Samsung Series 7 Gamer (US)

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Traditionally, gamers have looked to hefty, monstrous machines with stylish designs — though some prefer the term “ostentatious” — for their portable gaming needs. Even as other laptops get thinner, lighter, and sexier, gaming laptops remain bulky and incredibly powerful, making them the best option if you’re looking for a portable — well, relatively portable — computer that can handle the latest games in their full glory. However, wanting to play games doesn’t necessarily mean you want a...

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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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  • 7.0
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    Reviewed by Sunmi-451 (Currently owns)

    The Samsung Series 7 offers a very high level of performance for a laptop. The saleswoman informed me that more commonly it is referred to as a desktop replacement. I've played Skyrim, Borderlands 2, Saints Row 3, and various other games all on max settings with ZERO issues. I even sometimes run Fraps and capture my gameplay while running a game. However, once the power cord is unplugged from the computer, performance suffers. Screen clipping is a huge issue. Unless you're willing to play your games at low to medium settings, keep it plugged in.

    After playing Skyrim or any online game for that matter, the WASD keys tend to heat up and the laptop produces a noticeable hum. Battery life sucks to the max. You get just over an hour if you have the laptop set to Game mode. I'm yet to test the other modes but I'm sure you can find that information on the internet. The display is INCREDIBLE. Anything and everything I watch looks crystal clear and BOSS. Plus, it comes with a Blu-ray drive... HELLO, AWESOME!

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    • Design 8
    • Keyboard 8
    • Touchpad 4
    • Display 10
    • Performance 10
    • Heat / noise 5
    • Battery life 1
    • Software 10
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