Friday, March 2nd 2012

17.3-inch Ivy Bridge-Based Samsung Notebook Found on Pre-Order

US store J&R seem to be quite excited about Ivy Bridge because it jumped the gun and simply listed on its website a yet-unannounced Samsung notebook based around Intel's 22 nm platform. Dubbed NP700Z7C-S01US Nike, the laptop in question runs Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) and features a 17.3-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) LED-backlit display, a 2.3 GHz Core i7-3615QM processor, Intel HD 4000 graphics, 8 GB of RAM, a DVD writer and a 1 TB hard drive backed by 8 GB of NAND Express Cache.

The NP700Z7C-S01US also packs a multi-in-one card reader, a 1.3 megapixel webcam, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, and an 8-cell battery. This whole package is priced at $1,499.99 and is labeled as 'coming soon'.

Source: Laptoping
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12 Comments on 17.3-inch Ivy Bridge-Based Samsung Notebook Found on Pre-Order

#1
chrone
great looking notebook! wish the price drops down to USD 1000 and the screen should be IPS! :D
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Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
rip off of the mac design.
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cheesy999
by: Easy Rhino
rip off of the mac design.
doesn't look too similar, just a generic metal laptop as far as I can see
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#4
Horrux
Boo for intel graphics... With the rest of the specs, you'd think they'd put in a chip that allows you to play SOME games... Other than solitaire that is...
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#5
sanadanosa
Nice try, samsung!
But I go with asus G53SX, cost exactly same and I got much better performance
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#6
Anusha
it's all good, except that screen res.
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DaJMasta
by: Horrux
Boo for intel graphics... With the rest of the specs, you'd think they'd put in a chip that allows you to play SOME games... Other than solitaire that is...
The Ivy Bridge architecture improves mostly this other than moving to a smaller process, and the sandy bridge chips weren't really a slouch in this department. Their drivers may not be on par with AMD or nVidia, but the GPU itself is - it seems like it will be competitive with lower end APU designs in terms of raw power, though probably still slower than midrange or higher end APU GPUs.


Anyways, it looks like a decent machine at an unappetizing price. Sure the chip is probably a higher end one and while it may be thinner or lighter for a 17" laptop... it's not exactly thin or light. It's interesting that the pic specs differ from the news article somewhat, claiming a very low resolution (1366x768) and HD 3000 graphics (which is sandy bridge generation). My guess is the news post is the accurate one, but maybe it's an indication of the page being made prematurely (it was obviously published prematurely), or that the specs listed can't exactly be trusted.
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Kantastic
by: Easy Rhino
rip off of the mac design.
This is a joke right? How else would you rearrange a keyboard, screen, and trackpad on a hunk of metal? Would they be better off putting the trackpad where the screen is and the keyboard sideways with the screen underneath the machine?
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pr0n Inspector
by: Kantastic
This is a joke right? How else would you rearrange a keyboard, screen, and trackpad on a hunk of metal? Would they be better off putting the trackpad where the screen is and the keyboard sideways with the screen underneath the machine?
Samsung can start by not using backlit black chiclet keys that look exactly like the ones on a MBP, not using a trackpad that looks exactly like the one on a MBP and not having the exact same notch for lid opening.

I mean, look at it, it's pretty obvious that Samsung is trying to attract potential MBP buyers by, well, making something that looks like a MBP.



Oh and, this is obviously an Ivy Bridge update of Series 7.
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#10
Prima.Vera
What is this garbage??? Why in the hell did they put the touch pad on the left side?????



Is this a laptop for lefties????
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Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: Kantastic
This is a joke right? How else would you rearrange a keyboard, screen, and trackpad on a hunk of metal? Would they be better off putting the trackpad where the screen is and the keyboard sideways with the screen underneath the machine?
check pron's post. it is pretty obvious who they are trying to cater to. not saying it is a bad thing, just pointing out the obvious lack of creativity.

by: pr0n Inspector
Samsung can start by not using backlit black chiclet keys that look exactly like the ones on a MBP, not using a trackpad that looks exactly like the one on a MBP and not having the exact same notch for lid opening.

I mean, look at it, it's pretty obvious that Samsung is trying to attract potential MBP buyers by, well, making something that looks like a MBP.
http://images.amazon.com/images/G/01/electronics/apple/apple-mbp2011-17-keyboard-lg.jpg&tag=tec06d-20
http://www.techpowerup.com/img/12-03-02/samsung_np700z7c-s01us_03.jpg

Oh and, this is obviously an Ivy Bridge update of Series 7.
agree. pretty sad.

by: Prima.Vera
What is this garbage??? Why in the hell did they put the touch pad on the left side?????

http://www.techpowerup.com/img/12-03-02/samsung_np700z7c-s01us_03_thm.jpg

Is this a laptop for lefties????
seems like it. FAIL!
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