Summary: It’s Samsung’s very first gaming laptop, and takes things in the Series 7 lineup to their logical conclusion: there’s the 17.3-inch display, a quad-core Ivy Bridge processor, 16GB of RAM, and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 675M GPU packed into its husky 9.6 pound frame. Gaming laptops generally sacrifice portability for performance, and aren’t cheap — the Gamer will set you back $1,900. Does this big guy live up to its name? Let’s find out.
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
Samsung Series 7 Gamer review: the company's first gaming laptop makes its way to the US
14 July 2012
Summary: Samsung carefully ascribed the "Gamer" moniker to its latest piece of kit, knowing full well that a failure to deliver would incur the ridicule of a particularly knowledgeable and opinionated customer group. Good thing, then, that the Series 7 Gamer lives up to its handle. Despite our minor gripes, we can't deny its screaming performance.
Summary: With record-breaking speed, a superb display and excellent keyboard, the Samsung Series 7 Gamer is one of the best gaming laptops to hit our labs. Games ran smoothly even at their highest settings and videos and Web pages looked spectacular on the full HD display. And let's not forget the Gamer's impressive audio. The only drawback that prevents this notebook from being an Editors' Choice pick is the heat it generates.
Pros: Incredible performance, Gorgeous 17.3-inch full HD display, Powerful audio system, Mode Dial for switching power settings
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.
Excerpt: Gaming laptops such as the Samsung Series 7 Gamer can be a funny old breed. The idea of a portable PC powerful enough to play the latest games certainly appeals. But the reality is often a system that, due to its high-powered components, is bulky, heavy and has an incredibly short battery life.
Excerpt: Samsung NP-700G7C-T02 - это игровой ноутбук серии 7, с поддержкой 3D режима. Он работает на базе четырехъядерного процессора Intel Core i7-3630QM. За обработку графики отвечает видеокарта AMD Radeon HD7870M. Аппарат комплектуется 8 Гб оперативной памяти и двумя накопителями для хранения данных: 128 Гб SSD и 750 Гб HDD (7200 об/мин).