While $1,999 might seem a lot for a laptop, for the 17.3in ASUS G74SX-FHD-TZ130V it's a good deal because this is one powerful gaming machine. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M will handle most modern games at high settings or better, but there’s more than just the dedicated graphics card. Aside from the powerful Intel Core i7 processor, there's a mammoth 1,500GB of hard disk drive storage will store plenty of games and media content, while the 17.3in full HD screen is a natural fit for gaming due to its size and resolution. There's also a Blu-ray player for those that want to watch Blu-ray movies at their native 1920x1080p resolution.
The G74SX features a 2nd Gen Intel Core i7-2630QM (2GHz), a top-of-the-range processor that is able to run intensive software and productivity applications without any difficulty. It can burst up to 2.9GHz using Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology if a particularly demanding program demands it.Graphics
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M is one of the more powerful discrete graphics cards you can get in a laptop and will easily run most modern games at high to ultra-high settings. Putting this into perspective, most notebooks can barely run intensive games at low to medium settings, let alone high and ultra-high ones.
8GB of RAM is double what most laptops come with, and is geared to delivering good gaming performance. Aside from games, all that RAM helps deliver great overall system performance and good multitasking
An enormous 1,500GB (or 1.5 Terabytes) of hard disk storage will let you store heaps of media content, even plenty of ripped Blu-ray movies!
The 17.3in (1,920x1,080 resolution) gloss screen is large and with the Full HD resolution necessary for gaming and Blu-ray movies, although the gloss finish does make using it outside difficult due to reflections.
Not surprisingly for a big gaming notebook, the G74SX isn’t really very portable, because it weighs a massive 4.28kg and is 62mm thick! It's best suited to a desk to be moved around only if absolutely necessary.
The G74SX has a Blu-ray player, which allows it to play Blu-ray on the massive 17.3in full HD screen.
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