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Samsung NP700Z5C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 398 reviews of Samsung NP700Z5C. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the touchpad. Views are divided on the reliability.

performance, portability, usability, screen, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung NP700Z5C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Luke Johnson (

Samsung Series 7 Chronos


Hands-on: Introducing the Chronos, a beefy laptop with stylish lines.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Samsung Series 7 Chronos 700Z5A


Lighter than the 15in MacBook Pro yet packing better specs for nearly half the price, the metal-clad 700Z5A is an all-round champion.

Matt, high-rez screen, Solid brushed metal chassis, Powerful and fairly quiet, ExpressCache SSD, Cheaper than rivals

No Blu-ray option, No eSATA

Feb, 2012

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Samsung Series 7 Chronos review


Is Samsung'sSeries 7 Chronos laptop a mini multi-media powerhouse?

Multi-media performance ; Portability and battery life ; Future-proofed

Lacks va-va-voom ; Some usability issues ; Touchpad

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Samsung Series 7 Chronos review


The Samsung Series 7 Chronos – or NP700Z5A, to give it its full name – is ridiculously thin for a 15in laptop. It looks so good you won't immediately notice the wrist rest and base are plastic. That's not ideal, but it keeps the weight down. A...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Katharine Byrne (

Samsung Series 7 Chronos review


Powerful hardware, massive battery life and a good graphics processor make this the Ultimate laptop

May, 2013


Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (

Samsung Series 7 Chronos review


The Samsung Series 7 Chronos is a long-lasting 15in laptop with more than a few nods to the Apple MacBook Pro range.

With the Series 7 Chronos, Samsung has turned its talents to making a commoditised version of the Apple MacBook Pro. It has much of the same technology inside, and borrows heavily in certain design cues, but using cheaper materials to allow a lower...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : IT PRO (

Samsung Series 7 Chronos review


Samsung unleashes a high-end desktop replacement, but can the Series 7 Chronos topple the mighty MacBook Pro?

Great design, Superb touchscreen, Impressive application and graphics power, Decent battery life

Slow storage, Strength of competition

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Matt (

Samsung Series 7 Chronos Laptop Review


We've got the Samsung Series 7 Chronos laptop to review today. It's a very high-spec 15-inch laptop that has the potential to match the performance of the Apple MacBook Pro. Thanks to the inclusion of a 2.2GHz Intel Core i7 quad-core processor and an...

Great design

Overall, we were very impressed with the Samsung Series 7 Chronos, and with a price tag of £900 it appears to be well worth it considering the equivalent MacBook Pro features half the amount of RAM and less video-memory for a slightly higher price.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Michael Gorman (

Samsung Series 7 Chronos


Thin and light may be the name of the game for many when it comes to mobile computing, but there's still plenty of folks who need a full-featured portable machine. Samsung's Series 7 Chronos is just such a PC, packing an optical drive, numpad and...

Great battery life ; Matte display ; Loads of connectivity in a thin profile

Flaky touchpad ; Fit and finish leave something to be desired ; No 1080p display option

The Series 7 Chronos' matte screen, backlit keyboard and prodigious battery life make for a compelling package. But, a glitchy touchpad and middling build quality are holding it back.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (

Samsung Series 7 Chronos Review: Pretty Without Breaking the Bank


If you're looking to satisfy your craving for brushed-metal exteriors, look no further than the mesmerizing 14-inch Samsung Series 7 Chronos. The machine's subtle minimalism and smooth curves may suggest a MacBook Pro wannabe, but it bears the...

Gorgeous ; Good price point

Uncreative--obviously tries to imitate MacBook Pro ; Much heavier than it looks

The perfect notebook for Windows users who lust after MacBook Pros.

