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Samsung 700Z5A-S03US

Specifications

Samsung 700Z5A-S03USNotebook: Samsung 700Z5A-S03US (Series 7 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2675QM
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6750M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 1300 euro
Average Score: 81.67% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 9 reviews)

Reviews for the Samsung 700Z5A-S03US

80% Samsung Series 7 Chronos (700Z5A)
Source: Digital Versus English
On the whole, the Samsung Series 7 Chronos performed almost as well as the last 15-inch MacBook Pro we tested (2011). Plus, it sells at a lower price. It has a good finish, powerful components (processor and graphics card), a matte screen and a decent battery life for a laptop this size.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/18/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Series 7 (NP700Z5A-S03)
Source: Techreview Source English
I'm a sucker for skinny chassis with slot-loading optical drives. The Samsung Series 7 (NP700Z5A-S03) ($1,299 list) laptop combines an elegantly slim (under one inch thick) aluminum case with slot-loading DVD±RW drive; sunny 15.6-inch screen and backlit keyboard; quad-core Intel Core i7 power; 8GB of RAM; and a roomy 750GB hard drive yoked to a small solid-state drive or 8GB of cache storage to boost boot and application loading times—all in a package about as light as desktop replacements get, 5.2 pounds.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Samsung Series 7 Chronos 700Z review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Overall the Samsung Series 7 is an impressive notebook. It looks good, it feels good and it has had some considerate control tweaks from Samsung. You might consider it a copycat design, but you'll save yourself about £500 over a similar Apple machine, with this 700Z coming in at around £1000.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Samsung Series 7 (NP700Z5A-S03)
Source: PC Mag English
Users who want the smoothest integration of hardware and software on the market will forsake Windows for the MacBook Pro 15-inch, while those who balk at the Series 7 (NP700Z5A-S03)'s price can check out its Samsung NP700Z5B-W01UB sibling (which subtracts 2GB of RAM, the backlit keyboard, and the solid-state cache and substitutes a tamer graphics chip). But if you're looking for a deftly engineered desktop replacement that combines cutting-edge tech with style and class, definitely check out our newest Editors' Choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Series 7 (NP700Z5A-S03)
Source: PC Mag English
Users who want the smoothest integration of hardware and software on the market will forsake Windows for the MacBook Pro 15-inch, while those who balk at the Series 7 (NP700Z5A-S03)'s price can check out its Samsung NP700Z5B-W01UB sibling (which subtracts 2GB of RAM, the backlit keyboard, and the solid-state cache and substitutes a tamer graphics chip). But if you're looking for a deftly engineered desktop replacement that combines cutting-edge tech with style and class, definitely check out our newest Editors' Choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Series 7 NP700Z5A-S03US 15.6-inch Thin And Light PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
The Samsung Series 7 laptop is going to be easily confused as being a MacBook Pro 15 clone. It shares many similarly features and appearances but it will retail for hundreds less at $1299. The base display and graphics are a step above the competition and it offers a few unique items such as the ExressCache function.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/11/2011
80% Samsung Series 7 700Z5A review
Source: CNet English
Samsung's new addition to the Series 7 line of laptops is evidently hoping to get all up in the face of Apple's MacBook Pro. The sleek, aluminium design brings to mind Apple's offspring and similar specs are on offer. Samsung's Series 7 700Z5A looks set to tackle Apple's MacBook Pro with its sleek aluminium styling, powerful specs and much cheaper price tag.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Samsung Chronos 700Z5A im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
good but expensive
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/31/2011
Ноутбук Samsung 700Z5A Chronos: доказательство серьезных намерений
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
good performance, battery runtime, keyboard and display good, deficient workmanship
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/30/2011

Comment

AMD Radeon HD 6750M:

Essentially a renamed Radeon HD 6650M but with faster GDDR5 memory.

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.  


2675QM: Fast Quad-core processor clocked at 2.2-3.1 GHz based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.3 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


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


81.67%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-11-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)