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Mumps
09-12-2011, 08:54 PM
Hello everybody,

I am looking for a new laptop for myself, and I have decided that I will buy something within the G74SX series. So far thats all I know. So far, the models I have been looking at have been the 3DE (not a fan of 3D, but I am a big fan of the rest of the specs!), the A1, and the XC1.

I recently came across the G74SX-CST1, and it is relatively cheap, but I can't find anywhere that gives full detailed specs on this machine. The store is trustworthy, but the price seems fishy.

http://www.staples.ca/ENG/Catalog/cat_sku.asp?CatIds=66%2C67%2C68,3355&webid=343099&affixedcode=WW

Could anybody let me know some of the detailed specs of this model? Specifically I am looking for Screen Resolution, and HDD speed. I have a feeling that one or both of these was nerfed for this lower price. Also, I realize it has a Super-multi instead of a Blu-ray. Which... is ok with me I guess. I don't really intend on watching Blu-ray movies on my laptop, but if they start releasing games on Blu in the future I am screwed :p

Thanks! :D

Mrblue
09-12-2011, 10:06 PM
I got that one because the price was so good. 1080p LED NON 3D backlit display and 7200 rpm drives. They arent in raid0 or anything though.

I dont see PC games getting released on blu-ray anytime soon, a good majority of games can still fit on a dual layer dvd and most people dont even have bluray drives on their computers. By the time PC games get released on bluray it will be time for a new computer anyways.

Mumps
09-13-2011, 01:06 AM
I got that one because the price was so good. 1080p LED NON 3D backlit display and 7200 rpm drives. They arent in raid0 or anything though.

I dont see PC games getting released on blu-ray anytime soon, a good majority of games can still fit on a dual layer dvd and most people dont even have bluray drives on their computers. By the time PC games get released on bluray it will be time for a new computer anyways.
So... the only thing really taking away from this price is the Bluray drive? Weird!

Might be a dumb question... but would I be able to replace the Super-multi with the blu-ray drive from my G71G? Should I ever want to.

grungeboy2
09-13-2011, 01:44 AM
yeah. it should be a standard sata connection. you will need to open the cd drive before powering off, that way you can remove the faceplate and swap them.