Reviews and Problems with Samsung 7 Series Chronos (NP700Z5)
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Decent laptop for the price
9 August 2013
Summary: Description of this laptop read "like new". The laptop did not meet this description, as when I took it out of the box I noticed a number of problems. First many of the keys on the keyboard were worn out from extended use. Second, there was an internal screen tear that, while hardly noticeable, still is doesn't fit the like new description. Don't get me started on the ghastly track pad, lets just say that i'm glad the seller included a wireless mouse.
Summary: This computer has some issues. The track pad is horrible. Sometimes it works . Sometimes it makes the computer useless. The only way to get it working is to use an external keyboard or reboot. The HDMI is nice but should have explained what is needed to add another monitor - the cable business is complicated. In fact at the price they should have thrown in a cable. It bogs down when i have multiple programs on so not much of an improvement over my last Dell.
Summary: First of all, I purchased this as a refurbished item, which is essentially in new condition. I was could not choose between this laptop and the HP Envy. I decided to purchase the Samsung Series 7 because of the graphics card mainly. I needed a laptop to travel with me between home, work, and school. Naturally, I wanted a 17-inch, but I knew travelling with it was not ideal.
Summary: The Samsung series 8 NP700Z5C-S01US came well packaged. It felt sturdy, was relatively lightwight and looked good out of the box. I tried to like it, I really did, but finally returned it for two main reasons * As others have mentioned the touchpad is very erratic, going from being over sensitive to not responding at all. I updated the driver software, this didn't help.
Great laptop for the price if you don't need to upgrade anything
26 November 2012
Summary: I was swapping from a MacBook pro to the Samsung Series 7. It is a great little laptop and Samsung's design is great. Here are some of the issues I had before I ended up returning it: - Screen doesn't really latch close, this can be a little flimsy when carrying it and worried me about the longevity of the hinges. - To replace the hard drive with an SSD is not an easy task. You have to carefully remove the case by going around and unsnapping a lot of flimsy connectors.
Summary: I got this for my wife as a replacement for her Sony. It's a great screen, and love the big drive, but honestly the Trackpad is HORRIBLE. It is either WAAAAy too sensitive, or too insensitive... with no pressure settings its pretty lameo. I wish I could figure this out. She's getting a macbookPro next.
Summary: I purchased and use this laptop for about 3 days than decided to return it ( Thank Amazon for A+ return policy) What I like about this laptop it's fast and very quite also stay amazing cool and great looking What I don't like is the keyboard , unless you use numbers keypad a lots I think it's a waste of space, I much prefer a single numbers key under F keys like all laptop keyboard , than they have more room to make keys button a little bigger and don't have to offset...
Summary: Samsung Series 7 NP700Z5A-S0AUS. Bought this laptop from Amazon Warehouse Deals, it stated "Like New" condition but when I received it, it looks like a piece of junk packed in a gigantic box without factory box and accessories. Look old and refurbished, something stuck inside the lcd screen on top right corner or maybe cracked inside. The Good: Nicely built, feels premium and solid. Best backlit keyboard with numberpad out there.
Summary: The laptop out of the box looks amazing, very thin, about 0.1 thinner than the Macbook Pro (non-retina) version. The Intel i7 3615QM is extremely fast, almost as fast as my desktop i7 2600K (without overclocking). 6GB RAM is good for the average user, but graphics/design and game intensive users, it is a bit low. There is only 1 RAM slot, a 2GB DDR3 1600Mhz stuck in there, the other 4GB are on the mother board.