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bigsi2000
05-15-2012, 11:27 PM
Hi folks recently joined forum as I'm looking to get a new laptop. The problem is the laptop I'm after the Asus G75SX is not currently onsale in UK and no one seems to know of any official launch dates for UK and I need laptop for use in July 2012. I'm just wondering whether to wait or just get the G74SX, I need to know far apart in specs are these 2 machines or are they pretty close. Can anyone tell me what the Windows Experience Index on G74Sx is and what it is on the G75. The main purpose of the laptop will be video editing,rendering and games play. I have seen an Asus G74SX 16GB i7-2630QM for around 1400 and it would probably be ideal for what I have in mind, but I have nagging feeling that the new G75 will come out soon and Asus will lower the price of the G74 series to try and sell the older models :rolleyes: So any input will be great I have read most of the post in this forum seems G74 is pretty reliable and not many major complaints about it.

antisocialbratt
05-16-2012, 10:33 AM
Even I'd like a reply to this question. Price difference between G74SX 3D and G75VW 3D is about $300 in my place. So is it worth spending that much on this. I wont have much time for diagnosing problems and looking for fixes after about 2 months when my college starts. Most of my work would depend on laptop. Most of the G74 problems have already been addressed. G75 is really new. So it may have some problems. Also i read somewhere that cooling of G74 is better than G75. Is it true? I live in pretty hot country (India). In summers temperature may reach as high as 113F. So having a good cooling is a must in the laptop.

380mcn
05-16-2012, 01:33 PM
i think that is not a better cooling solution problem, it is a problem of ivy bidge being HOTTER than sandy.. and that's the real problem. the manufacturing process of the new ivy made them hotter. inside the cpu there is a lame thermal conductor..

380mcn
05-16-2012, 01:39 PM
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Intel-Admits-Ivy-Bridge-CPUs-are-Hotter-than-Sandy-Bridge-267619.shtml

if the price difference is more than 500eur go for the g74.

57degrees
05-16-2012, 01:45 PM
As has been mentioned many times, if the software you want to use has you use the Num Lock key (WoW does, and someone else said Rift does), then you don't want the G74. The G74 does not have a Num Lock key, by design. ASUS technical support would tell you it's not their problem: you need to re-map (whatever) function to some other key.

Or just pass on the G74 and get a G75.

380mcn
05-16-2012, 04:24 PM
it doesn't have Numlock key, but it acts like the numlock key is always pressed.

bigsi2000
05-16-2012, 08:53 PM
Thanks for the replies as pointed out in another part of the forums the G75 does seem to be available in the UK from Amazon with a 2 week delivery time setup is Asus G75 17.3-inch 3D Laptop (Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.30GHz, 8GB RAM,GTX 670M GFX, 2Tb HDD, Blu-ray RW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit) and price is 1700 whereas the G74SX is around 1440 with 16GB RAM,1.5Tb HDD with its i7 2630QM 2.0GHz and GTX 560M GFX and available now :) I think its going to come down to price and availability and for what I want it to do which is mainly video editing and rendering maybe the G74 bundle is better value for money and wont have as many problems as the latest G75s.

Holy
05-17-2012, 01:59 AM
Woot G75 lol

antisocialbratt
05-17-2012, 09:49 AM
Numpad wont be a problem for me. I've a Razer Naga thus i use its 12 keys instead of numpad in games. ;)

