is now accepting preorders for Samsung
's Series 7 notebook. Sporting a robust feature-set with plenty of modern hardware and a thin and light design, these 15.6-inch laptops pack a performance punch and aren't lacking in sex appeal. About the only thing this particular model Series 7 is missing is an Ultrabook stamp, but considering it rocks an Intel Core i7 foundation and barely weighs 5 pounds (thanks to an aluminum body), will anyone really care?
The specific model Best Buy is pushing is the NP700Z5B-W01UB, which is the least expensive Series 7 in Samsung's lineup. It includes:
- Intel Core i7 2675QM processor (2.2GHz, 6MB cache)
- 6GB DDR3 RAM
- 750GB hard drive
- AMD Radeon HD 6490 graphics
- Slot-load DVD burner
- Intel Wireless Display (WiDi)
- Intel 4G WiMAX chipset
- 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and GbE LAN
- Two USB 3.0; USB 2.0; HDMI; VGA
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
It also comes with an 8-cell lithium-polymer battery Samsung says is good for up to 9 hours of run time. The best part about this is the price. Best Buy has it marked down on sale for $880, with an estimated arrival date of, um, last week. Yeah, we're not sure what's up with that either.