Samsung Series 7 Gamer (US)

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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...

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Basic Specs

Laptop type Gaming PC
Thickness 1.29 inches
Weight 8.39 pounds
Operating system Windows 7
Screen size (diagonal) 17.3 inches
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Ivy Bridge
Graphics type Discrete
Base discrete GPU brand Nvidia
Optical drive type Tray-loading
The Verge Battery Test 2 hours and 32 minutes

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Tech Specs

Hardware

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

Software

Operating system Windows 7

Display (base)

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

Keyboard

Type Standard
Backlit No
Number pad Yes

Mouse

Type(s) Trackpad

Processor (base)

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

GPU (base)

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

Memory

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

Storage

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

Optical drive type Tray-loading
Compatible media BD Combo

Audio

Speakers 2

Webcam

Effective pixels 2 megapixels
Video resolution 720p

Port options

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

Connectivity

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

Battery

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

Benchmarks

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

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by VoxMediaUser755707 (Currently owns)

    The Series 7 Gamer is a serious mobile gaming platform. It's on par with any of the latest & greatest offered from competitors and boasts a sub-$2,000 price tag. Not bad for everything you're getting. Its only glaring weakness is the battery. It's undersized and lacks longevity, clocking in nearly 2 hours before heading for a power outlet. But all things considered, you aren't playing Battlefield 3 on this thing while moving from room to room, so it's not a legitimate concern. Still, it would have been nice to see Samsung pack a little more "heat" into the battery to give it a bit more portability should the user find it necessary. If you're looking for something powerful without spending well over $2,000 on a mobile gaming/workstation laptop, this might be your best bet. $1,899 is a fair price, and the keyboard and touchpad are improved over the standard Series 7 offerings. Plus, JBL lent a hand in the on-board speakers, offering a small subwoofer to round out a very satisfying auditory experience.

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    • Touchpad 9
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    • Heat / noise 8
    • Battery life 5
    • Software 9
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