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Samsung Series 7 Gamer (700G7A) review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £1399
inc VAT

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


17.3 in 1,920×1,080 display, 3.5kg, 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-2670QM, 8.00GB RAM, 1,500GB disk, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

In everyday use, the Series 7 Gamer was comfortable to type on when we were sat at a desk, although its large weight and size made it less than ideal for perching on your lap. The keyboard has a numeric keypad and flat keys that have plenty of bounce, with all the punctuation keys in the places we would expect. The entire keyboard tray is backlit with blue LEDs, making it easy to use in the dark. If it wasn’t already clear this was a laptop aimed at gamers, the WASD keys light up a different colour to the rest of the keyboard.

Samsung Series 7 Gamer (700G7A)

A sizable touchpad is ideally matched to the large screen, with a smooth surface that let us navigate the Windows desktop easily. We would have preferred if the buttons below it had used two physical buttons rather than a single bar, but there was at least a minimal dead zone in its centre.

Given the size of the chassis, it’s unsurprising that the Series 7 Gamer is overflowing with connectivity. Two USB3 ports, two regular USB, 3.5mm audio in and outputs, DisplayPort, VGA and HDMI video outputs and a multi-format card reader should be enough to connect all your peripherals, as well as an external monitor.

Samsung Series 7 Gamer (700G7A)

The Series 7 Gamer may cost a massive £1,399, but spec for spec it looks better value than its nearest equivalent – Alienware’s £2,000 17x. It’s an understated no-compromise laptop, and it wins an Ultimate award.

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Basic Specifications

Rating *****
Processor Intel Core i7-2670QM
Processor clock speed 2.2GHz
Memory 8.00GB
Memory slots 2
Memory slots free 0
Maximum memory 16GB
Size 50x409x277mm
Weight 3.5kg
Sound Realtek HD Audio
Pointing device touchpad


Viewable size 17.3 in
Native resolution 1,920×1,080
Graphics Processor AMD Radeon HD 6790M
Graphics/video ports HDMI, VGA, DisplayPort
Graphics Memory 2,048MB


Total storage capacity 1,500GB
Optical drive type BD-ROM + DVD+/-RW +/-DL

Ports and Expansion

USB ports 4
Bluetooth yes
Wired network ports 1x 10/100/1000
Wireless networking support 802.11n
PC Card slots none
Supported memory cards SDHC, MMC, Memory Stick Pro/Duo, xD
Other ports minijack audio output, minijack microphone input, 2x USB3


Carrying case No
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Operating system restore option restore partition
Software included CyberLink Media Suite Blu-ray, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter edition
Optional extras none

Buying Information

Warranty one year RTB
Price £1,399

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