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Samsung Series 7  (Source: Samsung)
Series 7 machines are made for portability and performance

Samsung has launched a new line of laptops at IFA 2011 today called the Series 7 laptop line. There are several machines in the Series 7 family all feature an aluminum chassis, but they have different screen sizes and options.

The models in the Series 7 family include the 15.6-inch NP700Z5A-S02US that packs in a Core i7-2675QM processor, 6GB of RAM, 750GB HDD, 1.3MP webcam, and a battery good for up to nine hours. It has AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics and the screen resolution is 1600x900. The machine also has Wi-Fi and more starting at $1,149. 

Samsung also has the NP700Z5A-S01US with the same processor as the other machine with 8GB of RAM, 570GB of storage, 15.6-inch screen at 1600x900, HD 6750M graphics and more. The main difference other than RAM between the two machines is the S01US has Windows 7 Pro and the S02US is Windows 7 Home Premium and the price at $1,299 for the SO1US.

The next of the new notebooks is the NP700Z3A-S01US with an Intel Core i5-2430M processor. It has Windows 7 Home Premium, 6GB of RAM, 750GB of storage, a 14-inch screen at 1600x900, AMD Radeon HD 6490M graphics, and Wi-Fi. The machine sells for $1,099.

The final new notebook is the NP700Z5B-W01UB. It has a Core i7-2675QM processor, 6GB of RAM, 750GB of storage, a 15.6-inch 1600x900 resolution screen, and a 1.3MP webcam. The graphics are via the AMD Xeymour HD 6490M GPU. This machine sells for $999.99. 

“The Series 7 is an ideal laptop for discerning users who need to be highly productive everywhere they go, with advanced features such as Samsung’s exclusive Fast Start technology, a high-speed processor and a large, matte screen that is visible anywhere, even outside,” said Scott Ledterman, director of mobile PC marketing at Samsung Enterprise Business Division. “Our goal is to create notebooks that constantly inspire and enrich customers’ lives and with the Series 7, one of the thinnest quad core PCs to date, cutting edge consumers and business users can capitalize on Samsung’s advanced engineering, inside and out.” 

All of the notebooks will land on October 2 through Samsung resellers.

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Re: Samsung 7 Series Laptops
By ezinner on 8/31/2011 2:06:36 PM , Rating: 3
They all should have 8 gigs of ram, 1080P screens and at least a 2MP camera. Also, most laptops use the the same off the shelf CPU's and GPU's, what makes these any different? The longer battery life or the aluminum case?

RE: Re: Samsung 7 Series Laptops
By FlyBri on 8/31/2011 7:20:09 PM , Rating: 2
Totally agree, especially the part about the 1080p screen. Seriously, what gives? Dell's XPS15z is one of the only (if not the only) mainstream laptop manufacturer to have a 1080p screen option for a 15.6" laptop. HP had that option for their Envy line last year, but that option is no longer available. I want to get another laptop with a 1080p screen (I have one in my Sager now), but I won't get a Dell (reason: 2 year battle with them that led to small claims court)

RE: Re: Samsung 7 Series Laptops
By B3an on 8/31/2011 9:25:45 PM , Rating: 2
Why are you idiots bitching? Look at the price of these laptops compared to the Envy or Dell XPS15z. The Series 7 also have similar specs to a Macbook Pro that literally costs twice as much, but here you also get SSD caching, higher res display, more RAM by default, AND the aluminium chassis. Thats a DEAL!

RE: Re: Samsung 7 Series Laptops
By sigmatau on 8/31/2011 10:00:23 PM , Rating: 2
HP does have several actually. Goggle HP dv6-6190us. I am currently shopping for a 1080p laptop. Dell's choices are more expensive by a few hundred dollars. I found the above HP with a 1080p screen 15.6", 2630 CPU, a nice 6770 ATI card, 8 Gb RAM, and two 3.0 USB connections. I found it for about $1100 - $1150.

I went to Best Buy to see what they offered and was floored. I did find a Dell XPS 15Z. It retailed for $999. It's hardware was very unimpressive for that price. The 525M NVidia was a big turnoff. It also had an i5 chip. I found a cheap $450 Gateway nearby with the same CPU and ran the Windows Experience test on both computers. I couldn't believe that the Gateway was almost on par with the Dell!

The Gateway was even on lots including CPU, Disk, Aero Graphics, while the Dell pulled away slightly with a 6.6 vs a 5.9 in gaming, and a 7.2 vs a 6.3 in RAM. The Dell also didn't have a 1080p screen. The higher priced ones do though, but you can't get anything higher than a 525M. The ATI 6770M in the HP is on par with a NVIDIA 555M. Also the only quadcore 1080p Dell XPS 15Z that I could find is priced over $1300 with the sad 525M card.

RE: Re: Samsung 7 Series Laptops
By sigmatau on 8/31/2011 10:03:47 PM , Rating: 2
google.... thanks spell check.

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