Samsung Series 7 Gamer

The Samsung Series 7 Gamer is one of the best gaming laptops released this year. That being said, it is also large, bulky, and ugly – all for a very high price tag. This laptop is 17 inches and is great for a replacement desktop used mostly for gaming. It features new Nvidia graphics and Intel’s latest processors. This is one of the best gaming laptops ever released by Samsung.

Advantages

The Samsung Series 7 Gamer has a large, bright screen created with gamers in mind. It also has lots of ports and a fast processor. The graphics are fast and clear, which is excellent if you are looking for a gaming desktop replacement.

Disadvantages

This laptop is ugly. It is also huge, making portability a real issue. It also weighs 9 pounds which can be a real pain when travelling. There has been little done in the way of design. It also is very expensive, so it is definitely geared towards hardcore gamers. Unless you are in it for gaming, this laptop won’t need to be looked at.

Design

The Series 7 Gamer is only available in only one configuration. It is big and bulky, which is very different than Samsung’s other available sleek laptops. Its looks are not very unique either, taking its cues from many of the other available gaming laptops out there. The back lid has a nearly-mirrored coating and tapered lines. On the interior, it has glossy plastic around the bar above the keyboard, which showcases the speaker grille and several LED-enhanced circles.

There are also different modes that you can set for the screen including a “Green mode” for saving energy, a “Library mode” which mutes audio, and a “Game mode” which changes brightness and contrast for better gaming effects. It does come jam-packed with lots of features including: a quad-Core i7-361QM processor, Nvidia GeForce GTX 675M graphics, a 750GB hard drive, and 16GB of RAM. All of these features combined make it one of the best-performing gaming laptops available.

It also has a beautiful 17.3 inch screen that provides clear graphics at 1,920 x 1,080-pixel-resolution. The back-lit keyboard is large and spacious, which is really an advantage for gaming. More frequently used WASD keys are lit in orange instead of blue.  The touch pad is smooth and responsive, although most gamers will prefer to use a separate mouse. The stereo speakers and built-in subwoofer offer up a loud and strong sound for gaming. The 2.0-megapixel webcam is of top-notch quality with great video streaming and picture.

Battery Life

The battery life from a large gaming laptop is never very good, considering everything it has to power. The Samsung Series 7 Gamer lasted 2 hours and 33 minutes of video playback, but during gaming it will drain even quicker. I suggest keeping the laptop plugged in at all times.

Performance

This Samsung Series 7 delivers a lot of the features a person would expect for this price. It has the standard two 3.0 UBS ports, Blu-Ray, HDMI, VGA, and DisplayPort. It doesn’t have a Thunderbolt Port which many gaming computers have. The 2.3GHz Intel Core i7-3610QM CPU is part of Intel’s newest generation of Ivy Bridge processors. It is very fast, even when installing new software. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 675M produces bright graphics at lightning speed. The Samsung “Game” mode allows for even brighter colors and greater contrast, which adds a cool effect when playing. Samsung includes the industry-standard one-year warranty with purchase of the Series 7 Gamer. By registering with Samsung you can also get three months added to your warranty

Conclusion

The Samsung Series 7 Gamer is a beast of a laptop. It is large and it is heavy, but it certainly performs. Although some may consider it expensive, it is a really good option for a replacement laptop because it is designed with a complete gaming experience in mind. If you are looking for a gaming laptop that’s large and expensive, seriously consider this model, but if you are looking for something that is more portable and affordable, keep searching.

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Quick Specifications
ManufacturerSamsung
ProcessorCore i7 2.3 GHz
Screen17.3" (1920 x 1080)
RAM16 GB
Hard Drive2 x 750 GB
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