa, Amazon
9 January 2014
Summary: The computer i did receive is indeed the Asus G74SX-1A (not A1 by the way) but, if you review the detailed list of specs at the bottom of the selling web page, it does not match with some important devices onboard the machine i received, for instance: 1. Your web page says, "RAM 12 GB DDR3", and the machine has only 8 GB. 2. Your web page says, "Hard Drive 1500 GB SATA", and the machine has, 1000 GB in two 500 GB hard drives 3.