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Laptop Alternatives For Series 7 Owners Who Refunded Their S7s

Discussion in 'Samsung' started by yknyong1, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. footyshah

    footyshah Notebook Enthusiast

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    Its also more expensive, and i dont think they sell it here in the UK yet
     
  2. yknyong1

    yknyong1 Radiance with Radeon

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    For Singapore, it is the same price as the Series 7 @ SGD1999.
     
  3. Francesco V.

    Francesco V. Notebook Geek

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    Very bad vertical view angle.
     
  4. alexyfoot

    alexyfoot Notebook Consultant

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    You seriously expect to find something better in a cnsumer laptop? You need an IPS screen for that...and IPS screens are expensive. You can'ta have it all at that price.
     
  5. Francesco V.

    Francesco V. Notebook Geek

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    i would be glad to pay 2 or 3 hundreds bucks more for a very good screen on chronos.
     
  6. miniflyer

    miniflyer Newbie

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    If the Envy 15 was for sale in the UK i'd buy it straight away! What second hand laptops do you recommend if we wait for the Series 5?
     
  7. jimmiem

    jimmiem Notebook Guru

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    I have Vegas set to "High Performance" which I understood means AMD. Runs like butta.

    I have not experienced any video playback issues in any application. I use chrome and I've watched videos on Facebook, Vimeo, YouTube, SmugMug and various other sites which I shouldn't mention here :D I even went to YouTube just now to watch an HD vid and had no issue (Chrome).
     
  8. alexyfoot

    alexyfoot Notebook Consultant

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    You would buy it, many people aren't prepared/can't afford to do the same, so for them the screen is an advantage as it makes it affordable.

    miniflyer - latitudes are reliable and you should be able to resale it for at least half the value after you don't need it anymore. Something like this - eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace

    Or old ThinkPads...For 150 you can't expect much but as an interim solution, it's OK.
     
  9. bensmith0212

    bensmith0212 Notebook Consultant

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    I don't think they would put a top of the line, best of the best screen because the average person don't even know that much about computers and wouldn't even be able to know the difference.
     
  10. footyshah

    footyshah Notebook Enthusiast

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    Ah, thats nice to hear :D I don't know why but over here in the UK John Lewis have completly taken away the page for the samsung, im just waiting for them to put it back in stock!
     
  11. alexyfoot

    alexyfoot Notebook Consultant

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    Am I mistaken or does the UK model lack backlit keyboard? I thought the Chronos came with it, but was at PC World today and the keyboard was a normaln non-backlit one (I think?). Also, I hate the trackpad - my RF has a much better one. Hell, even 3 series ones are more comfortable to use than Chronos's - and much more responsive, too! I have a feeling I am going to like the S5 much more than the S7!
     
  12. sean.e

    sean.e Notebook Consultant

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    I believe that NP700Z5A is backlit while NP700Z5B is not.
     
  13. alexyfoot

    alexyfoot Notebook Consultant

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    could be that then. I was sort of shocked as I wanted to see how the laptop is. Tbh with this trackpad, I am not sold on the design - far from responsive and stable enough for my taste.
     
  14. WeeMaan

    WeeMaan Notebook Enthusiast

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    I would really like to return my Chronos 7 and get a better laptop, problem is I can't find any better windows laptop.. :confused:
     
  15. alexyfoot

    alexyfoot Notebook Consultant

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    You all seem to want MBP with all the benefits and none of the negatives at 1/2 the price. If you are not happy with it, return it, double your budget and get MBP if you want "perfection". S7 is far from perfect but for the price it isn't bad. Give Samsung (and AMD!) some time, they might fix most of the bugs.
     
  16. btn125

    btn125 Notebook Enthusiast

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    The pcworld/currys/dixons one is crippled. No backlight on keyboard, no ATI graphics card and a 768 screen.
    Annoying that Samsung even make something that crippled for them without putting the model number and details on their website. I bet 90% of people have no idea it is cut down, including the numpties who work at PC world.
     
  17. alexyfoot

    alexyfoot Notebook Consultant

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    Lower res too!? ...why would anyone buy this!?

    I didn't take notice of the res, lol. That's a really crappy version then...
     
  18. John Ratsey

    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    The details here say its a 1600 x 900 screen. It also has a dual core, not quad core, CPU, but that's fine for most users. If it had the backlit keyboard I would recommend this for people who don't need extra graphics oomph.

    John
     
  19. alexyfoot

    alexyfoot Notebook Consultant

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    Yes, the specs does say 1600x900. That is what surprises me, I actually recommended the laptop on another forum expecting it to be 1600x900. I might have screwed the untechy girl with crappy res (obviously she wouldn't know that probably but still...). Are you sure it is 1366x768 screen?
     
  20. btn125

    btn125 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hmm. I thought it was. Maybe it was just the missing graphics card. As you say the specs say it is 1600x900, so if it isn't you can return it anyway.
    Sorry, I probably got that one wrong. Still pretty shocking they can take the ATI card out though. How many people must that catch out who read reviews and check samsung website. They did the same with the NC10 a few years back, where they only had a 3 cell battery instead of 6.The main point of netbooks is battery life.
     

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