Samsung 2012 Series 7 Chronos (NP700Z3, NP700Z4 & NP700Z5 series) Owners Lounge

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  1. yknyong1

    yknyong1 Radiance with Radeon

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    This thread is dedicated to current owners of the Samsung Series 7 notebooks.
    NP700Z3A
    NP700Z3C
    NP700Z4A
    NP700Z4B
    NP700Z5A
    NP700Z5B
    NP700Z5C

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    All owners, please vote in the poll of the following threads.
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/sam...s-push-samsung-implement-fixed-mode-bios.html
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/sam...s-bad-flash-video-scaling-video-crashing.html
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/samsung/638411-series-7-all-models-understanding-wifi-issue.html

    Useful links:

    Samsung Original Series 7 Campaign
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/sam...ingapore-high-quality-intro-360-3d-looks.html

    Driver Page and Firmware
    Samsung
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/samsung/631273-series-7-chronos-firmware-10fd.html

    Launch thread
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/sam...series-7-nike-laptops-17-3-model-np700z7.html
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/sam...eries-7-lovers-heres-np700z5c-ivy-bridge.html
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/sam...laptops-15-0-15-6-models-np700z4-np700z5.html

    Disassembly procedure
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/sam...ies-7-chronos-np700z5a-disassembly-guide.html
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/sam...nos-np700z5a-disassembled-parts-analysis.html
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/sam...-their-samsung-series-7-chronos-notebook.html

    Teething issues
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/sam...onos-np700z5a-mine-has-died-lemon-thread.html
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/sam...-9-laptops-we-paying-beta-testers-thread.html
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/samsung/637065-series-7-chronos-day-1-problems.html

    Replacing WIFI card
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/samsung/625973-samsung-series-7-chronos-intel-wifi-card.html

    OpenGL issues and discussion
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/sam...s-push-samsung-implement-fixed-mode-bios.html
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/samsung/629548-samsung-series-7-opengl-fix.html
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/samsung/631707-cliffs-opengl-samsung-series-7-problem.html
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/samsung/633292-samsung-series-7-laptop-games-work-games-dont.html

    AMD HD 6750M benchmarks and discussion
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/samsung/624864-samsung-series-7-6750m-benchmarks.html

    ExpressCache
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/sam...ache-i-want-my-expresscache-back-edition.html
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/samsung/637957-debunking-expresscache-myths.html
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/samsung/637354-wheres-my-expresscache-menu.html
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/samsung/624823-samsung-chronos-7-i-need-help.html
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/samsung/631630-installing-windows-7-pro-keeping-express-cache.html
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/samsung/630828-series-7-boot-problem-express-cache-blame.html

    Trackpad discussion
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/sam...hronos-np700z5a-trackpad-discussion-only.html
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/samsung/634236-touchpad-doesnt-work-while-typing.html

    Screen
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/sam...es-7-chronos-np700z4-np700z5-icc-profile.html
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/samsung/670287-samsung-np700z5c-screen-upgrade-attempt.html

    Other OS (Linux, etc)
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/samsung/634897-series-7-linux-thread.html

    Replacing DVD drive with SSD/HDD
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/samsung/626915-hard-drive-caddy-series-7-a.html

    Accessories
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/accessories/630605-cooling-pad-samsung-series-7-chronos.html
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/sam...s-700z5a-15-6-backpacks-bags-sleeves-etc.html

    Battery
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/har...et-upgrades/91846-notebook-battery-guide.html
     
  2. PinoyBoy

    PinoyBoy Notebook Consultant

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    I have the Toshiba z830, planning to return it in a week or two so I can try out the samsung. Just wondering, how bad is the bloatware on this baby? The z830 came with over 20 toshiba crapware along with the norton trial and best buy app.
     
  3. muerteman

    muerteman Notebook Consultant

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    The NP700Z5AH-S04US that I got from a microsoft store has minimal bloat. I think most of the other retailers are worse though.
     
  4. far2gud

    far2gud Notebook Enthusiast

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    Mine came from PC world in the UK and was loaded with awful lot of crap, another poster on here recommended using Revo uninstaller which helps remove it.

    Took well over an hour to remove it all though, Norton trial, Office trial, Cyberlink rubbish suites and the usual Samsung junk.
     
  5. dev_00

    dev_00 Notebook Enthusiast

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    It might be nice to add a thread which outlines the proper way to reinstall Windows without disrupting the express cache. It seems that a lot of people have been having trouble with that.
     
  6. PinoyBoy

    PinoyBoy Notebook Consultant

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    Thank you for mentioning that Dev00.

    I was going to ask about a clean install and how it will effect the express cache.
     
  7. jhl1989

    jhl1989 Notebook Consultant

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    This laptop is awesome! Specially with the SSD that I added in.
    I'm trying to see if I can use the optical bay caddy trick to see if I can keep the 7500 7200RPM HDD.
    Hey yknyong1 where are you from? Anyways kudos making this thread.
     
  8. yknyong1

    yknyong1 Radiance with Radeon

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    Greetings from Singapore!

    For the majority of those who clean install, I'd suggest downloading the Easy Settings installer (to activate ExpressCache) and backup the WIFI/LAN drivers (important). You can download the other drivers later.
     
  9. yknyong1

    yknyong1 Radiance with Radeon

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    Someone create the thread, and I will link it.
     
  10. XtremeProject

    XtremeProject Notebook Consultant

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    Meh all the bloat could be worst. After fixing it up everything is nice :)
    Running Windows 7 Ultimate now after using Upgrade key.
     
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