Reviews and Problems with Samsung ATIV Book 6 / NP670Z5E / NP680Z5E
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The illuminated keyboard is great since I often use the laptop in the evening
Amazon Customer, Amazon
15 July 2014
Summary: I've been using the Samsung Ativ for over two months no and I've had not issues (so far). Windows 8 is hard for me to get used to and I find that I barely use the touchscreen feature. However my nephew loves that feature. The illuminated keyboard is great since I often use the laptop in the evening. Movies and videos look great but the speakers are not ideally placed. It's what you'd expect for a laptop. Overall viewing experience however is great.
Beautifully powerful laptop! ***get updates from Samsung!!!***
Cass Morgan II, Amazon
30 March 2014
Summary: The computer is powerful and sexy. I like how sturdy it feels. So far, I'm impressed with the screen. It's full 1080 HD and it's noticeable! The "touch" is extremely accurate. I'm a computer science student, the keyboard feels nice, the screen resolution gives me plenty of real estate to code on and the backlit helps. The first thing you should do is go the Windows 8 "home screen", start typing "SW Updates" and open the Samsung update utility.
Summary: nice computer windows 8 is just so different all the swipe options are hard to get accustomed to so I use the win 7 emulator works better for me. My only real criticism is the touch pad it does not have the left and right click pads i have been using for years instead you have to click in the bottom left or right corners of the huge touch pad takes some used to. I alwas seem to miss.
Summary: Pros: Nice design, solid feeling keyboard, touchscreen, good specs Cons: WiFi Drop-outs, Auto back-lit Keyboard, Heating/Fan Issue (on first laptop), minor smudging, no SSD May 14th 2013 Received this laptop today and almost immediately noticed it had a fan and heating issue. Alot of heat keeps being produced at minimal cpu usage (only surfing the internet) so the fan, located right underneath the screen by the hinge, keeps kicking into an abnormally high rpm to cool...
Summary: Bought this for my daughter heading off to college. Came in good condition and was easy to start using right out of the box. We had read the other reviews concerning the WI-FI driver and noted the same problem as well. She was able to follow the instructions from the other reviews to change the driver and now has no issues. I would have given 5 stars except for that issue.
Summary: I was shocked at how slow the computer was for the first week that i used it. Programs would constantly hang as the computer tried to catch up. Startup (including automatically starting Outlook) took over 90 seconds. Opening a metro app (like mail or weather) took about 7 seconds. That is not what i was expecting w/ a quad core i7 and 8 GB of memory. The hard drive was obviously the culprit so i replaced it w/ a Crucial SSD (256GB). It's night and day.
Summary: Like other reviewers, I have experienced WiFi drops, but not as frequently. I have also noticed the fan kicks on at a high rpm and makes considerable noise and the machine gets pretty hot. My main issue with the product is that Catalyst Command Center does not work properly with OpenGL out of the box.
Summary: I bought this machine back in January, and was going to give it a bit of time before reviewing it, to see how I got on with it. I have loved the machine; it's very fast, and apart from the fact that you are fighting with Windows 8 all the time, it has done (nearly) everything I asked of it. I discovered that I loved the touchscreen. Downsides: because it is thin, connections are an issue. There are USB ports, but no SD card slot, so you have to buy a USB SD card adapter.
Excerpt: При замене на SSD производительность возрасает чуть ли не на порядок. В стандартной конфигурации для меня была обычная ситуация, когда при запущенных Chrome и еще какой-нибудь нетребовательной офисной программе ноут жутко тормозил. В диспетчере производительности процессор был занят на 10%, а жесткий диск под 100%. Очень редко нагрузка жесткого падала ниже 80%, и это при работе с офисными приложениями! Стандартный жесткий - это реально бутылочное горлышко этой модели!
Pros: Дизайн, качество сборки, время работы. Нравится подсветка клавиш в темноте. Производительность (Только(!) после замены жесткого диска)
Cons: Очень много софта, предустановленного Samsung (по мнению компании, наверное, он очень полезен, но для меня на 90% бесполезен) Но самое слабое место - "дефолтный" жесткий диск. Он нем - в комментарии
Excerpt: Неплохой ноутбук который справиться с ресурсоемкими приложениями и с современными играми. Начинка очень хорошо сбалансирована, слабых мест нет. Да и ценник на данную модель радует. Если хотите ноутбук с хорошей производительностью подешевле, берите эту модель. Не прогадаете.