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Samsung Serie 7 Chronos NP700Z5A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 192 reviews of Samsung Serie 7 Chronos NP700Z5A. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the screen and portability. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the sound, while there are some mixed views about the touchpad.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung Serie 7 Chronos NP700Z5A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Serie 7 Chronos NP700Z5A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Samsung Serie 7 Chronos NP700Z5A from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the reliability, but some have doubts about the performance and screen.

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price, keyboard, screen, performance

36% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Serie 7 Chronos NP700Z5A S03 38,1 cm (15 Zoll) Notebook (Intel Core i7 2675QM, 2,2GHz, 8GB RAM, 750GB HDD, AMD HD 6750, DVD, Win 7 Pro)Samsung Serie 7 Chronos NP700Z5A S03 38,1 cm (15 Zoll) Notebook (Intel Core i7 2675QM, 2,2GHz, 8GB RAM, 750GB HDD, AMD HD 6750, DVD, Win 7 Pro)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung Series 7 700Z5A Notebook

 

Elegant all-rounder. Samsung has big plans with the Chronos 700Z5

Compact case; Keyboard light; Short booting; Good workmanship; Long battery life; Big touchpad; Small power adapter; Good performance; Elegant design; Fast HDD

Low scope of interfaces; Only RAM accessible; Wobbly lid; Lack of stability; Run of the mill display

15 inch, versatile laptops based on Sandy Bridge, such as the Asus N55SF, the Asus N53SN, the Acer Aspire 5750G, the Apple MacBook Pro 15, the Dell XPS 15z, the Gigabyte P2532N, the LG P530, the Medion Akoya P6812, the Medion Erazer X6815, the Packard...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung Serie 7 700Z5A Notebook

 

Elegant all-rounder. Samsung has big plans with the Chronos 700Z5A: Besides gaming capable midrange hardware, a strong battery that is to ensure a runtime of up to nine hours rests in the compact case. Find out in this review if Samsung is...

Compact case; Keyboard light; Short booting; Good workmanship; Long battery life; Big touchpad; Small power adapter; Good performance; Elegant design; Fast HDD

Low scope of interfaces; Only RAM accessible; Wobbly lid; Lack of stability; Run of the mill display

Powerful midrange hardware in a slim and fairly light case

Nov, 2011

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Samsung Series 7 (NP700Z5A-S03)

 

I'm a sucker for skinny chassis with slot-loading optical drives. The Samsung Series 7 (NP700Z5A-S03) ($1,299 list) laptop combines an elegantly slim (under one inch thick) aluminum case with slot-loading DVD±RW drive; sunny 15.6-inch screen and...

Elegant design and feature set. Bright hi-res screen and backlit keyboard. Swift boot and resume times

DVD, not Blu-ray, drive. Non-removable battery. No WiDi

A bit pricey by PC standards but $500 under a MacBook Pro, the Samsung Series 7 is a winning desktop replacement.

Expert review by: Eric Grevstad (techreviewsource.com)

Samsung Series 7 (NP700Z5A-S03)

 

The Samsung Series 7 (NP700Z5A-S03) laptop combines an elegantly slim aluminum case with slot-loading DVD±RW drive; sunny 15.6-inch screen and backlit keyboard; quad-core Intel Core i7 power; 8GB of RAM; and a roomy 750GB hard drive yoked to a small...

Elegant design and feature set. Bright hi-res screen and backlit keyboard. Swift boot and resume times

DVD, not Blu-ray, drive. Non-removable battery. No WiDi

A bit pricey by PC standards but $500 under a MacBook Pro, the Samsung Series 7 is a winning desktop replacement.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: James Stables (techradar.com)

Samsung Series 7 Chronos review

 

15.6-inch portable that packs power - at a price

Great screen ; Awesome power ; Lovely build ; Slim and eye catching ; Decent battery life

Heavy ; Expensive ; Touchscreen is an afterthought

May, 2013

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Samsung Series 7 Chronos (NP700Z5A-S04AU) notebook

 

The Chronos is an attractive laptop with some great features, but it's let down by a very poor touchpad

Build quality and design ; Keyboard ; Battery life

Touchpad ; Screen viewing angles ; Noisy

The 15.6in, relatively slimline Chronos features excellent battery life and a very comfortable keyboard. It's well built and looks good, but it's marred by a terrible touchpad.

Dec, 2011

Recommended!

Expert review by: Ardjuna Seghers (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Series 7 Chronos 700Z5A

 

Lighter than the 15in MacBook Pro yet packing better specs for nearly half the price, the metal-clad 700Z5A is an all-round champion.

