Conclusion: We’re able to appreciate the laptop’s incredible hardware in spite of its design shortcomings. This isn’t just a gaming machine; it’s also a portable workstation, a multi-media powerhouse, and a capable desktop replacement. The Samsung Series 7 Gamer is the only computer you’d ever need. Portability excluded, of course. That doesn’t mean the Series 7 Gamer is the only computer you’ll want, however.
Pros: Pleasing keyboard and touchpad, The best laptop display we’ve ever tested, Quick, well-rounded performance, Affordable (for a gaming laptop)
Cons: Gaudy exterior, Average build quality, Subpar connectivity, Poor battery life
Conclusion: The fun of the mode dial's sound and light show may wear off after the first few times you use it, but the Samsung Series 7 Gamer still gives you a powerful 17.3-inch gaming laptop for under $2,000. No, it can't go toe-to-toe with pricier rigs like Alienware's M18x, but it's easier to tote around as well as significantly less expensive.
Pros: Solid performance, Reasonably priced, Plenty of ports, Backlit keyboard
Cons: Reflective screen, Mode dial mostly a gimmick, Bulky, A little bloatware
Summary: Noble gamer. Samsung introduces the Samsung Series 7 700G7C, a high-performance gaming notebook that seeks to extend the premium Series 7 family. Featuring an Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 675M, 16 GB RAM, a Blu-Ray drive, and illuminated elements, the elegant piano black lacquer notebook is a high-quality device with a price to match.
Can Samsung’s beefy gaming rig live up to its name?
19 July 2012
Summary: My latent inner miser is phoning in again, harping on about rent payments and weighing the relative merits of pricey gaming laptops versus gaming desktops that arguably offer a better bang for your buck. If you’re in the market for a desktop replacement, the Samsung Series 7 Gamer will certainly not disappoint, serving up strong performance in an attractive package for years to come. But lurking in the shadows (in my mind at least) is Alienware’s juggernaut.
Samsung Series 7 Gamer review: Gaming excellence that won't fit in your backpack
26 April 2012
Summary: The Samsung Series 7 Gamer is huge, expensive, and unattractive, but it's also one of the best gaming laptops that we've seen this year. If you don't mind its beefy 17-inch form, you won’t be disappointed.
Pros: The Samsung Series 7 Gamer has a fantastic screen, plenty of ports, a blazing processor and graphics, and most of the features you'd be looking for in a gaming desktop replacement.
Cons: This clunky beast isn't a looker, and it's hardly priced to be relevant to most shoppers: at slightly under $2,000, this is a specialty item.
Samsung Series 7 Gamer – the Alienware competitor gets updated specs and is coming to the US
31 January 2012
Excerpt: Samsung has been quite active at CES 2012, announcing a wide range of products, including several new laptop series and a lot of upgrades to existing models. One of the most interesting offers was the Samsung Series 7 Gamer – as the name suggests, these laptops are meant for gaming and going by the design and hardware specs, they definitely look like they can take on the popular Alienware series from Dell.
Summary: Attack on the gaming elite. Alienware and Asus have to watch out: Samsung presents a serious opponent for the gaming leaders, M17x and G74SX, called 700G7A. In addition to high-end components (Radeon HD 6970M) and good equipment (Blu-Ray drive), the 17 inch laptop has an illuminated keyboard. So, nothing can go wrong, or?
Pros: High-end screen, Illuminated keyboard, Good input devices, Good equipment, Two big HDDs, Blu-Ray drive, Recovery DVD, Great performance, Samsung has opted for an extremely fast high-end GPU with the Radeon HD 6970M.
Cons: Temperatures during load, Sensitive lid, Scanty battery life, High weight, A matt case lid and a better battery life.
Summary: The Samsung Series 7 Gamer laptop manages to be powerful enough to play the latest games and affordable enough to leave money in your bank account. Read our Samsung Series 7 Gamer review to find out more.