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Introducing The 2013 Series 7 Chronos with AMD HD8870M!

Discussion in 'Samsung' started by yknyong1, Jan 2, 2013.

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  1. yknyong1

    yknyong1 Radiance with Radeon

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    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!
     
  2. pranktank

    pranktank Notebook Deity

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    Would a 8870m be near the 7970m? If yes that is crazy to be put in an ultrabook instead of an 8 pounds sager/msi/alienware
     
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    yknyong1 Radiance with Radeon

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    Seems that it's the 7870M rebranded. Hopefully Enduro issues would not plague this model. Any guesses if it will be the NP700Z5D?
     
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    pranktank Notebook Deity

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    I want it. Decent gaming on an ultrabook form factor. I'll never be able to afford it however :(.
     
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    Crap. Now I feel like my NP700Z5C is outdated.
     
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    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    It looks as if Samsung is repeating what they did a year ago: Introduce the new model using the current Intel platform and then update the mainboard when the next Intel platform becomes available.

    Note that there appears to be two models: The Chronos has a num-pad on the keyboard so is, I assume, has a 15.6" display while the Series 7 Ultra has a keyboard that doesn't have the num-pad. Does this mean it has the 15.0" display? Let us hope that the displays are PLS.

    John
     
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    REMF Notebook Consultant

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    have they finally ditched optical drives?

    if they have then i may regret my £750 series 9 xc3 more than i anticipated.

    a 13" ultrabook with the 384 GCN shader gpu would be nice!
     
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    wii IPS Rules

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    Seems like only the 13" will get the PLS/IPS screen :)
     
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    Series 7 Ultra is a 13-inch Ultrabook, while the Series 7 Chronos is a 15-inch and it packs a 2.4GHz Intel Core i7 3635QM CPU, a 300-nit, 1080p display, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 1TB of storage, an optional touchscreen, a backlit keyboard, JBL speakers and 11 hours of battery life!!!
     

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