Samsung Series 7 700Z3A-S03DE


Samsung Series 7 700Z3A-S03DE
Samsung Series 7 700Z3A-S03DE (Series 7 Series)
Intel Core i5-2430M 2 x 2.4 - 3 GHz, Sandy Bridge
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon HD 6490M - 1024 MB, Core: 750 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, GDDR5-VRAM, Catalyst 11.12
8192 MB 
, 2x 4096 MB DDR3-RAM (1333 MHz), 2 slots
14 inch 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixel, WXGA++, LED backlight, glossy: no
Intel HM65
Samsung SpinPoint M8 HN-M101MBB, 1000 GB 
, 5400 rpm, Samsung Spinpoint M8 100 GB, SanDisk iSSD P4 8 GB
Intel Cougar Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headphone/microphone combo jack, Card Reader: 4in1 (MMC, SDHC, SDXC, SD)
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Broadcom 802.11n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth Broadcom BCM2070
Optical drive
Matshita DVD-RAM UJ8A7AS
height x width x depth (in mm): 239 x 322 x 230 ( = 9.41 x 12.68 x 9.06 in)
65 Wh Lithium-Polymer, built-in, 4.400 mAh, 8 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
Webcam: 1.3 Megapixel
Additional features
quick start guide, recovery DVD, 24 Months Warranty
1.95 kg ( = 68.78 oz / 4.3 pounds), Power Supply: 200 g ( = 7.05 oz / 0.44 pounds)
1200 Euro



Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 83%, features: 50%, display: 67% mobility: 71%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 73%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Samsung Series 7 700Z3A-S03DE

81% Review Samsung Series 7 700Z3A-S03DE Notebook | Notebookcheck
Well-rounded ultrabook. Long battery runtimes, a matt screen and high performance - it almost looks as if Samsung has made the dream of a perfect mobile companion come true. But is the notebook for over €1000 really as perfect as it seems?
Samsung Serie 7 700Z3A-S03
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/19/2012
Rating: performance: 90% features: 30% display: 50% mobility: 40% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
81% Test Samsung Series 7 700Z3A-S03DE Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/22/2012
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 80% display: 75% mobility: 86% workmanship: 91% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 80%


AMD Radeon HD 6490M: Entry to middle class graphics card based on the Seymore XT codename with support for fast GDDR5. The chip can be clocked at 700-750 with GDDR5 and 800 with slow DDR3.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

2430M: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.4 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.7-3 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

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.

1.95 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.

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.

81%: 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.


Samsung 700Z3A-S01
Radeon HD 6490M

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Stefan Hinum, 2012-01-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)