Pros

  • Gorgeous
  • Good price point

Cons

  • Much heavier than it looks
  • Uncreative--obviously tries to imitate MacBook Pro

At A Glance

The perfect notebook for Windows users who lust after MacBook Pros.

Manufacturer’s Description

Fast start, Fast Performance

Don't be weighed down by wasted time, let your PC come alive when you need it. With Samsung's exclusive Fast Start technology, simply close the lid to enter a hybrid sleep mode. When you open the lid, you are up and running in as little as two seconds.

A better screen for a better experience

High Brightness, More Color: Seeing is believing. Get the best you can with Samsung Superbright Technology. With screen brightness 36% - 50% brighter than conventional screens and 16 million colors, every photo, video, website and even document looks stunning.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number NP700Z3A-S01US
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Polymer (Li-Polymer)
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 2
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Audio Line Out Yes
DisplayPort Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 14.00 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WSXGA
Screen Resolution 1600 x 900
Color Supported 16.7 Million Colors
Graphics Controller Manufacturer AMD
Graphics Controller Model Radeon HD 6490M
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 1 GB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR5 SDRAM
Storage
Storage Size 750 GB
SSD Cache Capacity 8 GB
General Information
Manufacturer Samsung
UPC Code 036725734210
Manufacturer Part Number NP700Z3A-S01US
Brand Name Samsung
Product Name Chronos NP700Z3AH Notebook
Marketing Information Fast start, Fast Performance

Don't be weighed down by wasted time, let your PC come alive when you need it. With Samsung's exclusive Fast Start technology, simply close the lid to enter a hybrid sleep mode. When you open the lid, you are up and running in as little as two seconds.

A better screen for a better experience

High Brightness, More Color: Seeing is believing. Get the best you can with Samsung Superbright Technology. With screen brightness 36% - 50% brighter than conventional screens and 16 million colors, every photo, video, website and even document looks stunning.

Product Model NP700Z3AH
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.samsungusa.com
Product Line Chronos
Product Series 7
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Standard Memory 6 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Chronos NP700Z3AH Notebook
  • Lithium Polymer Battery
  • AC Adapter
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet Technology Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 3.0
Physical Characteristics
Height 0.9"
Width 12.8"
Depth 8.9"
Weight (Approximate) 68.8 oz
Color Silver
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Speakers Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i5
Processor Model i5-2430M
Processor Speed 2.40 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 3 MB
Software
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type TouchPad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 118.0
Battery
Battery Life 5:54   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 237.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 351.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 193.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 316.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 336.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 416.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 203.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 233.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 187.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 95.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 78.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1680 by 1050 40.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 88.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 56.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1680 by 1050 32.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 28.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 22.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 49.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 37.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 33.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 26.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 64.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 56.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 14.3   Watts
Sleep power usage 1.2   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.0   Watt hours
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 304.0