Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/05/01/samsung_unveils_17in_series_7_chronos_17_ivy_bridge_notebook/

Samsung unwraps 17in Ivy Bridge beast

Chuck out your desktop

By Hard Reg

Posted in Laptops, 1st May 2012 10:12 GMT

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.

Samsung Series 7 Chronos 17 laptop

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.

Samsung Series 7 Chronos 17 laptop

The unit has a slot-load Blu-ray drive too.

Alas, there's no word on pricing and availability just yet. ®