Intel Ivy Bridge Powered Samsung 17.3 Notebook Goes on Pre-Order

The notebook is powered by Intel's upcoming Core i7-3615QM CPU

Even though almost two months separate us from the launch of Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors, some US based retailers have jumped the gun and started listing notebooks powered by these CPUs on their websites.

One such example is J&R who has recently added a 17.3-inch Samsung notebook to their offer, running Intel’s next-gen 22nm processors.

Dubbed the NP700Z7C-S01US Nike, the laptop in question runs Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) and boasts a Full HD screen, as well as an Intel Core i7-3615QM CPU.

Those of you who aren’t familiar with Intel’s Ivy Bridge CPUs should know that this chip packs four computing cores clocked at 2.3GHz (3.3GHz maximum Turbo Boost speed), support for Intel’s Hyper-Threading technology and an on-die Intel HD 4000 graphics core.

In Samsung’s creation, this fast Intel processor is paired together with 8GB of system memory, as well as with a 1TB hard drive with an additional 8GB of Express Cache memory, according to Laptoping.

The rest of the features list includes a 1.3 Megapixel HD camera with noise-canceling microphone, D-Sub and HDMI video outputs, a multi-format memory card reader, a Super Multi DVD dual-layer burner, as well as the standard Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity.

Two USB 3.0 ports are also included, which is definitely a welcomed addition if you ask us.

When unplugged from the power outlet, Samsung’s Series 7 notebook gets its power from an 8-cell Lithium Polymer battery.

The NP700Z7C-S01US Nike is available right now for pre-order from J&R, with pricing being set at $1,499.99 (roughly 1,131 EUR).

Sadly, the retailer doesn’t seem to know when this Series 7 notebook will start shipping to its customers, but we expect this to happen at the end of April, shortly after Intel launches its 22nm Ivy Bridge processors.


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