SAMSUNG NOTEBOOK 7 SPIN REVIEW : GOOD BATTERY LIFE

SAMSUNG NOTEBOOK 7 SPIN REVIEW: GOOD BATTERY LIFE

SAMSUNG NOTEBOOK 7 SPIN REVIEW : GOOD BATTERY LIFE

Hey whats'up Guyz Today Samsung Notebook 7 Spin in for review, and battery life is still impressive but its looks are a bit ho-hum. The Samsung Notebook 7 Spin jumps into a crowded hybrid market and is hoping to take a bit out of it as best as it can. Read on for the full review of the 2018 Samsung Notebook 7 Spin.

SPECIFICATIONS

The Samsung Notebook 7 Spin sent to us for review had the following features and specifications:
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 – 8250U 1.6GHz (Turbo Boost 3.4GHz)
  • GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • RAM: 8GB (DDR3)
  • SSD: 256GB
  • Battery: 43Wh
  • I/O:
    • HDMI out
    • Headphone jack/Mic-in
    • USB Type-C
    • USB 3.0
    • USB 2.0
    • Barrel style power port
  • Display: 13.3″ FHD LED 16:9 touch @ 300nit
  • Front camera: VGA
  • Speakers: x 2
  • Security: the Fingerprint sensor
  • Keyboard: Backlit with touchpad
  • Dimensions: 12.43″ x 8.48″ x 0.73″ (inches) 3.2lbs

WHAT’S IN THE BOX

  • Samsung Notebook 7 Spin
  • Power supply


  • Documentation and Manuals

    DESIGN

    Samsung has a basic aesthetic look when it comes to their consumer laptops, and the Samsung Notebook 7 Spin is noticeably part of that look. The difference here is the 7 Spin is severely understated. Yes, the standard look is here, but there’s nothing else to set the design off. Other than the standard Samsung logo on the lid, this may as well be a generic laptop among the masses.
    It would have been nice to see Samsung add a little flair to the chassis and overall look of this machine. Even some accents on the hinges or some texture on the palm rest, something to give it a sense of individuality would be great. The materials used for construction are solid and premium enough, although the bottom panel feels…just weird. It’s rubbery and tacky, which is great for grip but also feels strange.

    Starting on the bottom, you’ll find the four rubber feet for stability on a hard surface. There’s also a nice long rear vent for pushing heat away from the internals. Finally, there are two speakers on the bottom, but more on those later. Not much to see on the lid, other than the Samsung logo. Over on the right side, you’ll find the microphone array, the fingerprint sensor, and one USB 2.0 port (this really should have been 3.0). Over on the left side, you’ll find the barrel port DC jack, HDMI port, USB 3.0 port, USB-C port, and headphone/mic jack. The addition of that USB-C port was a great move by Samsung.
    Opening up the laptop you’re greeted with the 13.3″ FHD LED display. The bezels are average here, not super thin but also not super thick or gaudy. At the top of the display, you’ll find the VGA camera and camera indicator light. Of course, you have the backlit keyboard and touchpad along with a few LED indicators showing operational status.
    Finally, this is a hybrid laptop so you have the ability to flip this into a tablet work environment. You can also use it in text mode, or presentation mode and having this multiple options of use is going to appeal to some users.
    Overall, this is a basic design with no flair or distinguishing design cues. It’s not horrible, but it’s also just plain, and we wish there was some more thought given to the look.

    DISPLAY

    One thing Samsung is generally great at is displays. Even their basic displays look fantastic. The display on our review unit was an FHD LED display and really did well with colors, blacks, and whites. The panel’s brightness is 300 nits, which is basic and average, it would have been nice to see 500 nits like the Notebook 9 EXT.
    Colors on this panel are slightly oversaturated. Blacks are nice and contrasty with whites fairly clean and crisp. Reading the text on this panel was comfortable, everything was sharp and easy to distinguish.

    Our Samsung Notebook 7 Spin was touch enabled and touch responsiveness was good and acceptable. Gestures all worked as they should here and taps registered fairly quickly without having to try multiple times.  There are higher-end laptops that are better, but this works well enough for the price point it sits at.
    Overall, this display has nice color, great blacks, and whites, but the lower nit rating means it will have a few issues in direct or bright lighting.

    PERFORMANCE

    The Samsung Notebook 7 Spin is rocking an Intel Core i5 with Intel UHD integrated graphics. Our review unit came with 8GB of RAM. You can configure these with better CPU’s, more RAM, and a bigger screen for an extra charge of course.
    Web browsing, email, and word processing were all smooth and lag free. This is certainly not a machine for heavy apps like the Adobe Creative Suite. This is really a consumer level, basic use case laptop and it really does well in that capacity.
    The keyboard is comfortable, although not one of my favorites, it will do. I found the travel of the keys to be good, but the spacing was just off for my personal liking. The trackpad is also acceptable, but it’s certainly not one of the best. It would be nice to have a slicker, more responsive trackpad, but the one provided gets the job done, it’s just that I’ve used better.
    Overall, the 7 Spin did a great job of tackling what a basic user is going to need to do. I’m sure you can do light gaming on this, very light gaming, but don’t expect a workhorse for heavy apps or heavy gaming.

    SPEAKERS/SOUND

    The speakers sound decent but nothing mind-blowing. There really isn’t any bottom end and they sound thin. Good enough for YouTube and spoken word. If you value the sound integrity of what you’re consuming on screen, use headphones.

    CAMERA

    Just your standard webcam here, nothing really to get excited over. Good enough for video conferencing but not much else. Seriously though, I don’t know anyone who’s taking photos and video they care about with their webcam. It’s a webcam, it works for what it’s intended for.

    BATTERY LIFE

    Samsung quotes 9.5 hours of battery life on the 7 Spin and we averaged just over 8 hours with normal use. That being said, Samsung does make it a point to mention a few things about battery life and the quoted battery life of the 7 Spin.

    PRICE/VALUE

    The base model of the Samsung Notebook 7 Spin is $899.99USD, which is what our review unit was. You can spec these up to go well over $1100USD adding a 15.6″ screen, but that will give you significantly more CPU and RAM. The base model is probably enough for most consumers and it provides plenty of value for the money.

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August 22, 2018 at 9:52 AM ×

Good one how much price of this notebook Amie exams.com

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