The Latest Gaming Laptop from Asus: G74SX James White July 15, 2011 Press Release Asus is updating their gaming laptop line with the new Asus G74SX. The all new redesigned shell of this laptop should improve thermal performance and make it more comfortable for prolonged use. The linear cooling system pulls air in from the front of the laptop, and exhausts through the back. No more choking your computer’s airflow when it’s in your lap. There is also a 5° incline for a more natural hand position. Asus has decided to give this laptop a core system for performance which includes the i7 2630QM Sandy Bridge processor, Nvidia GeFore 560M with 3GB VRAM, EAX 5.0 supported audio, HD webcam, and 18.4″ display with 1600 x 900 native resolution. Then there will be options that include up to 1.5 TB HDD space and a 160GB SSD (supports 2 HDDs/SSDs), up to 16 GB of DDR3 RAM, and a several Blu-ray/DVD drive options. The F117a Stealth bomber inspired Asus G74SX will pack a lot of power into a relatively small space. Then when you are done saving the world online, you can connect your laptop to a full 1080 HD TV and enjoy 3D movies. I personally played games with a laptop on a table with a mouse, but I can greatly appreciate the Asus G74 not trying to set my pants on fire when I was doing everything else. [hide-this-part morelink=”Full Press Release”] ASUS is excited to launch the Republic of Gamers (ROG) G74SX notebook featuring incredible visual performance from a 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7 CPU and NVIDIA® GTX 560M GPU with 3GB of GDDR5 VRAM. With support for the latest Microsoft DirectX®11 graphics, the G74SX delivers spectacular gaming and multimedia visuals along with NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ and 3DTV Play™ technology*, so games, photos and movies are all able to be enjoyed like never before in 3D on the notebook or a 3D-capable HDTV. The G74SX arrives in a sleek updated stealth design that excites your visual senses and features a matte black exterior, ergonomic keyboard, soft touch palm rest and new dual intelligent fan technology that exhausts heat at the back of the notebook for a quieter and cooler gaming experience. ASUS ROG G74SX: The Gamer’s Notebook Developed in response to gamers’ demand for a technically advanced mobile gaming machine, it looks as good on the desktop as it does on the go. At the heart of the G74SX lies the latest 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor, DirectX® 11 capable NVIDIA® GTX 560M graphics with 3D Vision™*, up to 16GB of DDR3 system memory, 8-channel HD audio with THX® TruStudio™ and Creative® EAX™ Advanced HD 5.0 compatibility, on-the-fly overclocking, ambient lighting, Blu-ray playback and Solid State Disk (SSD) storage options or up to 1.5TB of hard drive capacity for incredible gaming and multitasking performance**. Refined Design The G74Sx is similar to its predecessor in terms of design, but features improvements to give users an easier way to upgrade as well as a better gaming experience. The five-degree angled keyboard and soft touch palm rest are still present, though the keyboard is more spacious with extra room given for the number pad and arrow keys, as well as a bigger shift key that gamers will appreciate. The rear venting system has also been upgraded, now consisting of Dual Intelligent Fan technology that independently cools both the CPU and GPU. When there is additional load on the CPU, the GPU fan will automatically switch to assist in cooling the CPU and vice versa resulting in lowering temperatures for a more comfortable gaming session. A new feature is the Easy Upgrade Cover which allows users to remove a panel underneath the G74SS with a coin so they can upgrade their memory or HDD quickly. With support for up to 16GB of system memory and two slots for hard drives, the Easy Upgrade Cover will be come in handy when it comes time to upgrade. *3D capabilities dependent upon product options. **Check usa.asus.com for product details and availability in North America. Product specifications and features may change without prior notice. [/hide-this-part] Share This With The World!