Samsung Series 7 Chronos (NP700Z5A-S04AU) notebook

The Chronos is an attractive laptop with some great features, but it's let down by a very poor touchpad

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  • Expert Rating

    3.75 / 5
  • User Rating

    2.00 / 5 (of 4 Reviews)
  • Price

    $ 1,499.00 (AUD)

User Reviews:

Camilla

2.0

1

Pros
Looks, features, specs
Cons
Everything else
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I got two of these in a row, both display units because all others had sold out at both stores. However they were sold as-new and should have worked perfectly. The first one however, had a faulty backlight on the keyboard. This problem seems to be quite common according to a quick google search. The second seemed perfect the first day but has now decided that the two usb ports on the left side are superfluous. Can't return it through the store because they are totally gone (or saying that because I got it for cheap as a display unit and they dont want to give me a new one), and have to chose being getting a different (lesser) laptop or sending it away for lengthy repairs.

On top of that I totally agree with the notes about the touchpad. I computer also seems to run very slowly - with an i7, 8 gb and a 1tbHD its shouldnt be quicker to use my 5yo laptop its replacing. Even specifically built-in programs like the easy settings take forever to load. The screen also randomly dims itselfin the middle of work, as it just did.
This laptop looks excellent, the specs are great and I, for one, got it at a fanastic price. But the glitches, slow performance and overall bad experience that it has given me is really a shame.

Eve Storm-Petersen

0.0

2

Pros
design
Cons
touchpad
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Touchpad is a huge source of irritation, makes me hit the laptop because it sticks so much. Have turned off all the other cool features (make it seem like an Apple) but Curry's PC World will not take this laptop back because they claim the touchpad is not malfuntioning, it has simply been badly designed by Samsung! Sucks!

Jerym

2.5

3

Pros
the slim look of it
Cons
the graffix suck
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This computer is a waste of money if only it had a better graffix card. I cant even play MINDCRAFT. It sketches out and does this slow motion strobe crap. I got it at best b?? for $350.00 . I thought I got a good deal. I got skrewed.

nige

3.5

4

Pros
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Cons
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I purchased this laptop a week ago, but unfortunately had to return it. It ticked all the right boxes for me: Good design, 15.6 matt screen, illuminated keyboard, light, well made with good performance.

However, the Achilles heel is the touch pad. I used it for a week and got so frustrated with the lack of accuracy when moving the mouse as well as the right click function. I didn't feel connected to the cursor on screen like I do with other laptops when in use. For that reason alone, I sadly returned this laptop. The hunt begins for an alternative!

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