Sure, thin, light and power-efficient may be the latest trend in notebook design, but one category of portable computing isn’t afraid of going against the grain: the oversized gaming laptop. These big machines often flirt with double-digit weights, with screens in excess of 17 inches and the most powerful chipsets under the hood. Samsung’s Series 7 Gamer is no exception, of course, weighing in at 8.39 pounds and packing plenty of power. The machine’s recent US debut isn’t its first foray into the market, however — this machine first appeared in Europe late last year, albeit with an older processor and GPU. Now, Sammy has brought the rig stateside, adorning it with new parts for the New World, namely a 2.3GHz Core i7-3610QM CPU and NVIDIA’s GTX 675M graphics processor. How does Samsung’s first oversized gaming machine measure up? Let’s find out.
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