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Samsung Series 7 Gamer / 700G7A / 700G7C / 700Z7C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 424 reviews of Samsung Series 7 Gamer / 700G7A / 700G7C / 700Z7C. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the design and price are generally positive. The usability and screen also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the energy efficiency, and some have doubts about the touchpad and battery.

performance, screen, usability, price, design

portability, battery, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung Series 7 Gamer / 700G7A / 700G7C / 700Z7C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Series 7 Gamer / 700G7A / 700G7C / 700Z7C

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 user reviews of Samsung Series 7 Gamer / 700G7A / 700G7C / 700Z7C from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the design and screen are overall positive. The usability and price also get good comments, but the battery and portability get negative reviews.

performance, price, usability, screen, design

portability, battery

85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Series 7 700G7C 17.3 inch Laptop (Intel Core i7 2.3GHz, 16GB RAM, 1.5TB HDD, Blu-ray, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)Samsung Series 7 700G7C 17.3 inch Laptop (Intel Core i7 2.3GHz, 16GB RAM, 1.5TB HDD, Blu-ray, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)

Feb, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Series 7 Gamer / 700G7A / 700G7C / 700Z7C

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 135 user reviews of Samsung Series 7 Gamer / 700G7A / 700G7C / 700Z7C from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the screen and price. The design and usability are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the portability. There are some mixed comments about the battery and reliability.

performance, usability, design, price, screen

portability

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Series 7 Gamer NP700G7C-T01US 17.3-Inch Laptop (Yellow)Samsung Series 7 Gamer NP700G7C-T01US 17.3-Inch Laptop (Yellow)

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Matt Hanson (techradar.com)

Samsung Series 7 Gamer review

 

An attractive laptop powerful enough to run the latest games. What's the catch?

Powerful ; Good at games ; Future-proof ; Fantastic screen ; 3D capable

Expensive ; Unattractive design ; Short battery life ; Sometimes unstable

Gaming laptops such as the Samsung Series 7 Gamer can be a funny old breed. The idea of a portable PC powerful enough to play the latest games certainly appeals. But the reality is often a system that, due to its high-powered components, is bulky,...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Alex Cocilova (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Series 7 Gamer review

 

For many PC gamers, owning a powerful laptop that will let them have their fun anywhere is preferable to staying rooted at home with an oversize desktop rig. The Series 7 Gamer is Samsung's answer - but how does it stack up against other...

Overall the Samsung Series 7 Gamer is a great choice for anyone who needs the best hardware on the go. Though you can find other portable systems that top it in benchmarks, this model manages to stay in an affordable price range. The power and style of...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.co.uk)

Samsung 700G7C review

 

There has been a small flood of big-screened gaming mega laptops recently, timed to coincide with the release of Nvidia's latest graphics and Intel's newest processors. Ivy Bridge Core i-series CPUs started in quad-core configurations first , although...

The Samsung Series 7 Gamer has a fantastic screen, plenty of ports, a blazing processor and graphics, and most of the features you'd be looking for in a gaming desktop replacement.

This clunky beast isn't a looker, and it's hardly priced to be relevant to most shoppers: at slightly under $2,000, this is a specialty item.

The Samsung Series 7 Gamer is huge, expensive, and unattractive, but it's also one of the best gaming laptops that we've seen this year. If you don't mind its beefy 17-inch form, you won’t be disappointed.

May, 2012

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Samsung Series 7 Gamer review

 

Samsung's latest high-end laptop, the Series 7 Gamer, has been designed with one thing in mind – as its name suggests, the 17in desktop replacement is aimed at anyone looking for a portable gaming powerhouse.

A powerhouse of a gaming laptop which has no direct competitors at its price

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Jason Evangelho (forbes.com)

Samsung Series 7 Gamer Laptop Review

 

The alluring backlit keyboard. Photo: Jason Evangelho Any laptop manufacturer can pack an array of drool-worthy gaming components into a 17” frame; not every manufacturer can solicit an emotional attachment to that hardware. Yet that's precisely what...

Overall, the Samsung Series 7 Gamer is unrivaled in its $1899 price range ($1745 on Amazon at the time of publication) and comes with an enthusiastic recommendation for serious PC gamers. Comparable notebook systems generally extend into the $2000+...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by (channelpro.co.uk)

Samsung Series 7 Gamer review

 

Packed to the gills with power, features and with a big, beautiful screen, this is the best entertainment laptop we've see

However, if what you need is a powerful system for home that you can put away at the end of the day, or a portable gaming and entertainment centre, this has got everything going for it, even the price. It is very expensive, but with the equivalent...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Sean Buckley (engadget.com)

Samsung Series 7 Gamer review: the company's first gaming laptop makes its way to the US

 

Sure, thin, light and power-efficient may be the latest trend in notebook design, but one category of portable computing isn't afraid of going against

Gorgeous display ; Graphical powerhouse ; Subtle, clean design

Gamer Mode" dial is over the top ; LED management software is limited ; Chassis design limits port availability

Despite suffering a handful of faults common to oversized laptops, the Samsung Series 7 Gamer excels where it counts. Gamers looking for a rig that's easy to relocate won't be disappointed.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Nate Ralph (theverge.com)

Samsung Series 7 Gamer review

 

Samsung's Series 7 lineup is targeted at folks who want a little more oomph in their laptops, offering larger screens, gaming-ready GPUs, and potent processors. It's time to meet the family's...

