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Asus G74SX

alaTest has collected and analyzed 842 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and keyboard are overall positive. The screen and value for money are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the touchpad and portability. Opinions about the battery and sound are mixed.

performance, value for money, screen, keyboard, design

portability, touchpad

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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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus G74SX

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 10 user reviews of Asus G74SX from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

keyboard, usability, performance, sound, design

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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-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)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 to

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Amazon.com review summary for Asus G74SX

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 530 user reviews of Asus G74SX from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

performance, value for money, screen, design, keyboard

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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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.

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Asus G74SX 3D Gaming Notebook

 

In the past year or so, Asus and MSI have been consistently churning out great gaming notebooks, giving stiff competition to Alienware. We've already see some examples of their handy work in the

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. But they've still not rectified...

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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

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Preview: Asus G74SX 3D Gaming Notebook under Review

 

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

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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.

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ASUS G74SX-A2

 

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...

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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.

GOLD AWARD!

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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.

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

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

Processor

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