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Samsung Launches Series 7 Gaming Laptop

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Samsung is getting serious about attracting PC gamers to its brand of computers.

The company announced what it calls the "ultimate" (off-the-shelf) gaming notebook. The Series 7 comes equipped with a 2.3 GHz Intel i7-3610QM Ivy Bridge processor, 16 GB of memory, 1.5 TB HDD space, as well as Nvidia GeForce GTX675M graphics. As a 17.3-inch (1920x1080) system, it is common sense to assume that it is not an especially light device: Samsung says the Series 7 weighs 13.3 lbs.

Additional standard features include a Blu-ray drive, two USB 3 ports, a 2 MP webcam as well as 4 watt speakers with an integrated sub-woofer.

Samsung says the Series 7 can be run in four different modes - a gaming mode with pulsating, red light that highlights keyboard keys and speakers, a general mode with optimizations for productivity software, a quiet mode with disabled sounds and the fan turned off, as well as a power saver mode in which "only the most critical parts of the processor are running".

The Series 7 is a sale now for $1900.

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    rahulkadukar , May 2, 2012 3:27 PM
    Alienware M17x with 7970m is for $1699. This is an epic fail.
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    Lord Captivus , May 2, 2012 3:28 PM
    "Gaming" and "Laptop" shouldn’t be written in the same sentence.
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    stingstang , May 2, 2012 3:14 PM




    NOPE! Not with the 7970m gpu out for laptops. Far better, and with the option to have 2x4 RAM chips, ends up with the same price tag.
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    stingstang , May 2, 2012 3:14 PM




    NOPE! Not with the 7970m gpu out for laptops. Far better, and with the option to have 2x4 RAM chips, ends up with the same price tag.
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    mcd023 , May 2, 2012 3:22 PM
    I still say that's pretty sweet. Although I think it weighs more than my old dell E1705. Gosh, was that thing heavy.
  • 12 Hide
    rahulkadukar , May 2, 2012 3:27 PM
    Alienware M17x with 7970m is for $1699. This is an epic fail.
  • 11 Hide
    Lord Captivus , May 2, 2012 3:28 PM
    "Gaming" and "Laptop" shouldn’t be written in the same sentence.
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    soccerplayer88 , May 2, 2012 3:57 PM
    Lord Captivus"Gaming" and "Laptop" shouldn’t be written in the same sentence.


    Echoed.
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    shardey , May 2, 2012 4:01 PM
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    As a 17.3-inch (1920x1080) system, it is common sense to assume that it is not an especially light device: Samsung says the Series 7 weighs 13.3 lbs.


    This is like carrying an All-in-one around with a very large UPS.. :-)
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    captaincharisma , May 2, 2012 5:35 PM
    they certainly some a long way for a company that just started out producing netbooks. at least in north america
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    captaincharisma , May 2, 2012 7:32 PM
    i would think the alien ware would be pricier just for the obscure custom case they use
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    DroKing , May 2, 2012 8:18 PM
    Still is a better deal than an macbook =D
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    danwat1234 , May 2, 2012 10:04 PM
    Lord Captivus"Gaming" and "Laptop" shouldn’t be written in the same sentence.

    "Cuda computational" and "Laptop" should/could
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    beetlejuicegr , May 2, 2012 10:21 PM
    But really! someone explain me this, when this laptop plays full hd games with 4x antialiasing and all details at full will it not overheat? i really doubt they have a pro heatsink system and powerful fan to avoid overheating..
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    captaincharisma , May 2, 2012 10:29 PM
    so you really think they will sell something as a "gaming" laptop knowing it will over heat and fail. yea cause all companies think they can get away with that

    FAIL
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    archange , May 3, 2012 6:52 AM
    Man, this makes me sad... :( 

    I like those specs, but 3.5 Kilos is the most I am willing to carry around on a daily basis and even that makes longer distances look ridiculous, dangling all the way on my shoulder and hip. Add the weight of case, power brick and whatnot and it becomes a drag. Literally. So, 6+ Kilos is out of the question for me.
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    chimera201 , May 3, 2012 7:36 AM
    Why the hell would somebody need 16GB RAM to play a game. Most games just require 4GB-6GB and that too to run at max settings.
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    AntiZig , May 3, 2012 12:50 PM
    well about time Samsung jumped into that scene. Hopefully this well get us some alternative case designs and competitive pricing
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    __-_-_-__ , May 3, 2012 3:42 PM
    no thunderbolt, expensive, low specs. Clevo ftw.
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    AntiZig , May 3, 2012 5:27 PM
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    no thunderbolt, expensive, low specs. Clevo ftw.

    are you just trolling? 675 is low specs? lol. while I respect clevo (check my system), it won't be any cheaper for same specs. So, $2k for ivy bridge + 675 is expensive? lol. Thunderbolt is available on clevo machines? lol.
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    AntiZig , May 3, 2012 5:29 PM
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    But really! someone explain me this, when this laptop plays full hd games with 4x antialiasing and all details at full will it not overheat? i really doubt they have a pro heatsink system and powerful fan to avoid overheating..

    it will crumble and not be able to give you 30 fps stable before it overheats. Does that explain it enough for you?
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    AntiZig , May 3, 2012 5:32 PM
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    Man, this makes me sad... :( 

    I like those specs, but 3.5 Kilos is the most I am willing to carry around on a daily basis and even that makes longer distances look ridiculous, dangling all the way on my shoulder and hip. Add the weight of case, power brick and whatnot and it becomes a drag. Literally. So, 6+ Kilos is out of the question for me.

    There's a reason this class is called "DESKTOP replacement." I would imagine that by same sentiment you won't hold it on your knees for longer than 2 hours anyway, since it would be a drag.