Samsung has updated its entertainment-class RF Series laptop lineup, which now includes the RF511 and RF711, both with 2nd Generation Intel Core processors.
Available models in the US are the 15.6″ Samsung RF Series RF511-S02 with the Intel Core i7-2630QM quad-core 2.00GHz CPU, and 17.3″ RF711-S01 with the dual-core i5-2410M 2.30GHz chip. Both laptops have Nvidia Optimus switchable graphics technology, including the Intel HD integrated graphics and the GeForce GT540M 1GB video card. Also, the systems have 4GB of DDR3 memory, and a 500GB hard drive. The RF511 comes with a DVD burner and 1366 x 768 display resolution, whereas the RF711 sports a Blu-ray combo drive and a 1600 x 900 screen.
Samsung’s new notebooks come with a 1.3MP web camera, stereo speakers, HDMI output, a pair of USB 3.0 ports, and Windows 7 Home Premium OS.
The FR Series RF511-S02 and RF711-S01 can be purchased via various e-tailers and are priced at around $900 (Newegg, eCost, mWave) and $1,000 (Newegg, Buy.com, eCost), respectively.