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ASUS G74SX-DH71 Full HD 17.3-Inch LED Gaming Laptop - Republic of Gamers (Black)

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  • Intel Core i7 2630QM Processor 2.2GHz
  • 1.5TB 7200RPM Hard Drive
  • 17.3-Inch Screen, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit; 1 x HDMI
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Product Description

Asus G74SX-DH71 17.3" LED Notebook - Intel Core i7 i7-2670QM 2.20 GHz - Black G74SX-DH71 Laptops & Notebooks

The Choice of Champions
No One Comes Close

The world of portable gaming has a new reigning king. The Republic of Gamers G74SX-DH71 is a performance notebook that imposes its will with the combined power of a second generation Intel® Core i7-2670QM CPU and NVIDIA® GTX 560M GPU with 3GB of GDDR5 VRAM. A score of P2008 in 3DMark11 and P9180 in 3DMark Vantage takes over the reins as the fastest notebook in the land. Support for DirectX®11 ensures that you'll not only have the fastest rig in town, but also the ability to play games as they were meant to be seen for a long time.

Plus, its 17.3-inch LED-backlit Full HD display delivers the latest in high-definition entertainment with brilliant 1080p playback. The ROG G74SX-DH71 breaks from the herd of traditional gaming notebooks with built-in power optimization features through the ASUS Power4Gear Hybrid utility.

The ROG G74SX-DH71 also boasts a 1.5TB 7200RPM HDD hard drive, 12GB DDR3 system memory, high-speed wireless N, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity, Bluetooth v3.0, HDMI connectivity, 2.0 Megapixel camera, and stereo speakers with EAX Advanced HD 5.0.

No One Comes Close

Key Features

  • 17.3-inch LED-backlit Full HD display for immersive cinematic experience with resolution up to 1920 x 1080 (Learn more)
  • 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2670QM processor with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology for the best visibly smart performance that adapts to your needs (Learn more)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M graphics with 3GB GDDR5 VRAM for leading DirectX 11 gaming (Learn more)
  • ASUS Power4Gear Hybrid that innovatively saves battery life and delivers optimal performance (Learn more)
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for quicker device charging and up to 10x faster transfers than USB 2.01
  • 1.5TB 7200RPM hard drive and 12GB of DDR3 system memory for smooth computing and ample storage for all your games and media files (Learn more)
  • Backlit gaming keyboard with ergonomic tilt-up design for comfortable control in any lighting environment
  • EAX Advanced HD 5.0 for premium gaming sound

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Hail to the King baby!

Hail to the King baby!
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The ROG G74SX-DH71 is great for gaming, but its hardware is serious business. Powered by the 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2670QM processor with 8-way processing capability, the ROG G74SX-DH71 outperforms other notebooks with a massive memory bandwidth for ultra-smooth multitasking performance. Featuring Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology, processor speed is automatically adjusted to your needs by accelerating performance for your task at hand.

With a host of power profiles, this gaming powerhouse has a built-in overclocking mode via ASUS Power4Gear Hybrid that activates with a simple push of a button located above the keyboard that turns up system performance above its default level.

Leading Gaming Power for the Next Generation

Leading Gaming Power for the Next Generation
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The ROG G74SX-DH71 features the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M graphics engine for unprecedented visual performance. With unmatched DirectX 11 support, experience a totally new class of virtual interaction for more dynamic gaming.

The ROG G74SX-DH71 also features a massive 1.5TB 7200RPM hard drive to store more information, videos, and photos. Plus, the ROG G74SX-DH71 offers 12GB of DDR3 system memory for incredible multitasking capability.

True-to-life Multimedia

True-to-life Multimedia
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Featuring a 17.3-inch LED-backlit Full HD display, the ROG G74SX-DH71 lets you enjoy the latest in HD playback for an immersive experience with sharp images, smooth video transitions, and brilliant clarity. With HDMI connectivity, turn this gaming powerhouse into your personal media center by connecting to an external monitor or HDTV and enjoy flawless 1080p HD playback. Pair that up with THX + EAX 5.0 3D gaming audio technology, and together they make the ROG G74SX-DH71 not only a great gaming notebook, but also a hub for multimedia entertainment.

