When it comes to phones and tablets, Samsung and Apple’s battle is no secret. Take a look at this commercial or peruse the back-and-forth litigation and you’ll get a fine look at how fierce the fight has become. However, in the fight for laptop supremacy, Samsung’s played it relatively safe, avoiding engagement by keeping to its own designs and direction. Until the Series 7 Chronos, that is. Just one glance at the 15.6-inch laptop reveals that Samsung’s more than jotted down a few notes on Apple’s MacBook Pro design and taken an even harder look at its spec sheet. The Series 7 has the same exact specs as the 15-inch MacBook Pro, including a quad-core Core i7-2675QM processor, 6GB of RAM, and AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics. It all looks fairly evenly matched until you take a look at the price tag. While Apple charges $1,800 for its 15-inch MacBook Pro package, the Series 7 Chronos comes in at $1,300 for the same configuration. It’s a big chunk of savings, but just what exactly does the Series 7 Chronos require you give up for the saved cash? And is it ultimately what it was designed to be — a strong competitor to the MacBook Pro? Keep reading to find out.