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Samsung slips Radeon HD 7870M into yellow Series 7 Gamer laptop

A very bright go-faster colour
Mon Aug 13 2012, 17:33

LAPTOP MAKER Samsung has given its Series 7 Gamer laptop a lick of yellow paint in the hope of flogging more units.

samsung-gamer7Samsung's Series 7 Gamer laptop was the first made by the firm to be pitched towards gamers who have gotten used to buying high end Alienware machines for a number of years. The firm has released an updated model, innovatively named the Series 7 Gamer Yellow 3D with a third generation Intel Core i7 3610QM processor and an AMD Radeon HD 7870M GPU.

While Samsung might have adorned the laptop with glossy yellow paint, the internals are very impressive. Aside from Samsung's choice of a high-end CPU and GPU, the laptop comes with a 128GB solid-state disk (SSD) drive, a 1TB hard drive, 8GB of DDR3 RAM and a 17.3in 1920x1080 3D display.

According to Samsung, it made the decision to include an SSD to improve boot times and it claims the Series 7 Gamer Yellow 3D is more than seven seconds faster to boot than its predecessor, coming in at 11.36 seconds.

Surprisingly Samsung has managed to keep the weight of the Series 7 Gamer Yellow 3D respectable, citing 3.81Kg for the unit. While the firm hasn't built what you'd call a lightweight laptop, given the desktop grade specifications it is pretty light.

Samsung will take the laptop to the upcoming World Cyber Games competition that the firm has sponsored for a number of years and make it the 'official gaming PC' of the event.

Samsung cited a price of just under 3m Korean Won for the laptop, which works out to just under £1,700, however it was not able to get back to us by press time with UK pricing or a release date. µ


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