Get Comfy

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Gaming is something to be enjoyed, so why not be more comfortable for extended gaming sessions? Fatigue will be a thing of the past, thanks to the ROG G74SX-DH71's 5° incline keyboard designed to provide a better ergonomic angle, as well as super comfortable rubber-like palm rests that's easy on the palm and wrist. There's also more space between the keyboard and number pad, so it resembles a desktop keyboard.

The harder you work, the more heat you generate. A computer is no different, and with the amount of power in the ROG G74SX-DH71, some serious cooling is needed. A unique venting design pulls air from underneath the notebook, cooling the system down, and then vents it through the rear, keeping hot air away from the user and reducing ambient noise for prolonged gaming.

Stealth and Strength

Stealth and Strength
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Like its predecessor, the ROG G74SX-DH71 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 ROG G74SX-DH71 has the firepower to shock and awe the competition.

Relax, ASUS Has You Covered

Ranked as the #1 most reliable PC brand by 3 independent sources,2 readers and editors alike choose ASUS as their trusted notebook and netbook. ASUS tirelessly strives to exceed expectations of quality to ensure you an unmatched peace of mind every time you start your PC.

This notebook is also backed by the industry's most comprehensive complimentary warranty.

2 Year ASUS Global Warranty3

Offers a level of coverage that would add hundreds of dollars to the price of competing laptops:
  • 2 year global warranty
  • 30 day Flawless Display Guarantee
  • 2-way free standard shipping
  • 24/7 tech support

1 Year Accidental Damage Protection (ADP)3

Whether your notebook is damaged by accidental spills, drops, electrical surges, or fire, ASUS will fix it or replace it for you during the first year after purchase.
  • Covers accidental drops, spills, power surges, and fire damage
  • Target 3 business day turnaround time for repair / replacement; not including receiving and shipping time
  • 1-way shipping (from ASUS to the user) at no additional cost
  • 24/7 toll-free phone support

What's in the Box

  • ROG G74SX-DH71
  • AC Adapter
  • 8 cell Battery Pack
  • Warranty Information Card
  • Republic of Gamers Backpack and Mouse


  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • Display: 17.3-inch Full HD display (1920 x 1080)
  • Processor: 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2670QM quad-core processor (2.2 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.1GHz)
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M 3GB GDDR5 VRAM
  • WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v3.0
  • LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
  • Memory: 12GB DDR3 SDRAM, 4 x SODIMM Sockets (up to 16GB)
  • Storage: 1.5TB 7200RPM hard drive
  • Optical Drive: Blu-ray-enabled DVD±RW/CD-RW
  • Camera: 2.0 Megapixel
  • Speakers: Stereo speakers with EAX 5.0
  • Microphone: Digital Array Microphone
  • Card Reader: 8-in-1 card reader (MMC/SD/Mini-SD/XD/Memory stick/MS Pro/MS-Duo/MS-Pro Duo)
  • Input / Output: 1 x Mic-in, 1 x Headphone-out, 1 x VGA port/Mini D-Sub 15-pin for external monitor, 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x USB 3.0 port, 1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert, 1 x HDMI
  • Battery: 8 cell
  • Dimensions: 16.5 x 12.8 x2.4–inches (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 9.4 lbs (with 8 cell battery)
  • Color: Black

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Product Information

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Screen Size17.3 inches
Screen Resolution1920 x 1080
Max Screen Resolution1920x1080 pixels
Processor2.2 GHz Core i7-2630QM
Memory Speed 1333 MHz
Hard Drive1500 GB
Graphics CoprocessorNVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
Chipset BrandNVIDIA
Graphics Card Ram Size3000 MB
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Brand NameAsus
SeriesG74 series
Item model numberG74SX-DH71
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7;
Item Weight9.4 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H12.80 x 16.50 x 2.40 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count4
Computer Memory TypeDIMM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed7200 RPM
Optical Drive TypeBluRay DVDRW
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Power Source100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Voltage240 volts
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #20,539 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight18.4 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableOctober 1, 2011
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By lrave002 on November 21, 2011
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If you're a gamer and you refuse to drop a bundle of money on overrated Alienware rigs, this is what you should aim for. The power on this machine is simply phenomenal! With the hardware it currently possesses, it's enough to run any game on the market at the highest level of detail.

Pros: Lightning fast, lightweight for a gaming laptop, more bang for buck, runs cool and stays silent, beautifully designed, includes nice bag and gaming laser mouse with purchase.

