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Asus G74SX

alaTest has collected and analyzed 353 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. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and screen. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the touchpad and battery. Opinions about the size and keyboard are different.

performance, usability, price, screen, reliability

portability, sound, battery, 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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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus G74SX

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Asus G74SX from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and design. The performance and reliability are also appreciated, whereas the size and price get critical views.

usability, reliability, performance, design, image quality

price, size

94% 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 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

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus G74SX

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Asus G74SX from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Views about the price and screen are on the whole positive. The reliability and usability are also appreciated, but there are some negative opinions about the touchpad and battery.

performance, usability, reliability, screen, price

portability, battery, touchpad

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

This summary is based on the products: G74SX-XR1 17.3" Notebook BlackG74SX-XR1 17.3" Notebook Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

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 (notebookcheck.net)

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 (notebookcheck.net)

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 (cnet.com)

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 (laptopmag.com)

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...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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.

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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: (pcmag.com)

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."

Expert review by: James Lu (hardwarezone.com)

ASUS G74SX - The Stealth Bomber

 

Ever wanted to know if more VRAM or if those hybrid HDDs with built-in SSD cache really work for gaming needs? We investigate with the ASUS G74SX, a 17.3-inch gaming notebook with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M GPU and 3GB VRAM, Core i7-2670QM (2.2GHz)...

Non-reflective screen ; Bundled Steelseries Siberia Headset and ROG Mouse ; Decent battery life

Mid-range GPU ; Mushy trackpad buttons ; Weak audio subsystem ; Very heavy

The Asus G74SX is a decent and reasonably priced gaming notebook that will handle most games just fine. If you’re looking for something similar to Alienware styling but without the S$4k price tag, this might be a consideration but if not, there are...

Dec, 2011

GOLD AWARD!

Expert review by: Stuart_Davidson (hardwareheaven.com)

ASUS RoG G74Sx 3D Gaming Laptop Review

 

In the world of enthusiast and gamer laptops there is probably one name that consumers are familiar with and that is Alienware. Whether it is because of a review they have seen, or various appearances of the distinctive Alien head on shows like 24 or...

In the world of enthusiast and gamer laptops there is probably one name that consumers are familiar with and that is Alienware. Whether it is because of a review they have seen, or various appearances of the distinctive Alien head on shows like 24 or...

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes

Display

Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD+

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1.5 / 2 / 3
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:52219 / 53470
Processor package size:37.5

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington