Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung 780Z5E-S01UB
Source: Tech Advisor Archive.org version
It's not going to win any awards for sleek design or portability, but the strong performance and multimedia features of the Series 7 Chronos make it a good Windows desktop replacement system, while still offering usable battery life for those occasions when it needs to go out and about.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
The Samsung Series 7 Chronos is one of the best Windows laptops money can buy, but in this changing world of computing, we urge you as a buyer to consider whether your needs would be served better with a lighter, more mobile machine with less emphasis on huge power. If you're looking for a fantastic laptop today, however, this superb machine comes highly recommended.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Trusted Reviews Archive.org version
The Samsung Series 7 Chronos is a worthy update to last year’s recommended model. It keeps the top-notch construction, and brings every other aspect of the laptop right into 2013. It has a great touchscreen, a high-quality display, powerful innards and impressive battery life given the power on tap. It’s not a laptop to buy if you want something to take around with you day-in, day-out as it’s just too heavy. But as a semi-portable desktop-replacer, it’s top-notch.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/10/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 100% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Many people dream of slim and robust notebooks and Samsung offers such. With the Samsung 780Z5E-S01UB, Samsung claims to take notebooks to the next level. With Windows 8, this laptop is prepared to provide reliable performance in a sleek and thin design. It looks good and delivers superior performance in an aluminum unibody. Undoubtedly, the build quality of Samsung Series 7 Chronos is top-notch. This laptop comes with a 15,5 inch fullHD (1920 x 1080 pixels) 10-point touchscreen. The high visual quality is not only optimal for multimedia, but also for gaming. The JBL stereo speakers with virtual woofer and sound effects together with the stunning display provide for best user experience. The Samsung Series 7 Chronos is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor and an AMD Radeon graphics card, which provide processing power for professional users. Despite being equipped with high end innards, Samsung claims a battery life of up to 11 hours.
The only downside of this laptop is that it is quite heavy with 2.4 kg. So, mobility is low, but the performance is high. Otherwise it is a great laptop and this time Samsung did almost everything right. The laptop has a high-end build quality, a touchscreen, a high-quality display, powerful innards and an excellent battery life. The Samsung Series 7 Chronos is a worthy option for users looking for powerful and robust, yet beautiful laptops.
AMD Radeon HD 8770M: Mid-range GPU based on the GCN architecture.
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.
3635QM: An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.4 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU running at 650-1200 MHz on a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Samsung: Samsung Group is the largest South Korean conglomerate and was founded in 1938. Samsung Group employed 489,000 people in 2014 and is one of the world's largest companies in terms of revenue and market strength. The name Samsung means "Three Stars" in Korean and represents the three sons of the company's founder. The company was founded in 1938 as a grocery store. With its subsidiary Samsung Electronics, founded in 1969, Samsung took up the production of electrotechnical items, focusing on consumer electronics and household appliances at an early stage. Other branches in which the large corporation is active include mechanical engineering, automobiles (Hyundai), insurance, wholesale, real estate and leisure. Samsung manufactures a wide range of electronic products, including smartphones, televisions, home appliances and semiconductors. The company's Galaxy line of smartphones is one of the most popular in the world. Samsung is also a major player in the semiconductor industry, making memory chips and processors for many other electronics manufacturers.
83.33%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
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