Samsung has launched a new 3D laptop that's geared up for gaming. The Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit laptop can take advantage of up to 16GB of DDR3 RAM. The 3D-ready Series 7 Gamer Edition laptop has 8GB as part of its standard RAM quota but can also take advantage of another 8GB on the motherboard. 

The Samsung Series 7 GAMER is a 17.3in-screen 3D-enabled laptop with 8GB of DDR RAM. An further boost can be gained via the 8GB flash memory ExpressCache embedded in the laptop’s motherboard. This, says Samsung, also comes in useful in everyday use and it boosts the laptop startup times by as much as 25 percent.

A pair of 750GB hard drives provide the storage. A Blu-ray drive, 2Mp webcam and 4 Watt speakers with a built-in subwoofer also feature on the 3.8kg laptop. 

The laptop is powered by a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and 2GB of AMD Radeon 6970M GDDR5 HD graphics. The SuperBright HD 3D display works at 120Hz and is designed to be used with Bluetooth-enabled active shuttering 3D glasses. Aware that even the most avid gamer must occasionally reluctantly turn their hand to essays and reports, Samsung equips the Series 7 Gamer laptop with four distinct modes: Gaming, Balanced, Library and Green. 

Some of these modes extend the off-mains battery life, while the Library mode powers down the fans usually used to cool the powerful graphics chip, making operation whisper-quiet. 

In its souped-up Gaming mode, the CPU is cranked up, the turbo cooling system turned up to 100 percent and the touchpad deactivated, so you don't accidentally swipe it. The main control keys, meanwhile, are highlighted in red and the Windows key disabled. 

The Samsung Series 7 GAMER Edition laptop costs from £1,499 and is available now from PC World. Dixons and Argos.