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Samsung ATIV Book 8 870Z5E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Samsung ATIV Book 8 870Z5E. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and battery. The performance and screen are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical opinions about the keyboard.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung ATIV Book 8 870Z5E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

Samsung ATIV Book 8 Review

 

With a 1080p touch screen, quad-core Haswell processor, discrete graphics and nearly 8 hours of battery life, the Samsung ATIV Book 8 packs a lot into its 15-inch frame.

Attractive chassis; Full 1080p display; Solid performance and graphics; Long battery life ; Loud, clear audio

Mushy keyboard

With a 1080p touch screen, quad-core processor, discrete graphics and nearly 8 hours of battery life, the Samsung ATIV Book 8 packs a lot into its 15-inch frame.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Steven Norris: grumpy curmudgeon (gearburn.com)

Samsung ATIV Book 8 review: a costly, underwhelming laptop

 

I think Samsung is playing a joke on me. Its US$1269 notebook, the Samsung ATIV Book 8 feels like a half-baked idea: one part Ultrabook and one part netboo

Samsung’s ATIV Book 8 is almost double the price it should be. For US$1269, I want speed, power, excellent battery life and good looks. Two out of four ain’t going to cut it for me. And it won’t for you either.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Ativ Book 8 review

 

A great general purpose laptop with a beautiful display and dedicated graphics, but this is a step down from its cheaper predecessor

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Ativ Book 8 review

 

A potentially better improvement is that screen resolution is now a full-HD 1920 x 1080 pixels – for many, a more suitable spec for a 15.6in screen size. Viewing angles are excellent but the glossy surface counteracts this somewhat – a shame...

We'd rather have an optical drive instead of a touchscreen but this is hardly uncommon. Nevertheless, the Samsung Ativ Book 8 is a powerhouse Windows 8 laptop. We like the smart design and usability, but you're paying a lot of money for a 2012-spec...

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:JBL Stereo / SoundAlive / SoundAlive™
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:4 / 8
Speakers manufacturer:JBL

Battery

Battery Capacity:91
Battery capacity (Watt hours):91
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92
Swivel webcam: No

Design

Color of product:Black / Metallic
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Y

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 8770M / AMD Radeon HD 8850M / AMD Radeon HD 8870M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:400 / 650
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166 / 0x416
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel HD Graphics 4600

Keyboard

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

Memory

Internal memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board / On-board + SO-DIMM / SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: 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
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:JBL Stereo / SoundAlive / SoundAlive™

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bag included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: 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: 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 outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
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:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:90

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM86
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):25
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 / Intel HM86
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:I5-3210M / I7-3635QM / i7-4700HQ / i7-4702HQ
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.2 / 3.4
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:I5-3210M / I7-3635QM / i7-4700HQ / i7-4702HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1224 / BGA1364 / rPGA988B
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:C0 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 37 / 47
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
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:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / 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
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
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 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
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):N
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
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
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:65708 / 71460 / 75116 / 75118
Processor code:SR0N0 / SR15E / SR15F
Processor package size:31 / 31 x 24 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:Samsung SideSync, S Note, S Player, S Gallery, S Camera, Evernote, Einstellungen, Support Center, Software Update, Recovery / Samsung SideSync\nS Note\nS Player\nS Gallery\nS Camera\nEvernote / Samsung SideSync\nSamsung HomeSync Lite\nS Player+\nS PhotoStudio\nMicrosoft Office-Testversion\nSettings\nSupport Center\nSoftware Update\nRecovery / SideSync\nS Note\nS Player\nS Gallery\nS Camera\nEvernote\nMicrosoft Office Trial\nSettings\nSupport Centre\nSW Update\nRecovery
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:Microsoft Office, Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.84
Height:0.823 / 0.898 / 0.902
Weight:5.25 / 5.29 / 5.6 / 5.71
Width:10.9 / 14.8