Samsung Series 7 700G7A coming to gamers this September
Samsung mainly deals with tablets and netbooks – but not so much in the full-sized laptops. So when the Korean introduces a monster in the form the 17.3” Series 7 700G7A, heads are sure to turn. Engagdet reports of a couple of German site NewGadgets.de playing with a review sample of the same. They came back looking quite impress by its performance.
The 17.3” 1,920 x 1,080 screen sports a 2GHz quad-core Core i7 processor and a Radeon HD 6970m with option of having up to 16GB of RAM (4 x 4GB) and adding a Blu-ray drive. It will come pre-loaded with Windows 7 Pro.
The all-black model that was reviewed had a glossy finish on the lid. This glossiness extends to the display screen which was visibly reflecting light in the review video. The area around the keyboard area baths in grey metallic shade, complete with a textured touchpad.
There are the loudspeakers, turbo mode button, power button and a unique roller on top of the keyboard. The roller keeps changing energy usage statuses like power saving mode, gaming mode etc. The keyboard is full-sized with traditional typewrite styled keys. The touchpad below is located slightly off the left from the middle position with a single mouse button with a distinct marking to indicate both the left and right clicks.
The backlit keyboard will provide visibility in dark, while game-specific features like marking the ever-popular W, A, S, D buttons should make playing faster.
The laptop is powered by an Intel Core i7-2630QM processor with a clock speed of 2GHz and 6MB L3 cache memory. You can overclock this CPU up to 2.9GHz. It has four cores built on a 32nm architecture so that you get the perfect uninterrupted gaming package on a compact body.
There are both USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, HDMI jack, DC in, Ethernet port, VGA out, SD card slot, mic and headphone outs. Wireless connectivity will be through Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0 + HS.
Pricing and availability
Like what you read? Wait till September for a possible Europe launch with no definite US launch dates. Right now, the price has been speculated at around €1,800 (about $2,600).