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    Gonna buy G74SX but have a few questions...

    I'm looking to buy G74sx 3DE for my college later this month. But i have a few questions :

    1) Are the issues regarding Keyboard and mouse have been solved? I've seen forums full of people complaining about that.
    2) How good is the 3D in gaming and movies?
    3) Is the cooling good enough for very long continuous usage? (>10 hours )
    4) Does the paint on the keys wears off after a few months? I had a razer lycosa with backlit keys but the paint on the keys wore off after just 12 months

    Before anyone suggest to buy G75 i should let you know that this is the only model available in my country. http://in.asus.com/Notebooks/Gaming_Powerhouse/G74SX/
    I'm getting this model for $2115. Is that a right price for those specifications?




    P.S: Excuse my language cuz I'm not a native English speaker.

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    Hi there. Good choice for a G Series notebook (I have the same model).

    1) No problem with mine for the keyboard (ATK Package 1.0.0014 version)
    and touchpad (Sentelic Touchpad 9.1.7.7).

    2) It's great for gaming and movies. Will experience a few drops in FPS while gaming
    in 3D mode, but it's still great.

    3) The longest I played Skyrim is around 5 hours and it goes a little warm after ( think it's normal).

    4) I've had it since October of last year, been using it daily, but the WASD and arrow keys
    still looks relatively new.

    P.S. Your writing is just fine. I'm not a native English speaker, either.
    But I'm not too conscious about it.
    ASUS G74SX-3DE

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    Hi

    The keyboard issue I know about on the G74 is the numlock key. Instead of activate the numeric pad it opens up the calculator :P

    I find the 3D pretty good on the G73SW But I don't have a blu ray drive so I cant watch movies in 3D unless I buy a new optical drive.

    I'm love the cooling on the G73 and sometimes when I'm playing it could get a little noise but that I don't care about since it almost quiet all the time. So I will assume that the G74 might have a little better cooling system than G73.

    And the paint on the keys are still fine on my keyboard after almost a year of usage :P

    Not sure where you live, but the notebook you linked to looks good spec'ed

    But wont the G75 come to your country since you say the G74 is the only model there?
    Asus G73SW-91058V 3D
    - Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300
    - BIOS 205

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    Quote Originally Posted by antisocialbratt View Post
    I'm getting this model for $2115. Is that a right price for those specifications?
    You didn't say where you are, but that does seem kind of high to me. However, I know that they are just more expensive in some countries.


    P.S: Excuse my language cuz I'm not a native English speaker.
    P.S. Your writing is just fine. I'm not a native English speaker, either.
    But I'm not too conscious about it.
    I never would have known, PILGRIM! Your written English is better than most Americans, methinks!

    Yours is fine, too, @antisocialbrat. And I concur on all PILGRIM's responses about the G74. I would add this: The known issues are probably rare, but when they happen to you, it is a real pain-in-the-butt. So you want to make sure that you buy from a retailer that ensures full warranty coverage in your location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrodyBoy View Post
    ...I never would have known, PILGRIM! Your written English is better than most Americans, methinks!...
    Thanks, Brody.
    Have been learning and speaking English (plus 4 minor languages) since primary grades..
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    hi

    Thanks for all the replies everyone. I'm in India thus G74Sx is a little bit more expensive. I called a local Asus dealer and he told me that G74SX is out of stock at the moment but it will be back in stock within 2 weeks. He told me that price would be 200 to 250$ more than earlier. When i asked the reason then he said that Asus is refreshing the lineup, the new G74SX would have GT580M in it. I'm a bit skeptical about his claim. Cuz i googled and couldn't find any link which corroborates with his claim.
    Can any Asus rep here shed some light on this situation?
    Cuz i find this highly unlikely that Asus would refresh G74sx first in India before any other country.

    P.S: Sorry for being offline for last few days. Opera flinged up big time. I was unable to log in using opera. I thought there is some problem with the account so i tried to reset it and still it didnt work. I even contacted the admin. Gotta say that Richard is a really patient and helpful guy. Kudos to him for all the help. Although he couldn't figure out what was the problem.
    Today i just tried in Firefox and it worked.

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    I've decided to buy it. Although i have to wait till the end of this month when I'll get the cash from dad
    Lets hope local retailer would have it in stock by then.
    I plan to do a clean install. I've read a lot of threads on this forum and from what i understand, Broadyboy is the go-to guy for any help in this regard. Gonna flood him with Pm's once i buy it

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    Better make a thread, the rest of us would appreciate having access to his advice. Don't be expert hog . I had someone contact me about temperatures on the G53's, and we ended up making a thread out of it so that everyone can access the info.

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    I'll definitely make a thread once i manage to set up the system. I know it will probably take one day for me to get everything perfect. Clean install of windows > Installing drivers > Installing useful softwares > Making Recovery Disks > Installing games(I've a big backlog to finish: Alan Wake,Dead space 2, LA Noire, Assassins Creed Brotherhood, Batman Arkham City and a lot more )

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    I've updated the Opera and the log in problem is still there. Weird. Can anyone else check if they have the same problem or not?

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