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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
Samsung Series 5 I NP550P7C-S05UK Laptop Review

11 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good Laptop Reviews

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many many processor cores laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Portable PCs of this age and spec have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 430MHz. The on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the NP550P7C of 650 megahertz is one of the fastest amongst many processor cores laptops that are a comparable age to the NP550P7C.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the NP550P7C is 16", and the display diagonals range from 10" to 18". With a display diagonal of 17.3 inches, the NP550P7C has one of the bigger display diagonals amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Samsung NP550P7C supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of this type and age. Most many processor cores laptops that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs that were released around the same time as the NP550P7C.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 790GB. When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the NP550P7C that we have checked the hard drive capacity of, the NP550P7C's hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many many processor cores laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The NP550P7C is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the NP550P7C have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a front camera resolution (numeric) of 1.3 megapixels, the Samsung NP550P7C has one of the higher front camera resolution (numeric)s amongst many processor cores laptops of this age. Comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the NP550P7C have front camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 13MP.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Samsung NP550P7C does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the NP550P7C which have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the NP550P7C have a full-size keyboard, however the Samsung NP550P7C does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 1,100MHz. The NP550P7C has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (only 1,100 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the NP550P7C.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Samsung NP550P7C does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the NP550P7C also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Heavy

Many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the NP550P7C have weights of between 430g and 4.8kg. With a weight of 3 kilograms, the NP550P7C is quite heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the NP550P7C.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Samsung NP550P7C

Released Over Three Years Ago

This many processor cores portable PC has been on the market for over three years.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.3 gigahertz, the NP550P7C has a fairly typical processor frequency compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the NP550P7C.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the NP550P7C has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Samsung NP550P7C has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the NP550P7C.

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HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. 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 of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost 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
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
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
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Networking
Cabling Technology
Networking Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (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 np550p7, np550p7c, samsung np550p7, samsung np550p7c
Barcodes 00806085628434, 08806085628434

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