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Samsung Reveals New Line of Laptops for Gamers

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Samsung revealed its first gamer notebook during Gamescom 2011 in Germany.

During Gamescom 2011, Samsung surprised attendees with the announcement of its new line of Series 7 notebooks designed specifically for gamers. Although the company hasn't released any North American dates, the first model, the 700G7A, is expected to arrive in Germany on September 12 for 1799 euros (about $2,577 USD).

According to a list of specs, the 700G7A sports a quad-core Intel Core i7-2630QM (2.0 – 2.9 GHz) processor, a DirectX 11-capable AMD Radeon HD 6970M GPU with 2 GB of dedicated DDR5 memory, and up to 16 GB of RAM across four slots, depending on your wallet.

The Samsung 700G7A also has a 17.3-inch Full HD SuperBright plus LED backlit display (1920 x 1080) with a brightness of 400nits, and a cool backlit keyboard, perfect for all-night gaming in the basement. The W,A,S, and D keys are highlighted in red, all else is blue.

As for other features, the notebook reportedly offers 10/100/1000 Mbit/s LAN, 802.11 a/b/g/n (2×2 300 Mbps) WLAN, Bluetooth 3.0 + HS, Intel WiDi, a 2MP webcam, a Blu-ray player and DVD SuperMulti optical drive, an HDMI output port, two USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 ports, a VGA port, a 7-in-1 card reader, a 2.1 sound system with subwoofer, Dolby Home Theater, SRS 3D Sound and dual 750 GB HDDs spinning at 7200 RPM (1.5 TB).

An additional report reveals that Samsung's new series will be the first to officially license ExpressCache for use in an OEM system. This is a software layer that allows the user to cache HDD reads/writes with a small SSD, but reportedly doesn't have any specific SSD or chipset requirements.

Samsung Series 7 700G7A

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    bebangs , August 19, 2011 4:18 AM
    serious gamers dont buy laptop for their games.
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    amk-aka-Phantom , August 19, 2011 4:31 AM
    Nonsense... $2600? Can get better Alienware for this price. Or a killer desktop. If it's a gaming laptop, it has to stay below $1500-1700.
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    Inferno1217 , August 19, 2011 4:28 AM
    Ther are some Gamers that need to be mobile or just want both a desktop solution and a mobile solution.
    bebangsserious gamers dont buy laptop for their games.

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    whysobluepandabear , August 19, 2011 4:11 AM
    Meh.
  • 22 Hide
    bebangs , August 19, 2011 4:18 AM
    serious gamers dont buy laptop for their games.
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    Anonymous , August 19, 2011 4:22 AM
    high end gaming platform without an ssd? lol plz.
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    Anonymous , August 19, 2011 4:28 AM
    Badass, now how about cramming all that hardware in a 15inch laptop?
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    Inferno1217 , August 19, 2011 4:28 AM
    Ther are some Gamers that need to be mobile or just want both a desktop solution and a mobile solution.
    bebangsserious gamers dont buy laptop for their games.

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    amk-aka-Phantom , August 19, 2011 4:31 AM
    Nonsense... $2600? Can get better Alienware for this price. Or a killer desktop. If it's a gaming laptop, it has to stay below $1500-1700.
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    buzznut , August 19, 2011 5:15 AM
    Yeah, looks a bit pricey to me too. Alienware is better, even though its Dell.
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    Yuka , August 19, 2011 5:19 AM
    Weight? Can you at least lift it with a pick up truck?

    What a waste of money, really. Like the Qosmio series and 17" gaming notebooks.

    It's better to have a "jack of all trades" in this case. Compare the value of that thing against an Asus N53JF or a N53SV; even the ROG notebooks from them are crap against those 2 particular lines, geez.

    Cheers!
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    therabiddeer , August 19, 2011 6:26 AM
    Expensive and doesnt feature the ability to disable the graphics card (from what I can see)? That things gonna have like a 2 hour battery life... max... maybe an hour while gaming.
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    Archean , August 19, 2011 6:42 AM
    bebangsserious gamers dont buy laptop for their games.


    I would rephrase it like this:

    'Casual gamers won't mind buying a notebook, but a truly serious gamer would always choose a desktop' :) 

    Beside a 17.3" beast isn't as mobile as one may think it is IMO.

    therabiddeerExpensive and doesnt feature the ability to disable the graphics card (from what I can see)? That things gonna have like a 2 hour battery life... max... maybe an hour while gaming.


    They may have the switchable graphics, but I have noticed that many vendors are not conveying this clearly.
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    ben850 , August 19, 2011 7:27 AM
    ArcheanBeside a 17.3" beast isn't as mobile as one may think it is IMO.


    Would be good for LAN parties but that's about it.
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    junixophobia , August 19, 2011 9:57 AM
    amk-aka-phantomNonsense... $2600? Can get better Alienware for this price. Or a killer desktop. If it's a gaming laptop, it has to stay below $1500-1700.


    try playing it in a train/airport for 8 hours ride/wait... if you can carry all of it in the first place
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    cmartin011 , August 19, 2011 10:02 AM
    put one of those super amoled screens on there u got me sold :-)
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    junixophobia , August 19, 2011 10:12 AM
    by the way... for that price... where is the 3D..?
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    aracheb , August 19, 2011 12:11 PM
    junixophobiaby the way... for that price... where is the 3D..?

    They said gamer, not 3d games..

    it for hardcore gamers who play farmville and the likes a lot. :p 
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    feeddagoat , August 19, 2011 1:29 PM
    Brilliant, now can we have some Llano laptops released? Still haven't seen any yet.
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    davendork , August 19, 2011 3:34 PM
    Good ad.
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    dgriffs , August 19, 2011 4:04 PM
    Sager is by far the best value when it comes to gaming laptops. I bet you could get a laptop with those same components for half the price.
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    Anomalyx , August 19, 2011 4:14 PM
    bebangsserious gamers dont buy laptop for their games.

    On the contrary. I certainly don't want to carry my desktop around everywhere....
    Serious gamers have both a desktop primary and laptop for gaming away from home.
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    COLGeek , August 19, 2011 5:57 PM
    Samsung generally makes good stuff. BTW, for those of us here in the good ol' USA, I would imagine they will cost less here. One should never compares suggested prices between Europe and the US.

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