A portable gaming alternative
As a gamer looking for a new laptop for your mobile gaming fix, Samsung probably wouldn’t be the first name on your list of possibilities. But with the Series 7 Gamer PC, there is no reason why it shouldn’t be high up on the list vying for your attention.
On first inspection, the thing I noticed about the notebook was the weight. If notebooks were Olympic track athletes, this one would be a muscle bound competitor in the blue ribbon 100m sprint. This is definitely one powerful athlete built for speed. The muscle bound laptop is heavy, weighing in at almost four kilograms. If you were to move this notebook around enough, you too could have a physique like a hardened body builder. Even the AC adapter is almost the size of a brick.
The laptop is not an overly flamboyant like an Olympic sprinter though. The squarish lines give the impression that the Series 7 Gamer PC has been designed for swiftness rather than style. But for gamers looking for something that runs the top of the range titles with a high quality visuals and performance, I’m guessing that most would choose performance over style any day of the week. The Series 7 also gives the appearance that if dropped from the lounge room sofa to the carpeted floor below, it would still work as intended. I wasn’t willing to test it out though.
Upon opening up the Series 7, the build quality shines through. The screen is quite sturdy, not a flimsy design that can be seen on so many laptops these days. The screen movement is a little rigid, but with the huge 17.3 inch screen, you would definitely want it this way. The large monitor leads to the ability to house a full sized keyboard complete with number keypad on the lower half of the machine. And a gamer's laptop definitely needs the keypad. Not only that, but the WASD keys are highlighted with squares, important for gaming. Just like everything else about the Series 7, the smooth looking touchpad is on the larger side of things.
The other major feature that stands out on the Series 7 is a small dial just above the keyboard. The dial quickly allows users to put the laptop into four various modes. Of course, there is the Gaming mode, as well as Balanced mode for standard use. There is also a Library mode which reduces the fan noise, turns off the audio and lowers the lighting on the laptop. And then there is a Battery Saver mode which does as it suggests and reduces the battery consumption for when you’re downloading games on Steam for example.