Summary: I bought this PC to replace an old desktop machine. It is very fast and adding another 2GB of RAM for $9.00 makes it a very good all round PC. At around $270.00 used it is a very good buy. The sound is not as good as our Toshiba A665 but it's performance is.
Summary: This is my first day with the laptop. I am just a general user (music, video, MS Office, web browsing), so this is just for the feel/ease of use: - Track pad is nice. Good position and just sensitive enough. It does the Mac scrolling thing (2 fingers). - Feel of keyboard is great for me. I saw some complaints below, but it all makes sense; keys are a good size, it's not squished. I like that there aren't any touch buttons.
Summary: All in all, this is a sweet deal!! Yes, it's on the economic side as far as Samsung build quality goes. It delivers on AMD's A8 vision without issues/incident. Running quiet & cool 64-bit (KVM) Linux flawlessly (Kernel 3.x series) On-board components 100% operational!!
Good value if you are prepared to compromise battery life
16 June 2013
Summary: I went for this after having a Samsung netbook that caught fire through no fault of its own. I was fairly happy with that having some prior knowledge about the limitations of netbook performance, it was good compared to other netbooks that I have used. Howver the more you fill your hard drive the slower netbooks become. For this reason I went for something with a little more power with the knowledge that I would compromise heavily on battery life.
Summary: Purchase for my wife who was using an E-PC 10.1", that had become problematic. was great at first, but seems to have slowed down considerably since new, and battery life very poor despite being careful to condition battery properly.
Summary: Perfect little notebook - to be used in conjunction with bigger laptop. Ideal for my job as class teacher. Appears pretty robust without being bulky and amazed by how light it actually is. I'm not a very technical person but so easy to start with a little knowledge. Was a bit silly and forgot there was now CD drive to install previously bought programs, but easy when you read how to down load online.
Summary: I have been a fan of Samsung for a long time and this machine does not disappoint. It is robust compared with other Notebooks and the slightly larger screen gives just that bit extra for my ageing eyes! The matte screen is one of the main reasons I choose Samsung - I hate the ubiquitous glossy screens on most other Notebooks - small, shiny screens are a poor combination for outdoor use. The HDMI output is great for transfer to a large screen and the results are good.
Summary: good product working as required and I am very happy with it, had to send the first one i had back because I kept getting errors on the hard drive but I had no trouble returning it and the postage was refunded
Improve battery life/performance by updating WiFi driver
P. Hammond, Amazon
29 October 2012
Summary: I noticed in Task Manager that the System process was consistently using 5% - 10% of CPU. This is unusually high. It should be close to 0%. I traced the problem to the Broadcom 802.11n network driver. The driver that comes with Windows 7 is rather old, from 2009, and a little buggy. For some reason, no newer driver has been certified by Microsoft, so updating the driver has no effect. But you can download a newer one and install it yourself.
Summary: I've had this Samsung 305U for two weeks now. I was looking for something small enough to carry to the library, and fast enough to run a statistical software package, and this machine ticks both boxes. The battery life is pretty pointless. I get 2.5 hours at most. The morning after I first used the laptop (on battery) I woke up with a mega migraine.