Excerpt: If we hadn’t just spent time ogling HP’s Envy 17, we might have appreciated the Samsung RF710’s aesthetics more. After all, it too sports a sleek, sophisticated design. It’s just that everything about the RF710 looks low-rent compared to the Envy 17.
Pros: Quad-core CPU; decent at games; lightweight for a 17-inch notebook; good price.
Cons: We’d prefer a 1920x1080 screen; GPU isn’t great for new games; glossy black lid means smudges.
Excerpt: With its glossy black finish and plenty of brushed aluminium, Samsung’s latest high-end laptop is a stylish looking desktop replacement with a huge 17.3in display and full-size keyboard. The RF710 has an imposing desk footprint, but the huge dimensions are justified by powerful internal components.