Summary: I only paid $315 so I cannot complain at all. The i7 processor alone made that a steal. I bought the laptop for school. I don't game on my laptop. It's fast. It's light for when I have to take it to class. The downfall is that it does not have a microphone jack but I bought a USB sound card adapter for $5 so I'm back in business. It works so well for me, I bought one for my mother too.
Summary: This computer is replacing a 4-year old Intel i5 laptop with 4GB of RAM. This new computer is a lot faster than my old laptop. Also, the laptop is fairly light. I purchased this computer because of the name (Samsung), and while its not a gaming powerhouse, that's not what I need. I need a solid computer that is reliable, runs office applications well, and does every-day stuff without issue. On all these counts, I'm satisfied.
Summary: The motherboard on this computer failed in less than 3 weeks. Samsung repaired it and returned it with no problem. So I thought everything would be fine. I bought the same computer refurbished at the same time from Woot.com. The keyboard failed 11 days outside of the 90 day warranty. When I contacted Samsung they said I had to pay for all repairs. I mailed it to them almost 2 months ago and they still haven't received the part to fix it.
Summary: I'm not much of a computer person. I know wish I would have purchased the touch screen option. It is still taking some getting use to, in regards to the navigation. The graphics are nice, it runs well. I must admit I need to read my manual so that I can make sure to take advantage of all the neat features offered.
Summary: After several weeks researching the market for what I needed (website management, photography, and publishing), I locked onto this laptop for its quality, durability and design features. I like the 1600x900 res. especially. Speed is good also. For the money ($699.99- you might find it cheaper now), it hasn't let me down yet. I've used it daily for 5 months now and have no problems what-so-ever.
Summary: I'm an IT Professional for 14 years. I have never seen a computer built so bad in my life. I wish I would have never brought this computer. If you like waiting all the time, my god this computer is perfect. The hard drive is slow as a 7 year itch. What a POS! My god, I'm already hunting down a replacement. Like I said, Long Waiting for even notepad to load, Hard drive usage is at 99%, when there's no applications running.
Summary: Samsung Series 3 outstanding for Windows. If your someone who wants a locked down computer with no freedom to put your own operating system then this computer is great. I spent 10 hours trying to figure out how to enter the bios, then finally when I got into the bios by using FN-ESC, F2 and F10 finally I was able to enter the bios. Changing the boot order is the hardest part, you first must disable every option then change one of the lines to legacy.