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Icemanforlife
09-24-2011, 07:15 PM
I have looked at the specs for both the G73SW and the G74SX, but i am not sure which one is better. I like the keyboard on the G74SX, but it seems alot bulkier the the G73SW. I am just struggling to really know which one is better because i don't have alot of experience with either. I am wondering why the g73sw has a 2 year warranty, but the g74sx only has a 1 year warranty. the price difference between the two is about 400 dollars for me, but i just cant decide if the g74 really is much of an improvement from the g73. the audio was quite on the G74SX display version i tried out in the store . Can anyone from trying the both really give me any advice why i should choose one over the other? Thanks for the help

I was looking at some on from tigerdirect and am open to any suggestions.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7124324&CatId=4938

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=637440&CatId=4938

Br4nd3n
09-24-2011, 07:39 PM
The G74 is a newer gaming model released by Asus, and has the 560m GPU in it; the G73 has the 460m. The 560m is a faster and smarter version of the 460m, and is better at allocating it's power. I'd get the G74 to be honest, but that's my opinion.

jorlanm
09-24-2011, 07:45 PM
You cant go wrong with both...the G74sx has a newer GPU which hives you about 10% boost...the G73sw has a sub woofer and look sleeker and has a hybrid HDD...

Icemanforlife
09-24-2011, 08:00 PM
What is a hybrid HDD? I am not familiar with that term. Also how is chstity's temp fix for the volume on the g74sx? Has anyone used xoticpc for ordering a laptop also?

Naits
09-24-2011, 08:52 PM
THX studio boosts the speakers on the G74SX, and it works great :) Imo, the design on the G74 is cooler than on the G73. Anyways, Hybrid HDD is quicker than a normal HDD, but still not as quick as the SSD in my G74 :) some G74 models comes with a 160GB ssd + 750gb HDD :) However, there a posibility you'll find some "bugs" on the G74, but this forum usually has the answer :)

Icemanforlife
09-24-2011, 09:12 PM
Thanks. this forum is awesome and i am glad i found it. I am going to get the G74SX. Now the only question is where to buy. I am thinking about buying from tigerdirect or Xoticpc.com ,but i am not sure where is the best. Also does a gaming mouse come with the G74SX? I have seen some videos and it looks like everyone has one in the box.

jorlanm
09-24-2011, 09:14 PM
Thanks. this forum is awesome and i am glad i found it. I am going to get the G74SX. Now the only question is where to buy. I am thinking about buying from tigerdirect or Xoticpc.com ,but i am not sure where is the best. Also does a gaming mouse come with the G74SX? I have seen some videos and it looks like everyone has one in the box.

JR.com is pretty good...tax free too.

JRd1st
09-24-2011, 09:29 PM
I got mine from Amazon.com

grungeboy2
09-25-2011, 01:30 AM
gentech pc is another good vendor, i think i'm going to buy my next pc through them.

Icemanforlife
09-25-2011, 11:22 PM
Grungeboy

after reading your comments and others i am now confused about getting the G74SX. It seems individuals are having issues with it and that it is not much better than the G73SW. The only thing i guess i don't like about the G73SW is that the keyboard might be a hair small and i have never tried it out in a store. Granted i only have bestbuy near me and i hear they nerf theirs.

Icemanforlife
09-25-2011, 11:24 PM
One other thing. I will not be running 3D stuff on this laptop. I don't know if that helps