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: My Custom built desktop has a ASUS motherboard using an ASUS 23" monitor. Both have performed flawlessly. Their products are built to meet quality standards and not built to meet a low price. Well worth the bucks, and that is why I waited to find just the right one on Ebay. I have a Toshiba 18.4" screen, just a shrunken desktop which has also done well.
Summary: I don't care about compact or lightweight, I wanted a laptop I could use as a home computer, would be portable if needed, and would never lag. The Asus G74SX laptop is definitely a beast, but man what a powerhouse. I got what I needed and more, wow! Built well, screen resolution up to 1920, and tons of muscle. My wife summed it up when she said I had the Death Star of laptops.
Summary: I bought this computer sed for photo editing, homework, and a little gaming. The graphics (and 1920x1080 display) are great. The laptop stays very cool and is smooth and study. I would caution you that it is quite heavy, and larger than most 17 inch laptops. For me, the extra performance is worth it.
Summary: Was going out the door to Best Buy for the G74SX-BBK7 and decided to take another look online. I was first disturbed it did not have a blu-ray drive, and then couldn't believe how I could get this and so much more with the G74SX-TH71 for just about $43 more after S/H vs tax. So I just purchased the TH71 from Amazon (ships from TigerDirect). Check it out. Price: ~$43 more for the TH71 (1299.99 + 14.95 S/H = ~1315) vs BBK7 (1199.99 + 72 tax = ~1272).
Summary: I originally started looking at the ASUS G74SX-TH71 and other gaming-grade laptops when my wife and I decided to convert my sacred 'man cave' (office) into a nursery, and so the room no longer existed in our house for a desktop PC, huge glass desk, and triple 28" monitors. I definitely consider myself a gamer, and so I was skeptical about finding a worthy laptop replacement that didn't break my $1,500 maximum budget. Enter the ASUS G74SX-TH71.
Summary: I have made a detailed review of G74SX-91131Z by updating over an extended period and you may like to read that review (first review date 17 Sep 2011). This model and the G74SX-91131Z only differ by some add-on features such as: - RAM (8GB/12GB/16GB); - Windows 7 Edition (Ultimate vs Home Premium); - Processor speed grade difference (2 GHz CPU for all G74SX except model G74SX-91234Z with slight CPU speed increase to 2.2GHz); - Display resolution (all G7SX are full HD at...
Summary: Good gaming laptop for the price ...only a few problems is that it will not play gta 4 ...at all + asus you need to sort out with partitioning the first hard drive ie c drive 279gb d drive 399gb for the second 750gb hard drive thay partitioned the hard drive in two parts ie why if you have a steam account its no good i have over 1TB of games + the keyboard layout is usa ..not uk so you have $ insted of the pound...had to right it in lol.