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Samsung 700G7A


Samsung 700G7A
Samsung 700G7A (Series 7 Series)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon HD 6970M - 2048 MB, Core: 680 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, GDDR5-VRAM, Catalyst 11.10
16384 MB 
, 4x 4096 MB DDR3-RAM (1333 MHz)
17.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, Samsung 173HT02-C01, Full HD SuperBright Plus, LED backlight, 120 Hz, glossy: yes
Intel HM65
Hitachi Travelstar 7K750 HTS727575A9E, 750 GB 
, 7200 rpm, - 2x HDDs with a total of 1500 GB + SanDisk iSSD P4, 8 GB
Realtek ALC269 @ Intel Cougar Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: headphone, microphone, Card Reader: XD,MMC,MMC Plus,SDHC,SD,MS,MS Pro
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 3.0
Optical drive
height x width x depth (in mm): 53 x 409 x 277 ( = 2.09 x 16.1 x 10.91 in)
89 Wh Lithium-Ion, 5900 mAh, 8 cells, 0.442 kg
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Webcam: 2.0 Megapixel
Additional features
power adapter: 200 Watt, Recovery DVD, System Software Media DVD, Quick Start Guide, Warranty Guide, Safety Guide, CyberLink Media Suite (incl. PowerDVD 10), Microsoft Office 2010 Starter, 24 Months Warranty
4.084 kg ( = 144.06 oz / 9 pounds), Power Supply: 830 g ( = 29.28 oz / 1.83 pounds)
1779 Euro



Average Score: 90.86% - very good
Average of 7 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 92%, features: 84%, display: 90% mobility: 71%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 91%, emissions: 86%

Reviews for the Samsung 700G7A

85% Review Samsung Series 7 Gamer 700G7A Notebook | Notebookcheck
Attack on the gaming elite. Alienware and Asus have to watch out: Samsung presents a serious opponent for the gaming leaders, M17x and G74SX, called 700G7A. In addition to high-end components (Radeon HD 6970M) and good equipment (Blu-Ray drive), the 17 inch laptop has an illuminated keyboard. So, nothing can go wrong, or?
80% Samsung 700G7A GAMER review
Source: Pocket Lint English
It's a hefty machine able to handle the most-demanding games and media applications, but where it really excels in its display. Samsung makes great LCD panels, and 700G showcases their quality, with a clear, bright display and with the power needed to deliver the media performance that will show off the display. 3D is the cherry on the top.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/11/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Samsung NP700G7A
Source: Digital Versus English
The powerful, quiet and well-equipped Samsung Series 7 NP700G7A is an excellent laptop for gamers. However, we recommend you only use the 3D mode for watching 3D Blu-ray movies and stick to gaming in 2D with the graphics detail up high. While the AlienWare M17x-R3 is still a cut above, it's also a fair bit more expensive than this Samsung model.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/20/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Samsung Series 7 700G7A - The Future Choice of Pro-Gaming
Source: Hardware Zone English
Gaming notebooks are generally not cheap, with most models starting well above S$3000. For top of the line units, with similar specs and entertainment capabilities, expect to pay up to S$5000+. Bearing that in mind, we were pleasantly surprised to see Samsung price the 700G7A at a very modest S$2899. Best of all, you’re not sacrificing performance at that price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% mobility: 75%

Foreign Reviews

100% Samsung 700G
Source: PC Magazin - 2/12 German
Single Review, , Short, Date: 01/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
87% Samsung Serie 7 Gamer 700G7A im Test
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 90% features: 90% display: 90%
94% Samsung Serie 7 Gamer 700G7A
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 94% performance: 95% display: 95% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 95%
Samsung 700G7A
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Positive: keyboard, performance, display; negative: expensive, no SSD, loud
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/28/2011
Source: PC zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/22/2011


AMD Radeon HD 6970M:

High-end graphics card from AMD based on the desktop HD 6850 with  UVD3 video processing and Eyefinity+.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

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.  

2630QM: Fast Quad-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and 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.

4.084 kg:

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.

In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.


In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.

90.86%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

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Samsung 700G7C-S02FR
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Samsung 700Z7C-S02
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GeForce GT 540M, Core i5 2410M, 17.30", 2.9 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2011-11- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)