Samsung Series 7 Gamer review: a big, beefy and shiny laptop ready for the latest titles
8 March 2014
Excerpt: With its blue backlit keyboard and i7 processor, Samsung’s Series 7 Gamer laptop is a big shiny box of power. At 17 inches and 9 pounds, it’s more of a semi-portable desktop replacement than a truly portable laptop.
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.
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.
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...
Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: In the world of gaming notebooks, power is king. If your rig can't play the latest titles at smooth frame rates, you're as good as PWNED. The Samsung's Series 7 Gamer ($1,899) more than meets this challenge, a 17.3-inch gaming behemoth that packs Intel's quad-core Ivy Bridge processor and Nvidia's...
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...
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.
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.
Conclusion: There's a lot to like about the Samsung Series 7 700G, if you overlook its lack of portability and battery life. Like most 17-inch laptops, this is a desktop replacement, with a Core i7 and 8GB of RAM.
Pros: Clear bright screen, plenty of power and memory, excellent sound
Cons: Poor battery life, lack of media controls, keys slightly too small