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Asus G74SX

alaTest has collected and analyzed 352 reviews of Asus G74SX. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and design. The screen and price also get good feedback. The energy efficiency and usability get mixed opinions, while many are less positive about the sound and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus G74SX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the image quality and design. The performance and reliability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive comments about the size and price.

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94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.com.

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

Aug, 2020

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

 

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

The ; 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

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Asus G74SX-A2

 

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.

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.

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Sep, 2011

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 : 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 : 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

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Expert review by : Seth Colaner (hothardware.com)

ASUS G74-SX-A1 Gaming Notebook Review

 

previous generation 17-inch G73SW not long ago and it earned high marks with team HH as well. This class of machine is definitely bulky however, though not that many gamers would mind. Now, the G73 is being phased out in favor of the Asus G74 series,...

Solid CPU & GPU combination ; Excellent overall design ; Plenty of storage ; Beautiful display ; Relatively strong battery life

Mediocre speakers ; Some performance inconsistency ; An SSD would be nice (although it is an option in other configurations)

Performance Analysis: On Asus’ Web site, the company claims that this notebook can hit P2008 in 3DMark11 and P9180 in 3DMark Vantage--but we hit P2222 and P10012, respectively. It’s not often that lab-tested scores actually surpass what's advertised. ...

Sep, 2011