Summary: I use this laptop for school purposes and also for gaming. It probably couldn't run Crysis 3 on even low settings, but for less demanding games and such it does great. I've played Amnesia and Portal 2 on this, and it looked fine. The laptop is also pretty quiet (as in the fan isn't that loud). There weren't any major problems with performance in that area. The main problem with this laptop (and the reason why I gave it a lower review) is because of it's build quality.
Summary: I've owned this laptop for 1 1/2 years now. Now, the keyboard keys have worn to the point where they do not work correctly. The keys have "loosened up" so that you get 2 letters showing when you press the key only once! So I'm having to constantly retype my work which is a pain as I do quite a bit of work on the computer. This has gotten to be so annoying that I've decided to buy another laptop soon and it won't be a Samsung!
Summary: I bought this just over a year ago and it is still working well. I am writing this mainly to address the complaints about the touchpad. I agree that it jumps around unpredictably. However, if you press [function key]+[F5] you can turn the touchpad off. Most laptops have this option--and many have oversensitive touchpads--but the key number varies by manufacturer.
Summary: This is a story about a little computer that traveled from a place called Blinq. Blinq said this computer was packed by a Ninja named Natalie. Well Ninja Natalie is a grasshopper, an amateur, not very professional. I am so surprised to find this computer in one piece after opening it. It has shipping bubbles to hold it in place. Shipping bubbles isn't the problem, it's the amount of shipping bubbles.
Summary: I purchased this computer today from Best Buy and I like it so far. It is light in weight and has a good feel to it. The keyboard takes some getting used to. It has smaller, spaced out buttons but once you start typing you will get much better at detecting where buttons are. I haven't been able to use all of the features as of yet so I will update as I learn. What I can tell you is that there are no lights to indicate the caps lock and/or num lock is on.
Summary: Pros-decent screen/display, somewhat light weight, decent battery life Cons: Touch pad's left button stopped working after 13 months, touch pad does not always register when contacted WIFI stopped working after 13 months DVD drive stopped working after 14 months Internet tends to run slow most of the time, even when connected to a LAN line