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Samsung Ativ Book 8 NP870Z5G

Samsung Ativ Book 8 NP870Z5G
alaScore 91

219 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 219 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the performance and sound. The portability and usability also get good comments. There are some mixed views about the value for money.

screen, usability, portability, sound, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung Ativ Book 8 NP870Z5G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 219 reviews)

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Consumer review by:

Best laptop I have ever owned


Set up was easy computer move flawlessly windows 8 can be a little difficulty I find stuffThis product is... Good sound quality, A touch pad that works great, easy to set up, lightning fast

Moves fast

Wish it came in a 17" screen. No disc drive

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This computer is excruciatingly slow and sluggish. Right out of the box, internet explorer started freezing up constantly. It takes forever to transfer files. On this computer, you will spend more time waiting than computing.

the screen lighting automatically changes depending on brightness in the room

slow, sluggish

Consumer review by:

Love my new Samsung computer.


This computer is amazing. I have enjoyed every minute on it other than trying to learn Windows 8. It is well worth the price. I would buy another one in a minute.This product is... A touch pad that works great, Big screen size, A nice compact size,...

The screen is so bright and the colors so amazing

Still getting used to the keys being farther apart


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Overall pleased with computer


Easy set up and pleased with the touch screen, although I don't use it much. A little big for a travel companion.This product is... Perfect for Business, Big screen size, easy to set up, lightning fastAbout me... Number cruncher (10-key needed),...

It has the calculator key pad as part of the keyboard which makes it easy if you are used to a calculator

The backlighting of the keyboard is not great

Consumer review by:

Nice Laptop!


Have been looking for something new and exciting. This is my new top now :)

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After add-ons, nothing else compares


I bought mine prior to Samsung being prepared for the 8.1 release, so I ran into issues with the secondary graphics card when I updated. Black screen, and really a "heart stopper" after spending that kind of money. As of right now, however, there's a...

Price was high, but worth it

Not the best right out of the box

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Takes time to work well


I bought this machine after my old one stopped working. This machine took a long time to set up. Samsung let a bunch of companies install their software, which greatly bogged the machine down. I had to go through and remove all of the junk. Samsung's...

Looks nice, battery

Hard set-up, Samsung software, windows 8

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should be better for the price


i had high hopes for this computer. i asked the best buy employees what a good laptop for video editing was and was geared towards this one. i can edit fine but when ever i turn it on i need to restart because the internet wifi signal can't be found...


slow and internet connection drops

Consumer review by:

Great laptop, very happy with it


Just replaced a laptop that I had for 4 years. I was really wanting a laptop with icore 7. This Samsung had very good offerings. Also like that they have US support and also live chat is available on their website. It was important to me to have help...

Easy to use, Display is awesome, Speed is good and love Samsung support

The keys could be lit with a bit more brightness

Consumer review by:

Great pc for a design student


I was looking for a laptop that could handle all of the programs I use as an interior design student....AutoCAD, Revit, Sketchup to name a few. The specs of this laptop were a match to what I needed to handle all of my class work. The The first night I...

Easy set up, handles multiple programs smoothly

Backlit keys can be hard to see at times

Product Specifications


DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8 Pro


Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT750M


Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:HM76
Processor:Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I7-4702HQ