Samsung Series 7 Chronos (2013)

84
Global
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84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Samsung wanted to give you real desktop power on the go with the Series 7 Chronos, and while its performance is top notch, it's also pretty heavy. TechRadar says the new Chronos is "perfect for power-hungry users" and that it will "handle pretty much anything you throw at it." The power-driven laptop also gives you a 1080p resolution display whose "panel quality is a cut above," according to Trusted Reviews. You'd think a laptop with this much power and high resolution display would suffer from poor battery life, but Expert Reviews says it has "huge battery life," lasting "9 hours ... so you should get a full day's work out of it." The main issue with the new Chronos is its weight, clocking in at 5.4 pounds, which has TechRadar saying you "wouldn't want it in your bag all day." The Series 7 serves as solid option for those who need a desktop replacement, but for most users, a lighter and more mobile laptop would be a better option.

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Display
8.0
Portability (size / weight)
6.0
Battery life
8.5
Noise
8.0
Design and form factor
8.5
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Specs

Series 7

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows
Video outputs
HDMI, VGA
System RAM
4 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to11 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad
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Specs

Series 7

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows
Video outputs
HDMI, VGA
System RAM
4 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to11 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad
View Full Specs
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