Reviews and Problems with Samsung Series 7 Chronos 17.3" (NP700Z7)
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Great except for the trackpad
Bradley Wilson, Amazon
20 November 2013
Summary: The only thing that I don't like is the touchpad. The position makes my palm move the cursor when Im typing sometimes and the right click function is very glitchy. Many times when I try to right click, it left clicks. I use a USB mouse most of the time so it's not that big of a deal, but it's still quite annoying when I am not using the mouse.
Summary: Maybe the seller didn't realize that computer has the virus, but I just found the virus in this computer. So, I am trying my best to fix this computer. Unfortunately, the Recovery CD is not included, so I don't know what I should do if I can't fix the virus problem. Maybe the warranty for this computer is still valid, so I can bring this computer to Samsung service center or whatever.
Summary: The Positives - - Really slick aluminum body - very thin form factor for a laptop this size - no rickety ejecting CD drive (I actually like this model's slot-loading type) - backlit keyboard is awesome, very easy to type with plenty of space - excellent battery life via huuuge battery.
Summary: The world of laptops is horribly confusing because there are so many variations and options. I have built up a list of features that I like and don't like, features that I must have, would like to have, don't need, etc. That's how I shopped for this laptop. My only other real contenter was the HP Envy.
Summary: I bought it to play video games and do some media editing. Is quite the powerhouse, and has performed very well indeed. I did not gave it the 5 stars, because the speakers can't be played at max volume, there is some serious feedback or noise issue when is at max. And is heavy, very very heavy, so I am not traveling with it anytime soon. But it is a beauty of a machine.
Summary: First of all, I'd have to say that I am very impressed with this product, though it does have a few minor flaws. The good: Nice, bright 17.3" matte HD screen, backlit keyboard, 8 GB RAM, Windows 8 preinstalled. This laptop has a nice, solid frame that doesn't flex much, making it especially suited to pick up one-handed while it's running without having to worry about the battery unlatching and turning the machine off (a problem with my last laptop).
Summary: I have gone through many laptops in the last 5 years, which include Dell Inspiron, HP DV4, Sony Vaio FZ, Acer, HP g series and Apple MacBook Pro 13". With this in mind, I'll give you guys my impression of this premium Samsung 17" Chronos laptop. Starting with the... Display (4.5/5): Measuring 17.3" at 1920x1080 resolution, the display on this laptop is simply amazing.
good thin 17" non-apple laptop with a few drawbacks
Patrick Visniewski "Coffee Fan", Amazon
17 June 2012
Summary: So far I really like this laptop. The pro's actually out-weigh the cons even though it seems I list a lot of cons. I've been wanting a 17" laptop that was at least as thin as the 17" macbook. This one has better specs though is a little thicker than the razer blade. It is the same thickness as the recently discontinued macbook and is a lot cheaper for mostly better specs.
Lots of competition in this price range, Samsung stands out
24 May 2012
Summary: There are many 17" laptops out there, but few that pack the specs of this Samsung Series 7 without gaudy "gamer" looks. The new Chronos 17" features the latest 3rd gen Core i7 processor, the new Geforce GT 650M (2GB), 8GB ram, and a slow 1TB HDD (5400 RPM). The price is higher than an Asus or Toshiba (and those have slightly better specs), but you are getting a beautiful, well designed machine that rivals Apple's product offering.