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Samsung NP680Z5E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Samsung NP680Z5E. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and price. The design and portability are also appreciated, whereas the sound and reliability get critical opinions.

performance, portability, design, price, screen

keyboard, usability, reliability, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung NP680Z5E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung NP680Z5E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Samsung NP680Z5E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and price. The design and performance also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the screen and image quality.

portability, performance, design, price, keyboard

usability, reliability, sound, image quality, screen

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung ATIV Book 6 680Z 15.6-inch Touchscreen Laptop (Black) - (Intel Core i5 3230M 2.6GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, RadeonSamsung ATIV Book 6 680Z 15.6-inch Touchscreen Laptop (Black) - (Intel Core i5 3230M 2.6GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Radeon

Jan, 2019

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

Samsung ATIV Book 6 NP680Z5E-X01US

 

While Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro set the standard for slim, stylish and powerful multimedia notebooks, its starting price of $2,199 can be a stretch. At nearly half the price, the $1,199 Samsung ATIV Book 6 packs a 2.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Joe Osborne (laptopmag.com)

Samsung ATIV Book 6 NP680Z5E-X01US Review

 

With a sexy aluminum design, 15-inch 1080p touch screen, quad-core processor and discrete graphics, the Samsung ATIV Book 6 is a very good premium Windows 8 laptop, but we wish the touchpad were more reliable.

Gorgeous design; Bright, vibrant touch screen; Snappy overall performance; Booming audio

Touchpad can be finicky; Poor webcam

With a sexy aluminum design, 15-inch 1080p touch screen, quad-core processor and discrete graphics, the Samsung ATIV Book 6 is a very good premium Windows 8 laptop, but we wish the touchpad were more reliable.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Bernie Pechlaner (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung ATIV Book 6 Touch 680Z5E-X01US Notebook

 

Full-HD mainstream. The Samsung Ativ Book 6 combines a powerful quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and a dedicated AMD graphics card with a generous 15.6-inch Full-HD touch screen. How well the sleek-looking design performs and how it...

Sleek and appealing design; Sturdy and well-built chassis; Display is bright with great contrast, excellent colors, and viewing angles; Good overall performance; Ports are well-placed and easy to reach; Backlit keyboard

High-gloss and reflective display; Keyboard layout feels cramped; Slow hard drive performance given the price point; Rather short battery life

Lenovo IdeaPad S500 Touch, Sony Vaio SV-T1511M1E/S Ultrabook, Acer Aspire V5-571P-6499, Ativ Book 8 Touch.

Oct, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Not at all as advertised

 

Since I can't post any criticism of Newegg's service, I have no other thoughts to share at this time.

Wouldn't know

If I could give this 0 eggs I would. Or maybe 5 rotten eggs. The laptop is filthy dirty, it did not come with an operating system, the backlit keyboard does not work. This is NOT A Grade Samsung Recertified by ANY stretch of the imagination

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Works like a champ

 

Should have bought it sooner

Awesome laptop, especially for the price. Cheaper than the NP470R5E-K02UB (also an awesome laptop) I bought new that this is replacing. It arrived in less then 24 hours, came out the box in flawless condition, and has worked flawlessly ever since ; It...

NA

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Both two and both are duds

 

Would not recommend. Especially with the pro service if something is wrong. This is the first time I've ever had a problem with refurbished good. May need to go after a credit card chargeback.

Seems like a fast machine

One laptop didn't have the product key. Contacted newegg who then contacted manufacturer. It's been two weeks and I haven't heard a word ; The other laptop encounters an error everytime it boots up

Jan, 2015

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Fragile

 

Bought this in a local tiger direct store Worked pretty good for awhile but then after 5 months i opened the laptop up and the casing on the screen broke. Now it's completely limp and has to be held up. poor quality, not worth the money paid.

Jun, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great but not perfect!

 

I tried to install a fresh copy of windows 8 without the recovery or restoration image that Samsung installs onto the hard drive. However the embedded BIOS key is not something that can be used with any of the Microsoft images you can legally obtain....

Outstanding hardware for the price ; You get a touch screen with great colors and contrast ; Core i7 in a laptop rocks ; And most important to me: dedicated video card (FTW) ; The touchpad is very nice. I usually don't like using them but this one is...

Now to the dark side of this laptop ; BLOATWARE! This laptop was crawling when it arrived at my doorstep. I couldn't even run flash based websites because of the junk Samsung decided to install on this laptop ; TPM - this has an integrated TPM that...

Aug, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Laptop

 

When using any Graphics intensive software make sure that the switchable graphics knows to use the discrete 8770m instead of Intel HD 4000. This tripped me up when I first ran 3D Mark and received a ludicrously low score compared the average with...

Nice Responsive touchscreen ; Nice GPU and CPU combo ; Amazing Speakers for a laptop ; Screen is sharp with little light bleeding ; Great standard mic and webcam for skype and other software that require such things ; Full Backlit Keyboard is nice to...

Not very friendly when it comes to disassembly, Only RAM is easily accessible ; Aluminum body and the surface in between the keys are fingerprint magnets ; Screen is a fingerprint magnet ( Though this is really only noticeable when the LCD backlight...

Aug, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HDA / SoundAlive / SoundAlive™
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer:No / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2
Speakers manufacturer:JBL

Battery

Battery Capacity:3780 / 5200 / 57
Battery capacity (Watt hours):57
Battery life (max):4.7 / 7.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Certificates

Certification:TCO 3.0
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Colour of product:Aluminium, Black / Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Aluminium, Black / Black
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD / No
LED Backlight: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 8770M / AMD Radeon HD 8850M / AMD Radeon HD 8870M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):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
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Built-in touchpad: No
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:101
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:ClickPad / Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board / On-board + SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 2 x 4 / 4 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:No / Yes
4G:No / Yes
4G standard:WiMAX
4G standards:WiMAX
4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, 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:HDA / SoundAlive / SoundAlive™
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:Y
Handheld remote control:N
Manual:Y
Mouse included:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Bag included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:90

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):25 / 26
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.2 / 3.4 / 3.40
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I7-3635QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1023 / BGA1224 / PGA988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:L1
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States:Y / Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
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: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / 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: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65708 / 71460 / 72056
Processor code:SR0N0 / SR0WX
Processor package size:31 / 31 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / N / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD

Software

Bundled software:Evernote, Settings, Support Centre, SW Update, Recovery / Evernote\nMicrosoft Office Trial\nSettings\nSupport Centre\nSW Update\nRecovery / Samsung SideSync, S Note, S Player, S Gallery, S Camera, Evernote, Settings, Support Center, SW Update, Recovery / Samsung SideSync\nS Note\nS Player\nS Gallery\nS Camera\nEvernote\nSettings\nSupport Center\nSW Update\nRecovery / SideSync, S Note, S Player
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 / Norton Internet Security, Microsoft Office / Norton Internet Security, Norton Online Backup

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25 / 37.5
Height :2.46
Weight:2.35 / 2.44
Width:25 / 27.5 / 37.5