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ClintonD
12-08-2011, 09:18 AM
Hello guys,I am about to purchase a G74SX TH71 from TigerDirect.com.I ll be getting it from an uncle in the US as I stay in India.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1219120&pagenumber=2&RSort=1&csid=ITD&recordsPerPage=5&body=#ReviewStart

I had a few doubts.
In the specs it is written-
Optical Drive-Blu ray Player.
What does that mean?
And if I have any issues with the touchpad in the future ,are these issues rapairable under warranty?I have authorized Asus service centre at my place.I wanted to knw whether these problems r repairable or they need a full replacement?
Please reply soon.
Thanks.

BrodyBoy
12-08-2011, 09:27 AM
In the specs it is written-
Optical Drive-Blu ray Player.
What does that mean?
The optical drive can read/play CDs, DVDs, and BDs. It can write CDs and DVDs, but not BDs.

And if I have any issues with the touchpad in the future ,are these issues rapairable under warranty?I have authorized Asus service centre at my place.I wanted to knw whether these problems r repairable or they need a full replacement?
Please reply soon.
Thanks.
If you get a truly bad touchpad, repair is the same as replacement, and yes, it would be covered under warranty. I think the odds are low that you'd have that issue, though.....if that makes you feel any better.

ClintonD
12-08-2011, 09:37 AM
Thanks Brodyboy the repair thing makes me feel better now.
Do u think the 720p res. of the screen will be much of a miss in that model?

BrodyBoy
12-08-2011, 10:07 AM
Thanks Brodyboy the repair thing makes me feel better now.
Do u think the 720p res. of the screen will be much of a miss in that model?
I really can't offer an opinion, since I've never seen that screen. I do think the Full HD screen is really nice....great clarity, brightness, etc., so if their current 1600x900 screens are comparable, it shoudl be fine. (I have an older 1600x900 screen that is nowhere as good as the G74 display, but I would think they have improved in the current generation.) Is there any chance you could actually see the display anywhere? Just to be sure?

JRd1st
12-08-2011, 12:19 PM
Thanks Brodyboy the repair thing makes me feel better now.
Do u think the 720p res. of the screen will be much of a miss in that model?
It wouldn't be so great on a 46 inch screen, but it won't be bad on a 17 incher.

That being said, I'd still go for the 1080p... :shrug:

ClintonD
12-08-2011, 12:52 PM
I knw guys but all the other models are priced above 1550$(150$ tax extra),so I guess this would be my best buy.If u have some alternatives they'd be welcome.

JRd1st
12-08-2011, 12:56 PM
Understood. I'll keep my eyes open for ya! ;)

ClintonD
12-08-2011, 01:14 PM
Thanks a lot,but please be quick sir coz my uncle's gonna place the order very soon(today or tmrw).

JRd1st
12-08-2011, 03:18 PM
http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-G74SX-TH71-17-3-Black-Notebook/dp/B005PWJTOQ/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1323356831&sr=8-8

Unless this AD is lying it has 3GB of DDR5 VRAM therefore 192bit

Price: $1,299.99

ClintonD
12-08-2011, 05:05 PM
@JRd ,thats the one I am buying.Check the link I provided in my 1st post.

JRd1st
12-08-2011, 05:22 PM
then get it, i guess. You still get the speed of 192 bit cores bu at 720p. I think that's a good compromise.

ClintonD
12-08-2011, 05:31 PM
Yup,I too thought so...
Thanks for the help sir..

xeromist
12-08-2011, 06:17 PM
I just thought I'd add that if you ever have to deal with repair for any reason, make sure you deal with a global facility. Some of the local shops only deal with models sold locally so they can be a pain. But hopefully that won't matter because yours will work perfectly and never need sending in. :)

ClintonD
12-08-2011, 08:45 PM
I ll opt for the authorized Asus service centres only.

FuzzeH
01-25-2012, 12:02 AM
tiger direct lists the res to be 1600x900 but everywhere else ive looked says its a full 1080 display. Anyone know the actual res?

fuzon1337
01-25-2012, 12:08 AM
As you can see in this link (http://usa.asus.com/Notebooks/Gaming_Powerhouse/G74SX/#specifications) this notebook does come with HD+ screen and Full HD.

But with the exact model that this thread has listed, I cannot confirm which resolution it got.

Holy
01-25-2012, 02:19 AM
the model linked originally is 1600x900