NP700Z7CH 2 Samsungs 17.3 inch Series 7 notebook with Ivy Bridge lands

Another day, another new notebook from Samsung, what can we say, but the company is nothing but busy launching products. This time we're looking at the mid-range Series 7 Chronos, or more specifically the top of the range NP700Z7CH which comes with a Core i7-3615QM quad core Ivy Bridge CPU.

Another day, another new notebook from Samsung, what can we say, but the company is nothing but busy launching products. This time we're looking at the mid-range Series 7 Chronos, or more specifically the top of the range NP700Z7CH which comes with a Core i7-3615QM quad core Ivy Bridge CPU.

Besides the 2.3GHz CPU, Samsung has kitted out the NP700Z7CH with 8GB of DDR3 memory as standard, a 1TB hard drive with 8GB of ExpressCache and a GeForce GT 650M graphics card with 2GB of GDDR5 memory. The 17.3-inch screen sports a 1920×1080 resolution as you'd expect and there's also a slot loading DVD writer and some JBL branded speakers.

NP700Z7CH 2 Samsungs 17.3 inch Series 7 notebook with Ivy Bridge lands

Samsung has also thrown in 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet, two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port, a mini DisplayPort, a D-sub connector, a pair of audio jacks, a memory card reader and an HD webcam as part of the package. No word on battery life, but we'd imagine the 8-cell battery pack should last a good few hours at least. At 2.84kg the NP700Z7CH isn't exactly the most portable notebook around, but at just under 25mm thick it's far from the fattest 17.3-inch notebook out there.

NP700Z7CH 1 Samsungs 17.3 inch Series 7 notebook with Ivy Bridge lands

At US$1,499.99 (S$1,879) it's also something of a bargain for what you get in terms of features and although Samsung hasn't really changed the design from its predecessor, it's hard to know the overall looks of the NP700Z7CH.

Source: Samsung USA