Although the PC industry seems to be coming down from 2010's 3D-induced high, there are still some lingering attempts to market extra-dimensional gaming notebooks. Such is the case with Samsung's revamped Series 7 Gamer, an 8.39lb machine that touts a 17.3-inch 1920x1080 "SuperBright" 3D LED display along with fresh silicon from Intel and AMD.
The company's latest offering is equipped with an Ivy Bridge-based Core i7-3610QM (2.3GHz to 3.3GHz via Turbo Boost) and an AMD Radeon HD 7870M 2GB – a combination that should offer enough horsepower for most PC games, albeit with less-than-maxed settings on super demanding titles. It's worth noting that while the i7-3610QM is a quad-core processor, the press release suggests that one core is disabled, though this could a botched translation.
Series 7 Gamer also comes equipped with an 8GB of DDR3 RAM (upgradable to 16GB), a 128GB SSD for your operating system and applications, a 1TB HDD for bulk storage, a Blu-ray drive, a backlit keyboard, and plenty of connectivity. Samsung has dropped its black finish for a gaudier taxi-colored paint job, because everything's faster when it's yellow.
The company claims to have improved the notebook's battery life, but we haven't seen any exact figures. The previous model offered a little over two hours of run time according to various reviews online and it's probably safe to assume Sasmung hasn't drastically increased that figure, so you'll still mostly be bound to a wall with the Series 7 Gamer.
The update will be made available in Korea this week for 2.99 million won (roughly $2,649) while international availability is currently unknown.