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Samsung 550P7C-S02UK

Specifications

Samsung 550P7C-S02UKNotebook: Samsung 550P7C-S02UK (Series 5 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 3610QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 1100 euro
Average Score: 76.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 82%, performance: 81%, features: 76%, display: - % mobility: 50%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 72%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Samsung 550P7C-S02UK

80% Samsung Series 5 550P review
Source: T3 English
The Samsung Series 5 550P is an extremely capable 17-inch desktop-replacement machine. Several features, such as the built-in Blu-ray drive and dedicated Nvidia graphics make it ideal for multimedia purposes. The standout keyboard and HD-capable screen also deserve a mention. Portability suffers due to a 3kg weight and average battery life, but that’s not what this laptop is about. Instead, the Samsung Series 5 550P stays on your desk and offers enough power to take care of all your most demanding programs.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/25/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung 550P7C review
Source: PC Advisor English
There’s very little not to like about the Samsung 550P7C. The keyboard and trackpad are particularly good and while the speakers are a little bassy, we were quite impresssed. We’d like the build quality to be better, but at this price, we can’t complain too much.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/08/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80% ergonomy: 70%
80% Samsung 550P7C review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If you’re after an unapologetic desktop replacement that can handle anything from video decoding to gaming, Samsung’s Series 5 550P7C is a great buy. This powerful 17-inch laptop might have a few shortcomings, but its looks, usability, performance and excellent value for money more than make up for them. Gamers will be especially pleased with the Nvidia GeForce GT 650M graphics, which lets you play many titles at full settings on the Samsung 550P7C’s 1,600 x 900 screen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 50% ergonomy: 80%
67% Samsung Series 5 NP550P7C review
Source: PC Pro English
For around £70 more, the Asus N56VM offers far superior screen quality with a Full HD resolution, and that nudges it ahead of this laptop. As an all-rounder, though, the Series 5 is a strong offering.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/29/2012
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 83% features: 67% ergonomy: 67%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M: A mid-range GPU and the fastest GeForce GT as part of the 600M series

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» 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.


17.3": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.9 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in 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.

Samsung reviews


76.75%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-08-31 (Update: 2012-08-31)