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Asus G74SX

alaTest has collected and analyzed 341 reviews of Asus G74SX. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the reliability and screen. The price and usability are also appreciated. The battery and touchpad get less positive views, and opinions about the size and keyboard are mixed.

performance, usability, price, screen, reliability

portability, sound, touchpad, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus G74SX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Asus G74SX from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the image quality and design. The performance and reliability also get good views, but the size and price get negative reviews.

usability, reliability, performance, design, image quality

price, size

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS G74SX Republic of Gamers 17.3-Inch Gaming Laptop, Full HD (1920x1080) LED Backlit Display, Intel Core i7-2630QM (Quad-Core with Turbo Boost up toASUS G74SX Republic of Gamers 17.3-Inch Gaming Laptop, Full HD (1920x1080) LED Backlit Display, Intel Core i7-2630QM (Quad-Core with Turbo Boost up toAsus G74SX-91013Z 17.3 inch Laptop (Intel Core i7 2630QM 2.00GHz, RAM 8GB, HDD 1.5TB, Blu-ray, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit)

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Asus G74SX


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Asus G74SX from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the price and screen. The reliability and usability are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the touchpad and battery.

performance, usability, reliability, screen, price

portability, battery, touchpad

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: G74SX-XR1 17.3" Notebook Black

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (

Review Update Asus G74SX Notebook


G74 reloaded. After already having taken a closer look at a US va

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

CPU throttling under load; Unfavorable port locations; Restrained battery life; Meager selection of interfaces; Bulky and heavy; Lots of bloatware; No Optimus

17 inch gaming notebooks such as the Alienware M17x, the DevilTech Fragbook, the MSI GT780R, the Schenker XMG P701 PRO or the Toshiba Qosmio X770.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (

Review Asus G74SX-3DE Gaming Notebook


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...

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

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

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (

Preview: Asus G74SX 3D Gaming Notebook under Review


The empire strikes back. Asus' G-series attracted many mobile gam

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (

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


After a season of wafer-thin ultrabooks and pocket-sized ultraportables, there's nothing quite like a giant desktop-replacement gaming rig. Despite making a name for itself with the original Eee PC Netbook and the new Zenbook, Asus has always had a...

The Asus G74SX packs gamer-friendly components into an understated case, and includes a large 160GB SSD and plenty of RAM.

It's very expensive, while some parts still feel cheap, and higher-end boutique laptops beat it on performance.

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.

Dec, 2011

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Daniel Howley (



With a full HD display, SSD, and a Blu-ray player, the ASUS G74SX-A2 is a gaming rig that can hold its own against the category's best.

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...

Jul, 2011

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Asus G74SX-A2


Whenever you find a laptop uses powerful components like this, things get hot. Asus has addressed this problem with a combination of strategies to keep the system cool. Two large vents run along the back of the laptop, providing plenty of airflow in...

Quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU and Nvidia GTX 560M GPU makes for a powerful component combination. Wide-set, backlit keyboard is one of the best available to gamers. Asus' cooling system keeps temperatures low without being noisy. 1080p display and...

Mild speaker hiss. Slightly outgunned by other quad and hex-core systems

The Asus G74SX-A2 holds its own against top gaming laptops with its quad-core processor and Nvidia graphics, and its stealthy cooling system kicks in when those components get hot.

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Asus G74SX-BBK7


The G74SX-BBK7 comes with not one, but two 500GB (7,200rpm) hard drives. One acts as the primary drive (C:) were your operating system is stored on and the other acts as a secondary (D:) drive to store any miscellaneous multimedia files or software.

Excelled in gaming with its Nvidia GeForce GTX 560M graphics chip. Powerful Core i7 processor. Backlit keyboard. Great typing and mouse experience. WiMAX. USB 3.0. Huge 1TB of hard drive space

No Blu-ray. No 1080p HD resolution. Battery life leaves something to be desired. Speakers are buzzy

The Asus G74SX-BBK7's huge exterior speaks volumes: Intimidating to the casual consumer, but speaks to the gamer saying, "The bigger I am, the better I game."

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Asus G74SX-BBK8


The G74SX-BBK8 has an angular look, with polygonal shapes and sharp angles inspired by the Navy's stealth ship, the Stealth Shadow. Like previous Asus Republic of Gaming models, the G74SX-BBK8 is covered with matte-black rubberized paint, which...

Quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 560M GPU. Design combines imposing looks with ergonomic comfort. 1TB dual-drive offers lots of storage space. Wide-spaced, backlit keyboard. Asus' cooling system is whisper-quiet

No Blu-ray. No 1080p resolution. Some games choke on highest settings

The Asus G74SX-BBK8 has the menacing look of a gaming machine, and backs it up with competitive performance numbers. On top of all this, its price won't break the bank, making it a solid choice for new gamers.


Expert review by: Stuart Davidson (

ASUS RoG G74Sx 3D Gaming Laptop Review


The G74Sx is a 17.3" enthusiast machine featuring Core i7 CPU and GTX 500 Series graphics along with a long list of other impressive features. Today we have a sample on our test bench to find out whether ASUS can compete in this area of the market.

Impressive gaming, media, productivity and Stereoscopic 3D performance mixed with a high level of build quality and exceptional bundle of extras make the ASUS RoG G74Sx a worthy winner of our gold award.

Oct, 2011


Expert review by: John R. Delaney (

Asus G74Sx-A1


Fastest notebook in the land?” Hmm…Asus may be overreaching a bit with that bold claim. Still, the company's latest 17.3-inch desktop-replacement laptop, the G74Sx-A1, does deliver very good gaming and productivity performance for under $1,800. The...

Solid performance for price ; 1080p display ; Includes Blu-ray drive ; Runs cool

Bulky chassis ; Light on ports ; Disappointing battery life

The G74Sx-A1 handles gaming and productivity tasks with relative ease. It lacks extensive ports and a killer design, but serious PC gamers who can't afford a boutique machine will like it.

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo / DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:8 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Ultimate


Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEFORCE GTX560M


Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel®
Chipset Type:HM65
Processor:CORE I7 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:I7-2630QM / I7-2670QM