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Samsung ATIV Book 7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 reviews of Samsung ATIV Book 7. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and price. The screen and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the keyboard and portability.

performance, design, screen, price, durability

portability, keyboard

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

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Expert review by: Daniel Perez (ubergizmo.com)

Samsung ATIV Book 7 Review

 

Samsung announced the next step into its ultrabook line earlier this year with its ATIV brand of products expected to be released in 2013. We were introduced to the ATIV Book 9 Plus earlier this year, but that isn't the […]

Those who want the latest and greatest may want to hold off on the ATIV Book 7 as you can either purchase another ATIV ultrabook with a Haswell chip inside of it in a few weeks, or you can wait until Samsung drops the price of this ultrabook.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Felix Sold (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung Series 7 Ultra 730U3E-S04DE Ultrabook

 

Workhorse. The 730U3E ultrabook is a new member of Samsung's Seri

Stylish aluminum design; High-quality build and feel; Interface and communication configuration; Easy to maintain and upgrade; Compelling input devices; Integrated keyboard light; Matte 13.3 inch screen (1920 x 1080 pixels); Very good application...

Only one USB 3.0 port installed; Limited performance of AMD's graphics unit; Scanty accessories w/o VGA adapter

Dell XPS 13, Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A, Toshiba Portégé Z930-105, Samsung Series 5 540U3C, Acer Aspire S7, Apple MacBook Pro 13 Retina, MacBook Air 13 Mid 2012 or Samsung Series 9 900X3E.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung ATIV Book 7 review

 

Due to its outdated look and feel, and unimpressive performance, the Ativ Book 7 isn't the best Ultrabook for the average user, but its outstanding battery life and beautiful display will appeal to travelers.

At first glance, Samsung’s Ativ Book 7 seems like an Ultrabook that should have been released two years ago. The system is sleek, but materials and build quality don’t back up the premium appearance or $1,060 price tag. A current-generation MacBook...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Samsung ATIV Book 7 review: a high-end Ultrabook arriving just before Haswell

 

The ATIV Book 7 is a good value among touchscreen Ultrabooks, with a reliable trackpad, fast SSD and lovely display. The main trade-offs are a shallow keyboard and a relatively heavy frame.

Beautiful 1080p display ; Fast transfer speeds, runs cool and quiet ; Great trackpad ; Good audio quality

Heavy for a touchscreen Ultrabook ; Flat keyboard ; No Core i7 or 256GB SSD option ; Lots of bloatware

So far, it would seem that $1,060 for a machine with a Core i5 processor, 1080p touchscreen and 128GB SSD is a pretty good deal, the lack of Haswell notwithstanding. And we're not just talking about the spec sheet, though that certainly makes for a...

May, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HDA / JBL Stereo / Sound Alive / SoundAlive
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2 / 4
Speakers manufacturer:JBL

Battery

Battery Capacity:57 / 7560
Battery capacity (Watt hours):57
Battery life (max):5.8 / 7.8 / 8.5 / 9.5
Battery performance:7560
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: No

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Blue / Metallic / Silver / Stainless Steel
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:350
Display Diagonal:13 / 13.3
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight:No / Yes
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touchscreen:N / No / Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40 / 60

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 8550M / AMD Radeon HD 8570M / AMD Radeon HD 8750M / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Clickpad / Touchpad / Trackpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

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

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G LTE: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version: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 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u
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

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD / HDA / JBL Stereo / Sound Alive / SoundAlive
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC / Yes
Interface adapters included:Samsung LAN port - Ethernet LAN (RJ-45)
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Ambient light sensor: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
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
LAN/VGA combo port:N
Line-in: No
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:N
Mini VGA ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40 / 60

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 18 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset: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
Processor:I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-3537U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.8 / 2
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-3537U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction: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
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
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 HD Audio Technology: No
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 Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
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® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): 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® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65707 / 72054 / 72055
Processor code:SR0N8 / SR0XG / SR0XL
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Fingerprint reader: No
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:CyberLink Power2Go\nDTS Sound +\nHP Games \n7 zip\nHP QuickStart \nCyberLink Photo Director \nNorton Studio\nHP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI\nHP Support Assistant\nHP Recovery Manager\nMicrosoft Internet Explorer 10 / S Player\nS Gallery\nS Camera\nEvernote / Samsung ChatON, Family Story, AllShare Play, S Gallery, S Player, Media / Music Hub, Quick Starter, S / W Update, Recovery, Settings, Support Center / Samsung SideSync, S Player, S Gallery, S Camera, Evernote, Settings, Support Center, SW Update, Recovery / Samsung SideSync\nS Player\nS Gallery\nS Camera
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
Trial software:Microsoft Office, Norton Internet Security / Microsoft Office, Norton Internet Security, Norton Online Backup

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256

Technical Details

64-bit computing: Yes
Display Type:LED

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.82 / 9
Height:0.669 / 0.689 / 0.74 / 1
Weight:2 / 3.22 / 3.28 / 3.64
Width:12.8 / 13