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Samsung ATIV Book 6 Series

Samsung ATIV 670Z5E-X01DEProcessor: Intel Core i5 3230M, Intel Core i7 3635QM
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8550M, AMD Radeon HD 8770M, AMD Radeon HD 8850M
Display: 15.60 inch
Weight: 2.2kg, 2.3kg, 2.426kg
Price: 900, 1200 euro
Average Score: 75.67% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 15 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 80%, features: 74%, display: 75%, mobility: 78%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 81%

 

Samsung ATIV 680Z5E-X01US

Specifications

Samsung ATIV 680Z5E-X01USNotebook: Samsung ATIV 680Z5E-X01US
Processor: Intel Core i7 3635QM
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8770M 1024 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.426kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 ATIV 680Z5E-X01US (Model)

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Average Score: 72.5% - average

Average of 8 scores (from 12 reviews)

 

Reviews

80% Review Samsung ATIV Book 6 Touch 680Z5E-X01US Notebook | Notebookcheck
Full-HD mainstream. The Samsung Ativ Book 6 combines a powerful quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and a dedicated AMD graphics card with a generous 15.6-inch Full-HD touch screen. How well the sleek-looking design performs and how it compares to its competitors is the subject of our review.
70% Samsung ATIV Book 6
Source: Comp Reviews English Archive.org version
Samsung's ATIV Book 6 may not have the most up to date internals, but it does extremely well compared to the latest generation. It offers nearly the same level of performance and still offers some very good battery life. In fact, one has to wonder what the system could be like if Samsung used a Haswell processor.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Samsung ATIV Book 6
Source: Comp Reviews English Archive.org version
Samsung's ATIV Book 6 may not have the most up to date internals, but it does extremely well compared to the latest generation. It offers nearly the same level of performance and still offers some very good battery life. In fact, one has to wonder what the system could be like if Samsung used a Haswell processor.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Samsung ATIV Book 6
Source: Computer Shopper English Archive.org version
These days, $1,199 is a fairly serious price for a midsize laptop that doesn't have an Apple logo on it. Samsung's ATIV Book 6 justifies that price with features like quad-core Intel Core i7 power, discrete graphics, and a gorgeous aluminum design. With its good-looking aluminum chassis and strong showing throughout labs testing, the Samsung ATIV Book 6 is a sleek and versatile 15.6-inch laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung ATIV Book 6
Source: Computer Shopper English Archive.org version
These days, $1,199 is a fairly serious price for a midsize laptop that doesn't have an Apple logo on it. Samsung's ATIV Book 6 justifies that price with features like quad-core Intel Core i7 power, discrete graphics, and a gorgeous aluminum design. With its good-looking aluminum chassis and strong showing throughout labs testing, the Samsung ATIV Book 6 is a sleek and versatile 15.6-inch laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Samsung ATIV Book 6
Source: Wired Magazine English Archive.org version
WIRED Good specs, thoughtful extras. Slim and light considering its screen size. Responsive, crisp touchscreen. TIRED Uncomfortable keyboard layout. Some general bugginess. Old, third-generation CPU.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Samsung ATIV Book 6
Source: Wired Magazine English Archive.org version
WIRED Good specs, thoughtful extras. Slim and light considering its screen size. Responsive, crisp touchscreen. TIRED Uncomfortable keyboard layout. Some general bugginess. Old, third-generation CPU.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung ATIV Book 6 Notebook Review
Source: Hot Hardware English Archive.org version
The Samsung ATIV 6 is designed to address all of the needs of mainstream notebook consumers looking for a relatively powerful notebook. With a mid-sized 15.6" panel, decent battery life (for its size), a discrete GPU for occasional gaming sessions, and a peppy CPU, the ATIV 6 can handle just about anything you throw its way.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/19/2013
Samsung ATIV Book 6 Notebook Review
Source: Hot Hardware English Archive.org version
The Samsung ATIV 6 is designed to address all of the needs of mainstream notebook consumers looking for a relatively powerful notebook. With a mid-sized 15.6" panel, decent battery life (for its size), a discrete GPU for occasional gaming sessions, and a peppy CPU, the ATIV 6 can handle just about anything you throw its way.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/19/2013
70% Samsung ATIV Book 6 NP680Z5E-X01US
Source: Laptop Mag English Archive.org version
The ATIV Book 6 more than meets Samsung's promise of a premium and powerful computing experience. We especially enjoyed its booming JBL speakers and gorgeous, responsive 1080p touch screen. What holds this 15-inch notebook from earning a higher rating is its finicky touchpad; yes, there's a touch screen, but Windows 8 gestures should work more smoothly out of the box.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Samsung ATIV Book 6 NP680Z5E-X01US
Source: Laptop Mag English Archive.org version
The ATIV Book 6 more than meets Samsung's promise of a premium and powerful computing experience. We especially enjoyed its booming JBL speakers and gorgeous, responsive 1080p touch screen. What holds this 15-inch notebook from earning a higher rating is its finicky touchpad; yes, there's a touch screen, but Windows 8 gestures should work more smoothly out of the box.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung ATIV Book 6 Review
Source: Slashgear English Archive.org version
From the face of it, the ATIV Book 6 is a pretty ordinary laptop, and while it has some unique features and a great-looking display, I don’t think it has enough to really stand out from the huge horde of laptops currently on the market. Price-wise, you can grab it for around $1,100 (with the Radeon graphics chip), which is a pretty competitive price, especially with the power that it offers. Plus, the full-size keyboard, the large trackpad, and the crisp display offer a great user experience for those folks who consider form and function over hard internal specifications.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/04/2013
Samsung ATIV Book 6 Review
Source: Slashgear English Archive.org version
From the face of it, the ATIV Book 6 is a pretty ordinary laptop, and while it has some unique features and a great-looking display, I don’t think it has enough to really stand out from the huge horde of laptops currently on the market. Price-wise, you can grab it for around $1,100 (with the Radeon graphics chip), which is a pretty competitive price, especially with the power that it offers. Plus, the full-size keyboard, the large trackpad, and the crisp display offer a great user experience for those folks who consider form and function over hard internal specifications.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/04/2013

 

Samsung ATIV 670Z5E-X01PL

Specifications

Samsung ATIV 670Z5E-X01PLNotebook: Samsung ATIV 670Z5E-X01PL
Processor: Intel Core i5 3230M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8550M
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Links:  Samsung notebook section

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Average Score: 82% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

82% Samsung ATIV Book 6 (NP670Z5E-X01PL)
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 83% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 80%

 

Samsung ATIV 670Z5E-X01DE

Specifications

Samsung ATIV 670Z5E-X01DENotebook: Samsung ATIV 670Z5E-X01DE
Processor: Intel Core i5 3230M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8850M
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 900 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 ATIV 670Z5E-X01DE (Model)

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Average Score: 83% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

87% Samsung ATIV Book 6 670Z5E-X01
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 87%
79% Ergonomisch und gut ausgestattet
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 78% performance: 68% features: 86% display: 63% mobility: 72% ergonomy: 96%

 

Comment

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.


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

AMD Radeon HD 8770M: Mid-range GPU based on the GCN architecture.

AMD Radeon HD 8850M: High-performance GPU based on the same chip as the HD 7850M.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

AMD Radeon HD 8550M:

Lower-end graphics card based on the GCN Mars architecture. Equipped with DDR3 VRAM and offers a 64-Bit memory interface.

» 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.  

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.

Intel Core i5:

3230M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 GPU, core clock 2.6 - 3.2 GHz

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


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


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75.67%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.

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Stefan Hinum, 2013-09-11 (Update: 2013-09-11)