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Samsung 550P5C-T01US

Specifications

Samsung 550P5C-T01USNotebook: Samsung 550P5C-T01US (Series 5 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 3610QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Samsung 550P5C-T01US

60% Samsung Series 5 NP550-P5C-T01U 15.6-inch
Source: Comp Reviews English
The Samsung Series 5 is a relatively affordable laptop that offers a good all around experience with some solid performance. It is definitely nice to see it use an anti-glare screen which makes it useful outdoors and in bright light. The problem is that the screen has some terrible viewing angles and mediocre resolution.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/06/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M:

Multiple models based on various chips of the Fermi generation. Specifically, the GT 630M exists in GF108/GF106/GF116 variants, but are all essentially renamed GeForce GT 540M or 555M GPUs. A 28nm GF117 variant exists as well with reduced power consumption.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


3610QM:

An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.3 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU running at 650-1100 MHz on a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.6 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

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60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-12-10 (Update: 2012-12-10)