Check out our full hands-on of the Samsung Series 7 here.
Samsung has announced its latest laptop, the 15.6in Series 7,
which may not be as ultra-thin as the Series 9, but certainly offers some
serious specs at a reasonable price.
The Samsung Series 7 comes encased in a silver metallic skin
and features a matte 300-nit 1600 x 900 panel, which is surrounded by a rather
narrow bezel. There is no option here to upgrade to a better display.
Connectivity-wise, there are three USB 3.0 ports and one USB 2.0 port, an HDMI
port, Gigabit Ethernet and VGA sockets. You also get a backlit, chiclet keyboard
and some fast-boot technology as well.
The 15.6in model comes with a dual-core i5-2430M processor
but is upgradeable to a quad-core 2.2GHz
Intel Core i7 processor. Graphics on the base model are of the Intel integrated
variety which can be upgraded with discrete AMD GPUs including 1GB of VRAM.
There is a 750GB hard drive inside the base model, but
the Samsung Series 7 laptops also feature a hybrid system called Express Cache
which will see an 8GB SSD paired with the hard drive This cache stores your
most frequently used applications to boost boot time and performance. Check out the video below for a demo.
The Samsung Series 7 will go on sale in October and will
cost from £799 going up to £999 for the top-of-the line model. Samsung is also
planning a 14in model of the Series 7 to follow its larger brother.
We’ve had a chance to get some hands on time with the Series
7 and we’ll be bringing you a full preview later this week. For now let us know
what your first impressions of the laptop are.