What is the Samsung Series 7 Chronos?
Following in the footsteps of the Samsung Series 9, this is a premium model designed to appeal to those who want a stylish look as well as high performance. While the Series 9 is primarily focussed at business users, this is squarely aimed at the consumer market.
This laptop will go on sale in mid-October, so if you like the look of it you’ll have a month to wait. It will cost around £800 putting it at the upper end of the laptop market but still cheaper than Apple Macbook with similar specifications. It comes with a choice of Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, a 750GB hard drive and 8GB of SSD.
Samsung Series 7 700z Chronos laptop video
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What’s different about the Samsung Series 7 Chronos?
In line with Samsung’s move towards matte screens, the 700Z has a anti-reflective screen surface. This stands it apart from most other laptops on the market, in recent times a matte screen is an option that’s been pretty hard to come by . The display is surrounded by a thin bezel frame which maximises screen size in the room available.
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This laptop runs express cache program, according to Samsung this remembers the files that you use regularly and optimises their performance, it also speeds up boot time to just 20 seconds.
There’s a AMD graphics card with 1GB of memory, so you’d expect gaming and film watching performance to be good.
What else do I need to know?
The battery is integrated and offers up to nine hours of battery life at regular usage. It also has all the connectivity options you might expect, two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0.
To connect a VGA cable, however, you’ll need to plug in the supplied dongle.
In the full review…
We haven’t tested the Samsung 700Z Chronos yet, but when we do you’ll get the definitive verdict on the following:
- Wi-fi signal quality– unlike other review websites, we test the range, quality and reliability of every laptop’s wi-fi connection.
- Real-world battery life– we don’t use synthetic tests to estimate battery life, we perform real-world tests that measure battery life when using wi-fi and when watching films on DVD.
- Screen quality – we compare every laptop we test for screen quality using professional measuring equipment and a panel of expert testers that view laptops side-by-side to see which is best. We also test how easy it is to view in bright light.