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Samsung Series 7 Chronos (2013)

84
Global
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

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

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Engadget Summary

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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User Reviews

90
feligato
My unit comes with 8GB of RAM, speed is great but as I said earlier the 5400RPM...read more
100
Kyle
I had a coworker who would go on and on about how macs were worth their superiority...read more
90
Lolfox
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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88
Average Critic Score

Noise

80
 

Design and form factor

85
 

Durability

80
 

Expandability

80
 

Speed and features

100
 

Display

80
 

Portability (size / weight)

60
 

Battery life

85
 

How It Stacks Up

84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

73
 

User

78
 
81

Engadget

81
 

Critic

78
 

User

90
 
89

Engadget

89
 

Critic

86
 

User

80
 
84

Engadget

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Critic

88
 

User

93
 
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How It Stacks Up

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Engadget

84
 

Critic

73
 

User

78
 
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Engadget

81
 

Critic

78
 

User

90
 
89

Engadget

89
 

Critic

86
 

User

80
 
84

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

88
 

User

93
 
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