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Samsung Series 7 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Core i7 2675QM, 2.2GHz, RAM 8GB, HDD 750GB, DVD-SM DL, LAN, WLAN, Bluetooth, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)

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  • Fast Performance - ExpressCache technology virtually halves boot up and loading times for Internet Explorer and frequently used applications
  • Premium Design - the aluminum metal casing provides an elegant and powerful look that’s extremely durable
  • Smart Usability - BatteryLife Plus uses anti-aging technology to keep 80 % capacity for up to 1500 recharges
  • Superior Display - enjoy a more immersive visual experience and greater value with the same body size providing up to 1 extra inch screen
  • Achieve More - with Windows 7 Home Premium, the lastest generation Operating System
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Technical Details
BrandSamsung
Item Weight2.3 Kg
Product Dimensions23.9 x 36.2 x 2.4 cm
Batteries:1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
Item model numberNP700Z5A-S01UK
Screen Size15.6 inches
Processor BrandIntel
Processor TypeCore i7
Processor Speed2.2 GHz
RAM Size8 GB
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Card DescriptionAMD Radeon HD6750M (PowerXpress)
Graphics RAM TypeDDR DRAM
Wireless Type802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n
Operating SystemWindows 7 Edition Home Premium
Lithium Battery Weight1.4 kilograms
  
Additional Information
ASINB0065O85UM
Best Sellers Rank 68,463 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.8 Kg
Date First Available2 Nov 2011
  
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Samsung Series 7 15.6

Start up fast--FastStart

Instant on – get started within 2.1 seconds* of opening the display or pressing the power button. An innovative hybrid sleep mode combines the fast start-up of sleep with the stability of hibernation, so you don’t have to wait 30-60 seconds for the notebook to boot-up.

* Based on stopwatch.

Samsung Series 7 15.6

Go faster--with ExpressCache

Innovative ExpressCache* technology provides 8GB of flash memory on the motherboard that works as an ultra fast HDD. Its intelligent, automatic caching takes 45% less time to boot up and starts Internet Explorer and frequently used applications 2 times faster, while still maintaining the safety and integrity of your data.

* Factory option. Speed will vary depending on the configuration, applications used and wireless settings. Only applied to the models with ExpressCache. Based on stopwatch.

Samsung Series 7 15.6

Latest Intel Core processor

A next generation quad-core Intel Core processor* delivers best-in-class performance even when heavily multi-tasking with the most demanding applications and multimedia. It dynamically allocates processing power where it's needed most using intelligent Turbo Boost technology. So you can enjoy faster web browsing, Microsoft Office tasks and music or video conversion, with much less waiting for a response.

* Specifications may vary depending on the model.

Samsung Series 7 15.6

Brilliant AMD Radeon graphics

A powerful and power-efficient AMD Radeon HD6750M hybrid graphics card provides an exceptional high definition video and gaming experience in stereoscopic 3D. Its advanced image processing delivers striking imagery, true-to-life visual effects and the smoothest video playback using DirectX 11 Evolved technology. You can also run multiple power-hungry applications simultaneously with great speed and little effort.

* Specifications may vary depending on the model.

Samsung Series 7 15.6

SuperBright screen

The 15.6" SuperBright LED screen produces the sharpest images with 300nit brightness, which is up to 36% brighter than normal laptops. So you can enjoy outstanding picture quality and text legibility, even when you’re outdoors or in difficult environmental light situation – enabling you to work longer without straining your eyes.

Samsung Series 7 15.6

Anti-reflective screen

The anti-reflective LED screen lets you enjoy images that are fine-tuned with the sharpest details and boldest colors, even when you’re outdoors. Its matt surface has less mirror effect and no reflections from surrounding lights, so you can use it for longer without your eyes getting tired.

Samsung Series 7 15.6

Thin & light design--just 2.29kg

Weighing just 2.29kg (5.05lbs) and only 23.9mm (0.94”) thick, the compact design is less than 1" in height to provide maximum style and portability. But even though it's one of the thinnest and lightest notebooks in its class it still incorporates comprehensive functionality for optimum performance on the move.

