Samsung unwraps 17in Ivy Bridge beast
Chuck out your desktop
Apple may be considering an end to the production of 17in desktop-replacement laptops, but Samsung isn't. It just announced the 17.3in Series 7 Chronos 17.
Specs include a third-generation 'Ivy Bridge' quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, the 2.3GHz i7-3615QM, to be precise; 8GB of 1600MHz DDR 3 memory; an 8GB Flash cache ahead of the machine's 1TB hard drive; and an Nvidia GeForce GT 650M graphics with 2GB of dedicated video Ram to drive the Chronos' 1920 x 1080 matte display.
The notebook supports Nvidia's Optimus technology to allow it to save power by using the i7's integrated graphics when it can.
The unit has a slot-load Blu-ray drive too.
Alas, there's no word on pricing and availability just yet. ®
Yup. Working on 1920x1200 17" MBP is a pleasure.
"And yet *still* not enough pixels! Why is Apple the only company to make laptops with a decently high-resolution display?"
I have an HP HDX. The 16" screen is 1920x1080 resolution; fairly high, and very nice to work with (except it's glossy). My wife has a 15" MBP; the default resolution is 1440x900. We paid extra for the "High resolution" screen and it's still only 1680x1050. So go and spout your anti-anything not Apple BS somewhere else please.
Back to your cave troll!
Apple are probably doing it because people can only be ripped off for so long, now that other companies are doing these high end sexy laptops at a fraction of the price, Apple's market is dwindling.
agreed!! on a screen that large - the pixels would look like lego blocks!!!
why wont people put more pixels in their machines!!???
Agree with JDX.
I'm currently sat in front of a 23" widescreen with the same res as this 17" laptop.
I've got 20 / 20 vision so they tell me but I have to get within 10cm of the screen in order to see those pixels!