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
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 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 for Windows rather than Mac OS X). The Samsung is a bit lighter than the competitors and it's quite thin and highly portable.
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.
Summary: The Samsung Series 7 Slate 700T is the tablet to have if you need to run Windows. It's powerful, incredibly portable, looks great and is packed with features – we especially like the Bluetooth keyboard and dock. It still can't match Apple or Android in the usability department, however, so we'd be more tempted by the Eee Pad Transformer or iPad 2 if you want something to play on rather than work.
Excerpt: There's nothing very fancy about this updated version of Samsung's Series 7 Chronos. It doesn't have a Haswell processor, and it's way too heavy to call itself an Ultrabook, but if you're looking for a smart, powerful desktop replacement machine for use at home or in the office then the Chronos has a lot going for it. See all high-end laptop reviews.