Cons: Touchpad is a little sketchy (I'm sure if you're gaming, you'll either used the included gaming laser mouse or use your own), shell can scratch very easily.
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Thöm Frost on December 2, 2011
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***** Edit 13th of April 2014 *****
Original review was 5 stars.

I am sure the laptop would still be awesome but I would no longer know.
The motherboard went bad and I sent in to be fixed.
ASUS repaired it and sent it back.
FedEX lost it and ASUS in their wisdom only insured it for $100.
So now I am out almost $5,000 (counting cost of extended warranty, hard drive upgrades and RAM upgrade's), if nothing goes wrong with the product great, but if it does watch out.

ASUS customer service is less than stellar, the rep's I talked to about it were "Oh well not our issue you need to contact FedEX" and gave me the opinion they could care less about it.
FedEX can't/won't do anything because ASUS only insured it for $100.
Love ASUS products and have in the past recommend them both professionally and personally, but that has ended.
I will never buy another ASUS product again and will make sure everyone I deal with never buy's.
I have thought of suing but no lawyer will touch it so I am out a $5,0000 laptop.
This cost ASUS in more ways then one because I was planning on getting a new G750 with my tax return.

Products are great but customer service sucks.

In ASUS world it sucks to be me and they lost so much money because they chose to be cheap.

I would recommend going with another company that appreciates their customers.


**** Edit ****
i have since the original posting upgraded the ram from 16gb to 32gb with no issues.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Bryan on November 25, 2011
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I don't know how I could have gotten a better laptop even if I had spent more money.

Graphics: Awesome
Screen/Video: Awesome
Keyboard: Excellent (takes some getting used to)
Fan Exhaust: Excellent (blows out the back not down)
Mouse: Excellent
Startup: Excellent

I am extremely pleased this computer. The screen is huge and the processing power is perfect. I play Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim with maximized graphics. I'm unsure of the FPS because I've never felt the need to check. It plays so smooth. I do restart the computer after about 6 hours of playing. I did have one issue with the cursor twitching but the restart fixed it.

Startup is very fast. Windows 7 takes about 30 seconds from hitting the power button to having all startup programs finished.

Keyboard is excellent. The keys need to be pushed slightly harder than I'm used to but that may be due to my hand position. The mouse that comes with it is responsive and I have no complaints. I really like the fan exhaust design. The heat blows out the back of the laptop not the bottom. The styling is cool and I also like the rubberized finish. As stated in other reviews, it does not smudge easily like glossy laptops. Although it does smudge but I haven't tried to clean it yet, I'm sure a damp towel will take care of it.

I travel with it a lot and the backpack that came with it is great. It is a brick to carry around if you worry about that sort of thing.

The touch pad was very sensitive but I just turned it off when a mouse is plugged in. I have not tried the Wifi yet. I haven't tried the BlueRay player yet.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Emmy M. on January 19, 2012
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This computer is AMAZING! As a girl aesthetics matter even if they shouldn't and I have to say this is a gorgeous computer, I call it my Transformer pc haha. I am a big gamer and I really wanted a computer that could handle 55 fps or more at 1080p and this computer does it! Also I am a graphic designer so I use the adobe software to create my products. I learned my adobe trade on a mac and I was a little worried that I wouldn't like how it carried over to pc or that the computer would lag. I have to say, after effects runs faster on here than the imac I have at work (if you set it up to render that way). I know that at times it might seem like core i7 might be overkill but in the long run there is a big difference in the speed of the i5 and this one. I personally would never use the 3d aspect because I do not own a 3d tv but i've heard some friends of mine say that this computer does a good job with that too. Overall the speakers are very good. This was my first really big purchase on amazon and I was a little weary on rather or not I could trust it to get here in one piece if you will. Not only was I highly impressed with the amount of packing in the asus box but there were two amazon boxes around it. I will NEVER doubt amazon again on that. It comes with a very nice backpack that is bigenough to carry the laptop, that brick of a charger, a two inch binder, turtle beach headset, wacom tablet, mouse, and my kindle. It also comes with a fairly nice gaming mouse. It is wired and there is a spot on top that you change the DPI. It is not specified anywhere what that is but the highest speed is so fast i have to cut it down a couple.

- hard drive 1500g (double the most expensive alienware laptop)
- graphics card 3g
- screen resolution 1080p
- screen size 17.
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