Samsung unleashes a powerful gaming notebook

Aug 23, 2011

The Samsung Series 7 GAMER delivers the ultimate gaming experience with state of the art performance and impressive graphics display

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the launch of the Series 7 GAMER notebook PC, designed to deliver a smarter and richer gaming experience.

The high-performance notebook PC is powered by a quad-core Intel® Core™ i7 processor and combined with a high-end gaming AMD RadeonTM HD graphics card as well as an 8GB ExpressCacheTM system to deliver incredible gaming speeds. The notebook PC guarantees rich visual imagery through its 3D 17.3” display with full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution. Additionally, the Series 7 GAMER comes equipped with the latest 3D surround sound for an immersive experience.

The Samsung Series 7 GAMER features four different optimisation modes for ultimate versatility. In addition to the main ‘Gaming’ mode, it includes a ‘Balanced’ mode for everyday use, ‘Library’ mode for quiet surroundings, and ‘Green’ mode for maximum battery performance. The modes can easily be switched using the Mode Dial.

“With the Series 7 GAMER we have delivered a notebook that can compete with a desktop PC, and that sets the benchmark for gaming notebooks,” said Damian Cusick, General Manager, Computing, Samsung UK and Ireland. “The Series 7 is packed with features that specifically meet the demands of serious gamers, and with its four optimisation modes, can deliver optimum performance for a wide variety of different activities, at the turn of a dial.”

Maximised gaming experience

The four performance settings accommodate different situations, enabling a range of experiences. When in ‘Gaming’ mode, for example, the CPU performance is maximised, turbo cooling system operated to 100% fan speed and touch pad automatically turned off to avoid any disturbances while in action.

The notebook PC also features a high quality gaming keyboard with a desktop layout, including ergonomic u-shaped key caps, a 2.7mm keystroke and separated arrow keys to provide more precise control. Additionally, the keyboard is backlit in white in dark environments, and blue in ‘Gaming’ mode with the main gaming keys highlighted in red and the Windows key disabled.

Incredible performance and speed

The powerful Intel® Core™ i7 Quad Core processor delivers incredible performance for the most demanding applications and games. It dynamically allocates processing power where it is needed most using intelligent Turbo Boost technology. This frees up the processing power allocated to applications that are not in use, and applies this wherever it is required.

The processor is complemented by the innovative ExpressCache™ technology that provides an extra 8GB of flash memory on the motherboard. By acting as an ultra fast HDD with intelligent, automatic caching, it delivers an incredible gaming experience. It also significantly improves startup, application launch, internet loading and information access speeds, while maintaining the safety and integrity of data through its automatic save feature. It takes 25% less time to boot up and start Internet Explorer up to 2-3 times faster than models without the ExpressCacheTM feature.

Ultimate visual experience

The Series 7 GAMER is equipped with the most powerful graphics card currently available – the AMD RadeonTM HD 6970M 2GB GDDR5. Its new and advanced architecture ensures unprecedented video quality and supercharged performance. With full support for DirectX® 11 it delivers visually impressive games, as well as improved performance when viewing websites and using everyday applications.

The gaming experience on the Series 7 GAMER is enhanced further by its realistic image reproduction capabilities. It comes equipped with a 17.3” SuperBright HD 3D display*, working at 120Hz, with Bluetooth-enabled active shuttering 3D glasses* for a smooth and clear 3D experience. Samsung’s superior LCD technology, the SuperBright Plus display*, enables superior picture quality with 400nit brightness – 100% brighter than conventional laptop displays – and 16 million colours, which is 60 times better than normal 265 thousand colours[1].

Richer sound

Gamers can also enjoy an even more immersive experience thanks to the Series 7 GAMER’s cinematic surround sound system. As well as featuring two powerful built-in speakers and a subwoofer, the Dolby® Home Theatre v4 technology supports ultra-realistic, clear and spacious, 5.1 or 7.1 channel surround sound through external speakers or a home theatre system.

Pricing and Availability

The Samsung Series 7 GAMER comes with 3D glasses and is now available in the UK from PC World, Amazon, John Lewis and dedicated gaming PC specialists for RRP £1499.

* Factory option.


[1] Compared against standard 200nit notebook display brightness

Specifications

Series 7 700G GAMER
Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Processor Intel® Core™ i7 Quad Core Processor
LCD* 17.3" SuperBright Plus 400nit Full
HD 3D* LED Display (1920 x 1080)
Dimension (W x D x H mm) 409.8 x 284.8 x 32.9 ~ 49.9mm (16.1" x 11.2" x 1.29" ~ 1.96")
Weight (kg) 3.8 kg (8.37 lbs)
Graphic Processor* AMD RadeonTM HD 6970M
Graphic Memory 2GB GDDR5
System Memory* 8GB DDR3 (up to 16GB)
Storage 1.5TB S-ATAⅡ Hard Drive (7200 RPM, 750 GB x 2) + ExpressCacheTM 8GB
ODD Blu-ray Drive
Sound HD Audio
Sound Mic Noise Suppression
Dolby® Home Theater® v4
Speaker 4 W Stereo Speaker (2 W x 2)
Subwoofer
Integrated Camera 2.0 megapixel Webcam
Bluetooth Bluetooth 3.0
I/O Port VGA, HDMI, Display Port, Headphone-out, Mic-in, Internal Mic, 2 USB 3.0 (1 Sleep-and-Charge USB 3.0), 2 USB 2.0 7-in-1 (MS, MS Pro, SD, SDHC, MMC, MMC plus, xD) RJ45 (LAN), DC-In (Power Port)
Standard Battery 8 Cell (89Wh)


NOTE: All are based on factory specifications. Product design specifications and colours are subject to change without notice and may vary from those shown. Errors and omissions excepted. Battery life based on MobileMark test scores that will vary based on configuration. Warranty service availability and response times may vary from country to country and may also be subject to registration requirements in the country of purchase. OS reveals lower HDD capacity than the specification as the difference of the calculation way and recovery partition.


About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognised as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.