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Samsung ATIV Book 8 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Mar 2015
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Samsung ATIV Book 8 NP870Z5E-X01HS (korisni?ki test, 06.08.2013)

27 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites liked this notebook PC. This many processor core laptop received a Digitaltrends.com "Editor's Choice" award and it received a "Recommended" award from Purepc.pl, confirming their endorsement.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on eighteen expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, PC Advisor.co.uk and Digitaltrends.com the average expert rating of this many processor core laptop is 82%. This means that experts think this notebook PC is one of the better laptops of this age and spec.

Nice Design

A number of Samsung ATIV Book 8 reviewers who purchased the Samsung ATIV Book 8 concluded that it was good looking. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net gave the product a score of 4 stars and said three years ago “The Full-HD display is gorgeous and the keyboard top-notch”. Notebookcheck.net also said “An stylish aluminum casing”. Expertreviews.co.uk rated the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Expert Reviews three years ago “It showed that 15.6in laptops couyld combine top-end gaming power with sleek style”.

One person who reviewed it said that it was luxurious. Expert website Uk.hardware.info said in their review of the Samsung ATIV Book 8 “It's a very deluxe 15.6-inch laptop, both in terms of design”.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Samsung laptops and also specifically for Samsung many processor core portable PCs and found that in both cases Samsung had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Good for Gaming

A few people wrote in their reviews that it was good for gaming. Expert website Notebookcheck.net mentioned “Both decent gaming and system performance distinguish this multimedia device” in their review.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer wrote in their reviews that this laptop was quiet. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said in their Samsung ATIV Book 8 review three years ago “The system operates quietly for”.

Reasonably Priced

One Samsung ATIV Book 8 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote “The Ativ Book 8 is priced at more than double this” and rated this laptop 70 out of 100.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The ATIV Book 8 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ATIV Book 8. This laptop is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC compared to most of the many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ATIV Book 8 which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

The ATIV Book 8 has one of the newest PCI Express slot versions (3) amongst portable PCs of this age. The average PCI Express slot version of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 8 is 2.7, and the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the ATIV Book 8 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 8.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ATIV Book 8 range from 32GB to 2.2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 780GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the ATIV Book 8 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ATIV Book 8.

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Has a Front Camera

The ATIV Book 8 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than a year also have a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the Precision M6800, or the Precision M3800 both from DELL which has better reviews.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ATIV Book 8 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops that are a similar age to it. This Samsung laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 8 the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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L3 Processor Cache

The ATIV Book 8 has a better processor cache level than most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. This Samsung notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as it have a L2 processor cache.

A L3 processor cache is actually the best processor cache level amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ATIV Book 8.

A L2 processor cache is the worst processor cache level across comparable types of laptop.

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Very High Speaker Power

At 4 Watts, the Samsung ATIV Book 8 has a very high speaker power compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago the speaker power range from 1W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.5W.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The ATIV Book 8 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ATIV Book 8 the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 2TB.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the Samsung ATIV Book 8 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst laptops of this age. The processor caches of laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ATIV Book 8 range from 2MB to 8MB.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Samsung ATIV Book 8 has more processor threads than most of the notebook PCs of this type and age. This laptop is a eight processor thread laptop compared to most of the many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ATIV Book 8 which only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ATIV Book 8 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the Samsung ATIV Book 8 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 8 range from 22Wh to 2,700Wh, and the average battery capacity is 77Wh. At 91 watt-hours, the ATIV Book 8 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ATIV Book 8.

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Eight Battery Cells

Most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ATIV Book 8 have between two and eight battery cells, including the ATIV Book 8 which has eight battery cells.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 400 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the ATIV Book 8 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ATIV Book 8.

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Narrow

The narrowest laptop of a comparable age and type to the ATIV Book 8 is 260mm wide and the widest is 430mm. At only 376 millimeters, the Samsung ATIV Book 8 is quite narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Samsung ATIV Book 8 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

It is worth also looking at alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL Precision M6800, or the HP Pro (£1,222.88) which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops of a similar age and spec to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might want to look at including the DELL Precision M6800 which has better reviews.

If the storage medium of this laptop is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP Pro (£1,222.88) (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 8, the ATIV Book 8 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at include the DELL Precision M3800, or the HP Pro (£1,222.88) which is also higher rated.

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Only 1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The ATIV Book 8 has a maximum memory slots of 1x SO-DIMM. That's 50% less memory slots than the most frequently found memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the worst memory slots amongst all laptops that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 8.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the best memory slots is 4x SO-DIMM.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Samsung ATIV Book 8 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago. Most portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all laptops of this spec and age.

Amongst similar types of laptop the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Samsung ATIV Book 8

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.5 gigahertz, the ATIV Book 8 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the HP Pro (£1,222.88) (2.6GHz), or the DELL Precision M6800 (2.8GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ATIV Book 8 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 8.

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Average Screen Size

The ATIV Book 8 has a pretty standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ATIV Book 8.

If this many processor core laptop screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the DELL Precision M6800 (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the ATIV Book 8 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 8.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
Ambient Light Sensor
GPS Function
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

2 Awards

Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice purepc.pl Recommended

Expert Reviews

(25)
1 April 2014

And yet another compelling laptop from Samsung's ATIV 8 line. A high-contrast and bright Full HD screen , an stylish aluminum casing , and both decent gaming and system performance distinguish...

26 December 2013

A great general purpose laptop with a beautiful display and dedicated graphics, but this is a step down from its cheaper predecessor...

5 December 2013

Samsung rebranded its laptop range recently, turning 'Series' products into 'Ativ'. The Samsung Series 7 Chronos we reviewed before cost under £600 but the Ativ Book 8 is priced at more than... Read more…

7 August 2013

With a 1080p touch screen, quad-core processor, discrete graphics and nearly 8 hours of battery life, the Samsung ATIV Book 8 packs a lot into its 15-inch frame...

11 June 2013

The Samsung ATIV Book 8 NP880Z5E-X01NL is an impressive piece of work. Thanks to the quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and the AMD Radeon HD 8870M with 2 GB of video memory the performance is...

The Samsung ATIV Book 8 is the company's premium effort in the popular 15.6-inch category, and it's a fine laptop. In every category, from the display to build quality to performance, this laptop...

Digitaltrends.com

4 November 2011

If you need a portable machine to entertain you on the move, which won't be out of date any time soon, the Samsung Series 7 Chronos is well worth considering. Just don't expect great beauty...

1 April 2014

Un ensemble assez austère. Samsung présente une nouvelle machine abordable dénommée ATIV Book 8. Processeur Haswell, carte graphique Nvidia mais pas d'écran tactile brillant : Samsung compte... Read more…

5 April 2014

Bezuinigingspakket. Samsung introduceert zijn nieuwe en betaalbare ATIV Book 8 met de nieuwste Haswell CPU en Nvidia grafische kaart. In plaats van een glanzend aanraakscherm, berust Samsung nu op... Read more…

24 July 2013

Samsung heeft de Ativ Book 8 voorzien van een snelle processor, een ruime hoeveelheid werkgeheugen en een videokaart waarmee makkelijk een spelletje gespeeld kan worden. De Ivy Bridge-processor...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung np880z5ex01, samsung np880z5ex01u, samsung np880z5ex01ub

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