fostert
05-18-2012, 03:28 AM
Thanks for the replies as pointed out in another part of the forums the G75 does seem to be available in the UK from Amazon with a 2 week delivery time setup is Asus G75 17.3-inch 3D Laptop (Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.30GHz, 8GB RAM,GTX 670M GFX, 2Tb HDD, Blu-ray RW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit) and price is 1700 whereas the G74SX is around 1440 with 16GB RAM,1.5Tb HDD with its i7 2630QM 2.0GHz and GTX 560M GFX and available now :) I think its going to come down to price and availability and for what I want it to do which is mainly video editing and rendering maybe the G74 bundle is better value for money and wont have as many problems as the latest G75s.
Agreed; the G74 is now a very well "broken in" notebook and its quirks are well known and its surprises are none. If you want a stable problem free notebook/DTR, and can live without a numlock key then the G74 will not give you any troubles that don't have solution among the thousands of posts here and the hundreds of G74 owners, which still outnumber the G75 owners by an order of magnitude (meaning you'll be ten time more likely to get help with your G74 on here tha with a new G75)...this in my estimation is worth the 15% performance difference.

AQUASTEVAE
06-27-2012, 03:30 AM
although i love my g74sx, and it runs perfectly, i choose the g75sx. it has a smaller form factor design, it comes with four usb 3.0 ports, a more updated and faster processor, higher rated memory and a better touch pad.


in fact, if anyone on here wants to buy my g74sx dh71, i will sell it promptly. i topped it off to 16 gigs of ram, i dropped in a crucial m4 256 gig ssd as the boot drive ( complete restart in about 26 seconds) and upgraded the wireless card to the intel 6300. this machine is smoking! but i am an upgrade junky, and will sell it to get a g75.

chatins
08-28-2012, 01:52 PM
On the futuremark rankings page GTX 560M is 66 and GTX 660M is 68th. My steam games love the 192-bit memory bus on the 560M. I don't know how many G75's were sold with the 660M but stay away!


http://community.futuremark.com/hardware/gpu

Boosted_R
08-29-2012, 03:25 PM
G75 is pretty over rated... if you don't need numlock, or a laptop as thin as the G75, get the G74 and save some money

Symho
08-30-2012, 02:16 PM
Hi folks recently joined forum as I'm looking to get a new laptop. The problem is the laptop I'm after the Asus G75SX is not currently onsale in UK and no one seems to know of any official launch dates for UK and I need laptop for use in July 2012. I'm just wondering whether to wait or just get the G74SX, I need to know far apart in specs are these 2 machines or are they pretty close. Can anyone tell me what the Windows Experience Index on G74Sx is and what it is on the G75. The main purpose of the laptop will be video editing,rendering and games play. I have seen an Asus G74SX 16GB i7-2630QM for around 1400 and it would probably be ideal for what I have in mind, but I have nagging feeling that the new G75 will come out soon and Asus will lower the price of the G74 series to try and sell the older models :rolleyes: So any input will be great I have read most of the post in this forum seems G74 is pretty reliable and not many major complaints about it.

Ehm, sorry, but G75Sx doesn't exist! :)

Now, I have a G74Sx and it is full of problems, I had 3 RMA!!! So I hope you can buy G75 or other notebook!

A Guy
08-31-2012, 04:16 PM
And if you have to have a num lock key. External keyboard.

valoisr
09-19-2012, 01:11 PM
I purchased the G74SX configured wih 16GGb RAM, 256Gb SSD, 7400 RM HDD, 3 Gb NVIDIA, etc ... purchased at Costco.

I see the G75SX with 8Gb RAM,1.5 Tb HDD at 5400 RPM, no SSD, and 2 Gb NVIDIA, etc ...

Why the "downgrade" ?? Is there something wrong with SSD ??

By the way, the G74SX is simply amazing !!

Ray

Shawnnepc
09-19-2012, 01:50 PM
Different SKU.

The G75VW-DS72 has a 256GB SSD w/ 7200RPM HDD etc





I purchased the G74SX configured wih 16GGb RAM, 256Gb SSD, 7400 RM HDD, 3 Gb NVIDIA, etc ... purchased at Costco.

I see the G75SX with 8Gb RAM,1.5 Tb HDD at 5400 RPM, no SSD, and 2 Gb NVIDIA, etc ...

Why the "downgrade" ?? Is there something wrong with SSD ??

By the way, the G74SX is simply amazing !!

Ray