Summary: The Samsung Series 7 is a good gaming laptop, but especially considering its lack of customization, the Series 7 carries a hefty price tag and less than substantial performance specs. However, the Series 7 laptop is calibrated specifically for gamers, and the standard included features won’t hold you back from serious game time.
Pros: The full list of preinstalled features includes a Blu-ray player and four USB ports.
Cons: You can’t upgrade this model, so you’re stuck with the standard components.
Conclusion: You're obliged to pay a slight premium for the Samsung's sleek design and HDTV-caliber screen, but that arrangement will be perfectly acceptable to many buyers who are seeking an all-in-one PC for a room in their home that is not a back office.
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.
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
Excerpt: The Samsung Series 7 Chronos 17 packs a 2.3GHz 3rd Gen Intel Core i7 Quad-Core processor, 17.3-inch 1080p HD display and impressively long battery life in a surprisingly portable notebook. The Samsung Series 7 is capable of replacing a desktop for many users and is capable of playing many games in addition to video and photo editing.
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: And while typing, the cursor would occasionally find its way to some random point in the document. Sadly, these issues are not uncommon to trackpads, but they have the ability to tarnish the user’s experience. A function key on the Chronos lets you disable the trackpad in favor of a mouse. All in all, the Series 7 Chronos offers a well-rounded package for mainstream use at a reasonable price.
Pros: Feature-rich; capable performer; subtly stylish; great battery life.
Cons: Buggy trackpad; poor vertical off-axis on screen.
Conclusion: The Samsung 700Z5C is a good model, but the manufacturer has made a few mistakes in critical areas. The main flaw is the average panel , which is the same as the one in the 700Z5A. The panel has poor viewing angles and the colors are pale. The poor contrast/black value will be a problem for demanding professionals. However, the panel does offer a resolution of 1600x900 pixels.
Pros: Good performance, Elegant, luxurious-looking aluminum design, Very compact case, Good input devices, Long battery life, Solid workmanship, Matte display & HD+ resolution, The compact and elegant design with stylish aluminum surfaces paired with decent performance and good battery life.
Cons: Modest panel (Contrast, Viewing angles), Few upgrade possibilities, Display hinges are slightly spongy, Mere 5400 rpm HDD, A high-quality panel with good contrast and better viewing angles. An upgrade to an SSD or at least a hybrid 7200 rpm HDD.
Conclusion: In the Chronos 17, Samsung took the two most significant weaknesses of the Chronos 15 – the weak display and sub-premium speakers – and upgraded them to a high brightness CMO TFT display and a JBL 2.1 speaker system . Components like these are the reasons why buyers pay extra for premium notebooks.
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