Stylish design ; Bright, attractive display ; Strong (though not category leading) performance

Lackluster battery life ; A bit pricey ; Not very future-proof

A tale of two titans

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Ahmer Kazi (pcmag.com)

Samsung Series 7 Gamer

 

The Samsung Series 7 Gamer delivers on most fronts, making for a powerful gaming laptop that's equipped with some great features. Its minor shortcomings are tempered by its reasonable price tag.

Adjustable power settings via Mode Dial. Gorgeous display. WiDi. Blu-ray. Great keyboard/touchpad combination. Reasonably priced for its class. Solid battery life.

Different modes are of questionable value. Minor amount of flexing on the lid. Some bloatware.

Although we tested the Series 7 Gamer both "Balanced" and "Gaming" modes, scores from the latter mode were used for the sake of comparison since it is, after all, a gaming laptop. Moreover, unless conserving battery life is imperative, many users would...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Alex Cocilova (pcworld.com)

Samsung Series 7 Gamer

 

For many PC gamers, owning a powerful laptop that will let them have their fun anywhere is preferable to staying rooted at home with an oversize desktop rig. The Series 7 Gamer is Samsung's answer--but how does it stack up against other...

Runs games smoothly at high resolutions ; Moderately priced for the power

A power hog ; Heavy

A great system for game fans on the go, the Series 7 Gamer won't completely break the bank.

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater / Dolby Home Theater® / HD / HDA
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1.5 / 2
Speakers manufacturer:JBL

Battery

Battery Capacity:5900
Battery capacity (Watt hours):89
Battery life (max):3 / 3.1 / 3.5
Battery recharge time:3
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear camera: No
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:TC03.0 / TCO 3.0
Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: No
Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Yellow / Yellow
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Plastic / Polycarbonate
Internal:Y
Market positioning:Gaming
Product colour:Black / Black, Yellow / Yellow
Product Type:Notebook
Surface coloration:Monotone

Display

3D:No / Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300 / 400
Display diagonal:43.9
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display response rise/fall:5
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen:No / Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6970M / AMD Radeon HD 7870M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum graphics adapter memory:2.048
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard form factor:Standard
Keyboard language:German
Keyboard layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:101 / 102
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad
Purpose:Notebook
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 4 / 4 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):2

Mouse

Mouse included:N

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+HS / 4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
SIM card support: No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

BD-R read speed:4
BD-RE read speed:4
BD-ROM read speed:4
CD read speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:24
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:6
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM

Other features

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
Audio system:Dolby Home Theater / Dolby Home Theater® / HD / HDA
Compatibility:Samsung NP700G7A, NP700G7C
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Display included:N
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit / Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:AMD, Intel / ATI, Intel / Intel / Intel, NVIDIA
GSM module: No
HD-Ready: Yes
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Speakers:2.1
Type:PC
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:N
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control:N
Manual:Y
Mouse included:N
Number of products included:1
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Bag included: No
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Number of products included:1
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

GPS (satellite): No
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port: No
Line-in: Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Volume Control:Digital

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:120 / 200
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):22 / 23 / 24
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express / Intel HM76 Express
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:I7-2670QM / I7-3610QM / I7-3630QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series
Processor Socket:PGA988 / Socket G2
Processor threads:8
Stepping:D2 / E1
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 105 C

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:64899 / 71459 / I7-3630QM
Processor code:SR02S / SR0UX
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / N / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: No
HDD recovery: Yes
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader\nSamsung Support Center\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010 \nWindows Live\nSkype\nCyberlink Media Suite \nCyberlink Media Suite BluRay\nCyberlink Youcam \nEasy Settings / AnyWeb Print, Astro Orbit I Theme, BingBar, Cyberlink Media Suite 8, Cyberlink Youcam 3.1, Easy Content Share, Easy File Share, Easy Migration, Easy Partition Manager, FastBrowsing2, Game-Wild Tangent, Internet Explorer 9, Media Center Update, PC2Phone, Samsung Background, Samsung Control Center, Samsung Support Center, Samsung Update Plus 3.0, Samsung Movies, SKYPE, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Live Wave4\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010 / S Player\nS Gallery\nS Camera\nEvernote\nVersion d'essai de Microsoft Office\nParamètres\nSupport Center\nMise à jour logicielle\nRécupération
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8
Trial software:Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security (essai de 60 jours), Norton Online Backup (essai de 30 jours) / Norton Internet Security, Norton Online Backup

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC, xD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Flash memory:128 / 16 / 8
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 1536 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1500
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1 / 2
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:125 / 128
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1008 / 1016 / 1128 / 1500 / 1508 / 1544 / 2000 / 875 / 878

System requirements

Linux operating systems supported:Y
USB required:N
Windows operating systems supported:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:27.7 / 28.4 / 28.5
Depth (imperial):28.4
Height :3.29
Height (front):1.97 / 3.04 / 3.2 / 3.27 / 3.28 / 3.29
Height (front) (imperial):3.28
Height (rear):3.29 / 4.9 / 4.97 / 4.98 / 4.99
Height (rear) (imperial):4.98
Weight:3.5 / 3.8 / 3.81
Width:40.9 / 41
Width (imperial):40.9