Samsung Series 7 Gamer gets a refresh

Summary:Samsung's flagship gaming notebook -- the Series 7 Gamer -- gets better with a new Intel Core i7 processor, an updated Radeon HD 7870M graphics chip and more storage.

Samsung's Series 7 Gamer gaming notebook is headed for a revamp, with a new processor, 3D display, more storage and updated AMD graphics being crammed into the bright yellow chassis.

First up for a speed bump is the processor, which is being updated to Intel's triple-core Core i7-3610QM processor. This silicon features a 6MB cache and can hum along at up to 3.3GHz. The new processor not only brings with it improved performance but will also increase battery life; although no details have been given as to how much of an improvement users will see.

New graphics come in the form of the Radeon HD 7870M, a chip which features an 800MHz graphics clock, 1GHz memory clock and 2GBs of GDDR5. The updated screen is a 17.3-inch 'SuperBright' 1920 x 1080 LED panel that offers support for stereoscopic 3D for compatible Blu-ray and game titles.

Backing this up is 8GB of DDR3 RAM, which is expandable to 16GB.

Storage has been divided between a 128GB SSD which is used for fast booting and a smoother Windows 7 experience, and a 1TB hard drive that offers high-capacity day-to-day storage.

The notebook also features a backlit keyboard and an updated cooling system.

While these systems are primarily aimed at gamers, the large screen, fast but efficient processor and bags of storage also makes them desirable for anyone looking for a system that offers power and portability -- although at 3.8 Kg this is by no means a lightweight system.

The revamped Series 7 Gamer will be available in Asia from August 14 and is priced at a little over $2,600. No word on availability in other territories.

Image source: Samsung.

Topics: Laptops, Hardware, Samsung, Windows

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