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Samsung Series 7 Chronos 780Z5E 15.6-inch Touchscreen Laptop (Silver) - (Intel Core i5 3230M 2.6GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Radeon Graphics, Windows 8)

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  • Exceptional performance - thanks to the innovative RAMaccelator and an Intel Quad Core processor it loads applications faster, runs multiple programs without slowing down, an delivers a seamless multimedia experience
  • Advanced mobility and style - offers an incredible battery life, and the thin and light design is sleek and modern for maximum portability
  • Smart usability - a backlit keyboard automatically increases the brightness of keys for optimum ease of use in dark environments, and a Skype certified, real HD webcam provides sharper and smoother images in 16:9 widescreen and 720p high definition
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Technical Details
BrandSamsung
Item Weight2.4 Kg
Product Dimensions49.6 x 31.4 x 7.4 cm
Batteries:1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
Item model numberNP780Z5E-T01UK
SeriesNP780Z5E-T01UK
Form FactorPortable
Screen Size15.6 inches
Processor BrandIntel
Processor TypeCore i5
Processor Speed2.6 GHz
Processor Count2
RAM Size8 GB
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size1 TB
Graphics Chipset BrandAMD
Graphics Card DescriptionAMD Radeon HD 8850M
Graphics RAM TypeVRAM
Graphics Card Ram Size2 GB
Operating SystemWindows 8
Lithium Battery Energy Content91 watt_hours
Lithium Battery Weight225 grams
  
Additional Information
ASINB00CP395MY
Best Sellers Rank 69,228 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.8 Kg
Date First Available2 May 2013
  
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Faster Than Ever Before
Faster Than Ever Before

Why waste time waiting to get things done? The New Series 7 CHRONOS runs faster than ever before and runs multiple programs without slowing down.

A Seamless Multi-media Experience
A Seamless Multi-media Experience

Enjoy amazing multimedia whenever and wherever you want. A powerful processor delivers a seamlessly brilliant visual performance when editing videos, watching movies or gaming.

All Day Computing Power
All Day Computing Power

Ever worried about losing battery power? You don't have to with the Series 7 CHRONOS. It delivers incredible battery life on a single charge.

A seamless multimedia experience
A seamless multimedia experience

Enjoy amazing multimedia whenever and wherever you want. A powerful AMD Radeon HD 8870M graphics card*, with up to 2GB of memory, delivers a seamlessly brilliant visual performance when editing videos, watching movies or gaming, without any buffering or lagging. And it also extends battery life by automatically switching to internal graphics for more basic applications. * Factory option.

True to Life Full HD Touch Screen
Vibrant sound with JBL speakers
True to Life Full HD Touch Screen

Bring everything to life with clearer, brighter and more vivid pictures. A SuperBright (300nit) Full HD 15.6” screen with Image Enhancer Software is 50% brighter* than a normal screen and 40% clearer*. It can be viewed from any horizontal or vertical angle within 178º without color distortion. And, because it’s anti-reflective, you can enjoy outstanding picture clarity even when you’re outdoors. * Compared to a 200nit HD screen.

Vibrant sound with JBL speakers

Rock your world with high quality sound reproduction for all types of music and entertainment. Enjoy exceptionally clear and realistic surround sound through two big and powerful 4W JBL stereo speakers. Bass Boost technology also provides an enhanced low pitch for even greater depth and optimal audio quality.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Robert on 1 July 2013
I purchased this on 15th June not from Amazon I should mention. I feel it fair to point out that I don't think I have ever brought a pc or laptop that did not have teething problems and the review on here is a very fair assessment the biggest headache is the amount of updates but once you get past this and set up with what you want it is a beautiful piece of kit and for the price paid I feel good hardware especially as its brand and so often I find you get bottom range graphic cards etc.

I am undecided if the teething problems with this laptop is to do with Windows 8 or Samsung updates I know one thing whatever you do avoid updating the wireless LAN driver I tried it twice once when I first set it up then a second time after doing a factory reset and on both occasions this lead to a constant loss of service. However this can be easily remedied by rolling back the driver via Network Hardware.

The Windows 8 updates seemed to work without a hitch if you let the system do it automatically rather than try and rush through as i like to but in all cases the updates do eventually apply. Be warned one of the recent updates to the bios comes through via the Samsung software update programs this may fail to apply several times from what I can tell this was more to do with Samsung not expecting so many people updating at the same time I could be wrong that's just from what forums said.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Wild Acorn on 1 July 2013
Firstly this is the best looking laptop I've come across, really solidly built.

It is early doors but the battery life seems outstanding compared to my old Asus.

The screen is to die for, the bezel is really thin and the and the glass front just makes it look ultra modern. It's meant to be anti glare, I'm not sure if this is true as it's quite reflective on a bright, sunny day.

I'd agree with other users that it takes a while to set up out of the box, I think this is more to do with Win 8 than the actual laptop. I now have it set up as I want it and am really pleased with the way it's functioning. It did need over 50 Windows updates straight out of the box.

I don't use the tracker pad as I prefer a wireless mouse so haven't even tried to use it.

I really like the backlit keyboard, it's a feature I wasn't expecting and it's surprising how useful it can be.

Be warned this does not have a CD/Blu-ray drive, again this doesn't bother me as this is the way of the future. All the media services I use are subscription/streaming so this isn't an issue for me. I use Office 365, download my Adobe software and use Netflix/Xbox Music etc.

In summary it's a powerful, stunning looking laptop with a few set up niggles. If truth be told it would have scored 4 out the box but a 6 for looks and functionality :-)

Update - Had a few issues that have been resolved by updating the AMD Graphics driver and Intel Wireless Card. The graphics driver was causing Outlook 2013 to crash on start up (fixed by update from AMD website). Wireless was dropping out intermittently (fixed by update). Hope this helps anyone with the same issues. Apart from these niggles the laptop is proving a dream to use.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By David Penhaligon on 10 Jun 2013
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Now I have got this laptop setup it is a fast and powerful machine which is a pleasure to have and use.

But, getting to this point has been a long and painful journey, and I've been working with Computers since the days of punch cards in the late 1970's! This laptop has a very good specification, however, it would appear that Samsung has somewhat rushed it out and been a bit careless with the software build - it may be just my laptop, but unlikely according to a number of reviews I have now read.

The first issue I had was when I opened the box and there was nothing useful in terms of documentation, and when I started it up for the first time it didn't ask me to create a 'Factory Reset' backup so I was a bit surprised. After finding the Samsung Recovery software the only option it gives is for a Network Disk backup; after a bit of research in the manual (link in Taskbar) I discovered you could do it to an external Hard Drive, but not to DVD or a USB flash drive. There is also a set of backups taken to the hard drive but I didn't go into that yet.

The next set of problems I had was trying to complete the 'Windows Updates' which kept giving errors, and once fixed gave more errors and on and on it went. I then did a Factory Restore to try again - but this had the same results.

My final effort was to do a Factory Reset and before doing anything else I installed Norton Utilities and ran a full scan. This found a total of 449 errors in the registry which it fixed; I completed the rest of the recommendations including a defrag of the hard drive and then went on with the rest of the build problem free.

There are also updates that need doing from Samsung which includes hardware drivers and software updates, so don't miss these out.
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