Matt, high-rez screen ; Solid brushed metal chassis ; Powerful and fairly quiet ; ExpressCache SSD ; Cheaper than rivals

No Blu-ray option ; No eSATA

Samsung’s sleek, metal-clad 15.6in Chronos laptop is the most impressive MacBook Pro rival we’ve yet seen, offering a lighter machine with better specs for nearly half the price - even if it’s not quite as attractive or well-built. A quad-core Core i7...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Craig Simms (cnet.com.au)

Samsung Series 7 (NP700Z5A-S04AU)

 

Although the Series 7 is set up to be a premium laptop, the sketchy touch pad and choice of AMD graphics holds it back from being truly great. Still, excellent battery life, the matte screen and backlit keyboard may be enough to sell you.

Matte screen ; Backlit keyboard ; Excellent battery life

Sketchy touch pad will frustrate ; AMD switchable graphics aren't great

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Craig Simms (zdnet.com.au)

Samsung Series 7 (NP700Z5A-S04AU)

 

Matte screen ; Backlit keyboard ; Excellent battery life

Sketchy touch pad will frustrate ; AMD switchable graphics aren't great

Although the Series 7 is set up to be a premium laptop, the sketchy touch pad and choice of AMD graphics holds it back from being truly great. Still, excellent battery life, the matte screen and backlit keyboard may be enough to sell you.

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Josh E. (newegg.com)

Great value laptop

 

I would definitely recommend this to friends and family.

For the price, it's hard to find better value in another laptop. Just about everything works great

The right-click on my track pad sometimes registers as a left-click. I normally use a wireless mouse though so this is a minor problem. The laptop does get hot when using more demanding applications like HD video playback or video games. The Samsung...

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HDA / SoundAlive
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer:No / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 3
Speaker Power:1.5 / 2 / 3 / 4

Battery

Battery Capacity:5400 / 5420 / 80 / 8000 / 90
Battery capacity (Watt hours):80 / 90
Battery life (max):7.8 / 9
Battery performance:5400 / 5420 / 8000
Battery recharge time:80
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6 / 8

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera:N

Certificates

Certification:TCO 3.0 / TCO 3.1
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Aluminium / Aluminium, Silver / Black / Black, Grey / Black, Silver / Grey / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium / Aluminium, Plastic / Plastic
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:60 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6570M / AMD Radeon HD 6750 / AMD Radeon HD 6750M / No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1200 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter memory:1 / 1.696
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / No

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:N / Y
Keyboard language:English / Russian
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:101 / 102 / 87
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:On-board + SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / Y
4G standard:WiMAX
4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS / 4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, BT
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 85
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 85

Optical Drive

Labelflash: No
LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other Features

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
Audio system:HD / HDA / SoundAlive
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.3 x 9.39 x 0.941 / 14.3 x 9.39 x 0.943
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
External display:N
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:AMD / AMD, Intel / ATI / ATI, Intel / Intel / Intel, NVIDIA
GSM module: No
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Weight:5.05
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi / Wireless LAN

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bag included: No
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Electronic compass: No
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA/USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:60 / 90
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express / Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):23 / 24 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express / Intel HM76 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:I5-2430M / I5-2450M / I7-2675QM / I7-3615QM
Processor boost frequency:3 / 3.1 / 3.3
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i7 / Intel Core i7-2xxx
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-2430M / I5-2450M / I7-2675QM / I7-3615QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1224 / PGA988 / Socket 1224 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:E1 / J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:53450 / 53452 / 64900
Processor code:SR04W / SR04Z / SR0MP
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader:No / Yes
Password protection:BIOS, HDD / HDD, Supervisor, User
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD / HDD, Supervisor, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):No / Yes

Software

Bundled software:Easy Partition Manager\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010 \nWildTangent Game Console \nWindows Live\nSkype\nCyberlink Media Suite \nControl Center\nEasy Migration / Norton Internet Security, Samsung Recovery Solution / Samsung Recovery Solution / Samsung Update Plus, Easy Display Manger, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Samsung Support Center, Microsoft Office Starter 2010
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security (60) / Norton Internet Securit / Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security, Norton Online Backup

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Flash memory:8
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000
Number of hard drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:8
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1008 / 500 / 508 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.3 / 9.37 / 9.41
Depth (imperial):9.3 / 9.4
Height:0.94 / 0.941 / 0.945
Height (imperial):0.94
Weight:2.84 / 5.05 / 5.07 / 5.09 / 5.11 / 5.29
Width:14.2 / 14.3
Width (imperial):14.2