While 13-inch Ultrabooks have beenacquiring everything the press recently, notebook producers havebegan creating larger laptops that are thin and light plenty tocarry. The 15.6-inch Samsung Series 7 Chronos is a case in point,weighing only above 5 pounds on a body that is less as compared to aninch thick. The notebook is light weight, long battery life andpowerful AMD graphics make the Chronos 7 a portable multimediamonster.
As most of Samsung's premium notebooks,the Series 7 Chronos has an understated gunmetal gray chassisproduced from brushed aluminum, on everything of the slopes, the lid,the deck and also the bottom produced out of the similar material.Also the buttonless touchpad matches the matte gray palm rest. Theonly splash of color arrives from the bright blue status lights overthe keyboard, which has dark brown island-style keys.
At 5.1 pounds and measuring 14.3 x 9.3x 0.9 inches, the Chronos 7 is thinner and lighter as compared to theDell XPS 15z and the HP Envy 15. Still, the Sony VAIO S issignificantly lighter at only 4.4 pounds.
The Chronos 7's backlit-islandfashionable keyboard proffers a good level of tactile feedback,suffers no flex and throws in a numeric keypad for good measure.Still, the deep palm rest forced us to extend our arms further awayfrom our body as compared to we would have enjoyed. Worse, restingour wrists with the cold metal deck was uncomfortable because of thesharp front lip. With the Ten Thumbs Typing test, we acquired a 3percent error rate on a speed of only 74 words per minute rather thanour average 80 wpm, 1 percent mark.
With the bright slope, the Chronos 7proffers five different levels of keyboard rear light brightness.Thus hunt-and-peck typists will have a simply time detecting keys inthe dark. The 4.2 x 3-inch Elan touchpad performed adequately,viewing its buttonless plan. Unfortunate many other clickpads, ourcursor just occasionally jumped or acquired stuck in mid-swipe.
We were capable to function multi-touchgestures such like pinch-to-zoom, two-finger scrolling andthree-finger swipe for forward/back to work with ease, though wecould not get rotate to work. The touchpad backups three-finger swipedown for altering windows or up for opening My Computer.