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / Sound Alive / SoundAlive
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1.5 / 2 / 4


Battery Capacity:5400 / 5420 / 80
Battery capacity (Watt hours):80 / 91
Battery life (max):7.5 / 8.5 / 9 / 9.2
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera: No
Swivel webcam: No


Certification:TCO 3.0 / WEEE
Energy Star certified: Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes


Chassis Type:Desktop / Tower
Colour of product:Aluminium / Black / Black, Silver / Grey / Grey, Silver / Metallic, Silver / Silver / Stainless steel / White
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Market positioning:High Performance
Placement supported:Vertical
Product colour:Aluminium / Black / Black, Silver / Grey / Grey, Silver / Metallic, Silver / Silver / Stainless steel / White
Product Type:Notebook / Ultrabook
Water cooling system: No


3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300
Display diagonal:39.6
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: No
HD type:HD+ / No
LED Backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen: No

Expansion slots

PCI Express x1 slots:3
PCI Express x16 slots:1


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 1024 / 2 / 2048
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 635 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 720 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350 / 650
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166 / 0x412
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel HD Graphics 4600
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard language:German
Keyboard layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:100 / 101 / 102 / 87
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:ClickPad / Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal Memory:6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:12 / 6 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:On-board + SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM / 4x DIMM


3G: No
4G:No / Yes
4G standard:WiMAX
4G standards:WiMAX
4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Internal modem: No
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ehernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, BT
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n / Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80 / 20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 85 / 10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60 / -24 - 45

Optical Drive

BD interface type:SATA
CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:2 / 24
CD-RW write speed:24
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:4
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4 / 6
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:6 / 8
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:4
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4 / 6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Other features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / Sound Alive / SoundAlive
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):362 x 239 x 24 / 362.1 x 238.4 x 23.9 / 362.1 x 238.5 x 23.9
Display:LCD / LED
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit / Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / nVidia
HD-Ready: Yes
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
NVIDIA Optimus technology: Yes
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bundled software:Norton Internet Security
Cables included:AC
Display included: No
Keyboard Included:N
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Mouse included:No / Yes
Quick start guide:N / Y
Warranty card:Y
Windows keys: Yes

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Package dimensions (WxDxH):455 x 370 x 77 / 459 x 375 x 77
Package weight:3.45
Quick start guide:No / Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Audio output channels:5.1 / 7.1
Motherboard chipset:Intel H81 / Intel H87
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD
Product Type:PC
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector: No
DVI port:No / Yes
DVI-D ports quantity:1
DVI-I ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
PS/2 ports quantity:1
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2 / 4 / 6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2 / 4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2 / 4
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Volume Control:Digital


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:60 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes
Power Supply:270 / 450
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 / 200 - 240


Bus type:DMI / QPI
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):23 / 25
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
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
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 / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.5
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM67 Express / Intel HM75 Express / Intel HM76 Express
Number of Processors Installed:1
Number of Processors Supported:1
Number of QPI links:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.3 / 3.4 / 3.9
Processor cache:3 / 6 / 8
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 3.4
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:I5-3210M / i7-3615QM / I7-3635QM / I7-4770
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Desktop series
Processor Socket:BGA1023 / BGA1224 / PGA988 / Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:C0 / E1 / L1
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45 / 84

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:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
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): Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / 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: 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 / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:64900 / 65708 / 71460 / 75122 / I5-3210M / i7-3615QM
Processor code:SR0MP / SR0N0 / SR149
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
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013D


Cable lock slot:Kensington / N / No / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: No
HDD recovery: Yes
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, User / Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):No / Yes


Bundled software:Microsoft Office 2010 Starter / Norton Internet Security / S Player, S Gallery, S Camera, PowerDVD, Settings, Support Center, SW Update, Recovery / Standard OS DVD\nExpressCache\n
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1
Trial software:Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security, Norton Online Backup


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF, CF Type II, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG, MSXC, SD, SDHC, SDXC, xD / CF, CF Type II, Memory Stick (MS), MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG, MSXC, SD, SDHC, SDXC, xD / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Flash memory:16 / 8
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
HDD Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 750
HDD interface:Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
HDD Speed:5400 / 7200
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:16 / 8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000 / 500 / 750
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 16 / 8
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:mSATA
SSD capacity:128 / 8
SSD interface:mSATA
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1008 / 1016 / 1024 / 1128 / 500 / 750 / 758

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.39 / 23.6 / 23.8 / 23.9 / 38.7 / 40.5 / 40.7 / 43.6
Depth (imperial):23.6 / 23.9
Height :2.39 / 2.4 / 23.9 / 33.4 / 34.4 / 35.6
Height (imperial):2.39
Weight:10 / 2.29 / 2.3 / 2.32 / 2.4 / 7.8 / 8 / 9.7
Width:17.3 / 36.1 / 36.2 / 9.5 / 9.8
Width (imperial):36.1 / 36.2