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Samsung Announces the Series 7 CHRONOS 17 Laptop

Dec 6, 2011
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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced its new Notebook Series 7 CHRONOS 17-inch model.

Encased in a premium compact and light aluminum chassis, the high-performance multimedia-ready Series 7 CHRONOS 17 with Intel's 3rd generation Core i7 and ExpressCache represents the perfect desktop replacement. The innovative ExpressCache technology developed by Diskeeper provides 8 GB of flash memory on the motherboard, enabling a faster start-up as well as increasing the PC's overall performance; web browsing is two times faster (based on Microsoft Internet Explorer) while the device takes just two seconds to wake up.

In addition to exceptional speed, the Series 7 CHRONOS 17 also delivers maximum performance with its high-quality Full HD display. With 300 nit brightness and 1080p resolution, the Series 7 CHRONOS 17 incorporates Samsung's MaxScreen technology, providing up to an extra inch of immersive viewing without sacrificing mobility or portability.

"Following the success of our award-winning Series 7 CHRONOS, we are expanding our line-up with the new 17-inch model. Powerful features with more immersive viewing packed in Samsung's innovative design and engineering excellence will offer users the ultimate personal computing experience," said David Song, Senior Vice President of the IT Solutions Business at Samsung Electronics.

Full HD Viewing Experience with Rich and Crisp Sound

The Series 7 CHRONOS 17 greatly benefits from Samsung's Superior LCD technology, with a display that delivers a next-generation Full HD (1920 x 1080) high-resolution viewing experience. With SuperBright 300 nit brightness and an anti-reflective screen, films and pictures look rich, vivid and crisp, with noticeable improvements in color depth.

Samsung's elite engineers have succeeded in greatly reducing the bezel size of the Series 7 CHRONOS 17, allowing a 17.3" display to fit into a profile usually used for 16" models. The result is a stunning viewing experience, with users benefiting from a large screen in the form factor of a smaller model.

Graphics performance is guaranteed with the inclusion of NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 2 GB graphics; films, games and multimedia can be enjoyed with faultless playback. To match the visual experience, the Series 7 CHRONOS 17 incorporates JBL optimized speakers and a subwoofer for optimal audio quality. The enhanced low pitch with Bass Boost technology delivers the beat users have been craving for.

Enhanced Speed and Performance

Powered by Intel's 3rd generation i7 Quad Core processor, the Series 7 CHRONOS 17 delivers unrivalled speed right from the start. Adding to ExpressCache benefits, Samsung's FastStart gets the PC ready to use in just two seconds, while Quick Boot has the notebook ready to go - from cold - in just 19 seconds.

The performance of the Series 7 CHRONOS 17 is further enhanced by the notebook's extended battery life. In addition to uninterrupted performance of up to 8 hours on a single charge (based on MobileMark test scores), Samsung's Battery Life Plus technology keeps 80% of the cell's original capacity in a life cycle lasting up to 1,500 charging cycles. This ensures that the battery can last up to five times longer than on other notebooks.

Compact and Light for Exceptional Use Outdoors

Building on the design heritage of its smaller models, the Series 7 CHRONOS 17 has also been crafted using modern brushed aluminum for an exclusive appearance. Thin and compact, the 17" Series 7 weighs just 2.98 kg (6.56 lbs) and is just 25.4 mm thin.

Complementing its sleek appearance, the PC's design also packs highly intelligent features, including an automatic sensor that ensures the backlit keyboard and LCD are either dimmed or brightened according to lighting levels.

Series 7 700Z CHRONOS 17-inch


Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
Processor: Intel Core i7 Processor 3615QM (2.3 GHz, 6 MB)
LCD: 17.3" SuperBright Anti-Reflective Full HD + LED display (1920 x 1080) 300 nit
Dimension (W x D x H mm): 405.7 x 261.9 x 25.4mm (15.9" x 10.3" x 0.99")
Weight (kg): 2.98 kg (6.56 lbs)
Graphic Processor: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M Graphics, Optimus technology
Graphic Memory: 2 GB GDDR5
System Memory: 8 GB DDR3 System Memory at 1600 MHz
Storage: 1 TB S-ATA II Hard Drive + ExpressCache 8 GB
ODD: Bluray Drive (9.5 mm, slot loading type)
Sound: HD Audio
Sound Effect: Sound Alive
Speaker: JBL Speakers: 2 W x 2 Stereo Speakers + 5W Embedded Subwoofer
Integrated Camera: 1.3M HD
Wireless LAN / Bluetooth: 802.11 a/b/g/n (2x2) + Bluetooth V4.0
I/O Port: VGA , HDMI, Headphone-out/Mic-in Combo, Internal Mic, 2 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 4-in-1 Multi Card Slot (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC), RJ45 (LAN), DC-In (Power Port)
Input: 101 Key, 102 Key, Touch Pad (Scroll Scope, Flat Type, Gesture UI)
Standard Battery: 8 Cell (80 Wh)

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May 21, 2008
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System Name FUTURE CUBE!
Processor intel Core i5 6600k
Motherboard Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 7
Cooling Phanteks PH-TC14PE BK
Memory G.Skill TridentZ 3000 Mhz C15 32GB 2x16GB
Video Card(s) Gigabyte Aorus 1080 Ti
Storage 2x M.2 Samsung Evo 250GB/500GB / WD Blue 500GB / 2x RAID1 Toshiba P300 3TB
Display(s) Samsung C24FG70 1080p 144hz Quantum Dot/ASUS VH226H 1080p 21.5"
Case "THE CUBE" Custom built, pure Red Alder wood
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Core3D/ Logitech Z-2300 200 watts/ Beyerdynamic DT 880
Power Supply Seasonic X Gold 650W
Mouse Logitech G700
Keyboard Logitech G910
Software Windows 10 Pro


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Feb 24, 2011
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System Name The "Average Joe's after work gaming and porn browsing PC"
Processor i5-760 @stock speed
Motherboard Asus P7P55-whatever
Cooling Scythe Mugen2
Memory 2x2GB
Video Card(s) HD6850 Asus
Storage 1TB 7200
Display(s) 23'' samsung
Case Nexus one
Audio Device(s) nope
Power Supply Nexus RX-630(0)
Software Win 7 HP 64bit
yea looks and weight very nice, but there is 2 major heat producers inside, so this beautifull baby will be loud as hell or it will melt from inside.
Aug 11, 2008
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the picture is either from the 14" model or the keys on that thing are massive :laugh:
Sep 15, 2011
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Processor Intel Core i7 3770k @ 4.3GHz
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V LK
Memory 16GB(2x8) DDR3@2133MHz 1.5v Patriot
Video Card(s) ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 3080 Trinity
Storage 59.63GB Samsung SSD 830 + 465.76 GB Samsung SSD 840 EVO + 2TB Hitachi + 300GB Velociraptor HDD
Display(s) Acer Predator X34 3440x1440@100Hz G-Sync
Audio Device(s) Creative X-Fi Titanium PCIe
Power Supply Corsair 850W
Mouse Anker
Software Win 10 Pro - 64bit
Benchmark Scores 30FPS in NFS:Rivals
HD resolution on a 17" is a big fail for Windows systems...Talking from experience...