Another laptop with an Intel “Ivy Bridge” processor is now on sale in the US. It’s the Series 7 Samsung NP700Z7C, listed at Amazon.
The 17.3-incher appears to have the same industrial design as the current Series 7 Chronos laptops, but it packs inside the Core i7-3615QM quad-core CPU from Intel’s 3rd Generation Core family, codenamed “Ivy Bridge”. The i7-3615QM is clocked at 2.3GHz by default, but the speed can be increased on-the-fly to maximal 3.3GHz on some of the CPU cores thanks to Intel Turbo Boost technology.
The Samsung NP700Z7C-S01US has a full HD display which is powered by the Nvidia GeForce GT 650M 2GB GDDR5 dedicated graphics and the laptop also sports 8GB RAM, a 1TB hard drive, and ExpressCache technology for better system responsiveness with help of 8GB Flash memory embedded in the motherboard, as well as a DVD burner.
The NP700Z7C-S01US is priced at $1,399.99, after $100 instant savings.
Note: This article was initially published on March 1, and updated on May 9.