Taiwan based electronic products manufacturing major, ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated produces various competitive products which are supplied under the brand name, Asus.
The range of products includes desktops, laptops, tablets, servers, mobiles and motherboards, optical drives and graphics cards. It has introduced many flavors of laptops over the past many years and has good reputation in gaming segment. The new Asus G74SX-A2 is really a powerhouse that includes game friendly components to support the cause.
Tech Spec of Asus G74SX-A2
The laptop comes with 2 GHz i7 processor and DDR3 of 16GB. Obviously the laptop can carry out tons of volumes of processing in a fraction of a second making you never wait for the next screenshot. 750 GB hard-disk, 160 GB solid state drive (SSD) and NVidia graphics card augments the speed. It is loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit).
The 17.3” laptop weights 11.9 pounds including the AC adapter weight. Over the years Asus has got reputation for presenting elegant gaming laptops. Even though the new laptop comes with a very high configuration, the price looks high for the range.
Big gaming laptops are quite common now-a-days. One contrasting difference between Asus G74SX-A2 and the versions launched in the year 2011 are Asus G74SX-A2 comes with 2 GHz Core i7-2630QM (Sandy bridge architecture) and other laptops comes with only i7 quad core processors.
G74SX-A2 can beat out all earlier laptops in all ways including multitasking, High Definition video and delivery of power.
Coming to the price equations in terms of power consumption per year, Asus G74SX-A2 consumes more than Dell XPS 17 3D or Toshiba Qosmio X775-3DV78.
On battery backup terms, Asus G74SX-A2 gives backup of a minimum of 2 hours 27 minutes with heavy gaming activity. This backup is comparatively higher than Origin EON17 which gives only 2 hours 19 minutes and Dell XPS 17 3D gives back up of 3 hours and six minutes.
Asus G74SX-A2 is Rated High
Asus G74SX-A2 is rated as excellent by experts. The performance of the laptop is very good as it comes with solid state drive. As per some technical experts, the design is cool and the laptop can be used comfortably for long hours.
The laptop also carries a backlit keyboard that appears in multi-color. As Asus offers different configurations in G74 series, it should be appealing for different segment of customers. If you are able to figure out your choice of configuration at optimum level, you will be able to save few dollars.
Even though the model that comes at $2000 is too expensive, $1500 version can be looked as a viable option by not diminishing performance drastically.
Laptop used for gaming should contain high end processor, very high memory, dedicated graphics card and fast cooling systems. Asus G74 series contains all these high end features luring you capture a configuration of your choice.
With suitable warranty support and a strong reputation level of Asus, you can comfortably go for your gaming experience through these new series of laptops.
Cons : Not Easy to Carry
It is criticized that 17.3” screen size is generally employed for desktop replacements. As the size is heavy it is not so easy to carry from one place to another place. On the other hand, the visibility is high including the text that appears on the screen.
Another disadvantage of Asus G74SX is that the graphics card consumes lot of power although you can enjoy gaming in a better way including 3 dimensional capabilities.
5 thoughts on “Asus G74SX-A2 Review: Gaming Laptop”
Everything is okay jane but screen size is too much large. Thanks for sharing with us.
Hmm.. Amit, yes some many not like big screens. But some do prefer it 🙂
Its great to see manufacturers stepping up their game in the laptop sector. At the moment some gaming laptops are pushing for desktop replacement. Most of them are Gaming Laptops
I think i prefer Dell XPS 17 3D over Asus G74SX-A2. Because i Have Dell XPS.
I’ve always hated the 17″ screen size. Like you said, it is definitely not easy to carry. But most gamers prefer a huge screen, and I am not a gamer, so Asus have the point.