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Samsung Series 7 Chronos NP700G7A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Samsung Series 7 Chronos NP700G7A. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and energy efficiency. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the size and durability, and opinions are divided on the price.

screen, performance, design, energy, keyboard

portability, battery, durability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung Series 7 Chronos NP700G7A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Florian Glaser (

Review Samsung Series 7 Gamer 700G7A Notebook


Attack on the gaming elite. Alienware and Asus have to watch out:

High-end screen; Illuminated keyboard; Good input devices; Good equipment; Two big HDDs; Blu-Ray drive; Recovery DVD; Great performance

Temperatures during load; Sensitive lid; Scanty battery life; High weight

17 inch laptops with a gaming graphics card, such as the Alienware M17x, the Asus G74SX, the DevilTech Fragbook, the Medion Erazer X7813, the MSI GT780R, the Schenker XMG P701 PRO or the Toshiba Qosmio X770.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : James Lu (

Samsung Series 7 700G7A - The Future Choice of Pro-Gaming


When you think ‘gaming notebooks', Samsung probably isn't the first name that comes to mind, but that may be changing soon with the release of Samsung's 17.3-inch Series 7 700G7A.

Sleek design ; Superb value ; 3D 1080p screen + Blu-ray drive ; Great performance

Plastic construction ; High power consumption

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Holmes (

Samsung 700G7A GAMER


Samsung's latest gaming laptop is a monster of a 17-inch machine, with a huge, bright screen and a powerful combination of Core i7 and ATI Radeon graphics. It's one of the heaviest laptops we've looked at, weighing in at almost 4Kg, but with plenty of...

Clear bright screen, plenty of power and memory, excellent sound

Poor battery life, lack of media controls, keys slightly too small

There's a lot to like about the Samsung Series 7 700G, if you overlook its lack of portability and battery life. Like most 17-inch laptops, this is a desktop replacement, with a Core i7 and 8GB of RAM.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : James Stables (

Samsung Series 7 Chronos review


15.6-inch portable that packs power - at a price

Great screen ; Awesome power ; Lovely build ; Slim and eye catching ; Decent battery life

Heavy ; Expensive ; Touchscreen is an afterthought

Full form factor laptops have died a death in the last few months as the new focus of Windows 8 has put the emphasis on portability and hybrids. If it doesn't turn into a tablet, manufacturers don't really want to know, but that's not much use for...

May, 2013

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (

Samsung Series 7 Gamer (700G7A) review


A powerhouse of a gaming laptop which has no direct competitors at its price

Feb, 2012


Expert review by : James Lu (

Samsung Series 7 700G7A - The Future Choice of Pro-Gaming


When you think ‘gaming notebooks', Samsung probably isn't the first name that comes to mind, but that may be changing soon with the release of Samsung's 17.3-inch Series 7 700G7A.

Sleek design; Superb value; 3D 1080p screen + Blu-ray drive; Great performance

Plastic construction; High power consumption

Oct, 2011

Consumer review (

Samsung Series 7 Gamer 700G7A-S02UK


Amazing processing power, huge storage, feels great, great screen, fast graphics card, understated looks, quality keyboard, nice touches like the back-lit keyboard, just an all round quality product

Speakers are poor, no bottom end, no great volume. Speakers on old laptop were much better

Mar, 2013

Consumer review (

Samsung Series 7 Gamer 700G7A-S02UK


- Performance - Storage 2x1TB - Display

- EasyCache keep breaking. - Build in Samsung Software.

Mar, 2013

Consumer review (

Samsung Series 7 Gamer 700G7A-S02UK


screen quality, 3D, performance

battery life, weight. But what you would expect from such a machine. Price went down just after being bought! -.-

Mar, 2013

Consumer review (

Samsung Series 7 Gamer 700G7A-S02UK


beautiful screen, powerful performance, blu ray awesome choice :)


Feb, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Home Theater, HD / Dolby Home Theatre / HD / HD Audio / HD Audio, Dolby Home Theatre / HD, Dolby Home Theater / HDA / SRS 3D
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2 / 4


Battery Capacity:5900 / 89
Battery capacity (Watt hours):89
Battery life (max):3.5
Battery performance:5900
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6 / 8


Front Camera:N / Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear camera:N


Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product type:Notebook


3D:N / Y
3D compatibility:No / Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:400
Display Diagonal:17.3
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touchscreen:N / Y

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:200 / 90


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6970M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:101 / 102
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:2 x 4 / 4 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 4 / 4 x 4
Memory slots:4x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):2 / 4


3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, BT
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Labelflash: No
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater, HD / Dolby Home Theatre / HD / HD Audio / HD Audio, Dolby Home Theatre / HD, Dolby Home Theater / HDA / SRS 3D
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.1 x 11.2 x 1.96
Display:LCD / LED
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:AMD / AMD, Intel / Intel, NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
Power Requirements:100-240 V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Security Features:Samsung Recovery Solution
Weight:7.72 / 8.38 / 8.4

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Mouse included:N
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:200 / 90


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):20 / 22
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I7-2630QM / I7-2670QM
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3.1
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-2xxx
Processor frequency:2 / 2.2
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I7-2630QM / I7-2670QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Processor socket:PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:8
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52219 / 53470
Processor code:SR02S / SR02Y
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS / BIOS, HDD
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No


Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader\nSamsung Support Center\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nWindows Live\nSkype\nCyberlink Media Suite\nCyberlink Media Suite BluRay\nCyberlink Youcam\nControl Center / Black, Cappuccino, Stainless steel / System S/W Media\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nSamsung Support Centre\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nWindows Live\nSkype\nCyberlink Media Suite\nCyberlink Media Suite BluRay\nCyberlink Youcam\nControl Centre
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security (60-day trial)


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
Storage media:HDD / HDD+Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1500 / 2000 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.9 / 11.2
Depth (imperial):10.8 / 11.2
Height:1.96 / 1.97
Height (front):1.2 / 1.3
Height (front) (imperial):1.19 / 1.29
Height (imperial):1.96
Height (rear):1.96 / 2.07
Height (rear) (imperial):1.96
Weight:7.72 / 8.38 / 8.4 / 8.86
Width (imperial):16.1