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Crush your enemies with Samsung’s ultimate gaming laptop. Powered by an Intel® Core™ i7 processor and fitted with one of the most powerful video cards of the moment – the AMD Radeon HD6970, this laptop is simply unstoppable. Get in the game now with the Samsung 700G7A, available at laptopsdirect.co.uk for only £979.97. The next best price at:


Samsung 700G7A Review. Is It An Ultimate Gaming Laptop?

Samsung has a habit of rolling out some totally unexpected products from time to time, surprising its fans in a pleasant way. The Samsung 700G7A high-end gaming laptop is exactly one of those products, considering that Samsung is a brand that usually makes laptops for office or multimedia environments.

One of the first things you’ll notice about this laptop is its classical and sober design, something found in most Samsung laptops. Given the fact that we’re talking about a serious gaming laptop here, a more daring design may have been more adequate, as the common design gives the impression that the 700G7A is just your average everyday laptop. However, this harmless looking laptop is capable of competing and even putting to shame some of the most renowned gaming laptops out there, such as the Toshiba Qosmio series, the Republic of Gamers series from Asus and even some of Alienware’s monster laptops. Responsible for this is the powerful CPU-GPU duo that consists of a second generation Intel® Core™i7-2670QM processor running at 2.2GHz and a powerful AMD Radeon HD6970 video card that comes with 2GB of dedicated video memory. The processor delivers plenty of processing power, coping with even the most demanding applications, while the powerful HD6970 graphics card provides impressive gaming performance, being able to run most games at their highest settings. All action takes place on the large 17.3” 3D display at Full HD resolutions, indicating that Samsung clearly doesn’t joke when it comes to providing an impressive gaming experience.

Storage consists of two 1TB hard drives and an addition 8GB of flash memory placed directly on the motherboard, the latter being used to store the most commonly used programs, thus significantly decreasing application start-up and loading times.

A part that received some special attention is the keyboard. The keys have white backlighting for optimal usage in dark environments; switching to Gaming Mode changes the backlighting colour to blue and highlights the main gaming keys with a red backlighting. Changing the backlight of the keyboard is not the only thing the Gaming Mode does, though, as it also prepares the laptop for a gaming session by forcing the processor to run at full throttle, adjusting the coolers’ speed and disabling the touchpad. Gaming Mode and three other modes can be conveniently activated via the Mode Dial, automatically adjusting laptop’s settings according to your needs.

On the multimedia side, this laptop is prepared to take on everything, coming with all the ports you may need: USB 2.0 ports, USB 3.0 ports, HDMI and VGA. Also present is a 7-in-1 card reader and a Blu-ray optical drive.

Features and Specifications Summary

  • Laptop Model – Samsung 700G7A
  • Processor – Intel Core i7-2670QM Sandy Bridge
  • CPU Speed – 2.2 GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz), Cache 6MB
  • Screen Size – 17.3 inch
  • Display Resolution – 1920 x 1080 Full HD, 3D
  • Memory – 8GB RAM, DDR3-1333MHz
  • Graphics – dedicated AMD Radeon HD 6970 graphics card
  • GPU Memory – 2GB GDDR5
  • Storage – 2x1TB hard drives + 8 GB flash memory
  • Audio – 2.1 HD Audio Speakers
  • Connectivity – USB2.0 x2, USB 3.0 x2, HDMI x1, VGA x1, Ethernet x1, Multi Card Reader x1
  • Operating System – Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit


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