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

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  1. freida

    freida Newbie

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    NP700Z5A-S01CA

    I bought and returned one of these recently.

    The switchable graphics was a factor, but primarily I was dissapointed in the LCD. I could not seem to adjust the tilt to an acceptible viewing angle. My four year old asus is better.

    Too bad, because the Samsung is not bad otherwise.
     
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    ge_off5 Newbie

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    I've had a Series 7 for a few months now. I'm very happy. So far no major issues.

    Can someone offer advice about a the vga-type port on the left side? Is it a proprietary Samsung port that requires buying their adapter? If so, that's too bad because it isn't in stock where I've looked. If not, what is the port? I've emailed Samsung three times to ask what it is and they refuse to answer my question even when I ask them directly.

    Also, I apologize for asking this. I've been reading Series 7 threads for a few months and I know this has come up before. But I can't for the life of me find the answers in previous threads.
     
  3. yknyong1

    yknyong1 Radiance with Radeon

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    It is a proprietary port.
     
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    freida Newbie

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    yknyong1 Radiance with Radeon

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    In the stickied thread there's a new driver mentioned.
     
  6. yknyong1

    yknyong1 Radiance with Radeon

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    Anyone wants to provide a reliable link for the Samsung AMD drivers that allows OpenGL functionality so I can put in the OP?
     
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    XtremeProject Notebook Consultant

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    There's no link I think, mine came from Software Update Manager. It can detect dedicated video card but can't fully switch over for some programs. But I prefer Leshcat's version better because it's less buggy for me.
     
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    ecawt Notebook Enthusiast

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    Support - Notebooks NP700Z5AH | Samsung Laptops

    This page lists version 8.940.0.0 (the same that Software Update Manager says), but the date listed is September 2011. Not sure if that's the right file or not...
     
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    XtremeProject Notebook Consultant

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    Actually according to my Samsung Software Update Manager it is 8.940.0.0 either it's the wrong file or that Samsung labeled it with the wrong date.
     
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    sean.e Notebook Consultant

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    You can not trust the dates on the Samsung website.
     
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