Author Topic: Samsung 7 Series Notebook  (Read 3010 times)

Daman-Lechtenberger,PC

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Samsung 7 Series Notebook
« on: October 08, 2012, 03:47:27 am »
October 08, 2012, 03:47:27 am
I was hoping someone can chime in and help out. My wife has purchased a new laptop for me. It was a super nice Samsung 7 Series Intel I7-8 gigs ram expandable to 32 gigs with a Nivida Optimus Gforce 650M card.

I am in the control panel and I see that its a shared video, A Intel 4000 and the Gforce
The Gforce has 2 gigs ram.

I will be trying to load Lumion tomorrow but was wondering if anyone knows if this setup wil work? I thought I read that it didnt matter if you had 2 different cards.

Thanks in advance

Chris

Re: Samsung 7 Series Notebook
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2012, 11:15:02 am »
October 08, 2012, 11:15:02 am
See the videobenchmark web site, but sounds like it should be fine.  Note a 650M is not the same as a 650.

Let us know how it works out as its useful for the community to track hardware especially laptops these days.

See this topic in FAQ: http://lumion3d.com/forum/f-a-q/crashdriver-crashblue-screen-on-laptops/ to tell the system to use a real GPU (NVidia) for Lumion  :-D

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Daman-Lechtenberger,PC

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Re: Samsung 7 Series Notebook
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2012, 06:59:33 pm »
October 08, 2012, 06:59:33 pm
I loaded Lumion this morning and transfured the licence. I was really holding my breath but it worked. I did change the settings on the desktop shortcut to use the 650M video card before I started up Lumion. I have not had a chance to load any of my models into the program yet but navagation seems to be the same as my desktop machine.

Here is a Link to my laptop I got at Best Buy - I paid 1299.00 plus taxes.
http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/laptops/NP700Z7C-S01US

I will report back in the next week on personal benchmarks and rendering times using the Laptop vs my Desktop Computer. I was looking at a couple of Dell machines and the MSI laptop in other threads. I love the fact this laptop supports 32 gigs ram I7 Quad processor and is only .99 inches thick. It is Super Slim.

I am very happy...... :-D :-D :-D

Chris

Re: Samsung 7 Series Notebook
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2012, 01:13:23 pm »
October 09, 2012, 01:13:23 pm
Hi Chris, feedback like this is very useful, not just to us at Act-3D but to other users as well. We're looking forward to seeing how it performs next week.
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Daman-Lechtenberger,PC

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Re: Samsung 7 Series Notebook
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2012, 04:24:58 pm »
October 09, 2012, 04:24:58 pm
Thanks,
I have loaded up a lot of software on the machine. I am very happy with the laptop so far, but there are a couple of items that I would bring to ones attention.

1. there is no access to the battery? I have no idea.
2. it has a track pad - apple like mouse
3. The HD is a 5400 rpm with a 8GIG SSD - reviews seem to be on the slower side

The reviews on the box seem to be in the avarage to good + range for gammers. All
I really care about is that it will get the job done.

Programs I will be using:
DataCAD, AutoCAD Architecture, Revit, Sketchup, Lumion, Photoshop

There was another laptop I was looking at, I like and always used the Toshiba line, but I wanted it today, So I got the Samsung. The toshiba went on sale today at a discounted rate.

http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/cdetland.to?poid=2000037853

Daman-Lechtenberger,PC

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Re: Samsung 7 Series Notebook
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2012, 05:28:37 pm »
October 09, 2012, 05:28:37 pm
Here is a really in depth review of the laptop I purchased. I think that by this review that I over paid about 250.00 for my box due to its sleek design. I use my laptop everyday and the fact that its .99" thick with a I7 Quad and a 2 GIG video card. The weight and size mean a lot to me right now.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6149/samsung-series-7-notebook-review

You will notice in the review they have the Samsung up aginst alot of smaller 15.6" laptops. If anyone reads the review and see anything that sticks out let me know as I have 30 days to return this box.

Thanks,