BatteryLife Plus--Anti-aging battery technology

Samsung's intelligent battery charging uses anti-aging technology so the battery keeps 80% of its original capacity for up to 1,500 recharges – that’s 5x longer than a typical battery. So you don’t have to worry about suddenly losing power or having to buy a replacement battery, because it stays like new for 3 years.

Product Description

Engineered for speed: Wakes up in only 2.1 seconds, boots 45% faster with ExpressCache and opens Internet Explorer 2 times faster than conventional notebooks. With Max Screen, you'll gain 1 extra inch on your screen. Enjoy powerful, best in class, fast performance with the latest Intel Core processor and innovative ExpressCache technology for ultra fast processing and Internet access. An anti-reflective 15.6 inch SuperBright screen fits into the most compact chassis available in 15 inch notebooks and AMD


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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good laptop but a few flaws 24 Dec 2011
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before you buy this I suggest looking at the notebook review forums under the thread 'Samsung Series 7 Chronos (NP700Z4 & NP700Z5 series) Owners Lounge' as it lists all the general issues with this laptop & suggests fixes.

Good points

Feels sturdy
looks not as bad some reviews suggest
keyboard is excellent
track-pad also good.
lack of bloatware
large trackpad - supports useful 2 and 3 finger multi touch commands, left click is with light press, right click is used by clicking the base area of the trackpad. Takes a little getting used to but i'm used to it now took a few days. Would still prefer a mouse though!

Bad points
Spacebar doesn't always register (could be an issue with way I type, I've only seen one other review that mentions this)
Screen - colour is vary washed out - there is a colour profile in the forum above that improves this, but it still isn't great.
Screen - viewing angle - not room for a lot of travel in any direction, the sweet spot is very small and the picture degrades rapidly outside of sweet spot

Major Fault
Open GL graphical switching issue - Youtube HD and Vimeo HD cause the graphics driver to crash and will freeze the laptop. This also affects gaming, but there is a workaround on the above forum to get games working, but it means using an unsupported driver. There is currently no way to get youtube HD or vimeo HD to work and anything that uses Open GL may have issues.

This should be fixed with a BIOS update in the future, but you never know it may not! Check the forum to see if its been fixed.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I owned MacBook Pro 15" early 2011 model... 5 Jan 2012
So, after 6 months of using MacBook Pro 15" (early 2011 model, with Thunderbolt, i7 2.0, 4GB/500GB/256MB VRAM), which costed me double the price of this Samsung, let me share some initial thoughts. I was never an Apple fan. I love their iPad, would not trade it for anything, had it almost two years now. But, computer, that's something else. I've changed almost 10 laptops in last 15 years, so I've seen a lot of things.

I was observing this computer since it's introduction end of August 2011. Couldn't believe how hard it was actually to get to it. Especially since I wanted UK keyboard (I'm in Croatia, but I don't see it on local market anytime soon). I could get German or Italian, but at higher cost and weird keyboard layout/characters I don't really need. So, I saw it on John Lewis at 849, Amazon had same price, but while arranging delivery, JL stock was sold and Amazon price went up to 899. still a great deal for such laptop.

I loved the packaging (box) of Samsung. OK, it's "somewhat" copy (by size) of Apple's packaging, but is good quality, nice design. I didn't like the cheap plastic feel of styrofoam in the box, but that's not huge issue. Design of this computer is awesome. Left me speechless, really. I saw 14" version in live before getting this, but this felt so small, hard to believe it's 15.6" screen. I got UK power plug, so had to buy new cable, but that's OK. The only thing that is ugly, or better said, not designed, is the power adapter. Just generic, ugly, black thing. And too thick cable.

