Good but much slower than i had anticipated. This is a good looking laptop, the well laid out keyboard is nice to type on, slim and quite lightweight but still fairly robust. The 700z i5 was quite a jump in tech for me and i had anticipated a much faster machine. The hype given to speed of i5 seems much overdone and it has been a real disappointment to find this chronos to be so slow. All in all a good buy but don’t expect lightening speed.
This is,contrary to some opinion, a sturdy little computer and, as all reviews will tell you, packing a mighty punch. It feels a bit heavier than i was expecting but looks very good. Very pretty and much sturdier than the sony s series i had to send back after the battery packed in within and hour of unpacking it. Provided you ensure you tap firmly here is absolutely no problem with any of the keys or the space bar. I like the widely spaced keys. I love the track pad but it does tend to ‘pick’ up items so be sure to give yourself time to learn how to use it. No problems with the screen. It’s excellent and you can adjust it in about 10 seconds with the built n easy set up software. I has a very fast start up time and the restart from ‘sleep’is astonishing a windows computer. We’re talking 5 seconds or less.
I purchased this laptop in december 2011. I too was suprised that it did not have a blue ray disc player, this was not clear when i purchased it. It,s performance is superb, my one negative comment is with cs5 photopshop extended when working on art subjects is that it gets very hot, and i have to put it on a fan base, but it is exceptionally fast at processing and mine works all over a large area on wi fi with the bt hub. I also have a top of the range toshiba portege costing over double the price and it compares well with this, nice machine. Here are the specifications for the Samsung Series 7 Chronos 700Z 15:
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- Fast Performance – ExpressCache technology virtually halves boot up and loading times for Internet Explorer and frequently used applications
- Superior Display – enjoy a more immersive visual experience and greater value with MaxScreen anti-reflective LED screen technology
- Premium Design and Durability – aluminum metal casing provides an elegant and powerful look that’s extremely durable
Looks:very good, build quality:good, performance:very good, screen:good but needs adjustment, audio:ok, keyboard:very good, touchpad:very large and needs a bit of getting used to, but ok. Good value for the money (with vatback) but would be superb with improved build quality, better screen with full hd, blu-ray drive and audio upgrade; but i guess it would be the price of a mac by then.
Great speed and build, screen not the best. I’ve only had this laptop for a week and so far am pretty satisfied with it. It’s rapid for games, although it will never beat a dedicated gaming laptop. (for instance it can run napoleon total war at max settings perfectly acceptably) the build quality is good, although there’s more plastic than i anticipated but it’s as good as you’ll get in this price bracket and spec i should imagine.
Reviews from purchasers :
- A real powerhouse
- Good but much slower than I had anticipated
- Good high-end laptop
Great laptop with only a couple of hang ups. As mentioned in other reviews the space bar is not perfect depending on your typing style and track pad takes a bit of getting used to if you normally use one with seperate buttons. If you are wanting to text lots of text try something else but for brute force processing power and useability i have been really pleased with my purchase so far. Slim, attractive and powerful.
Samsung series 7 chronos 700z 15. 6 inch laptop. This samsung series 7 is our first laptop and we are delighted with it. It was delivered promptly, well packaged, and we loved it from the word go, with its speed and ease of use. We are very pleased that we sent off for this particular top of the range laptop.