AVERAGE CONSUMER RATING 3.8 WITH 51 CONSUMER REVIEWS
The Asus G74SX is an impressive gaming laptop, with a 17.3” screen, an i7 quad core processor, 12 GB of RAM, and a total of 1.5TB of storage.
From the outside, the Asus G74SX doesn’t look all that different from a regular basic laptop. (Users who have experience with gaming laptops will know that that’s a good thing!) On the inside, however, the G74SX is pure power, with the latest and most powerful Intel i7 processor, a dedicated graphics card, and 3D capabilities.
It’s a Beauty
Gaming laptops, as a general rule, are not what one would call pleasing to the eye. The Asus G74SX, however, is not only one of the most powerful laptops currently available, it is also the best looking. The cover is plain and black, with only a simple silver Asus logo as an adornment. There are no flashing LED lights or bright colors on the laptops cover, and the same is true for the interior of the laptop as well. There are a few basic notifications for things like HDD or Wi-Fi and a couple of simple one click shortcuts, but as a general rule the G74SX is gorgeous in its simplicity.
Keyboard and Touchpad
The keyboard on the Asus G74SX is full sized, with large keys and a number pad that is slightly separated from the rest of the keys, making it similar to a traditional desktop keyboard. The keys are backlit and the keyboard is set at a 5 degree incline for increased accuracy and comfort. Though it is a mostly awesome keyboard, the keys are relatively loud, particularly when compared to the quiet of the G74SX’s fans. In addition to the keyboard, there is also a touchpad that supports multi-touch gestures and two simple mouse buttons for right and left click.
Fans and Vents
The Asus G74SX features a unique cooling and venting system that is designed to reduce extraneous noise during game time. The fans pull air out from under the computer and expel it through the two vents located in the back of the computer. Because of the location of the vents, the air and noise is directed away from whoever is using the computer and out towards the general room. This is ideal for sitting for gaming sessions, but may cause issues if you are trying to use the computer’s speakers for background music or other general entertainment.
Product Specifications & Features
- Intel Core i7 2630QM 2.90 GHz quad core processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 560M graphics card
- 12GB of DDR3 SDRAM, 192-bit 3 GB GDDR5 graphics memory, and a 1.5TB hard drive
- Three USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 port, and one VGA port
- Measures 41.9 cm by 29 cm, with a 17.3” screen
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit operating system
- Two year warranty
The Asus G74SX is truly an exceptional gaming laptop. The Chiclet style keyboard is comfortable and easy to type on, partly as a result of its slight angle and partly because of its decently sized keys. The fan works to reduce ambient noise during intense gaming sessions, but still keeps the computer at its ideal temperature. Gamers who are looking for a top of the line, powerful laptop should definitely consider the G74SX.
Where to buy?
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