Reviews and Problems with Samsung ATIV Book 7 13.3" / NP740U3E
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GS "home computers admin", Amazon
13 January 2015
Summary: The comment about the hinge is EXACTLY right. I purchased mine in Feb 2014 and 11 months later, the hinge has come loose. I baby my computers, this one's in a padded case and hasn't a scratch. And recently the screen hinge started flopping around so that it feels like the screen might just unfasten and fall off at any time. Unfortunately, there's no way to disassemble the screen so that any screws/fasteners might be tightened.
and although its a nice feature, its highly sensitive and can become damaged ...
Freddy Luster, Amazon
6 August 2014
Summary: Do not spend your money on this computer. Its quirky... the hinge is faulty and will end up breaking on you. The screen is touchscreen, and although its a nice feature, its highly sensitive and can become damaged easily and go haywire. Do your research on issues with this computer and you will see my points. Plus Samsung customer service and warranty departments are terrible... they will do all they can to not fix their faulty products.
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 machine is awesome! I boot up in seconds. Changed the ram and msata so I have now 10G ram and 500mSATA. Trasnfer of data (i.e. Windows OS and other files was easy as 1,2,3 using the Samsung Data Transfer Wizard. You can watch on youtube on how to open this machine and how to transfer the OS to another mSATA srive. I start to like the color which is brushed aluminum.
Bought two - High quality, Super Screen, Light, Classy
Cire Gastav, Amazon
11 March 2014
Summary: I bought one, then I bought one more on another site - refurbished - since we liked them so much. I had researched and purchased a number of laptops including Asus and the Samsung NP88 and NP78 versions of this computer. The NP74 is quite light and fits in your bag. I just bought the Amazon Basics slip cover as its case. Even the power cable and charger are small. Great to carry around or use it as a desktop replacement.
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 bought this after a week of laptop research. This laptop is the only affordable touch screen laptop with full 1080p hd and a good amount of ram/inernal storage which is easily upgradable. The next was the brand new samsung series 9 which was over $1000 and my price range. This laptop looks nice, boots up in seconds, and has incredible battery length. The only con I have is the mousepad can be a little hard to get used to if you're switching from a MacBook Air as I did.
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.