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SAMSUNG 17-Inch Series 7 Chronos Offers Powerful Desktop-Like Experience In a Sleek, Elegant Laptop

on May 10, 2012

Newest Addition to the Series 7 Line Features a 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor, JBL Audio, Powerful Graphics and a 17.3” HD LED Display

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RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., MAY 10, 2012 – Samsung Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, today announced the 17-inch Series 7 CHRONOS, the newest addition to its existing high performance Series 7 laptop line. With a sleek, elegant design, 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor and innovative ExpressCache™ technology, the laptop offers a desktop experience to consumers looking to remain productive and connected everywhere. Additionally, the 17-inch Series 7 CHRONOS offers outstandingly rich stereo sound through JBL® speakers, premium 2.1 system graphics and a full HD LED display, making it an ideal choice for users unwilling to compromise on entertainment and multimedia.

“The new Series 7 CHRONOS can truly serve as a desktop replacement, whether it’s being used for work or play, because we’ve integrated so many powerful features into our innovative design and engineering, resulting in the ultimate personal computing experience,” said Todd Bouman, vice president of marketing at Samsung Enterprise Business Division. “This product incorporates great features from our award-winning Series 7 CHRONOS line while offering consumers the newest, most powerful components available and a larger screen for a more immersive viewing experience without sacrificing the convenience of a laptop.”

Enhanced Speed and Performance

Powered by a 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor, the 17-inch Series 7 CHRONOS delivers unrivalled speed right from the start, making it easy for users to accomplish tasks ranging from Internet browsing to watching videos. This new quad-core processor empowers users to speed through even the most demanding tasks and effortlessly multitask between applications, thanks to Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology. Through Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0.1 users can also access an automatic burst of speed whenever they need it.

The 17-inch Series 7 CHRONOS also offers exceptional start-up times and powerful overall performance, including web browsing speeds that are twice as fast (using Microsoft Internet Explorer), thanks to its innovative ExpressCache™ technology, developed by Diskeeper, which provides 8GB of flash memory on the motherboard. Additionally, the inclusion of Samsung’s Fast Start technology means that the laptop wakes up from hybrid sleep mode in as little as just two seconds, while Quick Boot has the notebook ready to go – from cold – in as little as 19 seconds, saving users valuable seconds of startup time.

The performance of the 17-inch Series 7 CHRONOS is further enhanced by the notebook’s extended battery life. In addition to uninterrupted performance of up to 8 hours on a single charge (based on MobileMark test scores**), Samsung’s Battery Life Plus technology keeps 80% of the cell’s original capacity, even after 1,500 charges.** This results in a battery that can last up to five times longer than other notebooks and ensures that CHRONOS users always have the power they need to be productive, anytime, anywhere.



Optimal Audio Visual Experience

The 17-inch Series 7 CHRONOS provides trendsetting consumers with the latest advances in multimedia technology. Powerful JBL® stereo speakers, a sub-woofer and HD audio processing result in an unrivaled auditory experience. Through this new audio integration with JBL, Series 7 CHRONOS users will enjoy clearer, richer sound, deeper bass and greater tone articulation when playing music and movies.

The 17-inch Series 7 CHRONOS provides a premium visual experience to match its high-end audio features. The next-generation full HD (1920x1080) high-resolution display features Samsung SuperBright™ technology, for a brilliant 300-nit screen (up to 40% brighter than traditional PCs) and a stunning range of color (up to 16 million). An anti-reflective matte screen results in images that look rich, vivid and crisp, with noticeable improvements in color depth, regardless of whether the user is indoors or out.

This visual experience is enhanced by the inclusion of NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 650M 2GB graphics, the latest NVIDIA graphics with hybrid technology, resulting in virtually faultless playback of movies, games and multimedia.

The Intel® Core™ i7 processor also augments the multimedia experience with a suite of built-in visual enhancements, improving the viewing experience for photos, videos and games. What’s more, you can sync your Series 7 CHRONOS to your TV using the Intel® Wireless Display (WiDi) and an adapter, allowing you to effortlessly view all your digital content on a larger screen.

Sleek, Elegant Design

Building on the design heritage of its smaller models, the 17-inch Series 7 CHRONOS has been crafted using modern brushed aluminum for a sleek, elegant appearance. The 17-inch Series 7 CHRONOS is just one inch thick and weighs just over 6.5 pounds.

Through its MaxScreen technology, Samsung was also able to greatly reduce the bezel of the 17-inch Series 7 CHRONOS, allowing a 17.3-inch display to fit in a smaller chassis. The result is a stunning viewing experience, which allows users to benefit from a large screen as well as an impressive design that is sure to be noticed everywhere.

Signature Samsung Technology

Samsung’s Support Center ensures all content stays safe and can help troubleshoot any particular problem. Accessible with a keyboard shortcut, the Support Center helps users manage their system settings or arrange for a tech-support web chat. Samsung’s Back-up & Recovery Solution also allows users to create and restore back-ups of system data on the device, or on a network or removable storage device.

The 17-inch Samsung Series 7 CHRONOS is currently available and retails for $1499.99. All Samsung mobile PC products are available through Samsung resellers and distribution channels. For a full list of retailers, call 1-800-SAMSUNG or visit www.samsung.com.

Key Specs:
* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, to benefits, design, components, performance, availability and capability of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.



** Battery life will vary depending on the product model, configuration, power management settings, applications used, and wireless settings. The maximum capacity of the battery will decrease with time and use. Test results based on independent third party Mobile Mark tests. Non-Metric weights and measurements are approximate. Total amount of available memory may be less based on configuration.

Accessible capacity varies; MB = 1 million bytes, GB = 1 billion bytes, TB = 1 trillion bytes. Please note that a portion of the hard drive is reserved for system recovery, operationg system and preloaded content software


About Samsung Electronics America Enterprise Business Division
As a global leader in Information Technology, Samsung's Enterprise Business Division (EBD) is committed to bringing meaningful innovation to businesses of all types from small/medium businesses to the Fortune 500 elite and public agencies alike. Samsung offers a complete portfolio of solutions including virtualization, printing, displays, notebook and tablet PCs and digital signage; all designed to move businesses forward while helping to reduce operating cost and the environmental footprint. Samsung EBD is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC) and is among the world's largest technology companies. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com/business or call 1-866-SAM-4BIZ.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), based in Ridgefield Park, NJ, is a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The company markets a broad range of award-winning consumer electronics, information systems, and home appliance products, as well as oversees all of Samsung’s North American operations including Samsung Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Semiconductor Inc., Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc. As a result of its commitment to innovation and unique design, the Samsung organization is one of the most decorated brands in the electronics industry. The company was ranked #19 in BusinessWeek/Interbrand “100 Best Global Brands,” and named as one of Fast Company’s “50 Most Innovative Companies of 2010.” For more information, please visit www.samsung.com. You can also Fan Samsung on www.Facebook.com/SamsungUSA or follow Samsung via Twitter @SamsungTweets.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.


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