Asus G74 Gaming Notebook Tips Up on Preorder

Listen up mobile gamers, if you've been holding out for Asus' G74 gaming laptops, we have good news. Your patience for these long-awaited laptops can now be rewarded, as there's at least one U.S.-based e-tailer accepting preorders for two G74 notebooks SKUs, the G74SX-A1 and G74SX-3DE.

Both notebooks sport an Intel Sandy Bridge Core i7 2630QM (2GHz) processor, 17.3-inch Full HD (1920x1080) LED display, a heaping 12GB of DDR3-1333 memory, 1.5TB (2x750GB) storage, Blu-ray reader, Nvidia GeForce GTX 560M discrete graphics with 3GB of GDDR5 memory, USB 3.0, illuminated keyboard, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

The G74SX-3DE ups the ante with a 3D-capable display and bundled Nvidia 3D Vision kit, otherwise they're the same notebook with the same hardware inside. The G74SX-A1 is available from ExcaliberPC for $1,745 and the G74SX-3DE for $1,979.