I actually HAVE the Samsung Series 7 Chrome; bought it about a week and a half ago because my Gateway from '09 was finally showing it's signs of age. I'm a web developer and at this point in the perpetual development of my skills, I needed a machine that could handle the more elaborate projects that the Gateway would lag on; so I opted for the Samsung i7 (ATI 6750M, 750GB *partitioned drive, 6GB DDR3 RAM yaddi yaddi). After coming across a Black Friday promotion that helped me stomach the price tag, I bought it.
So, my thoughts so far? UNIMPRESSED. Well, sort of. It's fast; but not so fast that I don't have time to blink between the mouse stroke and an application loading. Multitasking is fine, but you'll still find yourself tapping the mouse key waiting for that infernal "working" cursor to finish running 'round in circles.
But that's not why I'm here.
I too went out and bought BF3 and thought that it should run on this rig with no problems. Boy can I tell you that I spent my fair share of time saying "***" to myself and it tripped and stumbled through not only the loading process (even with the cd, there's a 3.4GB file to download), but the game itself. Multiplayer was a nightmare. I didn't even max out the graphics and during gameplay, the FPS was so poor, I was literally experiencing the "teleporting" effect as I watched other players leap from one end of the screen to the next. As you can imagine, this made aiming tricky and not getting shot in the face even more interesting.
"Maybe your internet connection is lagging..." I thought the same thing to myself. So, I opted for just going the campaign route, just to see what the gameplay was like without the online interaction. The computer screen went black for about 3 minutes then I got the white screen of death. After a ctrl + alt + del and an "end process", I found myself searching for upgrades to the display drivers and all the like only to find that mine are as up-to-date as they can be. So, I came rummaging through here to find out if anyone has had any similar issues or, if anyone knows any tricks on how to squeeze more power out of this thing; since going through the CMOS settings for any "special adjustments" to your CPU clock will leave you disappointed as well.
Hints? Tips? Comments? It runs my other game fine - granted, not nearly as demanding as far as processor load. But the gap between one games performance on the rig and the other (Command and Conquer 4...don't judge me) is daunting. And befuddling. Any insight would be great; because I was really expecting this thing to knock my socks off with speed. Instead, I'm getting something closer to hanging my head out the window at 40mph and letting my ears flap in the wind.