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Verge score: 7.1

The Samsung Series 7 Gamer laptop for the United States is available in a single configuration featuring a dual-core 2.3GHz Intel Ivy Bridge Core-i7 processor, 16GB of DDR3 ram, and a massive 1.5TB hybrid hard drive that includes 8GB of solid-state memory.


  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: May. 1, 2012
  • Price at launch: $1,899.99


  • Laptop type: Gaming PC
  • Width: 16.1 inches
  • Depth: 11.2 inches
  • Thickness: 1.29 inches
  • Weight: 8.39 pounds
  • Color: Black


  • Operating system: Windows 7


  • Screen size (diagonal): 17.3 inches
  • Display surface: Glossy
  • Technology: LCD
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 1920 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1080 px

Display (base)

  • Type: Standard
  • Backlit: No
  • Number pad: Yes


  • Type(s): Trackpad


  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-3610QM
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 2.3 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.3 GHz

Processor (base)

  • Graphics type: Discrete
  • Base discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Discrete GPU model: GeForce GTX 675M
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 2 GB

GPU (base)

  • Max. config RAM size: 16 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • RAM slots: 4


  • Base drive type: Hybrid
  • Base drive capacity: 1.5 TB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: SD, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, xD, MMC


  • Optical drive type: Tray-loading
  • Compatible media: BD Combo

Optical Drive

  • Speakers: 2


  • Effective pixels: 2 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p


  • USB: 2
  • USB 3.0: 2
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • VGA: 1
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm headphone: 1
  • 3.5mm line-in / microphone: 1

Port options

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0
  • Wireless video: WiDi


  • Size: 8 cell
  • Chemistry: Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
  • Removable: Yes


  • PCMarkVantage: 10956
  • 3DMarkVantage (GPU): 15088
  • 3DMark11 (GPU): 3509
  • The Verge Battery Test: 2 hours and 32 minutes


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