Reviews and Problems with Samsung NP700Z7-series 17.3"
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Decent laptop, not the best value for the money
Jimmy Ritzu "NEIKO", Amazon
11 May 2013
Summary: First of all, if you have been shopping on Amazon for a while, you'll undertand that 19 reviews for this product (at this point) is a telling sign. I bought this laptop for everyday use, email, surfing, netflix streaming - hardly any intensive processing like graphis or games. PROS: - I did not experience any of the wireless issues noted by previous reviewers - It looks good, perhaps/almost comparable to Apple/MacBook laptops - Large screen, good resolution - Decent...
Summary: Overall, I really like this laptop. Love the graphics. BUT... had problems from the moment I took it out of the box with the internet connection. Tried fixing what seemed to be the problem, and contacted Samsung who tried but finally gave up and am returning it for an exchange of the same with the hope that the new one will work fine. My little 6 year old Toshiba worked better than this, sad to say.
Summary: I brought this laptop 4 months ago. At first it was great...nice looking,sleek,fast. The screen is the right size ( no glare). But after a few of trying to get a proper internet connection, i became frustrated. I mean, you get barely one bar in a room where other, older laptops are get 3 or 4 even. The heat is generates goes right at the screen. Which i imagine will eventually stop working because of it. And if that isn't bad enough....the damn thing will hardly charge.
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.
Summary: I could not decide between the Asus G75 and the Samsung Series 7 (both 17.3" screens with 1TB drive and 8GB of memory) so I bought 1 of each. Side by side shoot out: Samsung: GOOD -looks and feels 90% like a Mac book, which I liked. -better lighted keyboard -better battery life -better sound -great screen -light weight Samsung: BAD -the wireless antenna on the Samsung is a crap design, as part of the aluminum case I read, and has 1/2 the power/distance of the Asus.
Summary: I am very interested in this computer, but I am concerned about the battery being nonremovable. Can the battery be accessed by computer repairmen others than those working at Samsung? I called Samsung who told me that it would take 5 days for them to replace the battery. I hate to have to part with it for battery replacement.
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.