Samsung’s Series 7 lineup is targeted at folks who want a little more oomph in their laptops, offering larger screens, gaming-ready GPUs, and potent processors. It’s time to meet the family’s portly fun-loving uncle, the Series 7 Gamer.


It’s Samsung’s very first gaming laptop, and takes things in the Series 7 lineup to their logical conclusion: there’s the 17.3-inch display, a quad-core Ivy Bridge processor, 16GB of RAM, and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 675M GPU packed into its husky 9.6 pound frame. Gaming laptops generally sacrifice portability for performance, and aren’t cheap — the Gamer will set you back $1,900. Does this big guy live up to its name? Let’s find out.