Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung 550P7C-S02UK
Source: T3 Archive.org version
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%
Source: Tech Advisor Archive.org version
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%
Source: Trusted Reviews Archive.org version
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%
Source: PC Pro Archive.org version
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%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M: A mid-range GPU and the fastest GeForce GT as part of the 600M series
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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.
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.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
In former years, this weight was representative for laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, 17 inch laptops weigh less than that.
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.
In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.
In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.
76.75%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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