Published by Marc Büchel on 27.07.11
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Specifications / Chassis

CPU Intel Core i7-2630QM
Operating System Windows 7 Ultimate
Chipset Intel HM65 Express Chipset
Memory DDR3 1333 MHz, 4 x SODIMM, 16 GByte
Display 17.3'' Full HD 3D 120Hz, 1920 x 1080
Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M, 3 GByte GDDR5
Hard drive 2 x 500 GByte (2.5'')
Video Camera HD Web Camera
Connectors 1 x Microphone-in jack
1 x Headphone-out jack
1 x USB 3.0
3 x USB 2.0
1 x RJ45 LAN jack
1 x HDMI
Audio Built-in Speakers and Microphone
EAX Advanced HD 5.0
THX TruStudio
Battery 5200 mAh, 74 Whrs, 8 cell
Dimensions 325 x 420 x 62 mm (W x D x H)
Weight 4.28 kg

Chassis / Design / Verarbeitung


As soon as you take the G74SX out of its box you'll see that this is one hell of a gaming notebook. No wonder it weighs 4.28 kilogram and it therefore leaves lasting impressions - positive as well as maybe negative ones. Nevertheless two hard drives, a high-end notbook GPU, a quad core CPU, 16 GByte memory, a 17.3 inch display which is capable displaying 3D and a very adequate coolling solution do need some space and therefore cause some additional weight. As a matter of fact the G74SX can produce way more than 100 Watts of dissipation power power and therefore the cooling is highly important. ASUS decided to put GPU and CPU underneath the speakers, CPU on the left side and GPU on the right side. Furhtermore there are two radial fans which blow hot air out of the case. The entire cooling solution is very efficient and keeps the temperatures low and even the noise level is very reasonable.

Like its predecessor, the G73, the G74 also comes with a rubber coated surface. Paired up with its destinctive shape and black color the design itself reminds of a stealth bomber. Therefore ASUS decided to stick to their design theme. Generally the design left a very good impression and even for LAN party gamers it should be tough enough.

Page 1 - Introduction Page 7 - DirectX 9 / Image Manipulation / Importing Pictures
Page 2 - Preview Page 8 - Web browsing / Data decryption / Windows Defender
Page 3 - Specifications / Chassis Page 9 - Futuremark
Page 4 - Display / Keyboard Page 10 - Gaming Benchmarks
Page 5 - Test Setup Page 11 - Battery Eater / Power Consumption
Page 6 - Video Playback / Downscaling Transcoding / Storage Page 12 - Conclusion

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