View Full Version : Comparing g73 and g74 issues

11-02-2011, 11:54 PM
Hey guys I'm a "proud" owner of a G73J, bought mine like a year ago now and I'll probably need to get a new pc next summer..
Everyone I'm sure is aware of the problems that was present in the G73 series (Gsod/Bios, touchpad, fans..)
Now I'm curious to know if Asus actually learned anything from that "disaster" and if the new serie (g74) also have serious issues...
I'm asking because at the time I'll be looking for a new laptop, there will be probably a G75 or something :p and I want to know if I should give Asus another chance or just run the hell out :p

11-03-2011, 12:16 AM
There are issues, but the G74SX-A1 is still a damn good notebook. Depends on how much the issues bother you.

11-07-2011, 12:10 PM
my story is simple: i wanted an alienware m17x with the ATI 6990M, full hd, 16gb 1600mhz, i7 2830 , BluR, etc etc.
But there is no alienware here in portugal (only in spain, italy, germany and uk i think, and they don't ship to portugal) so i was in doubt with the MSI with the gtx570m and asus g74 gtx560m.
i ended with the asus and the gtx560m, 16gb 1333mhz.

my issue is with the flickering of the screen in the lowest brightness settings in the darker backgrounds. (there is a thread made by me), and it seems that the problem is with this panel http://www.chimei-innolux.com/opencms/cmo/products/notebook/products_notebook_N173HGE_L11_L21.html?__locale=en and there are people more light sensitive than others..
people complain abou the fan noise:
i've been playing wolfenstein (i know is old [2009] ) with all settings maxed and i barely can hear the fans. i had 6 laptops (dad, mom, sister, mine etc) and this is the quietest laptop so far..

no problem

no numlock key:
it depends. i have no need for the numlock key and in the small amount of games i installed i have seen they can see the difference between the 1 and the numpad1, so the numpad numbers ARE NOT A COPY of the numbers row above the letters.

ASUS software:
in a matter of fact i call it asus crapware. IMHO, the only programs necessary are the ATK (keyboard light and functions), POWER4GEAR (energy profiler) and wireless console, to turn on/off WLAN / bluetooth, otherwise bluetooth will always be on.

TLDR: the screen flicker that not everybody can sees!

11-07-2011, 12:25 PM
Get a different screen installed, like the 120 hz monitor. If sure you could arrange that with Asus for a reasonable fee.

11-07-2011, 01:14 PM
would the flicker still be existent? the LED pulse will continue..

11-07-2011, 01:21 PM
The only way to know for sure is to look at a G74SX-3DE and see if it flickers. But from what people have been posting it seems that screen is more apt to cause flickering to some people.

11-07-2011, 01:35 PM
yes, but in that case what's flickering is the screen itself and not the LED pulse modulation..

11-07-2011, 01:47 PM
But some screens have a response time where the on-time of the pixels carry over from pulse to pulse therefore not showing a flicker. 8 to 16ms is typical. Our lcd's may be 8, others may be 10, 0r 12 or whatrever.


11-07-2011, 04:34 PM
i think you're confusing response time of the screen/pixel with the pulse modulation of the led.