Reviews and Problems with Samsung ATIV Book 7 13.3" / NP740U3E
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Typing on it now
Jesus H. C., Amazon
29 June 2014
Summary: OH ME BE DAMNED! I love this comp. It was not black, but silver, other than that it has exceeded all my expectations! Boots from off in less than two sec. Back-lit keyboard is the bee's knees. What's a cd rom? HDMI straight to the tv is awesome sauce. Finally, someone answered MY prayers!
Summary: This laptop is very good. Very good resolution and responsive touchpad. I have upgraded my SSD from 128 to 500. Bought a Samsung EVO and an 8G ram from Amazon and managed to install them correctly. Just watch on youtube the video on how to upgrade this and how to open the back correctly. You might encounter problem in your touchpad (horizontal scrolling will not work) afterwards but this is very easy. Let me know once you encounter such upon upgrade.
Summary: After taking the unit to a local retailer of Samsung computers, who checked it out and also found it would not boot up, was told there was probably a hardware problem and that I needed to contact Samsung to have it repaired. Called Samsung and they requested I try several things prior to authorizing me to send it back to them for repair. Nothing worked, and they gave me a repair number and label for free shipping.
Summary: Got a great deal on this in BestBuy. Great quality for the price and the case is aluminum and not plastic. Weighs 3.6 lbs which I think is light in its compact form. Screen is 1080p and has good speakers for an ultrabook. Keyboard is fine, key travel isn't very good but its thin. The biggest benefit to me though is the ram on this machine isn't soldered in. You can open it up and upgrade the SSD or Ram. It has two ram slots with one filled by the factory 4gb.
Summary: I cannot get bit locker enabled, so it is not useful for its intended purpose...traveling. V disappointing. Samsung passed me to Microsoft. Device does have TPM chip so must use other modes. did not work.
Summary: Great laptop overall. Love the case feel and look. The laptop is light but relative to the ATIV 9 Plus I own it's a bit heavier. Overall for $400 less this is a great laptop I would highly suggest if you didn't have it to spend.
Pros: Excellent look and feel, Moderately Light, Nice screen, Small Size
Summary: I wanted a small portable machine which had enough grunt to run virtual machines and which didn't necessitate carrying round all manner of peripheral devices to plug into projectors, network ports, hdmi screens etc. This was the only ultrabook that met the spec. As it comes, what you get for your £999, it's brilliant. The sdd is quick, the cpu very capable and the ram (4GB) is perfectly adequate.