updated 01:25 pm EDT, Tue May 1, 2012
Series 7 Gamer gets 2.3GHz Core i7, 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M GPU
Samsung's Ivy Bridge-powered Series 7 Gamer notebook, introduced yesterday as part of a larger unveiling, is now available for sale in the US. The 17.3-inch notebook sports 1080p resolution and has Intel's quad-core, 2.3GHz Core i7 3610QM chip onboard, along with NVIDIA's 2GB GeForce GTX 675M GPU. Prices start at $1,900.
Otherwise included in the notebook for that price is 16GB of RAM, a Blu-ray reader and a backlit keyboard. There are two 2W speakers and a subwoofer as well, while Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI output, an Ethernet port, two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports make up the connections. One of the USB 2.0 ports lets users charge devices even when the notebook is powered off.
The 8GB of flash storage makes for fast boot times, while more storage is taken care of by a 1.5TB hard drive. It's preloaded with Windows 7 Home Premium.