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Core i7-2630QM powers Asus G74SX-XA1 Laptop

ASUS G74SX-XA1 Laptop Review

ASUS G74SX-XA1 is a 17.3-inch gaming laptop with powerful features comes in black. All the latest gaming world needs are very well satisfied through the powerful features of the ASUS G74SX-XA1. The rubberized keys of the laptop offers enough grip for the gaming needs in this laptop. It is powered through the 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2630QM Quad-core processor. Its 12 GB RAM is additional advantage with this laptop to experience the games to the maximum extent. The processor’s CPU is well integrated with a powerful GPU for the latest gaming and entertainment needs. The battery back up for this laptop is up to 3 to 4 hours to the maximum. It is little too heavy than any other 17-inch laptop in the market. The weight of this laptop is 9.4 lbs and comes with an 8-cell Lithium-ion battery pack.

Intel Core i7-2630QM Quad-Core Processor Details

The 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2630QM processor that powers Asus G74SX-XA1 is built on latest Sandy Bridge architecture. This processor comes with the latest Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. The base clock rate of the processor is 2.0 GHz, but the enabled Turbo Boost 2.0 can over clock it up to 2.9 GHz successfully. The Sandy Bridge architecture enabled this processor with integrated dual-channel DDR3 memory controller, PCI Express 2.0 interface and HD Graphics controllers in it. This processor carries 6MB capacity L3 cache. Its TDP is exactly 45 watt. This processor is enabled with HyperThredaing VT-x and VT-d too.

Asus G74SX-XA1 Pros:

• This is powerful laptop for powerful gaming needs.
• Its system memory is huge with 12 GB capacity and this can be increased up to 16GB successfully.
• Its hard drive 750 GB capacity with 720 rpm.
• This laptop comes with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M Graphics.
• It has built-in webcam in it.
• It has HDMI and VGA ports too.
• It is priced reasonably.

Asus G74SX-XA1 Cons:

• There is Bluetooth facility in it.
• There is no Blu-ray disc.
• It is little heavy laptop.

Asus G74SX-XA1 Specifications:


This laptop is powered through the 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2630QM processor that is clocked at 2.9GHz and comes with 6MB capacity L3 Cache.

System Memory and Hard Drive Details

The system memory of this gaming laptop is credited with 14GB DDR3 RAM and this system memory got a facility for the expansion up to 16 GB capacity successfully.

The hard drive of this laptop is credited 750 GB capacity HDD that spins at 7200 rpm, which will be easy for quick games down load and faster file transfers.

Display and Graphics

The screen size of this laptop is 17.3-inch with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. The laptop comes with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M graphics, which got 3 GB GDR5 VRAM in it for the perfect gaming and entertainment experience.

Optical Drive

This laptop is arranged with built-in DL DVD drive that can read and write CDs and DVDs in multiple formats with Double Layer support.


This laptop comes with built-in 2.0-megapixels webcam with microphone.


This laptop is enabled with Wi-Fi facility with the 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN along with Fast Ethernet LAN for the wired connectivity needs.


This laptop comes with 8-cell Lithium-ion battery pack, which offers 3 to 4 hours battery back up for the laptop.

Additional Ports

This laptop comes with one media card reader, one USB 3.0 port, three USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI port, one VGA port, one microphone, one headphone jack and one RJ-45 Ethernet port.

Operating System

This laptop comes with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition.

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One Response

  1. Alex says:

    It only have 12 gbs of ram… ekk!

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