Updated 21 April 2013 Q: Is the 8870 version released in the US? A: For the 17.3" version, YES. For the 15.6" version, NO. No other information on potential release dates is available as of 21 April. Thinking of getting from Canada? Then please consider the following The New Samsung SERIES 7 Chronos - YouTube There are at least 2 known variants - 15.6 and 17.3 inch Seems to be Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7-3635QM + AMD Radeon HD8870M 2GB DDR5 which may be a Graphics Core Next (GCN) core rebrand of the previous 7870M as per Anandtech. Features RAMaccelerator (may be linked to this http://www.anandtech.com/show/6518/samsung-acquires-ssd-caching-company-nvelo) Full HD screen 1920 x 1080 JBL speakers Looks like a new chassis design that is thinner. More details to be updated, post what you know!