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Samsung NP550P7C 4 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.3GHz 8GB May 2013
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Laptop Review - Samsung series 5 - NP550P7C
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Best Reviews of Samsung Series 5 NP550P7C-T01US 17.3-Inch Laptop (Titan Silv Special

12 Reasons For

Samsung Laptops Have Good Reviews

On average Samsung many processor core portable PCs have good ratings as do all portable PCs built by Samsung.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the Samsung NP550P7C of 650 megahertz is one of the fastest amongst many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the NP550P7C. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 430MHz.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the NP550P7C the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". The NP550P7C has one of the bigger screen sizes (17.3 inches) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The NP550P7C supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of this spec and age. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the NP550P7C.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the NP550P7C has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs that have been around for more than two years the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 2TB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The NP550P7C is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

At 1.3 megapixels, the NP550P7C has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the NP550P7C. The lowest front camera resolution of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the NP550P7C is 0.3MP, the highest is 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 14MP.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other laptops of this age and spec have a front camera, however the NP550P7C does not have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the NP550P7C have a full-size keyboard, however the NP550P7C does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the NP550P7C have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz. The Samsung NP550P7C has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,100 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the NP550P7C.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of this age and spec, the NP550P7C does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Heavy

The lightest notebook PC of this age and type is 430g heavy, the heaviest is 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg. The Samsung NP550P7C is one of the heavier laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the NP550P7C (3 kilograms) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of this type and age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Samsung NP550P7C

Released Over Three Years Ago

This portable PC was released over three years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the NP550P7C has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

If this Samsung laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Zbook 15 (2.4GHz), or the ENVY 15 (£1,222.98) (2.4GHz) both from HP.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Samsung NP550P7C has a fairly typical total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the NP550P7C.

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Average Internal Memory

The NP550P7C has a relatively typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the HP ENVY 17 (£1,028.00) (12GB).

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as 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.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
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 Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
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
Aspect Ratio
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 ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
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
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
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
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Graphics Adapter Family

User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 14 September 2013 by Philip davis
(Verified Purchase)

A very impressive machine, having the latest i7 processor with all the bells and whistles. Great blue ray DVD drive and connectivity including USB 3. If your not used to Windows 8 expect a little... Read more…

Reviewed 10 September 2013 by Bartonman | 22 Comments

This laptop is slow to start up,Get a ssd drive and 16gb ram start in 30sec.makes it very quick excellent laptop...

Reviewed 28 August 2013 by Aklj | 22 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Delighted with this laptop, especially the spec included for the price. My old computer was a 32 bit Vista machine which was becoming frustrating to use when tasked with the latest 3D... Read more…

Reviewed 11 June 2013 by A-L J. Lechat | 22 Comments

This laptop is slow to start up, and if you read samsung answers people are saying it slows down on games. Seems to struggle to run windows 8, when it is started back up from sleep. Not impressed.... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung np550p7, samsung np550p7c
Barcodes 00806085628434, 08806085628434

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HP ZBook vs Samsung NP550P7C

HP ZBook vs Samsung NP550P7C
HP ZBook
4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.8GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 15.6"
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4 core Intel Core i7-3xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3"
£ 1,461.58
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A Lot Bigger Internal Memory
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One More USB 3.0 Port
One Less USB 2.0 Port
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HP Z Book 15 vs Samsung NP550P7C

HP Z Book 15 vs Samsung NP550P7C
HP Z Book 15
4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 750GB HDD 15.6"
Samsung NP550P7C
4 core Intel Core i7-3xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3"
£ 1,507.37
One More USB 3.0 Port
Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
A Lot Bigger Battery Capacity
1,800 RPM Faster Hard Drive Speed
One Less USB 2.0 Port
Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

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Lenovo W540
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4 core Intel Core i7-3xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3"
£ 1,050.00
Bigger Battery Capacity
Newer by Seven Months
Nine Battery Cells
1,800 RPM Faster Hard Drive Speed
Vastly Lower Speaker Power
4GB Smaller Internal Memory
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