SpecificationsNotebook: Samsung 700Z7C-S01DE (Series 7 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 3615QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 2048 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Price: 1500 euro
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung 700Z7C-S01DE
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.
The Chronos 7 doesn’t offer the same no holds barred gaming abilities as the Alienware MX17, but for users who want a more portable system capable of playing most games, the Series 7 Chronos is a good option. The high quality matte display, backlit keys and performance make it easy to recommend this notebook.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/13/2012
We have yet to see any officially branded 17-inch ultrabooks, but I suspect the Samsung Series 7 Chronos 700Z7CH would be an excellent approximation of one. At first glance, at least, this thin desktop replacement seems like it has everything going for it. A high-end big-screen multimedia laptop that's pretty portable (for a desktop replacement), the Samsung Series 7 Chronos is what we imagine a 17-inch ultrabook would look like.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/29/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
Although Apple recently announced that it would no longer be producing the 17-inch MacBook Pro, Samsung seems determined to prove that the desktop replacement isn't dead. The 17-inch version of the Samsung Series 7 Chronos provides an excellent multimedia experience in a sleek design with a bright HD display and JBL speakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/28/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Notebookinfo DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/24/2012
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 95% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 88%
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/22/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M: A mid-range GPU and the fastest GeForce GT as part of the 600M series
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
3615QM: An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.3 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU running at 650-1200 MHz on a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.
88.2%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.