1) So, I plan on purchasing the G74SX, but I had the following one problem, which I hope can be changed and could be taken as a custom order. Problem: GTX 560M not recommended for gaming and is pretty old, and instead of that, getting the 580M or AMD's 6990M, which are far superior.
2) Secondly, I was a little surprised by the price [around 2100 USD], considering other brands are like 600USD cheaper, but that does not matter, I was hoping for a student discount or a discount for NBR members if possible.
3) Thirdly, I wanted to know if the laptop's gpu is swappable, and if not, can this come under a custom order?
Being that i just ordered my laptop, i can speak about the GPU....that is not swapable. It is directly sodered to the mother board from what i understand. Though there are talented people who could do it, it is not receomended for a novice, and the price to swap it would be $$$.
Secondly, I have had no problems running my G74 in BF3, seems to run fine, no lag or anything.
As for the price i bought the G74SX-dh73-3d for about 1800 at bust buy as a custom order....Google the model and you will see what it comes with.