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Samsung Book 8
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Samsung Book 8 4 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.4GHz 8GB May 2013
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14 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good Laptop Reviews

Samsung has good average ratings for its many processor core portable PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Book 8.

The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of laptop is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Samsung Book 8 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The Samsung Book 8 has a front camera. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Book 8 also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the speaker power range from 1W to 4W. At 4 Watts, the Samsung Book 8 has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Samsung Book 8 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Book 8 which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most laptops that came out more than two years ago have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Samsung Book 8 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Eight Battery Cells

Most portable PCs of this age and type have between two and eight battery cells, including the Samsung Book 8 which has eight battery cells.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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3 Reasons Against

Only 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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Only 1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the worst memory slots amongst all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Book 8.

The best memory slots amongst similar types of portable PC is 4x SO-DIMM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Samsung Book 8

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Samsung Book 8 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Book 8.

If this Samsung portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the HP ZBook 17 G2 (2.5GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Samsung Book 8 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

There are a number of alternative 1TB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at including the Asus N56VZ which has better reviews.

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Average Internal Memory

The Samsung Book 8 has a relatively average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the Book 8.

If this many processor core laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the HP ENVY 17 (£1,028.00) (12GB).

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Average Screen Size

The Samsung Book 8 has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Book 8.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the MSI GS70 (17").

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Average Weight

The Samsung Book 8 has a relatively average weight (2.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Book 8.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Acer Aspire V3-551G (2.6kg).

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type. 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.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
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
Video
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Cabling
Networking Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Headphone Connection
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in 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
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Battery
Battery Cell Count
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
WiFi Certification
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers np880z5, np870z5, np880z5e, np870z5e, samsung np880z5ex01, samsung np880z5ex01u, samsung np880z5ex01ub
Barcodes 08806085612860, 08806085612877, 08806085749078

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