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Samsung Ativ Book 8 NP870Z5G

Samsung Ativ Book 8 NP870Z5G
alaScore 91

213 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 213 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the performance and portability are on the whole positive. The sound and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the value for money.

screen, usability, sound, portability, 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 213 reviews)

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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

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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


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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

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Great laptop, light but sturdy and functional


This laptop has been everything the sales person. It has truly fit my need.This product is... A touch pad that works great, Perfect for Business, Big screen size, A nice compact size, easy to set upAbout me... Business Professional,...

Great Screen functions, especially touch screen

Nothing so far

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Very Nice Laptop


This is a beautiful laptop that is fast as well. I love the metal finish and the build quality, which is top-notch. With a fast i7 processor, the laptop performs well, and the battery life is long as well. Windows 8.1 is not perfect yet, but I must...

Beautiful design, solid construction, fast performance, good speakers

Keyboard, no Retina display

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Awesome Military


This laptop is simply amazing. It allows me to easily navigate through any application, and run multiple applications at once. I would have preferred to have a 4th gen core i7 but the 3rd gen works just fine. Comparing it to a mac book pro...purely on...

Samsung construction


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A good laptop for student use.


This computer was purchased to facilitate an online college student. The computer also offers excellent graphics, a quad-core processor, and is light weight and easy to move about.This product is... A touch pad that works great, Big screen size, easy...

Quick and agile to work with

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easy to use for a beginner


this computer is perfect for my business, has good sound qualityThis product is... Good sound quality, Perfect for Business, Big screen size, A nice compact size, easy to set up

easy to set up


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Samsung v Apple


Great little machine. Runs as well as an apple, but for the price, you might as well get the mac book pro.This product is... Good sound quality, A touch pad that works great, A nice compact size, easy to set up, lightning fastAbout me... Parent with...



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