Samsung has unleashed a new gaming notebook, the Series 7 Gamer, for all your 3D gaming needs.

As well as the 17.3-inch 3D Full HD display, the game-friendly notebook comes with a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and AMD Radeon HD graphics card with 2GB of GDDR5 graphic memory.

The 8GB ExpressCache system offers what Samsung describes as "incredible gaming speeds".

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Other features include a 2MP webcam, virtual 3D surround sound thanks to Dolby Home Theater v4 and a Blu-ray drive.

The Series 7 Gamer will ship with Windows 7 Home Premium and a pair of active shutter 3D specs, plus ports galore – VGA, HDMI, DisplayPort, headphone and microphone inputs, two USB 3.0 slots and two USB 2.0s for good measure.

The notebook is not just for gaming, though; Samsung has seen fit to offer a number of preset modes, including Gaming mode, Balanced mode for every day use, Library mode for quiet times and Green mode to eke maximum battery life from the laptop.

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You'll be able to switch modes using the inventively named Mode Dial.

"With the Series 7 Gamer we have delivered a notebook that can compete with a desktop PC, and that sets the benchmark for gaming notebooks," said Damian Cusick, General Manager, Computing, Samsung UK and Ireland.

"The Series 7 is packed with features that specifically meet the demands of serious gamers, and with its four optimisation modes, can deliver optimum performance for a wide variety of different activities, at the turn of a dial."

Boy, Samsung really is pleased with that dial. If you like the sound of the Samsung Series 7 Gamer notebook, you'll be overjoyed to hear that it is available from today with a UK price of £1,499.