Reviews and Problems with Samsung Series 7 Chronos 17.3" (NP700Z7)
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25 October 2012
Summary: I really wanted to like this laptop, but a couple issues turned me away: It's got: a high quality 17.3" screen (or as high quality as a TN panel will get you), a decently sized HDD, an onboard SSD that caches data from the HDD to improve performance, a quality feel to the case, a terrific keyboard, and a long life battery (~8 hours on a charge!).
Weak network port design, backlight bleed, gpu failed, service is horrible
24 October 2012
Summary: Initial Impressions/comments: This laptop is very nice and sleek, not to mention quite heavy. Very nice and crisp and bright screen; sharpest one I have seen on a laptop. I am not a fan of matte screens, but despite this, it looks amazing. Full control over the Nvidia graphics card and Intel card. The touchpad (click-pad) style I am not a fan of, takes getting used to. The slot loading dvd drive is loud and can only be ejected via FN+ Delete key when the system is on.
Had great potential... but falls short due to critical/fatal flaws
9 July 2012
Summary: Purchased this machine expecting Samsung quality, fell short due to FATAL flaws. The biggest deal breaker is the absolutely atrocious wireless N performance and stability. Since this is a laptop/notebook, wireless N is crucial to the machine; I cannot be expected to carry around an external wireless adapter or a very long Ethernet cord.
Summary: The specifications speak for themselves, so I won't get into those. I'll just highlight some impressions from owning this for 4 days. Pros: * The screen is high quality, with wide viewing angles. It's a matte finish, which reduces glare yet this model still maintains brightness. Very nice. * The sound quality is quite good for a laptop. It's cute they call one the speakers a sub-woofer, but it does drop the frequency response down farther than a typical tinny laptop.
Summary: Edit: If you have wifi issues with this laptop - there is a solution. 1) Uninstall the bundled Samsung Software Update and Support Center applications (find them in the Metro view, click on them and choose Uninstall) This fixes browser issues as well as preventing Samsung updating your computer with the broken drivers.
Summary: Given its specifications, it's about 200 pounds overpriced (currently 999 pounds) Pros: Nice bright screen at full HD resolution. Easy to set up with not too much bloatware Large capacity hard drive Reasonable sound quality from speakers Nice build quality Battery life lasts a few hours Not too heavy Quiet operation Cons: No blu-ray player - incredible that this is still not standard in 2012. Slow 5400rpm HDD Unstable USB3.0 hub - USB3 devices disappear intermittently.
Hardware Top, Software Flop, Lieferung nicht sehr berühmt
28 November 2012
Summary: Wir hatten bis jetzt kein Samsung-Notebook im Betrieb, dafür aber fast alle andere Marken. Von der Hardware her ein tolles Gerät, weswegen ich ihn bestellt habe. Zuerst noch etwas zur Lieferung: Obwohl das Notebook bei Amazon auf Lager liegend angezeigt wurde, hat es fast 2 Wochen gedauert bis es ausgeliefert wurde. Wir hätten das Gerät aber schon dringend gebraucht. Erst wie die Auslieferung ins Rollen kam, wurden wir durch Statusänderung informiert.