Asus G74SX review

The price is high, but as a gaming laptop it's peerless

By  from What Laptop Issue 160
Product Type
Notebook
Green Compliant
Yes
Hard Drive Capacity
1.50 TB
Processor Manufacturer
Intel
Graphics Controller Manufacturer
NVIDIA
Graphics Controller Model
GeForce GTX 560M
Wireless LAN
Yes
Optical Drive Type
Blu-ray Writer
Graphics Memory Accessibility
Dedicated
HDMI
Yes
Webcam
Yes
Backlight Technology
LED
Product Family
G74
Processor Model
i7-2630QM
Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium
Brand Name
Asus
Processor Speed
2 GHz
Processor Type
Core i7
Screen Size
43.9 cm (17.3")
Number of Cells
8-cell
Standard Memory
8 GB
Weight (Approximate)
4.28 kg
Cache
6 MB
Processor Core
Quad-core
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority
RoHS
64-bit Processing
Yes
Chipset Manufacturer
Intel
Chipset Model
HM65 Express
Number of Total Memory Slots
4
Optical Media Supported
BD-R/RE
Display Screen Type
Active Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Wireless LAN Standard
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet Technology
Gigabit Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports
4
Memory Standard
DDR3-1333/PC3-10600
Height
62 mm
Width
420 mm
Depth
325 mm
Memory Technology
DDR3 SDRAM
Product Series
G74
Manufacturer
ASUS Computer International
Product Model
G74SX-91131Z
Product Name
G74SX-91131Z Notebook
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Manufacturer Part Number
G74SX-91131Z
Manufacturer Website Address
http://uk.asus.com
Marketing Information
Portable Gaming Redefined

Housing the power of a tricked out desktop gaming PC, the G74Sx redefines what portable gaming means. Full resolution gaming and high definition multimedia is compacted down in to a notebook that allows you to dominate the competition while on the go.

Stealth and Strength

Like its predecessor, the G74SX design was inspired by sharp polygonal shapes, but this time inspiration came from the US Navy's Sea Shadow stealth ship and modern day aircraft carriers. Like the stealth ship, opponents will never know what hit 'em, and like an aircraft carrier, the G74 has the firepower to shock and awe the competition.

Maximum Memory
16 GB
Package Contents
  • G74SX-91131Z Notebook
  • Standard Battery
  • AC Adapter
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