Samsung intros Series 7 Gamer, an Ivy Bridge-powered gaming laptop

Samsung unleashes Ivy Bridge-powered Series 7 Gamer notebook, also sports NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 675M.

@anthony256
Published Tue, May 1 2012 10:24 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:28 PM CST

Samsung have just unveiled their Series 7 Gamer notebook, and whilst you might think "Samsung... Gaming notebook... really?", you might want to think twice! It is definitely specced very nicely, and it looks awesome, too.

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Let's talk some specs, the Series 7 Gamer notebook sports a 17.3-inch next-generation Full HD LCD with Samsung's SuperBright technology which gives a 400-nit screen, which is up to 50-percent brighter than traditional PCs. An Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge CPU fills out the CPU duties, it supports up to 16GB of RAM, up to a 1.5TB HDD, and comes with an NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 675M GPU for your gaming needs.

Filling out the specs, we have Dolby Home Theater v4 speakers, Windows 7 Home Premium, a 2.0-megapixel webcam, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, and it weighs in at 13.34lb, as well as a battery life of around 3.7 hours. Price? Just $1899.99.

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The Series 7 Gamer from Samsung sports a unique dial which lets the user switch between four modes optimized for different uses:

  • Gaming Mode - When in gaming mode, a distinctive graphic appears on the screen identifying the active mode. The main gaming keys are highlighted on the keyboard in red, and a light is turned on around the speakers, which pulsates to match the game's sounds. The Windows key and touchpad are disabled when a game is inserted, eliminating the possibility of accidentally hitting the wrong part of the keyboard while playing. The keyboard also features ergonomic u-shaped key caps, a 2.7mm keystroke and separated arrow keys, enabling you to engage in rapid play with minimal errors.
  • General Mode - In this mode, the laptop is optimized for regular computing tasks, such as web surfing, Microsoft Office computing and photo viewing.
  • Quiet Mode - In quiet mode, sounds are disabled and the fan is turned off to result in a quieter experience.
  • Power Saver Mode - To save battery life, only the most critical parts of the processor are running when the laptop is in this mode.

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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