Since I am dependent on some Windows-only apps, I was kind-of forced to use my MacBook Pro through BootCamp, in Windows 7. It run well, Apple did a nice job with drivers, but I hated always running fans and I just couldn't get to like MacOS style.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best laptop I have owned 3 Feb 2012
By Kurt
Had this laptop for over a month and don't have a bad word to say about it. After reading the mixed reviews i was skeptical about buying this product but i'm so glad i ended up going for it. It looks great and has great performance too! The screen looks amazing with its super thin frame, and the laptop feels a lot less bulkier than other 15inch models that i have had. I understand people having problems with the touch pad as I too had problems with it at first, however after having the laptop for a week and playing with the sensitivity settings I find it a real pleasure to use! I would strongly recomend this laptop to anyone who wants a smart looking, well built quad core high end laptop.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome machine, true MacBook pro rival 17 Feb 2012
By Chrism
Firstly let me tell you I looked at many alternatives when my trusty Compaq NC6400 finally just didn't have enough power for the demanding photo editing I use my laptop for. I did even consider going to the dark side but I've always been a PC user, all my software is for PC and so I started searching for a new powerful laptop. The Samsung Series 7 Chronos was the answer, there was not one rival machine that ticked every single box, I was looking for:

Quad Core I7 Power,
A high resolution 1600x900 minimum display of at least 14inches,
8GB Ram
A large hard disk or 256GB SSD
Portability, sleek looks
Aluminium chassis.
Reasonably light weight

The new 2012 Series 9 came close and was very tempting with pretty much one of the best displays in the world but it will only ship with much slower I7 dual core low voltage chips, the XPS 15Z was also a possibility but was bulky, ugly and once again was Dual core only.

The brand new HP Envy 15 came the closest and also had the option of a very nice Full HD display but was a little chunky and heavy in comparison to the Samsung and it is not yet available in the UK.

As for the Chronos, The trackpad is very good and not nearly as bad as some people have said, just update the driver. The Keyboard is slick and fast to type on and has a lovely backlight. The screen is very bright at 300nits but is Matte which suits my image editing down to the ground. The chassis is slim, aluminium mostly all over (except the base and palmrest) Then there's the speed....
OMG, this thing is a flying machine!! It shaved 3 1/2 minutes of a 20 minute photoshop test that I ran on my friends 2011 Macbook pro!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Graphics card and support issues.
This laptop is made of quality materials. Nice keyboard (back light) and screen. However the Samsung software interface is very poor. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Ian
3.0 out of 5 stars Screen flaw after 1 year + 2 weeks
I bought this Samsung laptop 8 February 2012. Today, 25 February 2013, just a year and a couple of weeks after buying it, the screen developed a fine pink horizontal line. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Eilis
4.0 out of 5 stars Great laptop
Great laptop, looks good, the keyboard is comfortable and I'm glad to finally have a number pad. It works well with Windows 7 Pro however I made the mistake of jumping on the... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Mr Edd Herring
4.0 out of 5 stars samsung chronos 7
The only bad feature I find it (as seen in other reviews)is the fact that the space bar is not working all the time. So, pay attention to the text, if you are used to blind typing.
Published 24 months ago by Mariana Adam
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely piece of kit
Got this laptop about 2 and a half weeks ago and I'm going to be honest, its seriously worth the money you pay for it, I was lucky enough to get it with the Samsung VAT cashback... Read more
Published on 15 Jun 2012 by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Over heating problem
i bought this laptop in comet.
After watching video for 30mins, it started heating like my 5-year old dell laptop. Read more
Published on 6 Jun 2012 by murali
5.0 out of 5 stars How to fix the space bar key....
This laptop is almost perfect, with the exception of the space bar key, which doesnt register if you hit the sides of the key.

How to fix this.... Read more
Published on 20 May 2012 by RyanWhite24
2.0 out of 5 stars Really bad notebook
I have been reading about this notebook for months then I decided to buy it. What a dissapointment! Spacebar doesn't record if you press on the right end. Read more
Published on 16 May 2012 by Mat3000
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST LAPTOP EVER
"What a fantastic bit of kit. Having used many laptops over the years and many operating systems including Apple, I think this is probably the best. Read more
Published on 2 April 2012 by Dai
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm so glad I bought one
Having spent ages reviewing and window shopping for a new laptop I finally bought one of these. It was a big decision as there are soooo many on the market these days so it hard to... Read more
Published on 2 April 2012 by Dave Hine
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