The Samsung NP700G7C-S01US, a Series 7 17.3-inch laptop with 3rd Generation Intel Core processors code-named Ivy Bridge, has appeared again online and is available for pre-order.
The NP700G7C-S01US is the first known laptop model with Ivy Bridge. It showed up for the first time back in mid-January at the Best Buy store with expected shipping in “1 to 2 weeks”, but that was apparently a mistake since availability info is now removed. Back then we didn’t know that it’s a gaming laptop. This time, Samsung has published the official product page and specs for the NP700G7C “Gaming PC”, packing the 3rd Gen Intel Core i7-3610QM quad-core processor at 2.3GHz. The laptop can be
pre-ordered via ABT (page removed) for $1,900, but there’s no info on exact availability date. Besides the Ivy Bridge CPU, the offered configuration packs full HD resolution, 16GB of RAM, 2TB of storage using two 1TB HDDs, a Blu-ray optical drive, and Intel Wireless Display technology. On the ABT’s site there’s no word on the GPU, but Samsung’s official specs sheet includes the Nvidia GeForce GTX 675M 2GB GDDR5 dedicated graphics.
Another similarly specced Samsung Series 7 laptop was spotted at the CES Show in January, but it’s rather a standard than gaming laptop.
Note: Product images on the official and pre-order pages are not of the NP700G7C-S01US, but of a smaller Series 7 model.
Update: ABT and Samsung have obviously put the laptop online too soon. Both companies have removed the product pages from their web sites. The Intel Ivy Bridge platform wasn’t expected to arrive before April anyway.