In lack of some solid info on the New Ivy Bridge 700z3C model
(C=Ivy bridge cpu/chipset) (700z3A = Sandy Bridge previous gen. )
Intel Core i5 3210M / 2.5 GHz (3.1 GHz at turbo)
6 GB ( 4+2) SDRAM DDR3 1600 MHz
1 TB HDD (8 GB flash-5400 rpm (will be swapped With my 256 Vertex4 SDD)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M - 1 GB GDDR5 SDRAM (With optimus)
14" LED 1600 x 900 ( HD+ )
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235
Comments: I did Not want to wait for a 700z3c with a Core i7 (that might come later , but i dont know) (and i guess it would not give me as much battery life as i5 3210 will bring)
As With 6gb ram (i might upgrade later on.. but feels 6gb is enough for me at this time)
Im really excited to see if the nvidia GT 630 chip is of the New 28nm kepler (GF117) and NOT the 40nm - Firstly due to battery longelivity. I will be hugely dissapointed i if it proves that the "old" 40nm kepler is still beeing shipped With Ivy bridge. (22nm cpu With 28nm gpu will give a Nice boost of battery life compared to the fist gen 700z3A series.)
UPDATE - I can confirm that the GPU is indeed the new 28nm Kepler (GF117) - But it has a 64 bit memmory interface (probably to conserve battery life)
Benchmarks: Windows Performance Index - Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
7.9 HDD Vertex 4 256
Note I replaced the 1 TB HDD With my Vertex 4 SDD 256
IBatterylife about 4 hours (at 80% charge limit) around 5h30m at 100%
Its quite silent (and there is even an option to set the fans in silent mode, which i dont see the point in... as silent as it is by default.)
Its quite cool and stays that way (even on some lighter gaming tests)
LCD screen is quite good - But as some of you have mentioned it does not give Black/Black .. but more in the lines of charcoal (gray - But it does not bother me - And goes from low light.. all the way to very very Bright.
The Touchpad is excellent - I have configured it to work like a macbook.. Two finger scrolling works smoothly - two finger tap brings up "right button" alternatives.
Be ware - It came preinstalled with all sorts of Bloatware - and it took me some time to get rid of 95% of it - The only software i kept was Samsung easy settings to get the FN keys to work
Last edited by Norwaygeek; 10th July 2012 at 05:09 AM.
No im not 100% (nvidia controlpanel system info said 64 bit (in win7 pre installed) - And allthough notebookcheck say 128 bit.. there can allways be variables on some chips (64 Draws less Power, so the manufacturer can choose to Down"clock" the chip a bit.