Gamers and road warriors have some new toys to look forward to this November. Samsung has released their new Series 7 Gamer and Chronos notebooks into Singapore – just in time for the tons of new games coming this Christmas.
The Gamer is loaded with sick specs, beginning with an Intel i7 quad core chip with 8GB of RAM, up to 16GB. More interestingly, it comes with one of the most powerful graphic cards on the market – the AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2GB GDDR5 with DirectX 11 support.
As if that was not enough, Samsung also has added an extra 8GB to the notebook through its ExpressCache system, which effectively acts as an extra 8GB of flash memory on the motherboard, allowing for faster caching that translates into faster startup and application launch speeds.
The on-board 1.5TB storage space offers lots of room for plenty of games, which is exactly what the Gamer is primed to do. Even the keyboard, with its U-shaped key caps and backlit controls, is primed for gaming.
Users can toggle between different performance modes. The Gaming mode boosts CPU performance to its limit, while the Balanced mode is what you’d likely run for everyday applications. There is also the Library mode, which keeps the laptop running quiet, and the Green mode which aims to use as little power as possible to keep the battery running longer.
With a 17.3” SuperBright HD 3D display, gameplay graphics on the go will not be visually lacking. Other essential laptop paraphernalia, such as a Blu-ray drive, 2.0 megapixel webcam, Bluetooth 3.0 and stereo speakers are included in this 3.8kg gaming machine.
For those interested in a desktop replacement that can game, the Gamer is retailing for S$2,899.
And as for those who want a mobile, portable laptop that doesn’t skimp on speed and power, the Chronos is a worth checking out.
Coming in 14- and 15.6-inch versions, the Chronos offers either an Intel Core i5 (for the 14”) or an Core i7 (for the 15.6”) chip packed in a tiny form factor that weighs only 1.95kg and 2.3kg respectively. The aluminium chassis is a boon to those who require durability on the go, and its weight and thin form make it a great laptop to grab and go.
Samsung claims a battery life of up to 8 hours on a single charge. Coupled with their Fast Start technology that enables a 2-second restart time and a 19-second boot up time with Fast Boot, the Chronos is a pretty speedy device.
Graphics are also not compromised despite its size factor, with a dedicated AMD RadeonTM HD6750M graphics card taking advantage of Samsung’s HD screen that features a SuperBright 300 nit brightness, 16 million colors and an anti-reflective screen.
Available in mid November, the Chronos will retail for S$1,688 (14”) and S$1,988 (15.6”). Hit the pictures below for full spec tables.