Conclusion: If you're looking for a desktop-replacement notebook with pleasing aesthetics that you can tote around without too much shoulder strain, put the Samsung Series 7 Chronos at the top of your list.
Summary: The $1,499 Samsung Series 7 Chronos looks great, sounds great, and is pleasantly thin and light for a 17-inch notebook. The quad-core processor combined with Nvidia's 650M graphics give this multimedia notebook plenty of pep, whether you're looking to edit video or play the latest games (though...
Summary: Chronos optimized. Samsungs 17-inch Chronos wants to eliminate the weaknesses of it's 15.6-inch brother by improving more than just the display. Big surprise: Crystal clear sound using a subwoofer.
Pros: Compact 17-incher, Well marksmanship, Long battery runtime, Big touchpad, Handy power supply, Low noise, Fast HDD, Well gaming performance, Good contrasts, Short boot sequence, Keyboard illumination, Effortless keyboard, Slot-In drive, Clear sound with gravity
Cons: Few connectors, Only RAM accessible, Bendable lid, ClickPad: Little keystroke, Throttling - 90 Watt power supply overchallenged
Excerpt: IT MIGHT SEEM like ultrabooks have overtaken the laptop landscape, what with all the attention they’ve received lately in the press and at CES, but there are still plenty of folks who prefer a more substantial laptop for general-purpose computing.
Pros: Feature-rich; capable performer; subtly stylish; great battery life.
Cons: Buggy trackpad; poor vertical off-axis on screen.
Summary: The Samsung Chronos 7 has a strong combination of portability and performance, particularly for a 15.6-inch system. Though its quad-core Core i7 CPU and Radeon 6750 GPU help it outperform the $1,249 HP Envy 15 , we prefer the Envy for its brighter 1080p screen, better Beats audio and snazzier...
Conclusion: The Samsung Series 7 Chronos offers plenty of power and value. For $1,100 you get the same specs as the 15" MacBook Pro with Apple's resolution upgrade for nearly half the price. In fact, we prefer the Chronos' keyboard backlighting and Windows optimized software (for those of you who are looking...
Pros: Extreme power and portability, high res matte display, less expensive than competitors.
Cons: Display has narrow viewing angles, keyboard offset is awkward at first.
Excerpt: When it comes to phones and tablets, Samsung and Apple’s battle is no secret. Take a look at this commercial or peruse the back-and-forth litigation and you’ll get a fine look at how fierce the fight has become.
Pros: Crisp, matte display, Can adjust brightness of backlit keyboard, Great performance, Relatively thin for its size
Cons: Build quality could be better, Loud fan noise, No Blu-ray or HD display option, Terrible vertical viewing angles
Samsung Series 7 Chronos Notebook -First Impressions Review
7 December 2011
Summary: My take? This outstanding all-round business notebook is great value for money even at its official RRP of 1999 Aussie dollars. If you're in Aus talk to your local JB hi-fi store for a much better price.