Gaming notebooks are generally not cheap, with most models starting well above S$3000. For top of the line units, with similar specs and entertainment capabilities, expect to pay up to S$5000+. Bearing that in mind, we were pleasantly surprised to see Samsung price the 700G7A at a very modest S$2899. Best of all, you’re not sacrificing performance at that price. The 700G7A more than held its own against our Dell Alienware M17X R3, which has specs that will set you back a mean S$4887 (and that's without a Blu-ray drive), and easily outperformed the Toshiba X770 which is $400 more at S$3299.
We enjoyed seeing gamer designed features (and no, we don't mean flashing lights) such as the Mode Dial, WASD lighting, firm keyboard, and lightning fast trackpad, making it one of the first gaming notebooks that may actually improve your gameplay. When you also take into account its price, performance and looks, it's hard to think of a better buy if you're currently in the market for a gaming notebook. In fact, we expect to see other manufacturers scrambling to adjust their retail prices to compete.
A wise man once said, you can have power, looks or value, but not all three at the same time. Wise man? Meet the Samsung Series 7 700G7A.